Thanks to Medieval Times Lyndhurst NJ for our complimentary invitation.
Last night we had the opportunity to visit Medieval Times for the third time! My first time attending the show was back in 2008. It was actually a date night for me and my boyfriend, today my husband 🙂 After that we went back again with friends and family and had a blast. Now after hearing the news that they were reopening I wanted to take my two boys (4 and 2 year old) for their first experience.
The Medieval Times is a themed dinner show that includes a feast, horse showcases, knight games and live-action battles and jousts. My older boy has been talking about seeing the horses all week long and last night he was so excited!
They open the doors one hour before the show and the Medieval Times experience begins the moment you see the castle. Once inside, there are employees wearing traditional Middle Ages attire to greet you. The grand lobby has colorful decor lots of weapons displays with several souvenir stands and two bars.
My boys wanted the colorful light swords and with that in hand we walked into the arena. The crowd is separated by colors to correlate with a particular knight based on your ticket purchase and the color of your crown. We watched the show on the black and white Knight’s side.
As we were waiting for the show to begin the servers prepared for our feast by taking drink orders. Our menu for the night included tomato bisque, garlic toast, roasted chicken, baked potatoes, buttery corn, ice cream and coffee. The fun part is that you get to experience this feast and eat with your hands just like in the Middle Ages. Such a fun experience and the boys loved it! Everything was delicious!
As we were enjoying our feast, the show kicked off with the flying of the royal falcon. It was an incredible way to start the show and I loved watching the boys’ faces as they watched the falcon fly over them. It was an exciting way to kick off the tournament and as soon as I saw their faces I knew we were going to have a great time! They kept saying: mom look the bird, look the bird” with excitement!
And the show goes on. The Knights took turns challenging one another to a joust, complete with full armor and wooden lances. After the jousts, the Knights battle each other to defeat using swords, shields, battle axes and spears. We definitely felt the excitement and got into the action waving our black and white flags and the lights swords as hard as we could to cheer on the brave and strong Knight. After all the cheering and battles the green Knight end up winning and it was lots of fun!
Medieval Times is an incredible family experience. If you are looking for a fun way to spend this summer break from work or school or just on any weekend, head over to Medieval Times.
Plan to arrive at least an hour before your scheduled time and the show itself is about two hours. In addition to the location in NJ, there are also 7 other locations around the country.
Here are a few things to know if you decide to visit:
- There is full bar serving alcoholic and non alcoholic beverages for purchase
- There is also a souvenir shop where we bought our lighting swords.
- Parking is free at the Lyndhurst, NJ location
- You can purchase upgrades and VIP tickets
- They provide wet napkins but I recommend bringing extra wipes if tou are with little ones, it can get messy!
Special thanks to Medieval Times for inviting us to experience the dinner and tournament. We can’t wait to go back!