Medieval Times Dinner And Tournament

★★★☆☆

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We went on April 16, 2011 with our children as part of our anniversary celebration weekend. Medieval Times not only ruined our evening but our anniversary celebration and worsened my already messed up spine!

It was great up until the time to be seated for dinner; we showed the entrance guy our tickets he told us where to sit so we followed those to the seats he said and were seated.

The food server came to us and told us we had to move; we looked perplexed because with the stadium seating the only way to move, was to make everyone get up and move out OR hike up and over the back of the seats; he said crawl up and over. This was impossible with an already messed up spine and discs; PLUS bone spurs on the front & back of my spine making it difficult to even walk - I told him about my back and he insisted we HAD to move or else...

I had taken medicine about 1 1/2 hours before so the pain wasn't unbearable until I hoisted myself all the way up trying to help my children up also. We had to move down the aisle to the middle section a bit and THEN crawl back down into the seats we just crawled out of just farther down. By that time my spine was cringing and nerves pinching and I lost feeling in my leg and arm. I told me husband were were going to have to go and my children started to cry. I felt so bad I just sat there and told them we were staying.

When they served the drinks 20 minutes later - I took more pain meds to try and alleviate some of the pain. The server quipped BETTER seats huh? I said HECK NO; we're getting ready to leave because I can barely sit here we didn't HAVE to move no one is even in those seats and they could have had our better seats we didn't care! He huffed - should I get my manager? I said no I'll take care of it when we leave and through your corporate office - his attitude was sour the rest of the show.

I sat there in pain for almost 2 hours just so my family could have a good memory after being through a crap load of medical stuff the past 2 years, including my heart stopping several times due to a very rare heart condition. Our family time together is so limited due to medical problems, we can only go out once or twice a year - so this was a huge deal to us.

This could have ALL been avoided if Medieval Times would train their staff better and have the server stand at the end of the aisle and tell patrons where to sit at the beginning of the program; instead of being embarrassed by being called out by a rude server and being inconvenienced by crawling up the back of seats just to move farther down and crawl back into seats.

They DO NOT care about their patrons, the manager was non-chalant and said I'm sorry but I've had back surgery also and she was writing the problem down...no solution no here contact corporate or anything else.

The show itself was wonderful but it doesn't take away the fact of the way we were treated and the ramifications this has caused to my body.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went on April 16, 2011 with our children as part of our anniversary celebration weekend. Medieval Times not only ruined our evening but our anniversary celebration and worsened my already messed up spine!

It was great up until the time to be seated for dinner; we showed the entrance guy our tickets he told us where to sit so we followed those to the seats he said and were seated.

The food server came to us and told us we had to move; we looked perplexed because with the stadium seating the only way to move, was to make everyone get up and move out OR hike up and over the back of the seats; he said crawl up and over. This was impossible with an already messed up spine and discs; PLUS bone spurs on the front & back of my spine making it difficult to even walk - I told him about my back and he insisted we HAD to move or else...

I had taken medicine about 1 1/2 hours before so the pain wasn't unbearable until I hoisted myself all the way up trying to help my children up also. We had to move down the aisle to the middle section a bit and THEN crawl back down into the seats we just crawled out of just farther down. By that time my spine was cringing and nerves pinching and I lost feeling in my leg and arm. I told me husband were were going to have to go and my children started to cry. I felt so bad I just sat there and told them we were staying.

When they served the drinks 20 minutes later - I took more pain meds to try and alleviate some of the pain. The server quipped BETTER seats huh? I said HECK NO; we're getting ready to leave because I can barely sit here we didn't HAVE to move no one is even in those seats and they could have had our better seats we didn't care! He huffed - should I get my manager? I said no I'll take care of it when we leave and through your corporate office - his attitude was sour the rest of the show.

I sat there in pain for almost 2 hours just so my family could have a good memory after being through a crap load of medical stuff the past 2 years, including my heart stopping several times due to a very rare heart condition. Our family time together is so limited due to medical problems, we can only go out once or twice a year - so this was a huge deal to us.

This could have ALL been avoided if Medieval Times would train their staff better and have the server stand at the end of the aisle and tell patrons where to sit at the beginning of the program; instead of being embarrassed by being called out by a rude server and being inconvenienced by crawling up the back of seats just to move farther down and crawl back into seats.

