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Medieval Times.

Medieval Times

Field review by the editors.

Schaumburg, Illinois

The idea behind this form of eatertainment -- watching knights joust on horseback, indoors, while eating chicken -- was imported from Spain in 1983. Attendees wear paper crowns color-coded to one of six knights, and sit in an arena cheering section with similarly-hued diners. In keeping with the theme -- a sort of 11th century Spanish Camelot with mealtime pageantry and Arthurian shtick -- no utensils are allowed. You have to rip apart the chicken with your hands and teeth -- although in a concession to modern hygiene, moist towelettes are provided. Also, vegetarian dishes are available for the meat-averse.

The horsemanship and chivalrous battle goes on for two hours, giving Medieval Times plenty of opportunities before, during, and after the show to hit you up for souvenir booklets, illuminated flowers, pennants, and personal snapshots with the performers. Sorry, no discounts to the color section of the winning knight.

Medieval Times

Medieval Times Dinner Theater

2001 N. Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL
Medieval Times Dinner Theater. Westbound Jane Addams Tollway (I-90) exit onto N. Roselle Rd, then drive north to Medieval Times on the right.
Dinner show; call for times and dates. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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