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Medieval Times Maryland Castle
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Good show, good people.
Dec 09, 2014 by: La_Dame_Rouge from Virginia Beach, Virginia
This was our first visit to Medieval Times. I took advantage of their website offer and got a great deal on tickets for my family ahead of our trip to Baltimore. We were a few minutes late after parking, but fortunately, we were able to be seated just in time for the show. When we went to the ticket window, I explained to a lovely young woman behind the counter that our son was unable to eat his meal due to a health issue that requires a medically supervised diet. She was so sweet about it, very sympathetic, and she suggested that we wrap up his meal so that we could enjoy it later. I thought this was a very nice touch. We then made our way to the entrance and received our green crowns and took a family picture at the behest of a young photographer. (It actually came out well, so we bought one.) There was loads of medieval looking merchandise but we didn't have a chance to look at it since we were in such a hurry to get to our seats. I wasn't expecting anything special in the way of seating since I hadn't paid for any upgrades--but we ended up front row right next to where the knights ride out. That was great! I suspect the nice gal behind the counter had something to do with our seats. :) The food was plentiful. Half of a chicken was on each of our plates, along with ribs, a massive slice of garlic bread, and a tomato soup to start, followed by a pastry and coffee. It was fine--as long as you don't expect a gourmet meal, you won't be disappointed. After all, you're eating it with your bare hands. The price of the ticket is mostly for the show, which is enjoyable and just plain fun, especially for the kids. The service was good, not fast, but not exactly slow, either. The servers are very busy attending to all of the patrons at once, so you do have to wait your turn as they go down the line. The knights are cocky and amusing, and the horses are gorgeous. The jousting, which happens close to the end of the show, is the best part (in my opinion), but the demonstrations are fun to watch as well. The jousting looked realistic to our older son, who genuinely worried that the knights were injured. All in all, a good time!
Good food, good fun
Dec 02, 2014 by: Evan M from
Went on a Groupon deal with the family. Loads of fun and excitement. The food was tasty and the show was fun. Great family outing, even if it is a bit weird seeing horses and falcons in a mall...
Quality trending downward
Dec 01, 2014 by: Seavapor from
I have been visiting MT for years, starting at the Schaumburg venue in the early 90's. This time I took my great nephew who is almost 4. (We also went for his first birthday). Due to an allergy I was advised to not partake of the soup. Fine. But no effort was made to give me a substitute. Meanwhile someone in our party is told that as vegetarians the should not eat the soup and were given a fruit and hummus plate. Next up was the garlic bread, very dry garlic bread. Since I didn't get a substitute for the soup, I politely asked for two pieces of bread. The server blurted out in a loud belligerent voice, "No!" and walked away. He also made a big deal about getting us diet drinks. I said to my niece, "Hey, who is the Lord here?" Now on to the show. One might think that over thirty years the show would have been improved. But alas this is not the case. It used to be a jousting tournament with skilled riders. They could actually do all the fine skills of precision lance and horse work. No more. Riders would run up to targets and stick a pike into a target that is mostly center. However the most disappointing part of the show was that the Arabian was obviously injured on the right rear leg. (Didn't even have wraps until the end of the show!) But they were making it do jumps and walking on the hind two and etc. The poor animal was frothing at the mouth. After seeing that, I cannot in good conscience recommend this show.
Great Show Great Food
Nov 07, 2014 by: Sami211 from Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
I'm actually a really picky eater and I end up eating just about everything they serve even though its a predetermined menu.
Good show and good meal this time
Nov 06, 2014 by: Leigh D from Hagerstown, Maryland
I have gone to Medieval Times many times in my life and this was one of the better trips. Our server was lively and drinks were refilled promptly and frequently. The meals here can be hit or miss since everyone gets the same dish but this time the meals were perfect. Roast chicken was not fatty, greasy, or oily. It was just perfect. All food was served hot and promptly. If I had one nickpick, the sodas seemed to be overly syrupy as if the carbonation was running flat. The show was wonderful as always and everyone should go at least once in a lifetime.
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