Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Dallas Review
To get to review Medieval Times is awesome and a wonderful opportunity. I went as a child a couple of times, and once prior as an adult. My husband and daughter had never been so I was excited to get to see their reaction to it. We arrived at the castle at 6:45pm, and there was already a pretty long line. I had left over 45 minutes before that so to say Dallas has bad construction traffic is an understatement. We arrived and stood in line for about 10 minutes talking with my Mom and Dad. Then you heard them blow the trumpets and announce it was time to come in. The line to go in was pretty quick, though it was clear from the moment you got in there they wanted to try to get you to buy photos. On the same spot you purchase any tickets from your reservation, is a sign to pay $5 to get a picture of someone in the stocks. That was right away, though I had had thought of doing that to my husband!
|Olivia was so happy to be there with her Grandpa and Nana!|
From there, we walked in and a bar was right in front of the doors. Want a beer? How about spending $7 on a cup of Shiner...seriously. You want a cute tiara or crown? How about a princess hat? $14-$20 a piece! We saw a tube of dragons (kind of like a tube of green army guys) that I wanted to get Olivia as a stocking stuffer for Christmas. $15.95 and a third of the tube was empty. I'll wait for Toys R Us. But, Grandpa and Nana's job is to spoil the kiddo so she got quite a bit! The pictures also came out really great as well and I was so appreciative they purchased them for us. I loved all the backgrounds they had, we let Olivia choose her background and she wanted the red dragon. I really loved the white, but the princess gets what she likes!
As the tournament part of the show came to a close, the knights all had a small sash with a carnation tied to it on the end of their lances. Imagine our surprise and happiness when the red knight came right over, and gave the sash to Olivia! I helped her get it off, and it was SO sweet that he bowed to her and everything! At this point, we'd been watching the show over an hour and Olivia was getting tired and not understanding she'd won something so sweet, so I spent the remainder of the shower waiving it like a flag for her. I loved seeing the knight make little gestures to his horse as well when sitting on him and waiting to go. You can tell these knights take their position seriously and the horses are attached to the owners. It was really sweet and fun to watch.
By the end of the show, we'd cheered until our throats were scratchy, eaten wonderful food, enjoyed all the fighting and the story line and had a blast. I really hope to get to return soon, as I would love to make this a "Royal Tradition" with my daughter. A huge thank you to The Red Knight for making my daughter feel so special last night, and thank you to Medieval Times for the tickets! My parents celebrated their TWENTY-FIFTH wedding anniversary with dinner part one last night here! Thank you for helping me make their anniversary memorable!