The Baltimore location for the Medieval Times is located in the Arundel Mills shopping center in Hanover, Maryland. It is a few minutes from the airport, and about less than a half hour drive from both downtown Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Medieval Times is a dinner theatres that allows guests to enjoy the interactive fun of knights, kings, and jousts. The show features Andalusian horses and a jousting tournament, and the audience can cheer for their assigned knight. The show is entertaining, but also educated people concerning the "challenges of governing medieval kingdoms.'' The experience is unique and combines competition and banquet dining, making an effort to appeal to guests of all ages.
The Medieval Times mission is to "provide guests with outstanding customer service and entertainment, empower team members to do the right things and to do things right, and to realize success through a well-run, enthusiastic organization.'' Many former visitors believe the Baltimore Medieval Times, as well as other nationwide locations, have succeeded in meeting their goals.
The first Medieval Times was located in Spaina and opened its doors to diners in 1973. Over the course of a decade, the establishment spread overseas and opened its first United States location in Kissimmee, Florida. They found immediate success in America and expanded throughout the country. There are currently nine Medieval Times castles throughout the United States.
The Baltimore show celebrates the kingdom of King Philippe and his daughter-in-law, Princess Lenore. Guests enjoy a four course feast, eaten with their hands, in order to recreate the way it would have been done in the 11th century. The meal includes tomato bisque soup, garlic bread, roasted chicken, a spare rib, an herb roasted potato, a dessert pastry, and beverages. There is a vegetarian meal available that substitutes a large Portobello mushroom stuffed with a rice and bean mix, a skewer of roasted vegtables, and hummus with pita chips in place of the chicken and ribs. Those wishing to enjoy the vegetarian meal should inform their server upon being seated.
The show includes Hollywood-caliber special effects, and lasts for approximately two hours. The competition includes jousting, swordsmanship, and hand to hand combat, as well has horsemanship and falconry. Guests will find themselves rooting for one of the several knights wearing varying colored Medieval garb.
Medieval Times offers a membership opportunity known as the King's Court. Members receive announcement from the restaurant which often include coupons, promotions, and special event information. Guests are also welcome to celebrate their birthday at the show. Those who are a member of the King's Birthday Fellowship are invited to enjoy a free feast and tournament on their birthday.
Having grown in popularity, the Baltimore Castle is a great destination for those with children, or those visiting the city from a place where there may be no Medieval Times nearby. If you are interested in dinner and a show, consider this trip back in time. Tickets are $54.95 and packages and special discounts are available. The schedule of the shows vary and are listed on the Medieval Times website.