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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Overview

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.

Description

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.

Los Angeles Customer Reviews

GRISELDA ARAGON
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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vegasmindy
Yuma, Arizona
"Fantastic entertainment "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 12, 2019 NEW
I brought my 19 year old daughter and of her friends here for dinner and the show while we were in town for VidCon. I paid for the Queens Royalty package and I felt it was worth it. However, if you are on a budget and doing area theme parks, etc, just the general admission ticket would probably be fine, too. When you arrive you check in and depending on your ticket you are corralled into either the VIP Red Carpet with your lanyards and badges or the regular side. From there you are brought into the tower where you are given a crown with your knights colors and coordinating table assignment cards, then you are ushered into either get your picture taken with the royalty or a green screen background (my daughter chose a background). We then took the tour of medieval torture devices ($2 extra), it’s super short and fairly disturbing unless you are into that type of thing, I’m still not sure how I really feel about it. Then you go into the main hall where there is shopping for all sorts of souvenir goodies as well as adult and virgin beverages. The slushees all start out non-alcoholic and they are fantastic, and we purchase the souvenir glasses with them as well. The Master of Ceremonies (Marshall or whatever he is) comes out with the Queen and does some knighting of guests. If you want your child to be knighted it costs about an extra $30, but they take a picture, and that is a souvenir as well. Great for younger kids. One you are called to dinner everything moves right along. Everyone gets the same meal (unless you’ve requested vegan), and three choices for drink: water, soda, or ice tea. The food is good, no silverware in medieval times so be prepared to eat with your fingers or not at all. 😊 The show is well done. The treatment of a few of the trick horses concerned me a bit, but I’m assuming since its California they check on that closely. I still don’t like the guy that is the main trainer for that, he did not seem in control and unnecessarily aggressive a few times which seemed to make most of the audience slightly uncomfortable. The knights all did superb jobs with their mounts and I saw nothing but kindness from them and willingness from their horses to perform, most of them seemed to rather enjoy it. A few times it was hard to concentrate on the actual storyline/premise of the show because there seemed to be an undercurrent of inside jokes and whatnot going on between members of the crew, which was kind of unprofessional and ruined the mood. But, I could just be being overly critical. All in all it was a fantastic evening, highly entertaining and recommend for the whole family. The cast does come out after the show and will take pictures and autograph banners and my crew loved that.
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artfulbella
Healdsburg, California
"Hear ye, hear ye all you adventurous folks!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 02, 2019 NEW
Consider buying the Royalty package for a few dollars more. You will move through the line faster and have preferred seating. The wait staff are very attentive and will work with you if you have allergies or if you wish a veggie meal. You WILL be caught up in the action and entertainment. Those who have a love of horses will be amazed at the grace and talent of these lovely creatures. Those who are history buffs will be amused with the costumes, weaponry, sword play and the chivalry of these brave knights. Kids will be mainly focused on the action and will be cheering for their favorite champion. Do wash your hands before you are seated as the meal is "hands on" this gives you an idea how food was eaten back in the day. Very entertaining, worth the money and I would see it again if the opportunity ever arises again.
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Leana M
Corona, California
"Family trip to Medieval Times"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2019 NEW
My daughter, son-in-law and grandson (age 7) and granddaughter (age 6) attended Medieval Times on June 23, 2019. The food was great - the show awesome - my grandkids loved it - highly recommend it! A fun family time together.
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Krussell001
Satsop, Washington
"Absolutely loved it "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2019 NEW
Our kids absolutely loved the show. Very well trained horses and the food was good. Kid friendly and fun
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JohannesB1723
"Almost perfect"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 24, 2019
Great show with variety. Had a lot of fun. Meal was simple but hugh and very tasty. (Tomatosoup, chicken, cake). The only two things I dislike were that I didn't realy understand what the Queen and the chanclor said and that some horses aren't shown in a good level of training (single rider, schools above the ground). But nevertheless - it was great.
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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.