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“Great Time!”
Review of Medieval Times

Medieval Times
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US$59,99*
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Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Chicago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a really great time at the show. The characters were in full on character. It was fun to watch and our 11 year old loved it.

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CastleWench, Public Relations Manager at Medieval Times, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting! We are happy to hear you enjoyed the tournament and hope to see you back at the castle soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The perfect trip for a group of 9 year old boys (Mom and Dad had a blast, too)! The original price is pretty high (especially considering all of the stuff to buy once you're there). Having said that, there are all kinds of deals you can find. Sign up for their email! We had a great time. Totally worth going.

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CastleWench, Public Relations Manager at Medieval Times, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your review with us! We are always offering deals on our website so make sure to check them out! We hope to see you back at the castle soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to a few medieval times around the country and this one was enjoyable too. Great show and great food.

Thank Tex W
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CastleWench, Public Relations Manager at Medieval Times, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your continued patronage and we hope to see you back at the castle soon!

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

The moment I saw the castle rising​ by the side of the road my day became so much better.The child inside me jumped with joy as we approached Friday morning large groups of children unloading from buses of sorts.
An orderly entrance was assured by hosts and special guests entrance is adjacent,faster,to main entrance.Our group received table tickets and no recommendations or guidance beyond !
A first time visitor system should be in place such that new goers get the best experience,as in color coded bracelets we received anyway..that way staff can offer some insight.
We wondered about admiring the paintings on the walls,visited the white horse stable,peeked at memorabilia,passed by a wine bar and a slushy bar featuring lighted up cups,the arms shop and the Gauntlet which was $2 cash to enter and we had no cash or saw no ATM .. There was a large room decorated as a photo booth.
At some point The King showed up in the hallway to invite us inside the arena for the festivities..All cheered for him and once again,It felt whimsical.As we entered the arena we had to find our table which is numbered on the lower leg of end tables.The large space is sectioned by colors ( on walls tapestry & reflector light) also found on the ticket.There is restroom inside arena at balcony level,and in the hallway.
20 minute passed and we had a drink: water,lemonade or Pepsi poured in goblin like cups.A dance of beautiful lights and music rolled in the dark space.The Queen,Cancellor& Knights were introduced from a very far away distance,could not distinguish their faces,also sound system very loud.Chivalry rules& actions were the topic of sketches that followed.We learned about code of honor, bullying,tech talk,fair and unfair acts,how to stand up for the weak.A falconer brought in the bird that made rounds above our heads, really cool stuff!After trivia questions based on sketches, the color coded knights courted their supporters by offering randomly roses followed by cheered up fights on the horse(josting) and on the ground.We were served food and knights tournament started, to win Queen's favors ..
I really wanted to admire the Queen from less distance..
I also believe that people whom catch the rises should be offered the opportunity to sword fight a little - I wanted real audience and performers interaction,I craved that thing I see in Medieval Festivals where one gets to do it not just watch it,whatever is fit.
Our food was quarter chicken leg,half baked potato ultra seasoned,small piece of yummy corn,slice of garlic bread, delicious Fields cookies,coffee.All patrons felt satisfied with the food and we tipped well for most has seconds.Our server was very atuned to needs as Celliac disease sensitivity.
A particular mention is due .As a devoted animal lover I find the white horse dancing,which is exceptional, more than exhausting for the animal.Please stand up for animal decent length of performance,it was too much,he was drooling- this hurt my feelings.
I will return as soon as I read on the website that some changes were implemented.

Thank boemiana
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CastleWench, Public Relations Manager at Medieval Times, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to share your review with us! The horses that you saw drooling were the Andalusian stallions. They drool for a number of reasons – none of which are negative. Our horses and riders use what is known as a bit and bridle, it's a bar that goes next to the horses's jaw that can be used for signaling when riding or performing maneuvers. The extra saliva produced is a sign that the horse is relaxed and accepting the bit in their mouth. Think of it like at the dentist when they're examining your teeth and your mouth is open and relaxed, your salivary glands tend to work a bit harder. We absolutely love our co-stars and appreciate your review!

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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

We have busted several times. This was the first visit with my youngest son, who is 5 years old. He had an absolute blast. We will definitely return and I have recommended it to friends from outside of Chicagoland.

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CastleWench, Public Relations Manager at Medieval Times, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for visiting and sharing your review with us! We can't wait to have you all back for more feasting, fighting, and fun!

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