Spotlight: Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament


This 11th century-style dinner attraction was inspired by the true medieval tradition of royal families inviting guests to a festival and feast to watch knights compete on horseback.  You can’t help but notice the Castle’s towering white walls, complete with moat and drawbridge, in the Kissimmee landscape.  The Castle also features an authentic eight-cottage medieval village.  Some things have changed over the 27-year history of Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, such as the characters and the storyline, but the commitment to the accuracy of the weapons and costumes of the times have not changed.

Royal guests are treated to a romantic, snowy rendezvous in the woods and an authentic sword fighting and medieval jousting tournament on horseback!  This entertaining show really lets you get a glimpse into the years from the century of 1001 to 1100.  Along with the kings and knights, the stars of this show include some very talented stallions.  These magnificent horses are raised mainly at the Medieval Times’ Chapel Creek Ranch in Sanger, Texas.  This 241-acre ranch houses Quarter Horses, Menorcans, Friesians, and also breeds purebred Spanish Andalusians.  They raise more than 400 horses here and begin training them early, introducing them to lead ropes and halters as weanlings.  More initial training follows until age three, when they move to one of the nine Castles in North America.  Here, they learn advanced-level dressage from a Master horse trainer.  Then, they get to live the pampered life of a performer!

The show also includes a 4-course feast.  This starts with soup, then chicken, ribs, potato and dessert served by medieval characters. They do have a vegetarian meal available as well.

So, come out and cheer for your favorite knight!
Approximately 10 miles from the Disney area at:
4510 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy., Kissimmee, Florida 34746

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