5/24/13

Field Trip to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament - Buena Park

My family and I were invited to Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament for an afternoon of entertainment. I want to tell you about our journey into the Middle Ages via Medieval Times. It began at the will-call window with the kind clerk suggesting we visit their museum for a small fee. We said yes immediately to exploring their Middle Ages Museum called “The Museum of Torture”. It sounded interesting and educational to see Medieval exhibits. As we headed to the museum, a women dressed in traditional Middle Ages attire adorned all of us with blue crowns.

We were assigned Don Alberto Del Mau as our Knight for the tournament. This meant we would have to cheer and support our Knight into battle. Don Alberto Del Mau is a young squire who is renowned as a champion of the defenseless.  Armed with this knowledge, we set out to visit the Museum of Torture.   Inside the museum, we realized that living in the Middle ages was a terrible time for all who crossed Royalty.  We saw all sorts of weapons, punishment tools and a not so beautiful side of history.  The museum was very entertaining and brought a vast reality to the Middle Ages for us.  We quickly went to the court yard to enjoy the sun and the art on the walls. For a few moments we wandered through the castle where there are full suits of armor, weaponry and textiles lining the interior.  The castle had a gift shop, beverage counters, armor shop and windows to admire the horses in the stable...  Quickly; we were seated to see the Knights begin their tournament.  The trumpets sounded and the announcements began.  The servers began their journey to feed us a royal feast.   The King and Queen beckoned the staff to bring on the feast.  We were made to feel as though we were real royal guests attending a royal event. We felt welcomed by all of the details.  (Keep reading for a chance to win your very own tickets.)
Promptly served and hot from the oven was Oven Roasted Chicken, Garlic Bread, Tomato Bisque Soup, Herb-Roasted Potato, Spare Rib, a Pastry of the Castle for desert.  Drinks were Pepsi Ice Tea or water with the option of buying an alcoholic beverage.  (Vegetarian Menu available)
As the tournament continued on we are served a baby dragon (aka oven roasted chicken) and all of the fixings per person.  All of the food is to be eaten with your own bare hands as they did in the Middle Ages.  While we are eating, there is a great show happening.  White angelic horses dance and jump on command.  Music plays in the background and the audience cheers.  The Middle Ages comes to life before our eyes as the King’s army entertains the Royals. The tournament had so many details that when the Knights started to Joust, pieces of the wooden jousts flew through the air. Sparks flew through the air as swords clashed with one another in thunderous might.  The sound of the horses running made your heart pound because it felt as though they were going to land on your lap. Those knights had total control of the horses and not once did anyone make a mistake.  Throughout the show there was cheering for our knight and clapping, which made our afternoon full of excitement and adrenaline. Every section of the arena was a different color, eight in all, allowing for even more competition and excitement.  The combination of the tournament, the setting, food and atmosphere brought great enjoyment to all of us.  We left feeling as though we traveled through time and experienced Medieval history.  We had a great time.
Thank you Medieval Times for having us! The Field Trip Mom family encourages you to set off on an adventure of your own into the Middle Ages.  Family Blogger Special use Promo-Code 35BLOG Adult tickets are $35.95 and Children (12 & under) $29.95.  It's valid for all shows through June 30, 2013 at the Buena Park castle only.  Call 1-888-935-6878 and ask for discount code 35BLOG.  You can also visit their website:
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 Disclaimer: Sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are all my own.

Congratulations to our giveaway winner Kayla Armstrong!  This giveaway is our summer celebration and the one-year anniversary of their brand new show and menu at Medieval Times, Buena Park.  Kayla is receiving (4) Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Tickets!  Congratulations!!!  Keep visiting our website all summer long for additional giveaways and offers.

44 comments:

Krista said...

Now that sounds fun! I can't wait to enter! :-) What a great way to reward my awesome sons for their fantastic grades this school year!

Tim said...

We had an awesome time! Good Luck to everyone on this exclusive giveaway!

