Landwhale Travel Tales - Medieval Times

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A couple weeks ago, the wife and I bought some memories at Medieval Times, near Orlando in South FL. For those not familiar with their brand of dinner theater, you get to watch a roughly 90 minute show featuring horses, people in armor, jousting, battles, and a storyline of sorts that runs through all of it. Plus a full dinner. Dinner was fairly simple, and since it was provided without silverware you were obligated to eat with your hands to really get into the medieval eating experience.

I visited Medieval Times with my non-medieval wife. As a side note, she didn't appreciate me calling her a wench. I was just trying to get into the spirit of things. Oh well.

 
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The waiting room before the show starts is full of medieval stuff, people waiting, stuff to buy, photo opportunities, and beer.



The arena is well groomed as we all file in prior to the show's start.



Six champions, each color-coded and assigned to each zone of the audience. We rooted for Blue Knight.



Squires and other knights file in amidst various flags.



Some of the horsemanship was pretty cool, and the black and white horses and their knights did some reasonably complicated looking riding patterns.



The Queen carried the story and the games along, offering roses to the winners of various events.



Starting to get into some real combat activities at the end. Jousting, games of skill, and battles!



The final rounds of the games offered us battles with sword, mace, ball and chain, and axe. The actors did pretty well, but there was no blood (real or fake).

Sorry to disappoint, but yes, these were all actors.



Definitely a reasonably fun time. Not cheap at full price, but we were with a group and got a group rate, fortunately.


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Note to self. Smuggle in your own cutlery or be prepared with wet wipes. Still looks like a very interesting way to spend an​ evening. I wonder do some of the audience also dress the part.

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I wanted to bring my 'squire' outfit (my brother did his wedding as medieval-themed years ago, so we all had outfits), but of course I forgot. Also, I don't know if I could've fit into it anyway :)

Some of the in the audience did indeed dress up, but they looked more like cocktail dresses than proper period attire. I had actually expected to see more costumes in the crowd.

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Next time and have pictures:)

That looks like so much fun! I’m so glad you and your non-medieval wife came to agreement on whether or not she should be referred to as a wench. 😁

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It was a close call, but I also restrained myself from using the word 'buxom' in any context the entire evening.

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Nods sagely. Wise. Very wise, indeed, Sir Negalot.

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I always wonder about these and whether you're left feeling underwhelmed (by the food and the show).

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Hello choogirl!

The food was definitely not top shelf, but it worked well as mainstream eatin' food for bare hands; the show was well done and I didn't feel like they cheated or took shortcuts on anything. There's a much larger Medieval Times near Chicago I've always wanted to go to; now I wonder what their show looks like by comparison (do they use the same routine or do they have their own storyline). Guess I'll have to check it out someday.


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Whenever I can, I like to visit places that keep the history of our ancestors.