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Showing posts with label Medieval times. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Medieval times. Show all posts

May 13, 2018

REVIEW: (Medieval) Times They Are A-Changin'



It's been a while since we visited the castle... you know the one - the one standing alongside its  Medieval Village in Kissimmee? It's an icon... a well-known tribute to an era seemingly frozen in time within its mighty walls; and recently, it quietly became a symbolic monument to societal change. Quietly - until you play witness to the show inside!

The flagship Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament opened in 1983. The timeless, beloved tale of battles and romance in the quest for the princess and kingdom unfolded under the watchful eyes of the powerful king for 34 years. This year, that has all changed as Queen Doña Maria Isabella has officially taken the throne following the "death" of the king.

While it seems to be an incredibly relevant time for such a change in regime, the political and social climate whirling around #MeToo, and rejuvenated analyses of gender equality aren't responsible for some frenzied, obligatory rewrite of the Medieval Times performance. These changes have been in the works for a couple of years as a result of guest feedback and certainly just an acknowledgment of the need for something new.

April 12, 2018

ARIZONA - Medieval Times Breaks Ground on 10th Castle, First in Arizona


North America's #1 Dinner Attraction to Open in Scottsdale's Talking Stick Entertainment District

PHOENIX, April 6, 2018 - Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament today broke ground on its tenth North American castle, to be located in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community's Talking Stick Entertainment District in Scottsdale, Ariz.

With construction slated for completion in early 2019, the 79,000-square-foot 11th Century-style castle will be the only entertainment venue of its type in Arizona. Having entertained more than 67 million guests across the United States and in Toronto over the past three-and-a-half decades, the immersive Medieval Times experience centers around an adrenaline-charged live jousting tournament, filled with awe-inspiring horsemanship and falconry. Heroic knights engage in rousing displays of strength and skill, as fans cheer their champions over a four-course, utensil-free feast, much as they might have 10 centuries ago.

April 8, 2018

MEDIEVAL TIMES TURNS HISTORY ON ITS HEAD WITH A QUEEN IN THE STARRING ROLE OF ALL-NEW ORLANDO, FL CASTLE PRODUCTION

One of Florida’s most popular entertainment destinations breaks
from tradition with new matriarchal storyline debuting in April

ORLANDO — Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament is ushering in a new royal ruler as the lead role in their wildly popular Central Florida production at the Orlando Castle. For the first time in the company’s 34-year tradition of having a king as the sole ruler of the land, a female character will make history in the company’s newest show debuting on April 19th in the heart of Osceola County.

The matriarchal move came as a result of guest feedback on the roles that women played within the fantasy story-telling production. The new queen character is a firm, but kind, ruler who inherited the throne at the passing of her father, the previous king. The role has already been unveiled at Medieval Times castles in Dallas, Chicago, New Jersey and Buena Park, CA to wide acclaim, with an additional four North American castles as well as one in Toronto, debuting the new show later this year, following Orlando’s launch.

Tickets for the dinner and show start as low as $36.95, making it an attractive alternative for families looking for an evening of fun, or even groups of adults celebrating everything from birthdays to corporate events.

“Our new female queen is a sign of the times and we couldn’t be more excited to bring her to Florida,” said Doug Dorn, Medieval Times Orlando, FL General Manager. “The queen is fully in-charge. Her authority is sometimes challenged, but she quickly asserts herself as a strong leader.