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Medieval Times Dinner Review – Vegetarian Option

How many of you have heard of Medieval Times?  Chances are you have as it is one of the most popular dinner shows in the US!  I went years ago to this Medieval Gaming Tournament when I was 14 years old and have wanted to go back ever since.  As a “Vegetarian” mom however, the Medieval pile of meat that is so popular for dinner did not appeal to me.  You can imagine my excitement when I found out that they have a Vegetarian option!   I got in touch with a representative to schedule my visit right away and was invited to come down and try out the new Vegetarian Option and tell you all about it and enjoy the show!

Medieval Times Dinner Review – Vegetarian Option

 

There are 9 locations in all.  We visited in Buena Park, California.  This is right down the street from Knotts Berry Farm and about 15 minutes from Disneyland.

medieval times castle

Medieval Times Castle

Upon entry, you walk into a big “castle” with everyone in appropriate attire.  This sets the mood.  You get a chance to take a souvenir photo, buy some drinks at the bar or pick up fun take home toys for the kids before being seated.

You are seated along long tables around the arena.  There are 6 colored areas defining which knight is representing your kingdom.  You get matching colored crowns and flags to show your allegiance!

Midieval Times Seating

Medieval Times Seating

As the show is officially getting started, your server starts to bring out your food.  (If you are choosing the Vegetarian fare, you need to remind them when you check in to get a special card to give to your server.)

What is on the menu?  

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Medieval Times Dinner – Meat

Medieval Times Vegetarian Dinner

First Course:  Tomato Soup with Garlic Bread

Main Course:   Veggie Option – Lasagna and Veggies   Meat Eaters – Chicken Leg, Rib and Potato Wedges

Dessert:  Apple Turnovers

Drinks: Free- Soda, Water or Coffee      Extra Cost: Beer and Wine

 

How was it?  Well- honestly, the food was good – but nothing to write home about.  It tasted like buffet food prepared for the masses.  This is fine as I was not expecting a gourmet meal.

 

Now the REAL fun… THE SHOW!

The show tells a story.  I honestly wasn’t paying too much attention to the story as we were all just waiting for the action!

The Tournament starts with a series of “games” with each Knight receiving flowers from the Princess as a prize.  The Knight then rides around his section of the arena and throws them out to the crowd.  ( We were lucky enough to catch one!)

Midieval Times Knight

Medieval Times Knight

Slowly the Knights are eliminated through the popular jousting and hands on combat.  This part is very well done and very realistic.

Midieval Times Jousting

Medieval Times Jousting

As the Knights compete, the audience for each color roots, cheers and boos for the opposition.  It is very interactive and keeps your attention throughout.

Jumping Horse

Horse Entertainment at
Medieval Times Show

Mixed in with the tournament are parades of beautiful horse and also a falcon.  It is very impressive!

 

 

So is it worth it?  The show is quite spectacular, the food is just OK… at the full cost of $57.95 for adults and $35.95 for 12 and under, I would say you better be sure your family will REALLY enjoy this.  For a large family, that cost adds up quickly – especially if you are buying additional cocktails and souvenirs.

I would suggest you look around and find the coupons and special offers that are available.  Check HERE for Special Offers through the website.  This will make it much more affordable for your group!

January 2013 – Kids are just $9.95  OR  Adults $37.95 & Kids $25.95 for a limited time – Coupon Code 2010WEB

To find locations near you, more details about the show, games and to make your reservations – Click HERE to get the Medieval Times Website.

 

 

 

 

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Busy Vegetarian Mom (403 Posts)

Just one Busy Vegetarian Mom working on transitioning to a Vegetarian lifestyle for myself and my family. I am recording what I learn here along the way. You can also find me writing at Daily Dish Magazine and Inner Child Food.


2 Comments

  1. I found your site linked to mine via “Related Articles.” I also enjoyed the vegetarian options at Medieval Times! Prior to November 2011, the vegetarian option at MT Toronto was hummus and pita chips, with a skewer of roasted vegetables, rice, and roasted potatoes, which was quite filling. I do like the vegetarian lasagna, but found it hard to spear the steamed veggies with my plastic fork. I ended up just eating the veggies with my hands like everyone else!

    Congratulations on your blog. :)
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  2. Tomatoes, lasagna, potatoes, sodas and coffee??? That’s not really “medieval”, frankly speaking… Add some sweet corn and you’ll have a perfect modern dinner! I really don’t understand how anybody can call it medieval, it’s a shame to mistake people and pervert the history this way. “Medieval Times”, you’re so wrong… :(

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