Goodboy Norman Featherstone

Friday, April 06, 2007

Medieval Times in Orlando, FL

The People went to Medieval Times while they were in Orlando last month. They have both always wanted to go to a place like this, so when they found out there was one in Orlando, they just had to go. The building is shaped like a big castle. You can see it in the back of this picture. You cross a draw bridge to get into the building. The People said it was way cool.



Once you get into the castle, you get to stand in the "hall of cheaply crafted yet expensively priced souvenirs" for about 45 minutes before they seat you. They tell you to get there 45 minutes to an hour early, because they want to sell you their crap. You don't have to be there that early though - 15 minutes early will suffice. Their attempts to sell you souvenirs is really beyond shameless, so if you do go, make sure you blindfold the kiddies until you are seated. Otherwise, you will walk out of there with more plastic glow in the dark swords, t-shirts and shot glasses than you know what to do with. What do kids do with shot glasses any way?

The show starts almost immediately once you finally get to your seat. The People said there are really no bad seats in the house, so I would turn down the $10 per ticket upgrade to guarantee you a seat within the first three rows. The regular price is $55 per ticket for dinner and the show. This does not include the tip for your waiter, so bring some cash for the waiter. The People said their waiter was excellent and certainly deserved a tip.



The premise of this show is that the King has just returned to the city after a great victory that will ensure the safety of the entire kingdom. However, the King's brother, who was the "Top Knight" was killed in battle. Now, he has to find a new Top Knight. To select a Top Knight, all the knights in the kingdom must compete in a series of games. The Winner becomes the new Top Knight. I can see this as a series on Fox one day.

Here is the King. Yeah, he's blurry. The ELPH doesn't like distance shots in the dark, so this will be the only one I share.



When you first walk into the "hall of
cheaply crafted yet expensively priced souvenirs," they take your picture. Then, they attempt to superimpose your picture onto the body of a Princess or Knight, depending on gender, and try to sell it to you for $7 during the show. Yes, the selling goes on during the show. Wenches bring around trays of souvenirs for you to browse. It's really annoying, and the only down point to the experience.

The People did not buy their pictures, but they did take some bad photos of them. Ian's head is squished.



Woman's is not so bad, but still she didn't want to spend $7 on it.



The food was a lot of fun. There were no utensils, but everything was pretty much edible without utensils. They had chicken, ribs, baked potato, soup, bread and apple pie. Woman said the chicken was particularly good and the portions were big. She couldn't even eat all of hers.

The show was also fantastic. The horses were amazing, and the acting was good. The People recommend Medieval Times, but be prepared to fend off the wenches who are trying to sell you souvenirs! The ticket price might seem high, but once you get there, it's well worth it.

7 Comments:

  • At 10:38 AM, Blogger rpm said…

    Well, that looked like fun! Your Woman is so pretty...now Ian, he would be very handsome if he would let you, Norman, sleep in the bed with him at night. I would take that picture of Ian in the knight suit and tack it up around the 'hood stating the injustice of not being able to sleep in the bed at night!

     
  • At 3:21 PM, Blogger Chris said…

    There were no kissing wenches, eh? The kissing wenches can't resist me, but I have no need or interest in paying anyone to pucker up.

     
  • At 3:40 PM, Blogger ***Willow&Belle's Mom*** said…

    OMG we just went there too! Look on my Feb 4th post on my Blog...!!! and you can click on my Project 365 link to see more pictures and look at Feb 3rds entry...... What a Fun Place! Messy eating though! LOL


    Photo blog link for Medieval Times

    http://www.photoblog.com/user/dayafterday/2007/02/03/


    We will so go back to Medieval Times for sure!

     
  • At 4:19 PM, Blogger Goodboy Norman Featherstone said…

    That's really cool that you went to the same Medieval Times. I see you paid for the upgraded seats :) Much better pictures from the upgraded seats!

     
  • At 4:54 PM, Blogger Christine said…

    We went to something similar in Vegas . It's at the Excalibur Hotel/Casino. It was called Tournament of Kings and is based on the King Arthur story. It was lots of fun. They weren't pushy with souveniers at all. We did buy our picture though.

    I would recommend it.

     
  • At 9:29 PM, Blogger Tami said…

    I’m so glad you posted about this! I have always wondered what it was like. It sounds like lots of fun. You two make an adorable couple :)

     
  • At 11:21 PM, Blogger James Flynn said…

    Hi, I don't know that you check this anymore, but I believe I played the villain the night you attended this show. I hope you had a wonderful time, are there anymore pictures you might have?

    Thanks.

     

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