Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, ON
Take a day out of the ordinary and prepare for the wonderful dinner and show experience that is Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament! Watch in wonder as you are transported back in time to watch the chivalry and valor of six knights unfold before your very eyes. Enjoy an elaborate four-course meal as you witness feats such as steel against steel sword fights and fast-paced jousting competitions. Cheer for your favorite knight as he fights for your honor. Bring your whole family to share this experience with you! Join us tonight as we take some time away from reality to live in Medieval Times!
About the Castle
The exterior of this majestic castle is adorned with flags and coats of arms, giving the feel of an authentic medieval castle. This location is the most unique, being that it is housed in a Beaux-arts style building, rather than an 11th-century replica castle, and being the only castle located outside of the United States. There are two towers that guests can marvel at, as well as a massive and beautiful glass dome that can serve as a reminder that you aren't actually stepping back in time when attending this show.
Walking into this spectacular structure will be like walking through time to see a chivalrous competition between valiant knights, providing a wonderful feeling of excitement. Upon entering the castle, you can head over to the Hall of Arms, where you can see medieval artifacts, a medieval torture museum, and coats of arms displayed throughout. There is also a dance floor for those that like to kick up the fun level a bit with cutting loose. If you feel like you would like to have a beer or glass of wine prior to enjoying the show, there is a fully loaded bar in which you can purchase libations.
About the Feast
This medieval style four-course meal consists of garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, herb-roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, a dessert that consists of the pastry of the castle, coffee, and two rounds of a selected beverage. With such a wonderful meal, guests are sure to stuff their bellies until they are full. Keeping in tradition with the medieval days, the meal is served with no silverware. Eat like a King in the dark ages, and enjoy the best show in the area when doing so.
About the Show
With six different knights to cheer for, the ushers will give you a specific color that coordinates with the seating section, matching you to your knight. Cheer for this specific knight throughout the show, and give him the confidence to win the competitions.
After being seated, guests are brought soup and bread whilst waiting for the festivities to begin. Shortly after being served the soup and bread, guests can sit back and enjoy as they are treated to a marvelous show. Beginning the show is a wonderful display of horsemanship and talent from the majestic stallions that steal the show opening.
Directly following the display of horsemanship is a spectacular light show that will divide the audience into their cheering sections that represent a different village or city in the kingdom and get everyone ready to cheer on their specific knight.
Next, you will see Lord Chancellor come out to introduce the knights and provide a brief history into each knight's background and color section. Following the introduction, King Carlos, the knights and their squires, serfs, and wenches all march out to join the festivities and enjoy the competition. Once King Carlos comes out, he and Lord Chancellor make their way to the dais to introduce the fair maiden Princess Catalina and make a toast.
After the last of the introductions are out of the way, the audience will be treated to a more in-depth display of the equestrian skills possessed by each of these horses while the remaining food for their feast is served. See the King's Guard perform amazing choreographed maneuvers just before an outrider of the north appears to offer King Carlos a gift from Lord Ulrich, who has made a notorious name for himself in being a threat toward other kingdoms, which put the Princess on edge.
The knights begin to compete in games and Princess Catalina hands out ribbons to each winning knight that will, in turn, present them to a woman chosen at random, making them Queens of the Tournament. After this display, the outrider from the north is given a message from King Carlos to inform Lord Ulrich that the king refuses his offer. From there, a jousting battle ensues, and the champion ends up fighting the outrider, who loses. The King offers to allow him to return to his King and retract his request, to which he refuses. The King then decides that the Herald is too valiant to be killed for his insubordination, and sentences him to life imprisonment.