They DO NOT care about their patrons, the manager was non-chalant and said I'm sorry but I've had back surgery also and she was writing the problem down...no solution no here contact corporate or anything else.

The show itself was wonderful but it doesn't take away the fact of the way we were treated and the ramifications this has caused to my body.

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The bad was really bad, and the good was pretty good, which made rating this hard. I have been going to Orlando for years, since I was a kid, with my parents. I have been curious about Medieval times for years and years. I now have my own teenagers and finally had the opportunity to go with some out of town relatives who were down on vacation.

The Bad:
Most of the employees in costume were, for the most part, not close to being in character. Most of them just looked bored and wanted nothing to do with the throngs of customers in the place.

The odd mix of medieval themes and cheap touristy stuff. As one reviewer mentioned, spinning light-up gadgets and glow in the dark bracelets being hawked all over.

The menu - not vegetarian friendly in the least. I am not a vegetarian, but I would have liked a vegetable portion.

The price - look for discounts online. Don't pay full price.

Some of the horses looked quite uncomfortable, as one reviewer mentioned, I saw one horse frothing and slobbering heavily.

The Good:
The performers did an impressive job, used real metal swords and other weapons, and could ride well.

The crowd really got into it.

The food, even though the menu was limited, and food was served out of large bins with tongs, it was actually tasty. Some silverware would have been nice (they don't give you any - so you might want to "smuggle" some in).

My teenagers actually liked it by the end. I think it helped that I really got into it with cheering for our knight and yelling and so on, which is really quite out of character for me.

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★★★☆☆

The bad was really bad, and the good was pretty good, which made rating this hard. I have been going to Orlando for years, since I was a kid, with my parents. I have been curious about Medieval times for years and years. I now have my own teenagers and finally had the opportunity to go with some out of town relatives who were down on vacation.

The Bad:
Most of the employees in costume were, for the most part, not close to being in character. Most of them just looked bored and wanted nothing to do with the throngs of customers in the place.

The odd mix of medieval themes and cheap touristy stuff. As one reviewer mentioned, spinning light-up gadgets and glow in the dark bracelets being hawked all over.

The menu - not vegetarian friendly in the least. I am not a vegetarian, but I would have liked a vegetable portion.

The price - look for discounts online. Don't pay full price.

Some of the horses looked quite uncomfortable, as one reviewer mentioned, I saw one horse frothing and slobbering heavily.

The Good:
The performers did an impressive job, used real metal swords and other weapons, and could ride well.

The crowd really got into it.

The food, even though the menu was limited, and food was served out of large bins with tongs, it was actually tasty. Some silverware would have been nice (they don't give you any - so you might want to "smuggle" some in).

My teenagers actually liked it by the end. I think it helped that I really got into it with cheering for our knight and yelling and so on, which is really quite out of character for me.

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I agree with the reviewer that mentioned that the horses looked uncomfortable. I saw that too on many of them. The bits in their mouths looked ill fitted and more than one horse was foaming and slobbering more than is normal.
My husband and I visited the Orlando, FL castle on Saturday for the 7 PM show September 5th 2010. Our experience was both good and bad. First the bad. Upon arriving and entering the castle, three employees stood at the moat. One held a weapon of some type and was in a costume and said nothing to anyone - just stared at his shoes and looked embarrassed. The other two men were also in a different costume and carried on a conversation between themselves at one doorway and never spoke to us or anyone else. They acted as if they has noting to do with the show. So, the first impression was a disappointment. The rep at the ticket counter was polite and was into the character when she spoke so that was neat.
Receiving our crowns was another disappointment as a person named Marlon handed me my crown and did not say anything... none of the people there said anything - just acted like robots handing out cardboard crowns.
The gift shop personnel were not a lot better than the first five people we had to deal with. One man who wore a green lighted jesters hat just stared at us when we stood at the counter and it was a few seconds of a staring contest until he bothered to say anything at all. The inner gift shop to the left (as we came into the great hall) had a nice friendly sales rep and she was helpful and happy.
The lady at the village embroidery shop was approachable, informative and friendly. She basically was the first and only person who had bothered to speak to us up to this point (other than the ticket counter person and the female sales associate.)
Henry was our Server and he was very friendly and happy. The only bad part of my meal is that one of the horses galloping by sent sand onto my plate thereby ruining my meal. When I told Henry about it, he just smiled and went on his way, saying "oh really?" or something to that effect. I was not happy about not having my meal to finish.
So, needless to say this first experience was less than enjoyable - if the employees had done at least some interaction instead of looking like they hated being there and if I had had a chance to actually eat my meal - the experience would have been a pretty great one.

