Our “Knight” at Medieval Times: Family Travel Review & Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Medieval Times Schaumburg, Illinois 
Do you love knights, horses, wenches, and good food? If you do, you should take your family to Medieval Times. My family and I were invited to attend an event for bloggers, and we had so much fun.

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When you arrive they will assign your seats, and the sections are labeled to support a specific knight. We were assigned to the black and white knight. We had a few minutes to browse around before they began seating.

They have lots of fun medieval themed memorabilia. My son fell in love with a wooden shield that was painted with a crest and I purchased it for him.

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Here are two of my Instagram photos but there are several more if you search using #MedievalTimesChi

When they called for our sections, we headed to our seats. We sat on the front row near the middle of the arena, we had a phenomenal view.

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Our “man wench” is pictured on the left

We were greeted by our “man wench” for the evening. He was our server and was responsible for plating our dinner.

Our dinner consisted of:

  • Lemonade or Soda
  • Tomato Bisque Soup
  • Roasted Chicken
  • Spare Rib
  • Garlic Toast
  • Apple Puff Pastry

I was impressed with our dinner. I can definitely be a food snob. I have been to a few other “dinner and a show” type businesses, and generally the show outshines the food. I worried that the food wouldn’t be good, but we were pleased. The tomato bisque was tasty. The roasted chicken was well seasoned and moist, and the rib was equally delicious. The chicken portion was huge. The apple puff pastry was just sweet enough to give me my sugar fix for the evening. I finished off my meal with a warm cup of coffee.

We faithfully cheered for our assigned knight. It was fun to watch him compete in the “games” including jousting and sword fighting. When the knights rode by my 4.5 year old son would yell and cheer, “I love you guys.” The best part of evening was watching his facial expressions while they were competing. He would get anxious and excited trying to cheer for his favorite knight.

Medieval Times was a family friendly venue with good food and a terrific show. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. They offer special prices and packages for celebrations, and they can help make the celebration extra special.

If the dinner and a show wasn’t enough to attract your attention, philanthropic efforts of the company should add to their appeal. Medieval Times donated $10 from every ticket sold on Thanksgiving Day to the Red Cross Relief Fund in the Philippines. The company paid for several knights to hand deliver the funds and they helped rebuild schools destroyed by Hurricane Haiyan.

Medieval Times has locations in:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Baltimore/Washington D.C.
  • Buena Park, CA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Dallas, TX
  • Lyndhurst, NJ
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Orlando, FL
  • Toronto, ON

We have family trips planned to several cities that have Medieval Times locations, and we hope to add them to our schedule.

To check out show times, prices, and locations follow Medieval Times on social media.

Medieval Times Chicago which is located in Schaumburg, Illinois donated four passes to giveaway on my blog.

There are a few restrictions:

  • Passes are only good at the Schaumburg location.
  • Valid for shows Sunday through Thursday
  • Valid for 6 months from 5/21/14
  • Non-Transferrable and can not be copied.
  • Upgrade packages are additional
  • Voucher has no cash value and can not be replaced if lost or stolen
  • Additional adjacent seats maybe purchased at time of redemption
  • Gratuity is not included
  • Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance
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Good luck everyone!

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