Medieval Times

As long as they’ve been around, I’m not sure if I’ve ever heard anyone say Medieval Times and “must-see” in the same sentence. In case you haven’t either, allow me to be the first: it’s a ‘must-see.’

Last week we visited the faraway kingdom of Gwinnett (near the land of Mills that are Sugary) and found ourselves smack dab in front of a gigantic castle.

Medieval Times

Upon arrival, we were greeted by a knight and given a tour of the castle. It’s a very large castle that houses horses, knights, owls, falcons, and of course your typical medieval hierarchy (King, princess, etc). The experience is fun for everyone but, if you’re a child, its extra special because of the option for Junior Knight Training. This special training opportunity is available on select dates for a limited time now through Friday, July 29 at the Castle. Training is free with the purchase of each child admission and takes place an hour before the show. During the action-packed program, gallant Medieval Times knights will provide guests with a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to become a true Knight of the Realm. There’s also several gift shops, a torture chamber, a bar, and the main show area.

The full Junior Knight Training schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, June 28: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, June 29: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
  • Thursday, June 30: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
  • Thursday, July 7: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
  • Friday, July 8: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, July 20: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, July 27: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
  • Thursday, July 28: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)
  • Friday, July 29: 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

In the main area, guests are seated by the color of the crown you receive after you enter the castle. We had red crowns so we sat in the red section and were represented by the Red Knight (as you can see in the above video).

The show is fantastic and includes jousting, sword fighting, competitive games and a storyline that’s pretty easy to follow. Throughout the show, guests will be fully engaged with the storyline and get attached to their Knight and his alliances.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament launched in Majorca, Spain, in 1973, and opened its first North American Castle in Kissimmee, Fla., in 1983. Now regarded as North America’s longest running and most popular dinner attraction, more than 60 million guests have experienced Medieval Times at Castles in Kissimmee, FL; Buena Park, CA; Lyndhurst, N.J.; Schaumburg, IL; Dallas, TX; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Myrtle Beach, SC; Hanover, MD; and Atlanta, GA. The company’s North American headquarters are located in Irving, TX, close to the Medieval Times Chapel Creek Ranch in Sanger, TX.

You can visit medievaltimes.com or facebook.com/medievaltimes to stay up to date with their happenings. It’s a great experience and one that needs to be had at least once if you’re a resident.

 

-Jon J.

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