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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Susan G
Vernon, Canada
"Great Acting and Well-Trained Horses"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
This was our first time attending Medieval times, but I did know about the venue and had a sense of what to expect. For example, no utensils to eat your meal (so bring hand sanitizer!). From the moment we arrived the staff were very friendly and gave directions so that we would know what to do. Our tickets said to arrive early but there really was no point to arrive early: you get in at your ticket time and if you are early you are just waiting. The show was pretty cool - there is a storyline and each horse is so beautiful. Ok - so my tip for other parents: before entering the show you are basically in a giant store selling things your child is going to want. If you are thinking of attending this event, turn to the mirror right now and start practicing saying "no" !! My suggestion for Medieval Times: little kids are not going to eat the same portion size as adults. When you sell a "child" ticket, please modify their serving size. It didn't feel good to leave so much wasted food!
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Carol H
San Diego
"Good family place to celebrate birthdays."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 09, 2018 NEW
It is a nice family place. The food was good and it was fun to eat with your hands. The show was good and the horse were beautiful. They were very well trained and the actors were good riders. The experience was worth the price.
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Chicago, Illinois
"Never go here. "
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed July 06, 2018 NEW
This was the worst experience of my life. I went to this place with my teen tour for dinner and a show and from the beginning I knew it was nothing good. First of all, immediately there is a crowd of people at the door and everything is over priced. For example, $10 for one rose that lights up. In the arena they served the grossest food: a massive and suspicious looking chicken wing, corn that does not come off the cob and dry potato. To make matters worse, they refuse to serve or give anyone utensils which first of all is unsanitary and just flat out weird. The only decent part of the meal was the garlic bread but after everyone received one piece and I asked for more, I was told they had run out. All of the plates that my food was served on seemed dirty and having dirty hands without utensils certainly did not help the situation. To distract myself from the food I watched the show only to see the animals used in the show such as horses and birds which were clearly malnourished and miserable. The horses were choking and seemed to be foaming at the mouth. The bird that was released to fly around the arena was literally shot down by the person controlling it and it landed on the ground looking like it was dead. Overall this was a horrible experience and I would definitely not recommend it unless you are up for feeling terribly for the animals and eating disgusting food.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
"Surprisingly entertaining"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 03, 2018 NEW
We did not know what to expect but we were very surprised as to how much fun we had. The wait time to get in was long but you could get a drink and shop around. Once you went in to the arena you were served chicken and veggies and potatoes - it was a pretty good meal. The show was excellent - the horses and riders were very entertaining. We had fun cheering for our Knight. Great show - would recommend it.
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New Orleans, Louisiana
"Dilly, dilly!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2018 NEW
This was a last minute decision to go , and it didn't disappoint us. We had a party of 8, and they were able to accommodate us on short notice. The show was entertaining.
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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.