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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Fredericksburg, Virginia
"Great fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2018 NEW
We had a great time, the food was good, our wait/service person was friendly and helpful. The show was fun, and I really liked how the performers interacted with the audience. They all looked like they enjoyed their jobs, which always makes a performance better.
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T. M
Chula Vista, California
"Excellent "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 06, 2018 NEW
Love Medieval Times ! We always have a great time visiting. Our server Fez was friendly and had a big smile. We enjoyed our experience. Thano you !
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Hermosa Beach, California
"Very good experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 04, 2018 NEW
Horses were beautiful. Show was excellent. Kids loved it. Food was very good and with a little variety, considering it was a dinner theater. Parking lot with not enough exits our only complaint. But the show and dinner was well worth it. Staff was great.
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Hilo, Hawaii
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 03, 2018 NEW
We went a couple of days after Christmas with our 10 year old, we went to a similar one at the Excalibur in Vegas and that show was FAR BETTER. I think if we didn't go to the Excalibur show, I would have thought it was good, but because I went to one with WAAAY more "Pizaaz" we thought this show was just average. It was super crowded and we paid the high price to sit in the King's Court. There was a large group (a couple of hundred high school kids) that they moved and so it took a while to get in the hall.
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Delta, Canada
"An amazing night and the highlight of our trip."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 03, 2018 NEW
We expected great entertainment and mediocre food, but to our surprise, the dinner was very good and the portions were enormous. We arrived early and had the VIP package and ended up in the front row with our group of 14 people and everything from start to finish was well done. Be prepared for other shopping opportunities when you arrive as there are all sorts of souvenirs and photo opportunities available.
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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.