Theresa's Mixed Nuts: My Fair Ladies Had A Ball At Medieval Times

Friday, August 8, 2014

My Fair Ladies Had A Ball At Medieval Times

Last year I won 4 tickets to Medieval Times through one of their Twitter promotions. This is something that we have been wanting to do with the girls for a while, so winning the tickets was a real treat! Jason finally got a little time off work this summer, so we headed to the Shaumburg, Illinois location a few weeks back. 

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After a quick walk through the castle hallway, we were given hats to the section of the knight we would be cheering for during the tournament. We were rooting for the yellow and black knight. Shortly after we were seated, the food was brought out. I was stumped as to why there was no silverware, and the kids had to tell me it wasn't coming because they didn't eat with it back then. Everything had to be eaten with our hands. The portion sizes were huge, and the food was amazing, but I wasn't able to eat my entire meal because there was just so much!

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The food is actually brought out in stages as you enjoy the show. I believe there were 6 knights in all, all fighting for the honor of the kingdom. Before each jousting tournament, the knights throw out carnations to a few lucky ladies in their section. 

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And Allison was thrilled when she was the lucky recipient of one. What was even better, he came back around and threw one to Mariah too! Oh, happy day! No sibling jealousy now :)

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Or, at least there wasn't until our knight came back and selected Allison to be his "queen for the tournament." She thought that was the coolest thing ever!

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Then the fighting began. Our yellow and black knight promptly died, so the girls were a bit bummed, but all of the knights put on a great performance.

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Overall, the entire show lasted about 2 hours, and at the end of the show you have the opportunity to meet and greet the performers. Of course, the girls needed their picture taken with their fair knight. He even signed the queen of the tournament sash for Allison.

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 For an additional $2 fee per person, you can visit the torture rooms. Here you will see some of the medieval devices they used to torture their prisoners. 

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 What the hell was wrong with those people!? I'm glad we've become a little less barbaric since then!

Overall, we thought the entire experience was fabulous! It was definitely one of the most favorite places the girls visited this summer. Again, I won the tickets, so I wasn't compensated or asked to do a review. We just had so much fun, I wanted to share our experience.

Have you been to Medieval Times?


68 comments:

  1. such an outstanding fun! We don't have any kind of amusement parks of places here, so it sounds really entertaining....

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  2. Nothing like that here, sounds like a ton of fun indeed. I think I'd take water boarding over those torture devices any day.

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  3. I would love to go to that! So fun, and a different experience to!

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  4. My oldest and I were just talking on the phone yesterday about this place. We're about to head over to DC to visit, and there's one of them there. I know my kids would love it, we're just wondering if the 1yr. old would. Is it loud?

    We're going to go at some point, this place looks great.

    And I agree about the torture devices, crazy!!

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    1. I don't think the baby would like it much Rosey. There is a lot of trumpet blowing, so it does get loud. I think it would probably startle her. Now, little man would LOVE it, I'm sure!

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    2. Very happy you let me know. She didn't like the fireworks, so you're probably right about the trumpets. Thank you for the FYI. We'll go without 'em (and catch little woman up later when she's bigger). :)

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  5. That is SO cool and I am so jealous that you guys got to do this. I have always wanted to, but we don't have one here in New England :(

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  6. My mom went to the one in Vegas, she liked it.

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  7. I went many years ago. It's a super fun, unique experience. I'm wondering, now, where the closest Medieval Times is from Chico. This post made me want to go again.

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  8. Those men were yummy....ahem....I mean your meal looked yummy! Cheers to what looks like a fantastic time! Lucky girls!

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  9. A knight who can write... Who would've guessed ;) Great pics.

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  10. Such a unique experience.. thank goodness you visited the torture room after your meal. I still shudder to think those tools were really used in the past!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  11. Heyy I know this place! I mean I have never been there but I saw it in one of reality shows' episode..I forgot what it was called but it was matchmaking, the man took the girl on their first date here... :D

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  12. I was at one of these in Las Vegas many years ago. We took my Granddaughters who really enjoyed it.

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  13. Never been there but would really love to that sounds like an amazing time.Great that your girls got a carnation each and Allison was picked for the knights queen,that is lovely.

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  14. This looks like so much fun! I'd really like to check it out one day soon!

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  15. That's so much fun! We went to a Medieval Times when I was in high school while we were on vacation - I'm glad to see people still enjoying it!

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  16. I went to Medieval Times last month. We always have such a great time there!

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  17. I have never been to anything like this but it is something I want to do someday. I think my son especially would like it.

