* I received passes for Medieval Times at no charge to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.

During my vacation to Anaheim I got the chance to visit Medieval Times in Buena Park, CA. I hadn’t been there since I was about 15 years old – a teenager who was basically dragged there by my family. Although I did have fun, I didn’t really allow myself to truly enjoy it. I mean, I was a teenager, I didn’t want to hang with the family! I’m so glad I got a chance to visit it again – and let loose with the excitement!

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Surrender to an age of bravery and honor and witness epic battles of steel and steed during our ALL-NEW SHOW. From ringside seats, discover a feast of the eyes and appetite with more action, more fun & more excitement than ever before. As you thrill to a rousing live jousting tournament, marvel at awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry, Medieval Times serves a four-course meal fit for royalty.

Hang on to your helmet. The show is about to begin.

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My twins were super excited to go. Dylan is very into knights, kings, and battles (as any typical 5 year old boy usually is), and Riley… well Riley is into food. She didn’t get excited until I said we were having a medieval feast – then her eyes lit up. Did I mention she loves food?

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We got there and right away there was excitement brewing. The King was “knighting” special guests – birthdays etc – and gathering a crowd. We made our way to our seats and found out we were on the GREEN Team – we cheered for the green knight all evening! And I will say – we did get the best knight 😉 He even gave Riley a flower!

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The battles were expertly choreographed – jousting, sword swinging, throwing around maces on chains – and  even though it all hit the shields HARD, none hit the actual actors. But it was SO real – especially for the kids. They cheered on our green knight until the very end. Although our knight – who bore a striking resemblance to Chris Hemsworth (Thor!) didn’t ultimately win, he did put up a good fight.

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Overall is was a fantastic experience for grownups and kids alike. The battles were exciting, the horses were gorgeous, and the staff was friendly. I can guarantee you that next time we are in Southern California we will be visiting Medieval Times again! Visit a location near you for an unforgettable experience.

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