We took my parents to the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament

It has been over thirty years since my parents took my brother and me to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Buena Park, CA. I was happy to bring my parents to the Medieval Times in Scottsdale with my husband – sharing highlights of our time!

efore I go into our time at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Scottsdale, I want to share this gem I found in a stack of my childhood printed photos –

This photo was embedded into my memory bank which also triggered my time there when I was probably around 7 to 9 years old, judging at my brothers little age. We are 3 years apart.

Here we are hubby and I green team again! What a fun coincidence, wahooo! Benjamin was trying to do a “king face” ;) He’s also wearing my dad’s old jacket!

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Of course it’s a wonderful place to take your kids, but it’s entertainment for adults too, and the food is good too! I’ll share that in a bit. I was invited to attend and so we brought my parents who were in town for Christmas and New Years. They were pretty excited because my parents are very active and like to get out every day. I don’t even move that much so I’m glad we had this on the calendar with our activities to take them places.

Medieval Times locations include: Atlanta, Baltimore, Buena Park, Chicago, Dallas, Lyndhurst, Myrtle Beach, Orlando, Scottsdale and Toronto.

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Some things you should know before you go

  • Doors open 1 hour before seating time. I suggest getting there at least 20 minutes early, earlier if you have kids because you’ll be taking photos and buying things.
  • Block off about 2 hours of entertainment from the time doors open.
  • There is no silverware – it is the Medieval Times after all – so prepare to use your fingers when it comes to the main dish, the chicken! They do give wet wipes!
  • Masks are required for entry but when you sit, like a restaurant, you can remove it. There is also some distancing between seated parties.

It really is a wonderful and entertaining show of acting, jousting, the horses performing, tournaments, and a falcon! It’s a fun time and a thing you should do if you are visiting Phoenix or just looking for something fun to do with your family.

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The meal

Now let’s talk about the food! You will get a tomato soup with garlic bread, and the meal is a large chicken (like a half chicken), corn on the cob and a seasoned potato wedge. It really is delicious, you won’t be disappointed with the food, it’s so well seasoned and flavored. I’ve had a few friends attend and tell me how much they enjoyed the food, knowing I had attended the grand opening of this location and brought my in-laws.

I could have had more soup and garlic bread – and wish I could have asked for more haha!

Oh it was really delicious!! I devoured it before the corn and potatoes came out. It is really also very fun when they announce we can be served and all the servers come out with the chicken on platters and rush out the doors. I hope you get to attend a Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament near you or if you visit the Phoenix Scottsdale area. Relive your childhood memories like I did, or make one.

Buy your tickets now!

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Thank you to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament for the tickets!

Complimentary tickets and VIP upgrade was provided by Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in exchange to share my experience. No other compensation was provided.

Diana Elizabeth tried to drop off some donations at a local thrift store recently and she nabbed the last spot – so many donation bins were full! Everyone is cleaning out and now is a great time to thrift too (but she is not since she needs to purge).


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Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next creative themed party. She continues to blog weekly.


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