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 60 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 60 minutes prior to show time.*

*You must wear a mask to enter Her Majesty's castle.

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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Escazu, Costa Rica
"Good place for Kids"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 14, 2020
The show is good for kids. The food could be better but I know the attraction of this place is the show.
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Yuba City, California
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 08, 2020
We were in the area for my husbands medical appointment and he wanted to revisit Medieval Times again. What a treat it was, the entire audience was engaged and the talent was stellar. Great show with amazing entertainment, food, and staff!
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Huntsville, Alabama
"Disgusting! Animal abuse!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed February 03, 2020
I heard from an acquaintance that the Medieval Times dinner was fun, so I decided to go with some business colleagues. We were all so disgusted that we left half way through the show due to the treatment of the horses. The horses are repeatedly whipped for no reason and look to be in great pain. The horses all foam at the mouth when doing tricks. It’s heartbreaking! I am in shock that this is an operating business in the year 2020. The areas that the horses are kept are so small that they can barely move around. I would never ever recommend this show to anyone. I feel awful that we spent money in such an establishment.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
"Wonderful eating and Entertainment "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 01, 2020
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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Frequently Asked Questions about Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament California

How early should I arrive?

The Castle doors will open 60 minutes prior to the showtime 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. Many shows sellout, so it takes time to get everyone in efficiently and safely. 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. 

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 dress code?

The dress is casual.

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.

Are visitors allowed to meet and greet the performers at Medieval Times?

Yes. Performers are available after the show for pictures and autographs after the show in the Hall of Arms.

Are cameras, audio, or video recording allowed at the show?

Yes. Guests are welcome to take photos and videos and can share their Castle experiences online