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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"Food prepared back in Medieval Times!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 08, 2019 NEW
The show was great! The food was HORRIBLE! They served chicken that must have been made weeks ago! It was so dry it was more like chicken jerky! I would recommend going for the show but eat out prior to attending.
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Kenmore, Washington
"Everyone loved it, a really fun experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 12, 2019
So we had a great time, got a good deal so worth shopping around before you come. The Royalty package was good value and we ended up with front row seats. Having just done 3 days in Disney I was pleasantly surprised by the cost of souvenirs and drinks. The kids absolutely loved eating the meal with their hands and it is great, simple but tasty food. The show is well executed. We were all concerned about the animal cruelty issues raised in other reviews and so did some research and you can find lots of decent and valid reviews from ex employee feedback on the high quality treatment of the horses. Anyone who has ridden (our family all have) also knows this is a normal reaction for horses mouths to foam due to physical exercise. The knights are very talented, the queen did a good job in providing a strong female role model for our girls. It is all about fun and we had a lot of fun!
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Edmonds, Washington
"Animal cruelty"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed August 07, 2019
Horses were foaming at the mouth and very distressed. I did not know horses are excluded from animal protection act. Do not support this show.
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San Diego, California
"Fun evening- great show, great food, great service"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 02, 2019
We had a wonderful time here- we had children 6 and up and adults. It was easy to be in a festive mood; we got a lot of attention from the performers and the servers. The chicken dinner with bread, potato, tomato soup and pound cake was delicious. We used our hands as was the custom. We were able to get a discount that I found online, we ordered directly from Medieval Times and upgraded to Royal. That seemed worth it. We got excellent second row seats in the middle of the arena with pennants to wave and VIP lanyards. My party liked all that. The horses were beautiful and well trained. We didn't see any signs of abuse. The performers were excellent- their speaking parts and actions had us all enchanted. This was an exciting show and the time flew. It was a hit for our party. The server was excellent, pleasant and fast. We had photos taken and got drinks before we went in to the arena so we were glad we were just a little early. Parking was close and easy.
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Scott F
Oregon City, Oregon
"Very Entertaining"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 28, 2019
I've been to Medieval Times twice now; once by myself over 20 years ago, and now with my wife, her daughters and our grandkids. The animals are beautiful, and it's fascinating to see all of the trained horses do their tricks. The jousting and fighting is really fascinating to watch as well. There is a loose story holding together the performances. It's a lot of fun cheering for your knight, and booing his opponents, etc... They tell you to show up quite early, and then you're stuck in a hall with lots of cheap fantasy products (think resin statues of dragons, plastic crowns, collectible swords, etc...), they'll try multiple times to convince you to go through the torture museum, etc... Beyond that, I think the food is just so-so. You eat with your hands, so I understand the menu is limited because they have to serve food that can be easily picked up and eaten that way, but everything was very mediocre. They also had a very small selection of beverages (I want to say it was iced tea, Pepsi, and water). At the end of the day, I do recommend Medieval Times, but know that you're going for the show itself; not the food, and not the merchandise. Make sure to get discounted tickets.
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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.