Tired of telling the children not to eat with their fingers? Then take them to this re-creation of an 11th century feast on the grounds of Exhibition ... More
Tired of telling the children not to eat with their fingers? Then take them to this re-creation of an 11th century feast on the grounds of Exhibition Place. The Count and Countess take guests through the Hall of Arms where, as they dine, they will be entertained by ring piercing contests, javelin throwing, jousts, and hard-charging stallions. A four-course meal includes garlic bread, vegetable soup, roast chicken, spare ribs, pastries, soft drinks, coffee, and tea. And nary a utensil in sight! Fixed price: $54.95 Adults; $36.95 Children.
The service was very attentive, friendly. The food was very tasty, warm and we had more than enough to eat. The show was entertaining, the horses were beautiful! We went as a group and had a wonderful time!!!
this is my review of not going there. from seeing pictures of there food the prices and seeing reviews of the show the place just seems NASTY . they did use utenciles back in medivel times. i will not eat with my fingers . also the website they have is poor on giving information about the place probly cause if they show more it would turn more people away before going there .
Before going to yesterdays show, I had heard a lot about Medieval Times but had never seen it. But I left feeling utterly disappointed.
I dont know if it was constant hounding by the light lady to sell us glow in the dark lights during the show that you can get at the dollar store, or the guy trying to sell me alcohol from the bar, or the woman trying to sell me a picture for $20, that we took for free ourselves that bothered me. Or the fact that it cost nearly $75 ($62+10 for royalty package) and they were still expecting a tip at the end. Is $75 not enough?
And for the first time in my life, it felt like the animals weren't happy. Ive been to the zoo, the African Lion Safari, Marineland, and I had never felt like the animals were caged. But do we have to see horses dragged around in circles for 2 hours? Probabaly not. Seeing a horse walk backwards made me body squench. Horses arent supposed to walk backwards. It was really disturbing.
I know its cliche to say, but Ill never go back ever. I went in with excitement but was left thoroughly disappointed. I know kids might beg to see this, but there are so many other ways to better spend your money. There was a carnival outside the pavilion near BMO Centre and oh do I wish we went there instead. It would have been friendlier, nicer because it was outside, you would actually get a chance to talk to your kid, and ALOT better than throwing down $150 for 2 tickets, and still feeling like a cheapass.
Whenever I need info, I read reviews too and they influence my decision. But I never write them. But hopefully, sometime, somebody out there reads this and chooses to do something else other than Midevil Times, avoids 2 hours of utter disappointment.
I went there with two teen age son's in 2002.
And if you never been before it's probably something you should do at least once. It was "okay".
now we have two daughters and two granddaughter's age 5 come up and I'm trying to think of things to do. I think the $62 dollar ticket price is a bit steep. And, if you want to get closer and a better seat then they charge you extra! The Medieval Times in Los Angeles is $51.95 and with a discount coupon that price goes down to $41.45. I think Toronto needs to get on board and be a bit more reasonable with their prices if they want the tourists to come in....especially with the fally USA dollar.
We went three times last year with different family members and everyone loved it. We really got into it chearing for our knight and we were treated really well by all of the staff members. I really liked the food and although the portions seemed small in the beginning we were all full at the end.
My wife and I saw this show years ago, and we'll admit that we had a great time. However having gone just last night, the overall experience seems to have waned considerably over the years. The quality of riders that they have hired has dropped from before and the fight choreography looks much slower and more obvious than before. Prices have gone up considerably, and I don't know how the average family of four manages to pay for the whole thing, let alone get gouged on souvenirs and extra drinks. The food was outright terrible, very greasy and my wife's chicken wasn't entirely cooked. I will say however that at least the gentleman who served our meal was quite attentive to our needs and appeared to take our complaints seriously, but that's hardly a substitute for a show that cost almost $200 overall for two people for the night.
