What Is Medieval Times in Buena Park, California?

Medieval Times in Buena Park, California, is a family-oriented dinner attraction organized as a feast and tournament. The four-course dinner and entertainment extravaganza, complete with castle, features nearly two hours of knights jousting, swordsmanship and falconry. The experience costs $61.95 for adults and $36.95 for children as of 2015.

North America’s longest running dinner attraction, Medieval Times is also the most popular, entertaining guests with a modern version of an 11th century medieval Spanish banquet and tournament with live actors and specially-bred pure Spanish horses. Knights in full armor compete in the Battle of Champions in live combat, underscored by Hollywood-quality special effects, that honors chivalry, rivalry and revelry. The four-course dinner includes garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, spare ribs and herb-basted potato.

Established in 1973 in Majorca, Spain, Medieval Times built its first North American castle in 1983 in Kissimmee, Florida. The franchise has grown to a successful national chain serving almost 50 million guests since the early 1980s with locations in New Jersey, Illinois, Texas, South Carolina, Maryland and Georgia A Canadian location is in Toronto, Ontario. In addition, Medieval Times owns and operates the Chapel Creek Ranch in Sanger, Texas, where the company breeds the horses used in its shows.