There are nine Medieval Times dinner shows across the United States. If you’ve ever vacationed near one you’ve probably asked yourself is Medieval Times worth the price or is it just a tourist trap? I spent years wondering the same thing!
The last time we were in Orlando we finally decided to find the answer. Our two year old, Jackson, is a bit knight obsessed so we knew that even if it wasn’t worth the price for us, he’d have the time of his life which is always priceless at this age.
Is Medieval Times Worth The Price?
Yes. I can’t believe I’m saying this.
I’m the kind of person who loves to travel off the beaten path and get lost somewhere along the way. Then I had kids. Yes, kids can still do those kind of things. But you know what else kids like? Fun, tourist trap attractions like Medieval Times.
We’ve been several times and I’d pay full price to go back. That is how much fun we had!
What is Medieval Times?
For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, let me explain Medieval Times.
It’s a dinner show with a medieval theme. Everything is meant to make the audience feel like they are back in medieval times. Even the dinner is authentic, meaning it’s served without utensils since no utensils were used during this time period. We drank our soup!
The show lasts for two hours and it is highly engaging for kids and adults. Each section of the audience cheers for their own knight to win the battle of champions- including jousting. The castle opens 75 minutes prior to the show. It’s worth it to get there early because you can walk through the medieval village then enjoy some time inside the castle. The castle is set up to souvenirs and a serve drinks from a full bar.
To learn more about the show, watch this short YouTube video that I put together.
What is the price of Medieval Times?
In order to find out off Medieval Times is worth the price of admission, you need to know how much it costs to attend, right?
Each of the nine locations has a different set price. We visited the Orlando location which happens to have one of the highest prices at $62.95 for adults and $36.95 for kids 12 and under.
Pro Tip: You don’t have to pay for kids that will eat off of your plate if they sit on your lap. We had meals served to our 2 and 4 year old and they touched nothing, not because they didn’t like the food but because they were so into the show. Feel free to encourage your kid to sit on your lap (or very close to you- the stadium seating is spacious).
The lowest priced location is currently $53.95.
The price includes dinner, soft drinks or lemonade, coffee, parking, the show, and early admission to enjoy the castle and the grounds.
They sell photos for an extra charge. It’s always worth a little extra money for us to get a family photo, even if it’s awful!
How to get the best Medieval Times coupons and deals
Yes, yes, yes!
After a lot of research, I found that the Medieval Times website is actually the best place for deals and coupons. You know I’m a fan of deal sites, but man they can be time consuming.
Save time and sign up for the Medieval Times email list in order to get the best deals.
You even get a free dinner on your birthday if you sign up for the emails!
Even if you don’t want to sign up for the emails, you can still get great deals on the website. Just click on the “promotion & savings” hyperlink to find a few good deals. When I clicked on it for Orlando I found a spring break special and a free royal treatment upgrade worth $20.
Pro Tip: Leave the website and then search “your city Medieval Times coupons”. When I did this I was able to find another deal on the Medieval Times website for a Florida resident special that dropped the cost down to $38.95 for adults and $30.95 for kids. I wasn’t able to directly navigate to that page from the deals and promotions page myself.
Is Medieval Times worth the price?
Medieval Times is definitely fun, but is it worth the price?
After only one experience at Medieval Times, this frugal traveler has decided that it is absolutely worth the price.
It’s an entertaining show. Entertainment like plays, movies, and musicals cost money. Even a movie ticket these days is over $10. I absolutely felt like I got my money’s worth when it came to be entertained by the knights jousting and fighting to become the best knight.
The food is great. You know I’m a foodie and I wouldn’t lie to you. The meal consists of garlic bread, tomato soup, roasted chicken, buttered sweet corn, roasted potatoes, and pastries for dessert. Everything was delicious and there was plenty. There is even a vegetarian option with hummus, warm pita bread, carrot and celery sticks, three-bean stew with fire roasted tomato and brown rice, fresh fruit or Italian ice.
The memories are worth it. We purchased our two year old a dress up kit from the gift shop while we were there that was surprisingly inexpensive for a souvenir shop (under $20). He wears that thing every single day and asks at least once a week if we are going back to the “knight’s castle”.
Update: 4 years after our last trip to Medieval Times, my kids still talk about it and still wear the knight costume.
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We plan to keep going back Medieval Times
Before visiting Medieval Times, I figured it was the type of experience that you do once and never need to do again. Now that I’ve gone, I’m singing a different tune.
Medieval Times is something that I plan to do with my family as many times as they will let me take them (and as long as I get one of those special deals). There is so much action in the show that I have a feeling it never gets old.
Have you been to a dinner show before? Did you think it was worth the price?
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