Details of Medieval Times - Il and the Ticket Luck value
Medieval Times Il
One in a chain of nine "castles" across the country and in Canada, Medieval Times Illinois Castle offers patrons an evening of entertainment and dining as they are "transported" back in time to a tournament worthy of a king's court.
Like all other castles all over America, the Illinois Castle has as its distinguishing features its 11th century interiors, imaginative lighting spots and foot-tapping music.
The spectators line all sides of this bowl-shaped indoor theater. Just as at a football game, seats closer to what would be the "50 yard line" are the best viewing points in the house. Also, just like viewing a ball game, seats a little higher up in the stands have a better view of the overall action, while the lower seats will have a better view of the characters directly in front of them.
At Medieval Times, the surrounding is more important than the food; and when it comes to eating, the HOW is more important than the WHAT. The "big excitement" for the kids (and the biggest DREAD for some adults!) is the fact that meals will be served without silverware!
The only cutlery available will be your hands and a bowl that will additionally serve as a cup when needed. Kids will love the fact that they eat without utensils all served on pewter to add to the period flair of Medieval Times Buena Park.
The meal served at Medieval Times is a typical American-style dinner including bread, soup, chicken and/or meat, potato and dessert accompanied by beverages with one free refill.
The menu selection was chosen to have the widest appeal to US taste buds. It's a good, hearty feast. Prices at the various Medieval Times locations vary, but at Medieval Times Buena Park guests can expect to pay $45.95 for adults and $31.95 children under 12.
However, one latent problem with eating at Medieval Times is the size and comfort of the seating arrangements. The little tables are so designed to resemble the 11th century narrow, without padding, furniture.
Anyone who must use the restroom frequently (little kids, pregnant women) should sit near an aisle, because just like at a football stadium, you'll have to crawl over a whole bunch of other people to get into and out of your row.
Before the start of the show, after the arrival of the guests, the attendees are provided time to mingle and to absorb the ambiance of the 11th century arena. Guests can feast on the art displays as well as buy exquisite armory, souvenirs, wardrobe items and much more - all dating back to the 11th century.
Once guests have settled in to the great hall, the show begins with a welcome from the King and Queen in the Medieval Times Illinois castle's entry room. From there, guests are escorted into a dining area with rows and rows of tables that surround a large central jousting field.
The characters are introduced and audience members assigned to their knight, amidst the serving of the dinner. Each section of the dining area is given their own night and a color to fly as the tournament unfolds below on the field.
The King of Arms leads a spectacular display of equestrian skills and pageantry. The pace quickens as the Tournament of Games begins. The knights on horseback face their competition in games of skill. The experience culminates as trumpeters summon the knights for a tournament.
The Knights are well trained professionals that accurately replicate the scenes from an 11th century court room. Or better still, they simply transport the audience back in time to a place they my have only read about in their history books.
Attention is given to the detailed, accurate and exquisite costumes adorned by the artists and this is perhaps what justifies the steep prices along with other features.
The gorgeous, expansive Schaumburg Castle, one of Medieval Times' most memorable, is an exact replica of its other family members. However, it differs slightly due to its colossal stone tower and emerald lawns.
Nearby Chicago attracts customers that re the country"s most loyal sports fans, who aren't shy about cheering on the Schaumburg Castle's armored athletes. The Schaumburg Castle, at the intersection of I-90 West and Roselle Road, is minutes from O'Hare International Airport.
Designed with convenience in mind, the arena offers two full cash bars before and during the show and vegetarian meal upon request. The dress code is simple and casual with cameras and camcorders allowed as long as there are no flashes.