Medieval Times: About the Theater
Medieval Times is serious about giving you an authentic medieval experience, beginning with its “theater.” While other dinner shows in town are in more traditional venues, Medieval Times is located in an actual castle (in Medieval times, castles were developed to withstand attacks, many of which still stand today), complete with a drawbridge and moat that is meant to replicate a typical castle from 11th century Spain. The Orlando/Kissimmee location was the first castle built in North American back in 1983, and is one of eight located in the United States. This castle, which is 85,000 square feet, also underwent a $7 million renovation less than 10 years ago, improving interior and exterior areas that added to the guest experience.
Guests are encouraged to arrive early, and everyone is given crowns to wear while browsing the gift shop (known as the Great Hall), which includes a wide array of Medieval-themed merchandise, a bar, and you can even see the area where the horses are being readied for that night’s show. Patrons are then ushered into the main seating area and grouped into areas based on the color of your crown (which is coordinated with the knight your section will be cheering for). The seats are in rows around the main performance area, where the jousting, fights and activities are held. The venue is large enough to feel like a grand production, yet every seat has a good view and great sightline.
The Medieval Times castle offers free on-site car, bus and handicapped parking. It is located at 4510 Irlo Bronson Hwy. in nearby Kissimmee, FL.