Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Chicago in Schaumburg, IL

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament2001 N. Roselle RdSchaumburg, IL 60195
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Overview

One of the country’s longest-running dinner attractions, Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Illinois offers a fun and exciting way to enjoy a meal with family or friends. Guests can enjoy a hearty four-course meal, served banquet-style (without silverware), while watching as six brave knights compete in games of skill atop their beautiful Andalusian stallions.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Schaumburg Travel Experts
  • Silverware is not provided.
  • Arrive early to explore the castle and find your seats.
  • Cheer your knight on to victory while eating a four-course meal.
  • Show duration: approximately 2 hours.
  • Free onsite parking is available for guests.

Description

from Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Illinois
Medieval Times is more than the nation's #1 and longest running dinner attraction - it's a living link to the past where the glory, chivalry and valor of old burst to life in authentic pageantry and thrilling tournament action.

While guests enjoy a hearty four-course medieval-style banquet (without silverware), six brave knights compete in games of skill astride magnificent Andalusian stallions. Lances splinter against shields of steel, broad swords spark and a champion emerges, to the cheers of the enthusiastic crowd. The spectacle unfolds nightly inside a fully enclosed European-style castle.

Plan to arrive early to obtain the best seats, as seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.

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JerryJoy
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
"Great date night"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2018 NEW
Heard that this is a fun event. Wanted to try something different with the wife. Caught the Sep18 special that knocked the cost way down for any tickets purchased this month and used by years end. Dates are nonrefundable so be aware. Attended the Chicago area castle in Shaumberg. Show was good. Wife loved it! Food better than expected. Chicken was excellent, soup watery. Alcohol is expensive by Wisconsin standards. They are constantly trying to sell you stuff. Overall impression is that I recommend it. We had fun and will plan to return with our young niece and nephew. It is good for dates or family.
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GloryGirl34
Crestwood, IL
"Fun for all ages!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 03, 2018 NEW
We had a great time during our whole experience. We were very impressed by the food. The chicken was very hot and very good. We certainly came away very full. We added the birthday package which included a picture for everyone, a slushie, an extra cake (not needed because we were all so full!) and a banner to wave! It made for an extra fun element and didn't cost that much to add. We did not upgrade to priority seating. We just got there an hour and a half before hand to get good seats. They assign open seating based on arrival. And we did, third row. (Right behind priority seating) And while we were waiting we wondered inside and enjoyed the atmosphere. My son and his friends went to the dungeon & weapon museum ($2 extra). The whole show was fun. The horses were beautiful. My 17 year old son said he got a little bored at one point but we were eating throughout the performance so that kept him engaged. He loved the jousting and sword fighting at the end. I agree that at times it was hard to understand, not because of the sound system but because they were talking in old English accents, which I expected. We also had a couple of younger girls with and they certainly enjoyed the horses, falcon, and constant activity (and the slushies!) Overall we had a very enjoyable time and would definately return again someday. I felt like it was a reasonable package for dinner and a unique show!
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gwynne7
Indianapolis, Indiana
"Used to be Better"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed August 29, 2018 NEW
We really love Medieval Times! We are repeat customers, but during our last visit we noticed that the food was really lacking compared to last time. My fiance really loved the BBQ ribs that they used to have, and I really love the apple turnover they used to have. Now they've gotten rid of the ribs, and replaced the apple turnover with a lemon cake that wasn't near as good. I also really love the tomato soup and garlic bread, but I definitely think they should be served together. I tried to wait for the bread to come out, but my soup was starting to get cold so I just ate it by itself. The entertainment was as good as ever though! I just wish they didn't make so many cutbacks on the food that we left disappointed.
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dissastified13
Pico Rivera, California
"A FUNtastic Birthday Celebration"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2018
The show was absolutely amazing!The lights,the colors ,the story plot were attention drawing.We never screamed louder in a looong time!Cheering for our team color and chanting "Red and Yellow" in revelry generated lots of laughs and many aha moments especially for our 13 year old daughter who celebrated her 13th birthday. The food was average but we came there for the show.The price of the dinner tournament was worth it- we got discounted summer rates. Overall,it was a very entertaining 2 hour show,great family bonding moment and best night ever!!!
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Shayna A
"Fabulous Birthday Celebration!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 19, 2018
We had a great time celebrating my children’s birthday! The staff were very welcoming & attentive. The food was great: kids especially loved the “dragon scales” aka garlic bread. The “baby dragons” aka roasted half chicken was so tender it was falling of the bone. The rest of the food was delicious also..so much food!! Eat slowly & leave a lil room for dessert! So much to offer in the gift areas, but check the center of the atrium first, it has discounted items. I didn’t realize the dungeon was an extra charge. I think only $2/person. I had gone before..it’s cool, featuring old fashioned devices of torture. Get ready to participate in the excitement of the show, it’s even more fun when your group gets into it! Hip..Hip..Hooooray!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Illinois

What exactly is Medieval Times?
Medieval Times is an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th-century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six Knights competing in the joust and other tests of skill.

How long is the show?
Expect almost two hours of jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, displays of extraordinary horsemanship and falconry as part of an exciting yet touching story set in Medieval Spain.

What else does Medieval Times have besides a dinner show?
They also feature an excellent bar, dance floor, Hall of Arms displaying medieval artifacts and a medieval torture museum.

What's on the menu?
Medieval Times' noble guests feast on garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, pastry of the Castle, coffee and two rounds of select beverages. A full-service bar is also available for adult guests. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

How early should I arrive?
The Castle doors will open 75 minutes prior to the show time printed on your tickets. Plan to arrive early; seating is first come, first served and to obtain the best seats available you should arrive as early as possible. Once in the Hall of Arms, there are plenty of activities and festivities to enjoy: visit the extensive gift shop, full-service bar, museum of torture and observe the master falconer and his birds of prey up close. Knighting ceremonies are also performed pre-show.

How much is parking?
They offer FREE on site parking.

Is it true that we must eat with our hands?
Absolutely! Eating utensils were not used in the 11th century and we take you back!

What is the dress code?
The dress is casual.

What is the policy for lap children under 3 years old?
Children under the age of 3 are admitted free as long as they sit on adults' laps and eat from their plate. If you prefer the child to have his or her own seat and meal then the child rate would apply.