The long and eagerly awaited Medieval Times in Scottsdale has finally made its grand opening in 2019! Munchie and I were able to go with some friends to check out the Grand Opening.
If you love Ancient Times, Knights of the Round Table, fighting, and Royalty, this place is for you!
Medieval Times is located within the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community located in Scottsdale, close to the OdySea Complex in Scottsdale.
Parking is free and plentiful.
The outside truly looks like a castle. I felt the like outside of the building was really small. However, I think the size of the building only looked small because the land around it was undeveloped. Once inside, I realized the enormity of the building.
Reservations are required, so make sure you take care of that before you arrive! There are all different types of packages that include tons of options. Dinner is included in the show and there are vegetarian options as well. There are alcoholic drinks (extra) and non alcoholic drinks included.
This guy was awaiting my photo! HAHAHA! I love when they do this.
And, they speak to you with “my lord” and “my lady”. We had our reservation pulled up and were assigned to the “black and white” knight’s team. There are six different Knights:
- Black and White
- Red and Yellow
Each Knight is known to have their own “strength” or Super power and is fighting for the honor of the Queen.
After getting checked in, you will enter a huge waiting area that includes a large bar, tables, a few mini stores to purchase all of your medieval gear, a picture room with the Queen and even a torture museum.
The Bar has non alcoholic slushies and other drinks. However, the slushies did not come with tops! Certain drinks come in a souvenir Medieval Times glass. The Pictures with the Queen will be distributed later during the show.
I don’t think Munchie was quite ready for the Picture! We weren’t dressed in our best royal attire.
The Torture “Museum”
There is a “Torture” Museum at the Medieval Times and I encourage you to use a little trepidation going to visit this if you have young children that can read fairly well. Munchie is a great reader and had a lot of questions. I also had a lot of questions as did some of the other patrons visiting. One gentleman said “remind me not to sit down in here”. Another person remarked “there were some very imaginative people”. Yes, some of these torture devices did require a lot of imagination.
The seating for the show was a bit hectic, but I was told in different locations they usually have lines for the different knights. We were just called to go to an area and shuffled over to the place to be seated. Each Knight had their own “cheering” section.
The Medieval Times Arena is very large and seating is all around for the dinner and show. However, the bathroom facilities are only at the entrance area. If you are seated where we were (Black and White) you have to walk all the way back around to the castle and main area. If you have a child that likes to go to the bathroom a lot, or someone with mobility issues, you will want to request seating in Green Knight or Red & Yellow Knight area for closest accessibility.
The Black and White Knight is Introduced
We went for the Grand opening, so I am not sure if every evening will have the same set up with dishes out. However, everyone does get the flag and bowls for the food along with the napkin with the menu. Please let the server know if you are a vegetarian.
Important to note is that there is no silverware provided!!. . There were some napkins and wet wipes on our settings, but not enough. I made friends with the people sitting next to me by sharing hand sanitizer. They brought their own disposable silverware with them. I kind of laughed about this, but thought it was rather smart.
A Half of a Chicken is hard to eat with your hands. I really needed about 15 napkins to clean my hands off.
I combined these two pictures because I was looking at the menu and he was speaking at the same time.
The Bill of Fare was kind of funny with the Pepsi product. Oh Royal Pepsi products, the most Royal of sodas!
Some of the speaking parts in the show were hard to understand. Munchie loved the fighting scenes and he understood the basic parts of the storyline. The music was very enjoyable as was the food, although Munchie could not finish it all. The servers did come around with doggie bags to bring food home.