I received complimentary admission to Medieval Times Atlanta to facilitate my review of this venue, but all opinions are my own.
REVIEW: MEDIEVAL TIMES ATLANTA ALWAYS DOES IT RIGHT
We were invited to Medieval Times Atlanta. This is always a fun time for the kids and myself. We love going and have gotten to know some of the staff. DIVA loves being able to dress up as a Princess and is always treated as such when we go. Lil Man is still not a huge fan of his Knight Vest but leaves it on longer each time we go. Last night was the first time he didn’t rip the crown right off his head. He wore it for a good 40 minutes before he finally had enough.
The reason for last night’s trip was to help promote Medieval Times Spring Break promotion of Knight Training, Dinner & Show.
“This Spring Break, bring your kids to train to become Knights of the Realm at Medieval Times. Children will enjoy watching an exclusive weapons demonstration by our Knights and the Weapons Master. They will learn about the grueling training it takes to become a Knight. Upon completion of their training, your children will be knighted by His Majesty King Carlos in a group knighting ceremony. “
STEP BACK IN TIME AS A KNIGHT
Only the DIVA tried this last night while Lil Man and I watched. If you have not taken part yet, you need to. The kids will LOVE it! It’s like getting a personal show and a chance to engage with the Knights. The King himself welcomes the children and explains the code -then enters our Knights. And they come out with a grand entrance…emerging from a wall of misting fog. The scene was quite impressive.
The knight then guided our trainees through basic moves to protect, disarm and of course a little humor-hokey pokey anyone? I really liked how the Knights also stressed how the kids are not to go and harm anyone. But to be safe and how they themselves train daily to do what they do. The training takes about 15 minutes and followed by a ceremony of Knighthood. You can read more at You Too Can Be A Knight.
After the training, everyone goes back to the Main Hall until the show begins. At that point, each section is called in by the color of their knight. And this again is why we love going. Lil Man does NOT like the trumpet call before each announcement. It just echos a bit too loud for him and he has those ‘fight or flight’ moments. So we ask to be seated with those who need extra assistance, ie. walkers, wheelchairs, etc.
I polity asked security by the door if we could be included and why. He actually remembered us from almost a year ago and said it would be no problem. Once we entered the arena, the Lord Chancellor was also by the doors and very kindly spoke with us and helped us to our section. He took time to speak with my princess and my son. Again, making sure they were having fun and would continue to enjoy themselves.
Now with a lot of places, this would be the end of it. But NOT with Medieval Times. A little past the halfway mark, the same young man from security came to our seats and checked on us! He wanted to be sure Lil Man was okay and enjoying the show. He also wanted to know if there was anything we needed and to let him or our server know if we did.
But wait, that is not the last of it. At the end of the show when we were back in the Main Hall, Lord Chancellor made a point to find us and also see how my son did. While this may be small to many, this means so much to me. THIS is why we love going to Medieval Times. And you don’t have to be special needs for any of the staff to care. They are ALL phenomenal and caring. Medieval Times has that higher level of service that many have come to know Disney for. And as many of you know I am a Disney nut and to me, Medieval Times is our local Disney. They have their own magic and land of fantasy. They have a high level of service where they care that all guests are enjoying themselves and have a wonderful experience.