We went to Medieval Times in Toronto, Ontario on September 9th, 2006. My husband and I took my parents and their birthday gifts (their birthdays are one week apart). To really make a night of it, we decided to dress up as well in garb (we are active in the Society for Creative Anachronism so had the right type of Court garb). We realized that it was going to be a real night to remember when, after we got our pictures taken with the guards in front of the building who loved us, we walked into the building itself and one of the greeting wenches started jumping up and down clapping. I guess they don�t get many people who go all out and dress the part when they go�but they LOVE it when people do!
Because we booked tickets prior to going, we didn�t stand in any line, and walked right through their �on the list� guest line, where we received our crowns, and were informed w would be cheering for the red and yellow knight. The main hall is absolutely stunning� you feel like you really are in the hall of a great king� and because we were in the right type of clothing, it was even better. They also have a bar and lots of different souvenir stands (if you�re looking for souvenirs, bring money), a place were they have clothes they dress people in and take their picture on thrones, the stables to see the horses and falcons that were going to be in the show, a small museum of medieval torture devices (which was VERY cool)� there was so much I can�t remember everything. They also do a small Court, where you can sign up someone who is with you (and pay of course), if it a special occasion for them, like a wedding, or birthday, anniversary, etc. and they will be brought up onto this beautiful stage and Knighted or Damed by the King, and presented a framed scroll and picture of the ceremony at the end of the night. Of course we did that for both of my parents, who had an absolute blast with everyone cheering for them.
We sat front row center for the show (go for the Royal Package, it is worth it!), which was indescribable. The techniques used during the show for sound and lighting aren�t exactly period, but the effects were so amazing, who really cares. Between the knights fighting to be the next Prince and win the Princess�s hand, there are shows with horses who have been taught all the fancy tricks of the middle ages that were used in battle or in performances for Kings. These horses were beautiful and so wonderful! And after their performances they took a bow, which was amazing. There was also falconry displays. The knights themselves and their tournament was two hours long, and consisted of everything from jousting to hand to hand, to giving out favors to the audience (I received a flower from our knight!� I was also flirted with by the Green knight). The meal was great, drinks, garlic bread, soup, ribs, chicken, a potato, and dessert, which I couldn�t finished because I was so full.
I could go on, but all I can say is that is was a magical night, truly outstanding, and my husband and I are going to make a point to go once a year. It is indescribable, and everyone needs to experience it!
There was just a little too much talking before the guests were ushered into the banquet hall/arena. I think the idea was to keep people in the vicinity of the gift shop. The "dungeon" was OK but the tour should have been included with the admission price.
The food wasn't bad, and it was certainly enough. There could have been more drink served, however, for the quantity of food, but coffee was served afterwards.
The choreography and the performances by the horses were outstanding. Clearly, a lot of thought went into this--and a lot of rehearsal time, as well. The costumes looked authentic, and the "characters" were friendly and approachable.
I was really looking forward to Midieval Times and the entire family was quite disappointed. The show was great as expected.
The food was very BLAH. The service was even worse. You are seated in long rows and one waitress serves an entire long row of people until her tray of food is empty. I kept noticing the row 4 rows in front of us got served about 20 minutes ahead of us. I was starving and couldn't even concentrate on the show because I was looking for our very slow waitress.
I understand that the food is meant to reflect what they would eat back in midieval times, but come on......
I'm sad that the subpar food is what I take away from this experience even more-so than the wonderful show. It was a lot of money to spend on "just a show". We had to go get something to eat as soon as we left.
I have been to many of the Medieval Times Castles (California, Florida to name two)to see the show. The Toronto show was AMAZING!!!!
They have a horse trainer who is the most magnificant rider I have ever watched!!! I was able to speak to him after the show and his knowledge and charming personality were additional attributes. It is no wonder that this rider seems to become "one" with the beautiful horses beneath him - MAGICAL to watch. This outstanding performance almost took my breath away. I have been involved with horses most of my adult life and have NEVER watched any rider more capable or entertaining. For an experienced "horse person" this was a treat for my mind and my eyes.
This is an evening not to be missed. Please make sure that Don Victor is performing as his ability and expertise is a once in a life time experience. He seems young......yet has a tallent beyond his years. Take the time at the end of the evening to speak to him - you will be impressed!!!!!
I highly reccomend this show.
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