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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
"Wonderful eating and Entertainment "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 01, 2020 NEW
It’s an unforgettable wonderful eating and Entertainment. Horses in Medieval Times are beautiful and strong. Entertainment knight fighting on horses are astonishing. Everything was so real. Highly recommended for everyone.
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Sus I
"Is this for real?! squealed the 9 and 11 year old as we sat down"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 15, 2019
I don't know how I made it to 52-years old before seeing this show. I know I kept thinking it'd be a waste of money and time because they are always popping up near other places that are like that, but man I was wrong. This is a legit horse show with so much more. Yes, it's expensive. We brought 9 of us and then spent and extra $20 or so per kid for bling at the show. It was on Thanksgiving Day though and we would have spent a lot of money either way. Seriously, just go with this. My husband took it as an legitimate reason to spend the money. From the 18-month old granddaughter on lap to the 13-year old making googly-eyes at the knights, it was a BLAST. Just jump in.
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Cypress, California
"Great entertainment. Been there for years. always fun with or without the kids."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2019
Been here every couple years and it is always entertaining .The Knight the princesses King and Queen make for quite the different experience.It is hard to compete with the price because you do get a preshow show and dinner..Ther is a full bar and the drinks are very good. Bring xtra money as the drinks and the gift shop there can be costly and add up quickly. Good time for all.
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Ashland, Oregon
"from average to horrified"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed December 01, 2019
this is an event that has been before my eyes for a couple of decades. The theme is good, the PR massive, but the cost has always put me off. However, on this trip, my adult daughter said this was her heart's desire.... so my husband and I kicked in for us and her boyfriend. I went on line and got the coupon.. but when all was said and done.. the savings were only a drop in the bucket. The location was half an hour away from our rental near Disneyland. We got there in plenty of time. I had reserved 'priority' seating. Indeed, we were given our own special line, and special photos taken (that would 'be delivered' to our table). Part of the ticket price was a photo for ea member of our party. Well that was 2 photos too many. However.. it didn't matter that we got there early... after the photos we were all in this one room to await the doors opening some 15 minutes before the show. In the meantime, there was a bar ($9 lower cheap chardonnay), massive souvenir kiosks, and intermittent little dramas w/ 'the queen' and her court knighting children who had birthdays (at a fee of course). Finally we were let into our 'front row, 50 yard line' seating. The seats are stadium-style, all facing the arena.. they are also like airline seats (small, cramped), and no way to exit in an emergency unless you are sitting on the end. The dinner consisted of first a slice of commercial bread w/ garlic 'butter' and some very watered down Campbell's tomato soup (don't know where the basil went) ... then 8 minutes later half a small chicken (overcooked), and 10 minutes later roasted "a" roasted slice of potato and a chuck of corn cob. The dessert was so non-descript and mass produced it is not worth describing. Aside from all of that... which could be forgiven.. I was immediately put off when the 'Queen's courtier' arrived in the middle of the arena w/ his horse massively foaming at the mouth!! How could a horse, kept backstage.. now be foaming at the mouth.. and I'm talking mega-foaming. After that I had a sick feeling in my stomach about the rest of the show. Other horses were also foaming at the mouth.. but not as badly (full disclosure... my sister is a professional equestrian and this is just plain animal cruelty/neglect). There was some sort of dialogue/story line going on w/ the queen et al.. but the sound system was not good enough to really hear what the jest was. The best part was the actually the jousting games. The horses and riders were well trained. The riders were real stunt men as their falls and rolls were well choreographed. That part was enjoyable. Each customer had been assigned (by the color of their 'crown'), a knight to root for... so people (especially my daughter's boyfriend), were very into this part of the show. There was a pure white riderless horse who performed beautifully. There was also a falconer which was cool,. Said boyfriend also wanted to buy a knife and sheath. After the massive price, they would ship it to his home for $25. Say what? It was a VERY expensive evening.. not one I would do again. I would go for the jousting ... but only after they had been 'vetted' for how they treat their animals. Food was absolutely not worth it.. and seating was so uncomfortable. Also .. 'front row' seating was not as good a viewing venue as higher in rows 2 or 3 or higher. This is a HUGE operation w/ some 10 venues around the country and Canada. It is a well-oiled commercial machine. It was very easy to make reservations on line on the very day. Everyone is pleasant.. but know that you won't leave there without spending hugely more than you anticipated.
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Escondido, California
"Amazing experience "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2019
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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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.