Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Buena Park, CA

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Buena Park Castle 7662 Beach Blvd.Buena Park, CA 90620
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The nation’s longest-running and top-rated attraction, The Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is a one-of-a-kind experience ideal for many ages. The live show takes place in an elaborate European-style castle and features two hours of thrilling swordplay; spirited horses; a medieval-inspired musical score; unbelievable special effects; a no-silverware four-course meal; and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Buena Park Travel Experts
  • Live jousting tournament, horsemanship and falconry.
  • Excellent bar and dance floor.
  • Hall of Arms displaying medieval artifacts and a medieval torture museum.
  • 4-course meal is served.Alcohol provided for additional price.
  • Doors open 75 minutes prior to showtime.
  • Seating is first come, first served.
  • Eat medieval style--with your hands.


from Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament California
Medieval Times is more than the nation's #1 and longest running dinner attraction - it's a living link to the past where the glory, chivalry and valor of old burst to life in authentic pageantry and thrilling tournament action.

While guests enjoy a hearty four-course medieval-style banquet (without silverware), six brave knights compete in games of skill astride magnificent Andalusian stallions. Lances splinter against shields of steel, broad swords spark and a champion emerges, to the cheers of the enthusiastic crowd. The spectacle unfolds nightly inside a fully enclosed European-style castle.

The Feast:
The menu at Medieval Times consists of garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, the pastry of the Castle, coffee and two rounds of select beverages. A vegetarian meal is available upon request.

In addition, our cocktail servers will be making the rounds and are happy to deliver any spirits from the bar that you request for an additional fee.

*Plan to arrive early, seating is first come first serve and to obtain the best seats and castle doors open 75 minutes prior to show time.*

Allergy/Strobe Warning: Medieval Times is a live horse show in an enclosed arena. Persons with respiratory conditions, allergies, or asthma attend at their own risk. Medieval Times uses stroboscopic and pyrotechnic effects.

Tripster Customer Reviews

holtville, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"fun night out"
February 2015
It was a bit of waiting time before going in to the arena to get seated. But overall the show was exciting and entertaining.
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Tip: awesome dinner just careful with the hot soup

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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Escondido, California
"Amazing experience "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2019 NEW
I am 6ft 4 and I found little leg room in the seating but that’s the problem with being tall, that being said it would have been a 5 star experience if the seating was better. Ok on to the positives: this is a well rounded fun experience for any age any group size any time you go.. amazing ability of the staff made this a truly rememberable time that will be spoken about always, thank you.... the food was really good, the chicken corn and potato half was cook perfectly, 2 slushee’s in a take home glass was nearly $30 the black and white banner was $5 there is a gift shop which can rage from $5 up... will I go again most definitely :)
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Sandra S
West Haven, Utah
"Bad service"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed November 10, 2019 NEW
If you go, do not sit in the yellow section table 6. Your food will be cold and you won't get water. Ordered a plain dinner as I am allergic to lemon. Received my meal after everyone was finished and the dishes were being cleared. No butter or sour cream for the baked potato. Asked for water. Can't have water til everyone else is served. You only get one refill . Show was good and the children liked it. Chicken was awesome
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Oahu, Hawaii
"First timers! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 19, 2019 NEW
We are visiting from Hawaii and we were told to check out Medieval Times. I have always seen it but never took the time to come. I wish I experienced this earlier! The show was fabulous. You kinda felt like you were in the actual times. The actors/actresses were on point. The horses were beautiful. It was a great show!
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Central Arizona, Arizona
"A Special Time for a Date or for Children"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 18, 2019
I went with husband and grandchildren. Each person gets a pennant to wave in support of their knight! A 1/2 chicken, corn on cob, ice cream, tomato soup, roll, and drink options for your metal mug. I have Celiac Disease so celery & carrots instead of roll. They do provide options for vegans (my daughter). She had a hot mixture of beans and spuds. The combat was with real weapons and crowd safety in mind there were protective nets to ward off any shards. Horses were magnificiently Lippanzaniers!
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Mcminnville, Oregon
"It was a fun night of food and entertainment for the family."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 11, 2019
Everyone should do this at least once. It was a great night of food and entertainment for the family. The drinks were kind of limited (Tea, Pepsi, or Water) but i suppose it is difficult to have too many choices when feeding so many. But for the price you pay...? It was difficult to understand all that was said in an arena that large so I didn't catch everything but enough to know what was going on.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament California

What exactly is Medieval Times?
Medieval Times is an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six Knights competing in the joust and other tests of skill. Expect almost two hours of jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, displays of extraordinary horsemanship and falconry as part of an exciting yet touching story set in Medieval Spain.

What else does Medieval Times have besides a dinner show?
They also feature an excellent bar, dance floor, Hall of Arms displaying medieval artifacts and a medieval torture museum.

What's on the menu?
Medieval Times' noble guests feast on garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, spare rib, herb-basted potatoes, pastry of the Castle, coffee and two rounds of select beverages. A full-service bar is also available for adult guests at an additional price. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

How early should I arrive?
The Castle doors will open 75 minutes prior to the show time printed on your tickets. Plan to arrive early; seating is first come, first served and to obtain the best seats available you should arrive as early as possible. Once in the Hall of Arms there are plenty of activities and festivities to enjoy: visit the extensive gift shop, full-service bar, museum of torture and observe the master falconer and his birds of prey up close. Knighting ceremonies are also performed pre-show.

How much is parking?
They offer FREE on site parking.

Is it true that we must eat with our hands?
Absolutely! Eating utensils were not used in the 11th century and we take you back!

What is the policy for lap children under 3 years old?
Children under the age of 3 are admitted free as long as they sit on adults' laps and eat from their plate. If you prefer the child to have his or her own seat and meal then the child rate would apply.