Unknown said...

I'm going in a few weeks and I can't wait! It'll be my first time attending and we'll be there celebrating the baby's birthday. Woot!

bioluminescence said...

Would be so cool after seeing people reenact battling from chariots on TV! Thanks!

Elle said...

That seems like so much fun for a family day! My daughter went there last summer on a field trip and still talks about it! The last time I went was in 1990, so it's about time to pay them a visit. Maybe I'll win the drawing. :)

Elle - See Mom Work
"All work and no play makes mommy a disgruntled chick."

Jennifer Willey said...

We LOVE Medieval Times!!! What a fun giveaway

Romina said...

I've been to Medieval Times twice and really enjoyed it. I would love to take my son there. He will have such a blast.

Mary K Tran @LetsPlayOC said...

It's fun! My kids loved it.

Linsey Knerl said...

Wish I lived closer :( I have fond memories of visiting in high school!

Unknown said...

Gave me reason to plan a trip to LA, looks awesome!

Tivoli West said...

My DD is finally old enough to enjoy this. We would absolutely love to go. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Andrea said...

My kids would love this show. I can't even imagine how excited they would be. Thanks for the info! :)

Unknown said...

I'd like to take my little guy! I've been a few times before and it was so fun- I want him to get a chance to enjoy it!

Field Trip mom said...

Great to see everyone excited about the giveaway. :)

Unknown said...

It's an awesome experience our whole family can enjoy!

Lin said...

I'd love to take my husband again. Our anniversary's right around the corner so this would be a ton of fun.

Unknown said...

I want to win!!

Summer said...

My two sons (5 and 3) have never been and I've been dying to take them! It would be so much fun!!

Anonymous said...

I have lived in Anaheim for all of my thirty-something years and have never been. I'd love to win and take my husband, son and his grandma.

Erin said...

Been wanting to take the family so bad!

tana said...

My boys are into knights and swordfighting and I know they'd love to go to Medieval Times to watch a real tournament. We go on field trips often because my kids are homeschooled part-time.

kolpin said...

I'd love to go because I've never been! (and i'm a kid at heartt)

lindsaygrim said...

Been wanting to go!

Diana Gonzalez said...

This would be an awesome family outing especially now that the kids are out of school.

Stars Above Balloons said...

Love this awesome dinner show. The best around!

boyzrule said...

My boys would love the food and horses.

Debnmike Moretti

Kyla Armstrong said...

My son would love this! I've wanted to take him for a couple of years!

Sandy Toes and Popsicles said...

We love the horses at Medieval Times!!!!

Erin said...

I LOVE medieval times!! I haven't been able to go in years though :( It would be awesome to win this so I can get to go again.... and you know, 'Horse Around' there... hehe :)

Desiree Eaglin said...

I have been wanting to take my kids!

BubbaandM said...

My son went once before and LOVED it. He keeps asking to go back.

valerie2350 said...

looks like fun and I haven't ever been

Anonymous said...

I love it there and it's been ages - I'd love to go back! It's so much fun!

Frufrugal said...

THKS so much for the chance!!!

Frufrugal said...

Thanks so much for the chance, my email is frufrugals gmail dot come

Unknown said...

We are learning about King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. This would be awesome for the kids to see!

CookieMomster said...

My boys are finally old enough for Medieval Times and I cannot wait for them to experience it! Thank you for the chance to win :-)

Chris said...

You got me with the words "baby dragon!"

Bo said...

It sounds like a great experience! I'd love to be able to take my family on such an awesome outing!

Allison A. said...

I have never been, so that is my reason to win & go. LOL

monicazyoung said...

We would go to celebrate the end of the school year. We love the place and the food is really good

Nelson said...

I took my cousin here for his birthday and he loves it. He actually wants to go again this year.

Unknown said...

This would be a fantastic way to start the summer break!

Melanie said...

I went once and thought it was a lot of fun. I'd love to visit again!