Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament takes you back to the days of kings, princess and chivalrous knights. Now, this great family dinner adventure has a new royal ruler as the lead role at the Buena Park castle in Southern California. For the first time in the company’s 34-year tradition of having a king as the sole ruler of the land, a female character has made history in the company’s newest show that debuted March 16th.
We were invite to the Buena Park Castle to experience the all new Medieval Times experience. The Queen is a firm, but kind, ruler, inherited the throne at the passing of her father, the previous king.
Our new female queen is a sign of the times and we couldn’t be more excited she is reigning in Southern California,” said Pedro Goite, Medieval Times Buena Park General Manager. “Historically, female characters have held strong supporting roles in our production but now we are showing a woman in charge who is respected throughout the kingdom for her authority, leadership and incredible strength. And she definitely has risen to the occasion.”
As with many families, a visit to Medieval Times is a perfect time to celebrate. We were particularly delighted to celebrate with Queen Doña Maria Isabella’s, which coincided with my mother-in-law’s birthday. The role has also been unveiled at Medieval Times castles in Dallas, Chicago and New Jersey to wide acclaim, with an additional five North American castles debuting the new show later this year.
The show begins as Queen Doña Maria Isabella is introduced and greets her loyal subjects as she steps into her father’s shoes as ruler of the Buena Park castle. To begin the celebration, the wait staff emerges with the first course of our delicious feast, the tomato bisque soup.
I truly love watching the fancy footwork of the beautiful horses as they make their way through the tournament stadium. The artistry of their trots, tricks and jumps fascinates me every time.
In a previous experience at Medieval Times, we learned that the knights practice daily for several hours before a show. Each move carefully choreographed so that none of the performers are hurt during the live show. With the induction of the Queen, Medieval Times Buena Park has new story line, incorporating the competition and sport, that captivates us each time. Additionally, they have added new costumes and new music to enhance their latest performance.
For dinner, they serve a magical feast of roasted chicken (a.k.a. baby dragon), potatoes, tomato bisque soup and more followed by delicious pastry makes this a truly great evening. Do you have special dietary restrictions? Medieval Times offers a vegetarian dish that I truly enjoyed. They served a pot of rice, vegetables and beans along side of hummus, pita bread and vegetables.
A great place for special occasions and family fun, Medieval Times offers great specials throughout the year where you can take advantage of unique packages and fantastic discounts. For instance, right now, guests of the castle can save BIG with the current Spring Break Offer: Save on every show during Spring Break with code: SB158 and get adults tickets for $42.95 and children’s tickets for $30.95*
*Use Discount code SB18. May not be combined with any other discount, special offer or group rate. Not valid for special shows, holidays or prior purchases. Restrictions may apply. Upgrade packages, tax, gratuity and applicable fees are additional. Valid only at the Buena Park Castle for shows Spring Break 2018. Make reservations HERE.