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Medieval Times in Atlanta Review

Updated on September 8, 2010

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

I've never been to Medieval Times before, but I'd seen similar restaurants on TV, so when the opportunity arose, and I knew I was going to be staying in the area, I knew that I had to get my tickets.

My boyfriend and I did a free upgrade to the royalty package, and we got there like an hour early. We were able to sit front row. Getting there early, is definitely the key. Although, they tell you 30 to 45 minutes early, the earlier the better. Those who sit in the front row really get a better show and interaction with the knights than those in the other rows behind.

It's Expensive

The overall trip is pricey. The tickets are at least $50 for adults and $35 for children.

There are plenty of souvenirs, ranging from statues, kids toys and apparel, keychains, banners, and t shirts, which are all pretty nice, but expensive, and the drinks are ridiculous.I paid $17 for one t-shirt

If you want something from the bar before the show starts, remember that beers are $6, non-alcoholic frozen drinks were about $7, and I was scared to ask what the alcoholic drinks were priced. You can get a soda, but again I'm not sure what they were priced. When you get a drink from the bar, you do get a souvenir cup that you can take with you, or you can purchase a novelty cup, which come in a wide range of styles and colors.

If you decide that you want your picture with the princess that you took when you first walked through the gates, that picture is $20 to buy at one of the booths.

Even though it's pricey, I would go again. Before you make your decision though, check out my take on the food and entertainment.

Castle Locations

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore/ Washington DC
  • Buena Park, CA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Lyndhurst, NJ
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Orlando, FL
  • Toronto, Ontario

Food

You get to eat like real guests at the castle... With your hands, so definitely keep that in mind. If you want to bring your own silverware, sneak it in because you're not given anything other than your food and plates.

Your meal consists of:

  • Tomato bisque soup with a slice of garlic bread.
  • Half of a chicken
  • One spare rib
  • Half of a potato
  • Small pastry

The soup was wonderful, but I'm partial to tomato basil soup, which was essentially what it was. I'm not a fan of garlic bread, or garlic in general, but dipping the bread in the soup was pretty good. Once the bread was gone, you drink the rest of your soup. Remember, you don't get any silverware; all you have to eat with is your hands and fingers.

I'm not a fan of chicken on the bone, so eating the chicken was a bit of a struggle for me, but I knew what I was getting into. When it came to getting the white meat from under the wing, by boyfriend had to rip the wing off. I'd be a vegetarian, if I could (nothing's stopping me but myself). The chicken was pretty good; it did need salt that was provided on the table. Personally, a little more seasoning would have been better, but you eat like those from medieval times, when they didn't use an abundance of seasonings.

I don't eat beef or pork, so my boyfriend grabbed my spare rib, which was much smaller in person than the pictures online and in the brochures show. That didn't affect me any because I knew from the start, I wasn't eating it. He said that his spare rib was great, but mine was all fat, so you have to watch out which piece you get. Although, you don't have much choice when the waiter puts one on your plate.

For a potato, it was pretty good. Definitely seasoned just right. Too bad the chicken didn't have as much or this type of seasoning. It was dry, but it's hard to cook a potato alone and it be overly moist.

The pastry was a small apple pastry, which was pretty good. It was not homemade, but store bought, but good nonetheless.

As for your beverage, you get a choice of water, Pepsi, or tea. Place your cup handle to the front toward the waiter if you want tea, to the side if you want Pepsi, and to yourself if you want water. I think that's how it went. If not, it was something along those manners and rules. Basically, you get your initial refill, and the water comes through one more time to refill your glass a second time, and that's it. If you're still thirsty, you can request another refill, but I never saw anyone do this. They do not offer alcoholic drinks with your meal, but at the start of the meal, a bartender will walk through with a pad and pencil to take orders.

After you get your pastry, the waiter comes through offering coffee to drink while you watch the rest of the show, and yes, there is entertainment throughout the beginning to end of your meal.

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Pooper Scooper Man! (Someone has to do it)
Pooper Scooper Man! (Someone has to do it)
Pooper Scooper Man! (Someone has to do it)

Entertainment

When you walk into the gates of the castle, you've given a crown that assigns you to a knight. This is the section that you sit in and the knight that you cheer for throughout the show.

The overall performance is pretty cool. It's a little cheesy when the knights are fighting and competing, but overall it's not too bad. I could see where kids would love the show, but when it comes to adults, I can also see where not all adults would enjoy themselves. You pretty much have to decide for yourself.

The one thing that I didn't like, is when the knights were jousting, the knight on the right side, when you walk in, always fell off his horse. You always knew which knight was going to win. I'm not sure if they ever mix it up, but that would have been nice if they did.

With every competition, the winning knights received roses, that he threw to the crowd in his section. I was on the front row, so the knight just tossed mine to me. There was no big ordeal about him having to throw it to me at the top of the stands.

it was hard at times to watch the show and eat, but for the most part, you got to see the entire show.

The only other concern that I had, was that it was hard to take pictures of the knights fighting and jousting when they lowered the net. I realize that it's a safety concern, but it was hard to get good pictures this way.

And, yes you can bring your camera in to take video and pictures.

Ticket Prices

 
Adult
Child
Regular
49.95
34.95
Royalty
59.95
44.95
King Royalty
69.95
54.95
Celebration Package
65.95
50.95
Prices are subject to change. These are the Atlanta, GA castle prices, the prices for the other locations may vary.

Differences Between Tickets

  • Regular

Package does not include anything other than the ticket in. Get there early to get a good seat.

  • The Royalty Package

Package includes preferred seating, Knights cheering banner, "Behind the Scenes" DVD, and commemorative program. Only $10.00 additional per person.

  • Kings Royalty Package

Package includes guaranteed seating in the first-row of any section or second-row, center section, "Behind the Scenes" DVD, entrance group photo, Knights cheering banner, and commemorative program. Only $20.00 additional per person.

  • Celebration Package

Package includes preferred seating, slice of cake, framed group photo, "Behind the Scenes" DVD, Knights cheering banner, and commemorative program. Only $16.00 additional per person.

Try ordering your tickets online in order to check for any deals and upgrades. Just remember that the deals are available when ordering via the 1-800-number as well as online, so if you have any problems using the coupon codes, call up customer service so that you can still get your deals. You won't get these deals when purchasing tickets at the castle.

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