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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DDPage33
Chicago, Illinois
"Awesome Food Great Show..total Medieval Experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 11, 2017 NEW
My wife and I took our boys for a birthday celebration. They loved walking into the castle and couldn't wait to see the show. This place is similar to a Disney experience, where the knights and king and herald (who was awesome) all kept character, but also like Disney World they have many opportunities to purchase pictures and souvenirs, so just be prepared, we did get two of the pictures and paid to have our son knighted, he loved it so it was totally worth it. We then entered the arena for the show. We were part of the blue kingdom, my kids cheered their hearts out until he was defeated, but then cheered for the adjoining kingdoms. The jousting and fighting, was fantastic, very well choreographed. Dinner was great. If I put a piece of chicken on the bone, tomato soup, and potato in front of my kids for dinner, they would roll their eyes, but when it's a baby dragon, dragon blood, and a dragon egg, it was a feast they thought was amazing. I think they also liked that you didn't have to use utensils and just pulled it apart. We got a picture with the blue knight after they show, they looked at him as if he was a superhero, kind of nervous to approach and get a picture taken. We will be back, my kids guarantee it.
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jmzele
Schaumburg, Illinois
"MUST DO at least once"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 11, 2017 NEW
I have been to Medieval Times only twice in the 25 years I have been in the Schaumburg area (once was a birthday celebration with friends and once was for Father's Day with my immediate family) and both times were excellent experiences. It's unique & fun to do every now & then, but costly to do on a regular basis. If you have out of town guests looking for something different to do...or you are a tourist in the area...it's well worth checking it out.
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CC M
Chicago, Illinois
"Go Back to Time of Kings, Queens, and Jousting"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 05, 2017 NEW
Worth the price. I recommend making sure to come before the set time to enjoy the Great Hall with lots of gift shops, knives, light up toys for the kids. If you buy a souvenir, make sure to purchase before the show because the crowds will be ridiculous when you come out.
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Katherine M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
"Fun No Matter Your Age!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 03, 2017 NEW
My husband and I have gone numerous times. The show has changed over the years, which has been fun. The food is always superb and the entertainment is good as well! Drinking makes the occasion all the more fun! Always a Chicago favorite!
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moostang78
Indianapolis, Indiana
"Great Show & Good Food"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 02, 2017 NEW
We have always wanted to go to Midevil Times and finally got the chance. They were having a back to school special which discounted the tickets and that made it more exciting to go. We had so much fun! It's very entertaining and the food is very good. All of it is eaten with your hands and you get a knight to cheer for and the actors do a great job and playing up the story. We got there super late. The show started at 4:30 and we were running in the entrance at 4:20. We still got great seats. I don't think there are bad seats in the house. I would highly suggest it. Lots of fun.
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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.