How often is it that you can experience feasting with a king and princess like royalty while cheering on handsome and chivalrous knights? Not often I’m sure. If there’s one attraction in Toronto that is an absolute must-visit when in town, it’s Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament. It’s truly an experience like no other!
A live show featuring a variety of entertainment from Jousting to Horsemanship and all while enjoying a 4-course meal (with vegetarian options).
“In myth and in legend, the Knight and the horse are forever linked. Few things are held in such great esteem by the Medieval warrior than a stalwart horse, who possesses the bold courage of his master and the quiet strength of his ancestors.”
This was our third time at Medieval Times Toronto (Check out our first visit review here) but the first time taking my parents and my son (who is four and absolutely obsessed with knights!). We experienced the VIP King’s Royalty Upgrade which includes the following:
- Priority Castle Access
- VIP First Row All Section Seating or Second Row in Center Section
- Priority Seating Access
- Knight’s Rally Towel
- Cheering Banner
- VIP Lanyard
- Framed Entrance Group Photo
You can add this package for only $22 additional per person. Currently they have a Free Royalty Upgrade ($20 Value Plus Preferred Seating) by using Code: FRWEB with the purchase of each full-priced admission.
There is also a SUMMER SAVINGS special rate of: Adults $42.95 & Kids $32.95 (Save up to $23 per person) by using Code: SMR17 at time of purchase (cannot be combined with other offers or group rates).
My family enjoyed the experience tremendously!
The food was delicious and flavourful (I only wish they still included the ribs with the chicken that they did on our first visit a few years back) and plentiful (so much that they thankfully provide take-out containers near the end of the show because there’s a lot of leftovers) and they also have great wine (table service) and beer options for the adults.
My children didn’t find it too loud or scary with the pyrotechnics, in fact, they were some of the loudest cheerers! They also enjoyed the light-up glasses they had (this is an additional purchase) and especially the fact that they were able to eat with their hands.
Before and after the tournament and dinner, we walked around the castle to admire the architecture and artifacts. We also stopped off at the souvenir stand to purchase a couple of items for the kids. They offer an array of memorabilia for children and adults.
Although our Black and White Knight did not win the tournaments, it was very exciting to watch and the energy all around was wonderful and thrilling! Not to mention a most special moment for our little princess when she received the honour of being selected personally from our knight as the “Queen of the Tournament” including having everyone cheer for her and having her photo taken shortly after.
This was an additional cost to keep as a souvenir at the photo stand for $20 or $30 for two souvenir photos which includes photo design and keepsake frame.
You will expect to spend a bit at the show, so I highly recommend taking out some cash prior to arrival but they also offer debit and credit (including portable machines brought to you at your seats during the dinner and show).
Overall, the experience is one-of-a-kind and truly a fun-filled show and lip-smacking and satisfying dinner for the whole family. Although it may be on the more pricier side including additional expenses that may incur (parking, souvenirs, drinks/adult drinks, additional photos, etc.), I still highly recommend a visit! My tip would be to take advantage of the great discounts & savings they offer throughout the year for tickets when they come available.
To learn more about Medieval Times, visit them online at http://www.medievaltimes.com.
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Medieval Times Toronto. Complimentary tickets were provided in lieu of an honest review; however, all opinions expressed are entirely those of the author.