We took advantage of a very good promo this weekend and took the kids to Medieval Times. For those of you who live in Georgia and didn't know that there is one here....hey...there's one here! It is at Discover Mills in Lawrenceville. They have a great promo going on right now that with every paying adult you get a FREE child/teen admission! So, that saved us $70! It is going on at all locations through the end of this month, so if you have kids, now would be a great time to go! Especially good if your child is a picky eater and you know they aren't going to eat the massive feast you get with the show! Noah managed to eat his bread, daddy's bread, and his apple pie dessert (which is actually unusual for him to eat an apple pie). Katie, however, LOVED the food and ate as long as they would leave the plate! ha! I opted for the vegetarian meal..just out of curiosity and for the fact that eating that much meat (a half chicken and ribs) is just too much for me! I have to say that I think you actually get MORE food with the vegetarian option! I had a stuffed portobello mushroom cap, a big skewer of vegetables, and hummus spread with pita chips. It was delicious! the mushroom was stuffed with rice, beans, dried cranberries, and was seasoned really well. The veggies were huge chunks of peppers, onions, zucchini, and roasted potatoes. The hummus was mildly seasoned so it went well with the rest of the food. I think I will always check on the veggie options when I do a show like this. Oh, you also got a bowl of "tomato bisque" (vegetable soup) and drinks of course. No one got silverware to keep with the "medieval" theme, but my veggie meal came on a separate platter which did include a fork, so that was helpful! :)
Anyway, the show was fun. Noah said at the beginning he was bored, but once the "fighting" got started he was glued! They had some little games, a "falconer" that did a short little thing,and some dancing horses, which I guess took up the time while they were serving food. But after that it was pretty intense! They had some pretty good choreographed "combat" which Noah thought was great. Katie got a little emotionally involved and when our knight was "defeated" (to the death) she almost was about to cry and I had to explain that it was just a show and pretend and all that. They brought them all out at the end so she saw he wasn't really defeated so much!
It was fun. Each section of the arena was a different colored theme so you are cheering on "your" knight throughout the tournament. All the knights on your side of the arena are allies so you can cheer for someone right to the end. I didn't take a lot of pictures because watching the show and helping Katie with her food took up a lot of time, plus we had our flags to wave when our knight was competing! Here are the few I took, plus some from a photo session this morning while Katie dressed up with her princess outfit with the tiara she got last night at the show.
Overall...it was fun. It was worth it since we didn't have to pay for the kids (I would hate to pay $35 for Noah when he didn't touch his food!), and we will probably do it again one day. >