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★☆☆☆☆

I agree with the reviewer that mentioned that the horses looked uncomfortable. I saw that too on many of them. The bits in their mouths looked ill fitted and more than one horse was foaming and slobbering more than is normal.
My husband and I visited the Orlando, FL castle on Saturday for the 7 PM show September 5th 2010. Our experience was both good and bad. First the bad. Upon arriving and entering the castle, three employees stood at the moat. One held a weapon of some type and was in a costume and said nothing to anyone - just stared at his shoes and looked embarrassed. The other two men were also in a different costume and carried on a conversation between themselves at one doorway and never spoke to us or anyone else. They acted as if they has noting to do with the show. So, the first impression was a disappointment. The rep at the ticket counter was polite and was into the character when she spoke so that was neat.
Receiving our crowns was another disappointment as a person named Marlon handed me my crown and did not say anything... none of the people there said anything - just acted like robots handing out cardboard crowns.
The gift shop personnel were not a lot better than the first five people we had to deal with. One man who wore a green lighted jesters hat just stared at us when we stood at the counter and it was a few seconds of a staring contest until he bothered to say anything at all. The inner gift shop to the left (as we came into the great hall) had a nice friendly sales rep and she was helpful and happy.
The lady at the village embroidery shop was approachable, informative and friendly. She basically was the first and only person who had bothered to speak to us up to this point (other than the ticket counter person and the female sales associate.)
Henry was our Server and he was very friendly and happy. The only bad part of my meal is that one of the horses galloping by sent sand onto my plate thereby ruining my meal. When I told Henry about it, he just smiled and went on his way, saying "oh really?" or something to that effect. I was not happy about not having my meal to finish.
So, needless to say this first experience was less than enjoyable - if the employees had done at least some interaction instead of looking like they hated being there and if I had had a chance to actually eat my meal - the experience would have been a pretty great one.

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Couldn't wait to leave. Food was good. But they put down small paper placemats end to end (no space between)and expected you to fit in that area only. I could not even move one arm and had some lady yelling directly in my ear all night. Could not hear a word of what was going on, sound system was so bad. The server stands infront of you so you can't see alot. You cant see anyhow unless your by the right side of the show.We were not and I had a crook in my neck by the end trying to see. (and I paid extra for good seats) Something was wrong with the thing that goes in the horses mouth (on most all of the horses). One was actually foaming at the mouth and dripping (alot), one making facial distortions with tongue trying to get the thing out of his mouth the whole show. Some of the other horses were moving their lips like to try to work the thing out of their mouth. These things in the mouth looked too small for the animals, they really appeared uncomfortable. Otherwise the horses look pretty. But they look pretty uncomfortable I couldn't stand to see them like that.

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★☆☆☆☆

Couldn't wait to leave. Food was good. But they put down small paper placemats end to end (no space between)and expected you to fit in that area only. I could not even move one arm and had some lady yelling directly in my ear all night. Could not hear a word of what was going on, sound system was so bad. The server stands infront of you so you can't see alot. You cant see anyhow unless your by the right side of the show.We were not and I had a crook in my neck by the end trying to see. (and I paid extra for good seats) Something was wrong with the thing that goes in the horses mouth (on most all of the horses). One was actually foaming at the mouth and dripping (alot), one making facial distortions with tongue trying to get the thing out of his mouth the whole show. Some of the other horses were moving their lips like to try to work the thing out of their mouth. These things in the mouth looked too small for the animals, they really appeared uncomfortable. Otherwise the horses look pretty. But they look pretty uncomfortable I couldn't stand to see them like that.

