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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Chicago in Schaumburg, IL

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

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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, seating is first come first serve and to obtain the best seats.

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Ben P
Syracuse, Indiana
"Kids love this place -noticed ribs were gone"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2017 NEW
This was the 4th time to this location. My kids love this place. It is not cheap and always use coupons they send me by email. Even with the coupon it is expensive. This year the dessert was changed to a pound cake type thing and I noticed they didn't serve ribs anymore. Yet the price did not go down. Still love the place and did not go hungry.
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puma1954
Wheaton, Illinois
"Fun Family Visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 20, 2017 NEW
There were twelve of us that came here. I ordered tickets ahead of time and upgraded to the Royalty Package, which was worth it since we had assigned seats and were seated in the second row. We also got towels with our red and yellow knights' shield and banners. We were admitted to the castle 75 minutes before we were seated. It gave us the opportunity to walk through the castle and see the horses, falcon and dungeon beforehand. Thee were lots of opportunities to spend $$. It was hard not to buy souveniers when everything looked amazing! Once we were seated, our server, John, asked what we would like to drink. Non-alchoholic beverages were complimentary. Another server came by to get those orderes. Ther food was very good and hearty. There was a vegetarian option, but you had to ask for it. It included hummus with pita and veggies and rice and beans for the entree. It was very good. Everyone got the vegetable/tomato soup beforehand. It was very good. The entree was 1/2 chicken with potato and corn on the cob with garlic bread. Very generous portions. Pound cake for dessert was yummy. The show was excellent and the kids were glued to their seats. The knights did a good job of getting the audience to participate. A fun evening for all.
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HoosierAsh
Columbus, Indiana
"Fun time for families"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2017 NEW
Atmosphere is unique. Castle and lobby are intriguing and fun to explore. Definitely entertaining and keeps your interest. The food is average, but the food isn't the main attraction. The show includes horsemanship, falconry, jousting, and sword battles. Gets dull at times, but never boring. It's definitely something to experience once. I took one star away for price; cost is too much for what you get.
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hoosier_fam_of_4
Indianapolis, IN
"First Timers Had a Blast!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2017 NEW
We took our two boys (8 and 5) and had an excellent time. I would definitely recommend this to other families. Arrival: Unless you want to look around a lot and visit some gift shops, you can arrive about 15-20 mins before showtime. If you do plan to arrive early, you can get drinks and mill around checking out the gift shop areas and get something to drink. In the beginning, everyone is corralled in one big room and taken to your area based on your knight's color. Food: Excellent large meal. Menu consisted of tomato bisque, texas toast, very large roasted chicken, 1/2 roasted potato, 1/2 corn on the cob, and some kind of poundcake. They do not give utensils and we brought our own plastic silvervare, but truthfully it can all be eaten without utensils. The soup is served in a bowl with a handle so it can be drank like a cup. We only had choices for water and Pepsi to drink (1 refill only), but other sections had other options so I don't know if that was because they were VIP or some other reason. Food is served in stages (soup/toast first, then chicken, potato, and corn, then dessert). Performance: We thought the performance was fantastic. It started with some showmanship of the horses and a falcon, and some theatrics with the king and princess, but then got into some activities with the knights (putting their lance into rings, a relay on their horses, etc.). They finished with actual jousting and sword fights. It's obvious that these performers are in great physical shape because they do a lot of very physical stunts. There was a small storyline throughout, which was a bit hard to hear because of the acoustics. Nonetheless it didn't really take away from the performance. Each section has a knight to cheer for, which was awesome for the kids because they felt like part of the show. They got very excited cheering for their knight and booing the enemy knights. The whole run time was almost 3 hours, but my kids weren't bored at all. They were entertained the whole time and got very into the theatrics. Be prepared to spend money or say no to your kids. The employees come by throughout the performance to entice you to buy flashy drinks (literally flashing), flashy lights/swords ($10), and flags ($5). They also take your picture in the beginning with a sword and offer the picture in a frame for $20. Some tips: don't buy tickets paying full price. They almost always have a deal going on. If you have a smaller child (3 or younger) they could sit on your lap and eat from your plate. Prepare your kids ahead of time what they will want to buy and set a limit ahead of time. We had a blast and our hats off to the performers because they did a great job. It's obvious they work very hard practicing and choreographing their performance. It was very well done.
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handrews22
"Son's 7th birthday celebration"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 19, 2017 NEW
We went here with a group of 14, for my son's 7th birthday and we had a blast! The food was delicious and it came out smoking hot. The show was fun for the entire group and very entertaining!!! I highly recommend it!!!
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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 Knightscompeting in the joust and other tests of skill.

How long is the show?
Expect almost tow 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.