Let me just quote my 10 year old, “This has been my best spring break ever!” Medieval Times Dallas did not disappoint for sure!
Tips for going to Medieval Times:
- Arrive early! The lines can take a long time to get through and there’s plenty to see before the show even begins. At the Dallas show, you can see the horses in their stalls(behind glass), shop, visit the Torture museum(yikes, not for little kids), grab a drink at the bar, and see medieval weaponry. Plus the decorations are pretty cool to check out and see the shiny armor.
- You can dress up! My mom made me this gorgeous coat to wear to the Texas RenFest (Houston) but I never got to wear it. For about 4 years it’s been sitting in my closet. SIGH! I finally finally got to wear it while visiting Medieval Times. There were not a whole bunch of people dressed up but there were a couple. Either way, I had so much fun getting to dress up in this awesome coat finally.
- Don’t forget big cities can have bad traffic. The show in Dallas started at 7:30 so we left our hotel in Arlington around 6:00 and it took over 45 minutes for only a 20 mile something drive.
- There are no utensils. That’s right – a 4 course meal with no fork! It’s Medieval times and all. The food was delicious which surprised me because it’s probably at least 500 people they’re cooking for. And the portions were huge. Each person was basically given a half of a chicken to eat. whoa. I was amazed how the waitstaff could carry those giant trays.
- Enjoy the show! I love taking photos. Ok, ok, I’m obsessed with taking pictures. I had to make myself stop with the camera already and just watch the show! And the show wasn’t just all of the pageantry, knights, horses, queen. It was also about watching my kids be so excited during the battles or the falconry and more.
Tips for after the show:
- See the horses. If you missed seeing the horses up close before the show, you still can after the show. Some will be back in the stalls that you can look through windows to see them. They are too the left of the bar when you enter the area.
- Last minute shopping is available. My boys got light up swords before the show but my daughter likes to really weigh things out and takes her time finding just the right item to purchase. Sooo we were glad that there was time after the show for her to pick out a special souvenir.
- Meet the queen and knights. The queen and some of the knights are available to meet after the show. The knight that my boys were rooting for was there for photos which made them so happy! I was so excited to meet the queen. I’m a RenFest nerd from way back. Both my husband and I got our photo with her. She was so pretty and her costume was AMAZING!
We really enjoyed our trip to the big arena! Everyone working there stayed in character which added to the experience. The food was delicious and big proportions. Even thought the place was packed out, I never felt overwhelmed by the crowd because of the way the seating was stadium styled.
Don’t forget to visit the Medieval Times website to check if any discounts are available before you go.