A couple weeks ago, I was finally able to cross a visit to Medieval Times off my bucket list. I've been trying to get to Medieval Times for years.....I would drop not so subtle hints to my husband.....but it never worked. Luckily, I was able to do a review of the show and I took my family to the Baltimore location for a surprise outing.
When we got there, we saw a huge castle. My kids had no clue what was going on. They just saw a huge castle and were very curious what was going on. Our location is actually attached to an outlet mall, so there are shops all around.....but there's no hiding it when you walk in that Medieval times is the main attraction. The kids immediately started jumping up and down.
We were greeted by a very friendly hostess at the ticket line and saw that there was a well 'guarded' VIP entrance. My visit was comped in exchange for a review, but I was surprised I was offered an upgrade for an additional cost. I declined but learned later the VIP upgrade would have given me a chance to sit closer to the arena floor and get a few additional souvenirs.
Before the show there is time to visit in the The Great Hall. My kids had fun interacting with the actors and spending all our money on souvenirs!
Once the show was ready to start, we were ushered into the stadium to our seats and we were set for the rest of the evening. Let me tell you....this is really a fun time to be had. Here are some of the fun moments I took away from our visit:
1. Dancing Horses
I didn't expect to come away from my visiting loving the Equine Entertainment portion of the show, but it was my favorite part. They showcase many of the talents of these trained beauties and if you're a horse lover....you will appreciate it. The horses, jump, leap, kick and dance around and it's a magnificent display. You can read up more about them here:
2. The Spectacular Jousting and Sword fighting
Okay - the action part of this show is SO AWESOME! The jousting is LIVE - it's for real....even though it's clearly well rehearsed and practiced, the weapons and armor are for real. This is the exciting part of the show and most fun. There is a lot of crowd participation in the way of cheering and booing....the Knights actually get off their steeds and come into the crowd and toss roses at the fair maidens. It's pretty wonderful.
3. Good Family Fun
This is an overall good family fun outing. It was different for us, the kids loved the spectacle of it all. I'm glad it gave us a chance to go out and do something fun, away from our usual outings. The staff overall were super friendly - especially the actors. The venue was clean, net, organized. The show was absolutely spectacular!
Those were all my positive takeaways from my experience at Medieval Times. I enjoyed myself overall. Since this was a sponsored visit, I was asked to review my experience and share it with my readers. That being said, here are a few things you should know when planning your visit:
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