GIVEAWAY: Medieval Times Tickets and Memorial Day Special

Medieval Times Rocks, Tickets for Memorial Day Weekend are the Lowest Prices of the Season, Win Free Tickets for Your Family This Summer

The Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament at the Baltimore/Washington, DC Castle (located at Arundel Mills in nearby Hanover, MD in Anne Arundel County) was, in the words of my son Charlie, “The most fun out-to-dinner Saturday night ever!” I have heard about this show ever since I was a little girl growing up seeing the ads on TV, but had never experienced. We all had a blast!

We were transported back in time to the 11th century (I remarked to my husband I felt like we were Bill & Ted) to watch live jousting and cheer for our knight, oooh and ahhh over performances by trained horses and falcons, hail the king and his lovely princess daughter, and chow down on really great food (and even spirits for the grownups), served by a feisty-fun “wench.”

If, unlike me, you have been to a Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament before, they just revamped the show, menu and the entire experience this April 2012.  The brand new show has a new story line, new production and lighting, new choreography and battle scenes, new costumes and new horse dressage elements, a new musical score, an upgraded menu and new vegetarian meal options.

iPhone pic of our family’s commemorative photo at Medieval Times — probably the most awesomely goofy photo we have ever taken. Love it!

Eight-year-old Charlie’s favorite part of the experience was the jousting on horseback and live hand-to-hand combat scenes (family-friendly but not-too-cheesy choreography).

We cheered for the Yellow Knight, who approached our seats and chose baby Alice as the Lady he would champion for the Tournament! The crowd went wild when he gave his banner to our baby.

              Our little Lady Alice: already pulling guys

The knight also kissed a flower and then threw it to Eve, who caught it and kissed it back. (What are we going to do when these girls get to high school?) Six-year-old Eve’s favorite parts were the falcon and show horse performances, when the king and princess read tributes to attendees’ birthdays as royal proclamations (e.g. “A very happy birthday to Lady Karen, Duchess of Bethesda, with love from her Royal Family), and eating dinner without utensils.

Alice, 12 months, liked the fried potatoes and the “horsies.”

I highly recommend this as a fun “staycation” activity this Memorial Day weekend! And you are in luck because this weekend our local Medieval Times Baltimore/Washington, DC Castle is offering the lowest prices of the season. The brand new two-hour show and four-course medieval feast is marked down to $34.95 for adults and $29.95 for kids 12 and under (lap infants are free, allowing they do not need their own seat or meal — there was plenty of deliciousness on my plate for both Alice and me.)

This special offer at Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Baltimore/Washington, DC Castle is valid for all shows Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28. Call 1-888-WE-JOUST (935-6878) or visit for information and reservations, just be sure to mention/key in promo code MDWWEB at the time of purchase. (There is additional tax and processing fee. Not valid on prior purchases or gift certificates. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Advance reservations and payment required. Only valid Memorial Day Weekend 2012.)

You can also enter a drawing for a free 4-pack of tickets for your family to attend a Medieval Times show (Baltimore/Washington, DC Castle only) this year on the date of your choice (subject to availability, on a date after the Memorial Day promo closes).

To be entered to win — you can throw your name in the hat up to SIX times! — just…

  • Leave a comment on this post stating why your family would enjoy Medieval Times.
  • Like A Parent in America — my new mom blog for general, non-local topics and humor essays — on Facebook! (Leave me a comment stating that you liked.) There are a TON of cool prize giveaways coming up on the blog that you won’t want to miss and Facebook will keep you on top of the prizes!
  • Follow me on Twitter (leave a comment with your Twitter handle so I can follow you back.)
  • Like A Parent in Silver Spring on Facebook. (Leave me a comment stating that you liked.) I’m beginning to receive LOADS of free tickets for summer family fun in the DC area and for driveable getaway destinations — it will be a summer of BIG giveaways!
  • Sign up for the e-mail notifications of new posts on A Parent in America and A Parent in Silver Spring to hear immediately when there is a new giveaway (leave a comment telling me that you subscribed to both sites).

I’ll draw the winner in one week on May 31, 2012 at midnight. The winner of the four tickets will be alerted on June 1, 2012.

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament’s Baltimore/Washington, DC Castle is located at Arundel Mills – 7000 Arundel Mills Circle Hanover, MD.  Parking is free and abundant. The drive from Silver Spring was quick (directions). The experience felt like an amusement park vacation. You should go!

Disclosure: I received two adult and two children’s Kings Royalty Package tickets in order to provide an honest review for readers. I report all review items as income on my taxes, and no further compensation was received. Additional adult beverages and souvenirs were purchased by me. All opinions expressed are my own.

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