Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Review & Giveaway!

On the weekend I journey back in history to a magical world of knights, sword battles, and nobility as an honored guest of the King’s Court. I’ve always been fascinated by the lifestyle of this time period and enthralling themes of love, betrayal, bravery and good VS evil is what makes TV series like Game of Thrones so popular.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament captures this intriguing era with a thrilling spectacle of interactive competition and theatrics that is fun for the whole family! This popular show takes dinner time to an exciting new level with a fabulous display of lights, majestic animals and spellbinding storytelling.

From the very moment the castle doors open everyone is in character and you are instantly transported to a faraway kingdom. Upon arrival, all guests are given a crown that represents the color of their brave knight and before the show begins there is time to browse the souvenir shops, grab a cocktail at the bar or snap some commemorative photos.

Every lord and lady is seated in sections corresponding to their kingdom’s color and as the show commences you are served savory tomato soup and garlic bread. I sat in the front row but every seat in the stadium has a great vantage point and as the knights face-off to showcase their skills, each house demonstrates team spirit and camaraderie by cheering and proudly waving their banner.

Since eating utensils were not used in the 11th century there are no forks or spoons to be had! Simply roll up your sleeves, use your hands and dig right in! No need to worry about getting a little messy.

The main course was delicious and hearty! We were served roasted chicken, sweet corn on the cob, baked potato with herb seasoning and a large mug of water and or soft drinks. Alcoholic beverages are available at an additional cost and there are vegetarian meal options.

Photo source: buzzfeed.com, ribs not included at Toronto location (menu subject to change)

As we enjoyed the feast hosted by the royal family, the drama unfolded into an epic battle of swordsmanship to determine which knight would be chosen to defeat the evil traitor and save the princess from an unfavorable marriage alliance. When the final act unfolds, guests are served a scrumptious dessert plus coffee or tea. The food service was fast and efficient and because the seating is on levels your view of the action is never blocked.

In the end, all our flag waving and cheering paid-off because our knight was victorious! The meal was very filling, the show was fantastic and the actors interacted with the crowd to rile us up!

Medieval Times definitely offers a unique dining experience with riveting entertainment that can be enjoyed by all ages. There are various locations throughout the U.S and one location here in Toronto. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, bachelor/bachelorette, girls weekend, date night or family day this is a great option to spruce up dinner time, unwind and create cherished memories. (Ticket prices for adults start at $69.95 and $49.95 for kids)

I enjoyed the show so much that I have teamed up with Medieval Times Toronto to give away 2 tickets to the Exhibition Place location. For a chance to win simply fill out the form below. You must be a resident of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to be eligible and entering your location for verification is mandatory. You must also be following my blog via GFC OR Bloglovin and at least 2 of my social media accounts to qualify (some entry methods are allowed daily). Contest ends on Tues May 31, 2016 12 am EST Good Luck!

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Giveaway Winner
Congratulations to Sarah Kelly who has been randomly selected as the winner of this giveaway! Sarah, I hope you enjoy the show. Please stay tuned for more great prizes coming soon.

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This Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament giveaway hosted by Diary of a Trendaholic Blog is open to residents of The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) only and is sponsored by Medieval Times. One winner will be chosen at random via Rafflecopter (random.org) to receive (2) tickets to Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Toronto - show date and time preference will be arranged and agreed upon by Medieval Times and the winner. All information must be entered correctly as specified via Rafflecoptor and entrants must be following at least 2 of my social media accounts and my blog via Bloglovin or Google Friends Connect (GFC) to qualify, (only viable entries will be considered) and social media accounts must be public for verification purposes. This giveaway begins on Tuesday May 10, 2016 and ends on Tuesday May 31, 2016 at 12am Eastern Time Zone. All entrants must provide their location within the GTA for verification on the Rafflecopter form.
            One eligible winner will be announced on http://diaryofatrendaholic.blogspot.ca/ within two weeks following the giveaway end date and entrants must be at least 18 years of age to participate. The winner must send their full name, email address and phone number to diaryofatrendaholic@outlook.com which will then be forwarded to Medieval Times to arrange ticket and booking. Winners will also be contacted by email if a valid email address is provided. In the event that the winner does not claim the prize within 3 days after being contacted a second winner will be selected at random or another thereafter until the prize is claimed. Falsified entries or entries that cannot be verified may be disqualified at the discretion of the blog owner.
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  1. I wish I lived close enough! I went to the one in Orlando when I was in elementary school and would love to go back!

  2. I would bring my friend. Looking forward to the horses...they are so beautiful.

  3. I would bring my kids and I am excited to spend quality time with them.

  4. "entrants must be following ... my blog via Bloglovin or Google Friends Connect (GFC) to qualify" - I don't have either so not sure how to get past this point to be eligible. I did all the points that I could :(

    1. It's easy to sign up for a Bloglovin account but don't worry about it. Because this contest is only open within the GTA I will be a bit more lenient with qualifications.

  5. Looking forward to so much but if I had to pick just one thing - it would be the knight sword battles! I would bring my son.

  6. Sounds like a good time!

  7. omg I love how it looks like game. of thrones ##

  8. I would be so excited to see the horses since I love animals and I would bring my boyfriend cause it seems like a perfect KNIGHT out! Get it ?! Sorry hahaha

  9. I ammost looking forward to watching my sons excitement and joy at the sword fights!! MedievalTimes is such a fun place to visit!!

  10. I look forward to seeing sparks fly off the swords and the look on my son's face when he sees real knights! I would also bring my daughter and hubby! Thanks for the chance!

  11. I would love to take my 9yr old, I think he would really enjoy it, thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize


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