Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Chicago in Schaumburg, IL

Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament2001 N. Roselle RdSchaumburg, IL 60195
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Overview

One of the country’s longest-running dinner attractions, Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Illinois offers a fun and exciting way to enjoy a meal with family or friends. Guests can enjoy a hearty four-course meal, served banquet-style (without silverware), while watching as six brave knights compete in games of skill atop their beautiful Andalusian stallions.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Schaumburg Travel Experts
  • Silverware is not provided.
  • Arrive early to explore the castle and find your seats.
  • Cheer your knight on to victory while eating a four-course meal.
  • Show duration: approximately 2 hours.
  • Free onsite parking is available for guests.

Description

from Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Illinois
Medieval Times is more than the nation's #1 and longest running dinner attraction - it's a living link to the past where the glory, chivalry and valor of old burst to life in authentic pageantry and thrilling tournament action.

While guests enjoy a hearty four-course medieval-style banquet (without silverware), six brave knights compete in games of skill astride magnificent Andalusian stallions. Lances splinter against shields of steel, broad swords spark and a champion emerges, to the cheers of the enthusiastic crowd. The spectacle unfolds nightly inside a fully enclosed European-style castle.

Plan to arrive early to obtain the best seats, as seating is available on a first come, first serve basis.

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Annie Q
Westmont, Illinois
"Fun but room for improvement"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2019 NEW
First time visitors. We were a party of 6, upgraded to royalty several weeks prior to the show. Get there and though seated on the 1st row our party got separated and half is on a different table from the other half. There is a hallway between us and we have two kids in our party... We asked to be moved but apparently all the seats around us were reserved. We eventually got to move into one of the tables one hour into the show (after some people didn't show up and the couple next to use were asked to move). Besides the seating snafu, the other minus relates to ordering drinks from the table (probably faster to get straight from the bar). We ordered a bottle of wine, took forever, then the server didn't bring wineglasses and makes some remarks about there not being a note about it...?! I really don't know who many tables are assigned to each server and/or bar attendant. Our food server was very nice and was the one who talked to the other couple about moving to get us all together. Food was ok, chicken was good, corn was overcooked but, then again, you are not there for the food per se. All in all it was a fun event but the minuses prevented me from enjoying as much. Our kids loved it. It is a good one time experience.
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Daniel N
"Fantastic show! Please don't hesitate on the price."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2019 NEW
Ok, there's a bunch of sour pusses that like to knock this place, but I can honestly say the show is amazing and worth every penny. You'll forget what you paid once you're in there. We went tonight for my wife's birthday loved every minute. Plenty of parking, the castle was so clean (exceeded my expectations), the staff was very good, the acting was great, and the food was incredible. I was actually blown away by the quality of the food and we ate every bite. After the show, we got to meet our sections knight (the green knight). He was so pleasant and wished my wife a happy birthday. She caught a flower from him during the show. We took pictures and left very happy. Since it was her birthday, her ticket was free but we upgraded to the Celebration package. Worth it for the priority seating, birthday cake, and the framed picture each member gets. My only criticisms are: I think the Medieval Torture museum should be included in entry rather than charged $2, the price of alcohol should be the thing scaled back in price. Honestly, even though I can't stress enough that your price is worth every penny, if alcohol was more reasonable, we would have bought some while in the waiting area before the show. And finally, I think you should do more outreach on educated people on the treatment of your horses. My mom owns horses, and its CLEAR to me that your horses are treated very well and loved/respected, but there's a sentiment among people who don't know better that think you're abusing them. A little more outreach would go a long way for your brand/
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FellowTraveler572278
"Great Fun but sound system really needs upgrading"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2019 NEW
The show was great and staff was equally wonderful. It is appropriate for ages 5-95. The biggest issue was it was extremely hard to hear anything throughout the castle. The knighting ceremony was so much fun for the children but due to the standing room only made it hard for the little ones to see. The sound during the event was awful. The company I work for does sound systems so I was busy diagnosing what the issue was during the show. They definitely need to upgrade the system to make it a homerun experience.
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Michael K
Rockford, Illinois
"First time - great time!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 28, 2019 NEW
This was my very first time at Medieval Times. I was very impressed with how kind the workers were and how clean the castle was. Our server, Catilin, was very professional and kind to us. We sat in the front row center (table 3) of the red/yellow section on Saturday January 26, 2019. The food was delicious and hot upon arrival. Caitlin was very attentive and never out of reach. The entertainment was quite fun. Horses were gorgeous. We also enjoyed walking around the medieval dungeon to view the torture devices. Very impressed with this place. You can tell the employees put their heart and soul into making the experience magical for people of all ages. We will be back!
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XLsDADDY
Poynette, Wisconsin
"What an Amazing Show and Dinner!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 22, 2019 NEW
Took the family to Medievil Times in the Northside of Chicago yesterday and it was awesome. The location was extremely easy to find right off the highway. I decided to pre-buy the Queen's Royalty passes online being this was all of our first times. We showed up about an hour early as instructed to do so. We got right in and explained where to go.... Before the show you have time to grab a beer, a glass of wine, a cocktail, some souvenirs for yourself or the kiddos! You have some time to walk around, take some photos, see the Dungeon, visit the horse stable, use the restrooms and so on. Then they seat you and the games begin! I will not ruin it for you, however it is tons of fun for all ages. Boys and girls will be entertained I would say ages 3 + and older. Our service was excellent, our dinner was very good, the show was above our expectations and the facility was very clean! We can't wait to visit again! Cheers
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Frequently Asked Questions about Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament Illinois

What exactly is Medieval Times?
Medieval Times is an exciting, family-friendly dinner attraction inspired by an 11th-century feast and tournament. Guests are served a four-course banquet and cheer for one of six Knights competing in the joust and other tests of skill.

How long is the show?
Expect almost two hours of jousting, swordsmanship, thrilling hand-to-hand combat, displays of extraordinary horsemanship and falconry as part of an exciting yet touching story set in Medieval Spain.

What else does Medieval Times have besides a dinner show?
They also feature an excellent bar, dance floor, Hall of Arms displaying medieval artifacts and a medieval torture museum.

What's on the menu?
Medieval Times' noble guests feast on garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, sweet buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, pastry of the Castle, coffee and two rounds of select beverages. A full-service bar is also available for adult guests. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

How early should I arrive?
The Castle doors will open 75 minutes prior to the show time printed on your tickets. Plan to arrive early; seating is first come, first served and to obtain the best seats available you should arrive as early as possible. Once in the Hall of Arms, there are plenty of activities and festivities to enjoy: visit the extensive gift shop, full-service bar, museum of torture and observe the master falconer and his birds of prey up close. Knighting ceremonies are also performed pre-show.

How much is parking?
They offer FREE on site parking.

Is it true that we must eat with our hands?
Absolutely! Eating utensils were not used in the 11th century and we take you back!

What is the dress code?
The dress is casual.

What is the policy for lap children under 3 years old?
Children under the age of 3 are admitted free as long as they sit on adults' laps and eat from their plate. If you prefer the child to have his or her own seat and meal then the child rate would apply.