Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Buena Park, CA

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament7662 Beach Blvd.Buena Park, CA 90620
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The nation’s longest-running and top-rated attraction, The Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is a one-of-a-kind experience ideal for many ages. The live show takes place in an elaborate European-style castle and features two hours of thrilling swordplay; spirited horses; a medieval-inspired musical score; unbelievable special effects; a no-silverware four-course meal; and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Buena Park Travel Experts
  • Alcohol provided for additional price.
  • Doors open 75 minutes prior to showtime.
  • Seating is first come, first served.
  • Eat medieval style--with your hands.
  • Live jousting tournament, horsemanship and falconry.
  • Excellent bar and dance floor.
  • Hall of Arms displaying medieval artifacts and a medieval torture museum.
  • 4-course meal is served.


from Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament California
Medieval Times is more than the nation's #1 and longest running dinner attraction - it's a living link to the past where the glory, chivalry and valor of old burst to life in authentic pageantry and thrilling tournament action.

While guests enjoy a hearty four-course medieval-style banquet (without silverware), six brave knights compete in games of skill astride magnificent Andalusian stallions. Lances splinter against shields of steel, broad swords spark and a champion emerges, to the cheers of the enthusiastic crowd. The spectacle unfolds nightly inside a fully enclosed European-style castle.

Reserve Los Angeles Customer Reviews

holtville, CA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"fun night out"
February, 2015
It was a bit of waiting time before going in to the arena to get seated. But overall the show was exciting and entertaining.
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Tip: awesome dinner just careful with the hot soup

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Morgan Hill, California
"Birthday celebration"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 15, 2018 NEW
We had a great time at Medieval Times. It was perfect for a birthday celebration. We had the king knight our birthday princess and she really loved the pomp and ceremony (Plus the picture). We sat in the front row which was very nice and close up. The food was OK--but it was perfect the times we were portraying. We got a piece of birthday cake and that was nice. Our server was very nice and very accommodating. In all I think it was a great place to have a special celebration.
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Irving, Texas
"It’s like in a movie, dinner with the knights and royalties"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 11, 2018 NEW
Its a fun night with family, the food is great, i love the tomato soup with bread. The kids enjoyed the play! Will come back in the future.
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Regina, Saskatchewan
"Fun going Medieval!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 28, 2018 NEW
Overall just a fun night with work friends. Food was ok but part of a bigger experience. Lots of laughs and memories.
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Camrose, Canada
"A fun night!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2018 NEW
Our group of 6 adults really enjoyed this show and dinner. The food was brought out hot and tasty which is amazing considering how many people they have to prepare for and doing it up to 3 shows per day. Serving staff was attentive, friendly and efficient. There are many ways to spend your money on the numerous souvenirs and drinks! Very pricey but it is your decision as to spend or not. The highlight was catching a flower for my wife! Never expected to do that. The horses are amazing and the show is pretty well done.
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Jeff K
"NO REFUND is outrageous!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed February 13, 2018
I bought my tickets for valentines day thinking i would be back from deployment by then and was told i had to stay. Called and talked to a Maria and she said that yes she was able to refund my money and it would be back in my account in 5 days but she sounded iffy about it and then i read this and just don't get it so i called Medevil Times back just to see if my reservation was still there and sure enough it was. ( the funny thing is she even thanked me for serving our country) SMH
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Frequently Asked Questions about Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament California

What exactly is Medieval Times?
Medieval Times is an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six Knights competing in the joust and other tests of skill. Expect almost two hours of jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, displays of extraordinary horsemanship and falconry as part of an exciting yet touching story set in Medieval Spain.

What else does Medieval Times have besides a dinner show?
They also feature an excellent bar, dance floor, Hall of Arms displaying medieval artifacts and a medieval torture museum.

What's on the menu?
Medieval Times' noble guests feast on garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, spare rib, herb-basted potatoes, pastry of the Castle, coffee and two rounds of select beverages. A full-service bar is also available for adult guests at an additional price. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

How early should I arrive?
The Castle doors will open 75 minutes prior to the show time printed on your tickets. Plan to arrive early; seating is first come, first served and to obtain the best seats available you should arrive as early as possible. Once in the Hall of Arms there are plenty of activities and festivities to enjoy: visit the extensive gift shop, full-service bar, museum of torture and observe the master falconer and his birds of prey up close. Knighting ceremonies are also performed pre-show.

How much is parking?
They offer FREE on site parking.

Is it true that we must eat with our hands?
Absolutely! Eating utensils were not used in the 11th century and we take you back!

What is the policy for lap children under 3 years old?
Children under the age of 3 are admitted free as long as they sit on adults' laps and eat from their plate. If you prefer the child to have his or her own seat and meal then the child rate would apply.