The Medieval Times Buena Park CA show is a spectacular production inspired by an 11th-century feast and tournament. Where else in California can you watch jousting, sword fighting and horsemanship.
Before the Show
Medieval Times encourages guests to arrive 75 minutes prior to show time. During this time, experience the extensive gift shop, full-service bar, the museum of torture and observe the master falconer and his birds of prey up close. The cast will gladly pose for photos during this time, too.
Upon arrival, go to the crowning area. Here, you'll be given a crown and discover which knight you'll be cheering. Once you know which knight (and section) you'll be in it's a good time to tour through the Hall of Arms. There's also a Museum of Torture with touring. It's small but packs a punch with its medieval devices and historical information. This museum might be a bit frightening to children, but it is an interesting look into medieval society and worth your time. There's also a cash bar open and a dance area for mingling before the show.
Entry into the arena at Medieval Times Buena Park CA begins 15 minutes prior to show time. The fun begins at once as sections begin to cheer and boo for their respective knights. The royal action begins right away, as does food service. King Phillippe and his daughter-in-law, Princess Leonore, preside over a four-course feast for their guests. Waiters, called wenches and serfs, are on hand to serve. The feast consists of tomato bisque soup, spare rib, half of a Cornish hen, garlic roll, potato and apple pastry for dessert.
While dining on the feast, watch as the knights of Medieval Times Buena Park CA compete in the tournament for Battle of Champion. The tournament features knights astride Andalusian horses competing in games of skill, such as arrow shooting, and tests of courage, like sword fighting and jousting. The action-packed event makes cheering for your knight and jeering the other knights a lot of fun. The equestrian displays are also impressive, from the prancing to the dancing.
Good to Know
Staff delivers pictures taken prior to the show midway through the performance. You can purchase them at this time. Another photographer also comes by during the show to photograph your party. This photo is also available for purchase prior to the show's conclusion. Admission price does not include tip, but I do recommend bringing cash to tip the waiters and waitress serving you.