While my son was here for holiday break from his military training we were able to visit the Medieval Times Dinner Theater in Schaumburg, IL, up by Chicago! He wanted to do some shopping in Chicago on his break, so we all went with him so we didn't lose any of his time here.
If you have never been to one of the Medieval Times Castles, you need to visit one when you can. Not only do you get to watch a great show, you also get served an awesome meal. The meal includes a Tomato Bisque Soup, Garlic Bread, Roasted Chicken, Sweet Buttered Corn on the Cob, Herb Roasted Potato Slices and a Fruit Filled Pastry. You have your choice of beverage, coffee or water. They also have a vegetarian meal available.
After entering the castle you will be given a crown to wear that will identify you with one of the knights, also placing you within a certain seating. The crown color matches the knight you are to cheer for. Be sure to arrive a little early so you can view the horses, visit the torture chamber and look through the small shopping areas.
You can upgrade your experience to add a little to your evening. You can have someone knighted, a photo, VIP seating, etc. These do add to the cost of your ticket.
Once seated your Serf or Wench will enquire as to beverage choice and if anyone needs the vegetarian offering. You do not use silverware, so be prepared to eat with your hands, drink your soup from the bowl and generally have a delicious meal. Your dinner will be served throughout the beginning of the performance.
Be prepared to have your fill of beautiful horses, jousting knights and a falcon in flight. We have actually been to this castle many times and I have been thrilled every time to watch the horses and knights perform. The dinner is great too! The show of course has a storyline that goes with it, so as you cheer your knight on, one of the 6 knights will win for the evening.
This will certainly create a special night for a birthday, anniversary, or just because it is fun! There are other Castles around the US and Canada, so check where the nearest one is and enjoy. Or see if one will fit in with any vacations you have planned.
Thank you Medieval Times for an entertaining evening for my son's visit home for the holidays!