There are countless things
to do in Orlando, but the shows are some of the liveliest and entertaining
types of evening entertainment to be had while on an Orlando vacation. One of
the most popular dinner
shows found in Orlando is the Medieval Times Orlando dinner show. Medieval
Times in Orlando provides an evening of hearty eating as well as hours of good
old eleventh-century entertainment inspired by the medieval practice of royal
families holding a feast and festival to watch jousting knights. With its fun
atmosphere, the Medieval Times in Orlando is a great casual and family-friendly
way to spend an evening.
Opened in 1983, this Medieval Times Orlando location was the first in the North America. In addition to the arena, you'll find the site has a moat, drawbridge, and even a medieval village of eight cottages. Before and after the show, you can browse the Hall of Arms, which showcases a medieval torture museum and medieval artifacts. There is also bar and dance floor.
At the Medieval Times Orlando dinner show, the audience members become guests of King Philippe and his daughter-in-law the Princess Leonore at a hearty four-course feast. But beware, this isn't the kind of meal or setting you'd get at fancy Orlando resorts. In true eleventh-century style, you will have to eat the tasty cuisine with nothing but your fingers—that's right, no utensils. The standard feast includes garlic bread, tomato bisque, roasted chicken, spare rib, potatoes, pastry, and drinks. A vegetarian meal is also available; to reserve one you will simply need to request it at the time of buying your tickets to the Medieval Times dinner show.
As you dine on roast chicken and garlic bread, you get to watch and cheer for
a very entertaining show, from a medieval jousting tournament with modern special
effects to a romantic tryst in the woods. This is one of the Orlando
shows with a lot of audience participation (others great ones include the
Mystery Show, Makahiki
Luau Show and the Pirates
Dinner Adventure Show). Based on where you're sitting, you'll root for a
particular knight in the joust, with the Green Knight, Red Knight, Black and
White Knight, Yellow Knight, Blue Knight, and Red and Yellow Knight all getting
their own audience section of supporters. In addition to live horsemanship,
jousting, hand-to-hand-combat, and falconry, you'll get a look at some medieval
weaponry, including the lance, espada, mandoble, alabarada, bola, and mace.
Tickets to the Medieval Times Dinner Show include dinner and the evening's entertainment. Adult tickets are for those aged 13 and older, and lower-priced children's tickets are available for those 12 and under. Children under 3 are admitted for free provided they sit on an adult's lap during the show and eat from the adult's plate. If the child requires his or her own seat then a child's ticket will need to be purchased. Sometimes special deals on tickets to the Medieval Times Dinner show are available to groups and tours.
Medieval Times in Orlando is one of the great, family-friendly dinner shows available in Orlando. After a busy day at the theme parks or on the golf course, a fun show and a hearty meal could be just the thing to end your day right.