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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.

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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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Leslie K
Torrance, California
"Went for a birthday event"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2017 NEW
It was a really entertaining show - a little longer than I expected, but still fun. The food was good, the basic chicken fare. They do offer a vegetarian option if you prefer. There are things to buy everywhere, pricey, but I bought a goblet with no regrets. Expect to be eating during the show - very well organized.
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"Good, but once is enough"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2017 NEW
I've been twice and once is enough, even though the first visit was 18 years ago. It was good but not as great as I remember, maybe because it's more suited for kids or for adults who don't know what to expect. My partner loved it. The show and acts were good, the actors interact well with the audience. The horses looked in good condition. The riders wore boots with 3 inch spurs which I thought to be cruel, surely they can wear boots without them. I know I wouldn't want to be jabbed in the ribs for 2 hours. The waiting staff were great! Food was nice. For vegetarian you just tell them when you arrive. I got so much, couldn't eat it all. Soup, garlic bread, veges with hummus, corn cob, potato, bean vege stew with rice, lemon loaf for desert.
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"Great family fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 07, 2017 NEW
We have been to Medieval Times on several occasions and we have a great time EVERY time!! From the courteous wenches (servers), to their animated host MC, and their performers come together to make your experience top notch. I highly recommend this to anyone who is considering going.
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Los Angeles, California
"Could A Lot More Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed August 28, 2017 NEW
Medieval Times has great potential, yet fails to deliver. We planned a birthday party and wanted something special besides dinner, cake, and presents. Dinner and a themed event sounded like just the thing. Arrival is early, before the show starts to give the guests time to enjoy the bars, and shopping. While enjoying these areas, there is some semblance of entertainment with the King, Chamberlain and Princess. They may crown a young child celebrating their birthday. The sound system is poor, so it can be difficult to hear, while a few hundred people are stacking in to the bar or gift areas. Each group is wearing a crown with the corresponding colors to their knight, and are seated accordingly. Once inside you are placed at a long table with theater seats, in front of you will be a plate, bowl, and plastic mug. Your server will come by and provide you with a meager portion of vegetable soup, aka Dragon Soup, half of a roasted chicken, and eventually a small well done corn on the cob and something that at one time may have been a potato. To drink, you are enticed with Water, iced tea or Pepsi. You may find coffee served before the amazing desert, which is a slice of pound cake. Overall the food is dry, fairly bland and generally unappetizing. There will of course be people by to take your bar orders. This could make up for the unimpressive food selections, depending on how far you are seated from the bar. The closer you are, the faster the drinks come out. As for the entertainment, they have an impressive array of horses, a nice falcon that flies around, and the knights that will play at fighting. Their choreography is weak, with lots of gaps, and almost as unimpressive as the food. Near the end of the show you are wondering why you are being asked for the 100th time to yell and scream to support your knight, when he was kind of like the chicken = bland and overdone. If you are really looking for a Dinner Adventure - Try the Pirates next door. Better show, better food, better service, and dare I say better value.
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Jost Van Dyke
"Loved the show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 27, 2017 NEW
I had seen this show many years ago when my kids were small, I wasn't sure if I wanted to spend the money to see it again. Very happy I decided to go, it was a wonderful experience. The show was great, the food was good, the service was outstanding.
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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.