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pricey but worth every cent! the show was outstanding and the food was great. Our "serving wench" was funny and helped made the show even better. Take the kids

5
★★★★★

pricey but worth every cent! the show was outstanding and the food was great. Our "serving wench" was funny and helped made the show even better. Take the kids

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This is one of the best dinner theaters around! The food is wonderful and the show is fantastic! These guys can really joust and they use real metal swords. You can see the sparks fly! The service is great considering you are one of about 20 people on the row. You have a great time and can buy some wonderful souveniers.

5
★★★★★

This is one of the best dinner theaters around! The food is wonderful and the show is fantastic! These guys can really joust and they use real metal swords. You can see the sparks fly! The service is great considering you are one of about 20 people on the row. You have a great time and can buy some wonderful souveniers.

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This is a great place to go for a fantastic night of fun. I love the food, period costumes, and the show is amazing. That those guys can do it over and over with that much energy is fabulous. The price will make you jaw drop, but since we were already spending so much in Orlando it seemed okay.

5
★★★★★

This is a great place to go for a fantastic night of fun. I love the food, period costumes, and the show is amazing. That those guys can do it over and over with that much energy is fabulous. The price will make you jaw drop, but since we were already spending so much in Orlando it seemed okay.

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Medieval Times brings in a wide variety of customers. Definitely not a place to bring small children, but can be fun for an older family.

Before dinner, you can go take a walk through the torture ??museum? or just hang out at the bar getting drinks. From the moment you step into this restaurant, you feel as if you were just transported back into medieval times. For dinner, you sit in a large arena where everyone can watch the knights fight for the Princess??s hand in marriage. Dinner isn??t great, but satisfactory. But it is definitely a must see, the show is like no other.

Personally, I always go when I head up to Orlando and my family and I always enjoy ourselves (I am 18, my boyfriend is 24, my sister is 16, and my mother is 43). Everyone always has such a great time that it??s turned into a tradition. Every time we go to Disney, we make sure to make reservations.

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★★★★☆

Medieval Times brings in a wide variety of customers. Definitely not a place to bring small children, but can be fun for an older family.

Before dinner, you can go take a walk through the torture ??museum? or just hang out at the bar getting drinks. From the moment you step into this restaurant, you feel as if you were just transported back into medieval times. For dinner, you sit in a large arena where everyone can watch the knights fight for the Princess??s hand in marriage. Dinner isn??t great, but satisfactory. But it is definitely a must see, the show is like no other.

Personally, I always go when I head up to Orlando and my family and I always enjoy ourselves (I am 18, my boyfriend is 24, my sister is 16, and my mother is 43). Everyone always has such a great time that it??s turned into a tradition. Every time we go to Disney, we make sure to make reservations.

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Now, I won't say this is the best dinner show around because its not but it's worth seeing once. This show really is geared towards kids so don't go with your adult friends thinking you won't be surrounded by children. There food was pretty good but it could've tasted better. It felt like it was made in bulk and just heated up. Other than that I would say it was a pretty good show to see.

PROS: A show and dinner all in one
CONS: Geared towards kids which is never mentioned anywhere

3
★★★☆☆

Now, I won't say this is the best dinner show around because its not but it's worth seeing once. This show really is geared towards kids so don't go with your adult friends thinking you won't be surrounded by children. There food was pretty good but it could've tasted better. It felt like it was made in bulk and just heated up. Other than that I would say it was a pretty good show to see.

PROS: A show and dinner all in one
CONS: Geared towards kids which is never mentioned anywhere

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This is a wonderful place if you dont have time to see a show and meal in one night, do it all at once. They have so many things that go on during the meal, they really keep you watching, while you eat. The food is good, and you get to eat like medieval times, with the metal plates. You don't get to choose what you eat they serve everyone the same things, but the food is good, it is more about the entertainment here.

PROS: entertaining
CONS:

5
★★★★★

This is a wonderful place if you dont have time to see a show and meal in one night, do it all at once. They have so many things that go on during the meal, they really keep you watching, while you eat. The food is good, and you get to eat like medieval times, with the metal plates. You don't get to choose what you eat they serve everyone the same things, but the food is good, it is more about the entertainment here.

PROS: entertaining
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