Dragon’s blood, a Baby Dragon, a Dragon egg — just some of the fun food you’ll experience at Medieval Times (tomato bisque, roast chicken, and a baked potato). My Medieval Times Reviews of Schaumburg Il will discuss the food, pageantry, and more! If you were thinking about a visit, see what awaits you in the #1 Dinner Attraction in North America*!
Medieval Times Reviews – Food, Fun, Theatrics
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Along with eating your food with no utensils, reminiscent of actual Medieval Times, you will get to experience an exciting live-action show where knights battle with real weaponry and ride horses into battle, all in an epic quest to protect the Princess from the nefarious Lord Ulrich.
Medieval Times’ noble guests feast on garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, the pastry of the Castle (ours was a pound cake slice), coffee and two rounds of select beverages. A vegetarian selection is also available according to the website.
So how was the food? Hot is the first word I’d use to describe it. You are served your items one thing at a time, starting with the bread and soup.
Everything came out very hot, which is okay except that you have no utensils so you have to wait for things to cool down enough to be able to use your hands to start digging in.
As for taste, I enjoyed the bread, soup, corn, and potatoes, but my chicken could have used a bit more flavor. My kids really enjoyed the chicken, corn, and potatoes, but weren’t huge fans of the soup.
Everyone really enjoyed the experience, though, and we all thought it was a ton of fun eating without utensils. Of course, having a show to watch while you are eating helps to pass the time between each course, and is a ton of fun!
When you first arrive at Medieval Times, Schaumburg Il, you enter a huge castle-like building. I actually didn’t realize how large the building was going to be before going there. As soon as you head inside, you are greeted with everyone already in character. After getting assigned your section (there are different colors for each night and it is first come first served on seating), you head into a large atrium where you can purchase items, take some pictures with replica pieces, get a drink from the bar, or just hang out.
When it is time for the show to start, it actually starts out in this atrium area. An announcement is made, trumpets sound, and you are called to enter the arena by your team’s color.
There isn’t a ton for little kids to do out in this waiting area. They can look at things and pose for pictures, but there isn’t anything they can play with. Luckily we didn’t arrive too early that we were waiting for a long time. I would recommend arriving early so you get a good seat, but if you have youngs kids don’t make it too early. 🙂
As I mentioned above, the show really begins the moment you walk in the door. Everyone is already in character as you are greeted and shuffled about. When you finally take your seat in the arena your server is also in character, and we had a pretty good one who was sure to tell us all the fun names of our foods (like the Dragon’s blood), as well as some back stories about said food. 🙂
The actual show opens with the narration of the horse, followed by a beautiful stallion running in the arena guided by the master of horse. This first introduction to what was to come had the kids’ attention and they were already at the edge of their seats.
There is an actual storyline, which can be hard to follow if you aren’t paying full attention and I’m not sure how much the kids were actually listening to the narration, but every part of the show was building up to the big finale – everyone’s favorite part of the night!
The jousts and fights begin! Large nets protect the audience from the wooden splinters from the lances and flying weapons because they use actual swords, lances, and armor for protection!
Everyone was really excited watching the swordplay and jousting. The big kids thought it was super cool, and the little kids were awe-struck at all the action going on. It really was a lot of fun for everyone!
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