Medieval Times in Buena Park CA

The king arrives

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament has several locations throughout the United States.  Since we were heading to Disneyland for summer vacation we decided to check out the castle in Buena Park which is very close to where we were staying in Anaheim.

Before making our plans to attend the dinner show, we emailed and called to verify that we could be accommodated for both our gluten free (GF) and dairy free (DF) dietary needs.  Although their website stated that we would be able to dine GF/DF, I am not one for being disappointed upon arrival by being presented with a salad while everyone enjoys a satisfyingly scrumptious meal.  After doing our homework, we just knew it would be something exciting to do on one of our days off from the Disney parks.

We made our plans which included an upgrade to royalty and headed to the show.  Our kids were beside themselves with excitement.

What 5 year old boy doesn’t want to see sword fights and knights jousting?

Let the battle rage on

What 10 year old girl doesn’t want to see a princess and performing horses?  Little did we know that the “adults” would have even more fun than the kids.

Awesome performance horses

Recently receiving 2.5 million dollars in renovations, this was one spiffy castle.  The performance aspect was also updated in February of 2012.

After we arrived, we checked out the bar area and their cool array of medieval named cocktails and then headed to the photo area.  Our family took a photo for our vacation scrapbook and went to register our plethora of birthday and anniversary events so that we could obtain not only an announcement during the show but also printed scrolls to commemorate the event.

The trumpets sounded and we were ushered to our seats.  With our upgrade we were able to sit in the second row of the blue knight’s section.  Service and the show began immediately.  Of course, being in the second row – we had a tremendous view and the children were full of excitement to learn that the blue knight stood for bravery and we would be cheering for him.  Later in the show, the knight’s threw out flowers to the audience and our daughter caught a carnation.  Be still her little heart.

A flower for the birthday maiden

Our 5 yr old son was enthralled with the battle scenes (so were his dad and our 21 yr old guest).  I have never seen my son so animated as when he cheered for his knight.  Of course, it helped that his knight won the princesses heart and the end.  Both of the birthday children were over the moon with happiness.

About the food….it was wonderful and safely prepared away from anything containing gluten or dairy.  Our server was terrific about assuring us that we would safely eat anything he presented us on our metal plates.  Oh – there are no utensils.  That went over stupendously with all present.

What did the GF/DF people in our party eat?  We had almost everything that was served including; tomato bisque Soup, roasted chicken, ribs, herb basted potatoes, and fruit salad.

Perfectly Roasted Chicken

For the full menu click here.

Colin found a creative way to drink his soup

The food was terrific, the tournament exciting and afterwards the photo opportunities with the cast members was priceless.

To book your dinner or make inquires please visit their website at Medieval Times or call their national customer service center at 866-543-9637.  Tickets are also available at the event.

Check out the special offers by clicking here.

Princess Marisa with her knight, Sir Dustin of Tucson

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2 Responses to “Medieval Times in Buena Park CA”

  1. Mary says:

    Yay! I am also a GF blogger & am going to the castle soon, so happy they’re GF friendly. Thanks for a great post. So happy I found your blog 🙂

    • GFKimAZ says:

      We plan to visit them again on our next trip to CA. I would suggest calling ahead so they pay special attention to your GF needs.

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