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  18. I love all the pictures! I have always wanted to go to one of these! It looks like SO much fun!

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  19. I've never been to Medieval Times. This looks like a fun experience!

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  20. This looks like so much fun for my kids, we have never been.

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  21. This really does sound like it would be a fun thing to do if I lived near there! Of course I am not sure I would go view the torture room!

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  22. I need to see if we have something similar to this around here. I bet my daughter would love it.

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  23. This looks like a blast! I want to take my kids sometime soon!

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  24. I haven't been but I truly want to I love this kind of fun and enjoyment.

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  25. I have always wanted to go to one of these. This looks like a lot of fun!

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  26. I love Medieval Times. We have been twice and it never get's old.

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  27. We are headed there in a few weeks with a BUNCH of people. I can't wait!

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  28. This looks like a lot of fun. I have always wanted to go to a place like this.

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  29. That looks so exciting. I would love to go to this. Looks like you all had fun.

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  30. It's not close enough to me, but I have always thought it looks like fun! Looks like your family had a blast!

    Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly

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  31. I haven't been to one of these since I was in high school. I can't wait for my kids to get a little older so I can take them. It looks like your kids had fun!

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  32. It looks like they had a blast! We have been wanting to go to the Atlanta Medieval Times, but I'm afraid my picky 4 year old will have nothing to eat there. Or that he may not sit through the entire thing. I guess we will see!

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  33. Medieval Times looks like a lot of fun! It's so cool that you won tickets when you've been wanting to go!

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  34. I've been wanting to go to this place. I saw it in Dallas and didn't have time to go

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  35. This looks like an awesome experience. I bet my boys would enjoy this in a few years.

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  36. Sounds like a great time! We've been there once and I look forward to taking the kids. I know they'd love it.

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  37. We have Medieval Times here in Canada. I remember going when I was about your kids ages. I always had such a great time.

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  38. I've never been to medieval times, but we went to a pirate show when we went to Disneyworld. The kids loved it!

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  39. Hubby keeps begging me to go, but we just haven't found the time. I think this post will inspire me to make it happen.

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  40. So fun. I went to Midieval Times once and it was fantastic!

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  41. So fun. When I lived in OK there was one in TX but we never had a chance to go.

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  42. I need to make a point of taking my kids to this. I grew up near the DIxie Stampede and loved that. Just fun to go to a dinner show.

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  43. I have always wanted to do this...I wish we had something near by!

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  44. We went for Father's Day and my family had a great time. My son keeps asking to go back so I think we'll consider it for a family birthday party.

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  45. It looks so fun! I'm looking forward to taking my family here in Toronto too!

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  47. I am super excited about going to MT soon! We won tickets from the wonderful @redheadbabaymama!

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  48. Aren't they the cutest? Looks like they had a blast. I've never been, but hope to go one day!

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  49. We have tickets to take my son. Glad you had a great time!

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  50. I love Medieval Times! Sounds like you had a great time!

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  51. We adore Medieval Times! It's such a fun environment!

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  52. I went to the Medieval Times in Myrtle Beach a few months ago. It was so much fun!

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  53. Oh my goodness, this looks like such an awesome experience! I would love to visit it myself with my kids!

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  54. My son went to the Medieval times in Toronto when he was in grade school. It was a amazing experience.

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  55. I'm ashamed to say I live in central FL and have never been to Medieval Times. I would really love to go there some time.

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  56. Aww, this looks like fun! My kids would LOVE this!

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  57. I love Medieval Times! I've been to the Orlando one a few times

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  58. Looks like a great time! I love the pictures.

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  59. So much fun. I have always wanted to go to Medieval Times.

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  60. My oldest daughter loves Medieval Times. She would ask to go there for her birthday or any other time she thought we might take her.

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  61. Oh this sounds like so much fun! Looks like your little lady had a blast!
    ~Amanda

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  62. We won tickets on Facebook a couple months ago and had a great evening out. I definitely want to take our 3 year old soon, I think he'd love it.

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  63. That is super cool! I'd love to attend something like this.

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  64. I think the torture room was super interesting and creepy. I always add that on. Medieval Times is fun!

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  65. We have a Medieval Times here in California. It is in Buena Park in Southern, CA. I have been there once and really loved it. I had the same reaction to the "no silverware" thing that you did. Someone had to informed me as well. It is great fun there.

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  66. we had visited one of the medieval villages in Andilly, France before and everything indeed felt like ages ago, including the toilet! :)..it was fun though, and we'll try to find similar thing here in the US...

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