5 Fun Reasons to Visit Medieval Times New Jersey

Posted on: February 27th, 2018 by

Have you met the Queen at Medieval Times New Jersey?


My first introduction to the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament was back in 2002. During my honeymoon, my new father-in-law invited my husband and I out for dinner at the Medieval Times in Kissimmee, Florida. We were caught up in our newlywed bliss, and the knights, a king, horses made a magical time all the more special and one of my favorite memories from my honeymoon.


I’ve longed to go back ever since our honeymoon. It’s actually been on my New Jersey bucket list for some time to take my boys to the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.


This January, we had the chance. The news of changes in the Medieval Times program had been spreading. A queen would now take charge of the kingdom. One of her first royal acts was to invite bloggers from across her kingdom to join her for a majestic feast.


I could not have been more thrilled to be invited to the castle. Add in that the invitation was a few nights before my birthday and I was ready to mark another milestone with dinner at a Medieval Times castle. We laughed, feasted, cheered on our favorite knight and pretended to be royals in a castle. My big kid, tween, teen, and husband all enjoyed every minute.


Keep reading to see our reasons for YOU to visit Medieval Times New Jersey with your family and how you can win tickets.



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5 Fun Reasons to Visit Medieval Times New Jersey


Medieval Times has a queen!

King Herald of the North has passed on and with that his daughter is now the queen. Queen Dona Maria Isabella now reigns over the kingdom.


That means there’s a whole new Medieval Knights show to enjoy, but the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament has more than new leadership. Take a look at what all is new.


4 new things about the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament

• More than 700 new custom-designed and hand-made costumes for performers and horses.


• 200 new custom-designed and hand-made suits of armor, shields, and helmets, created at a dedicated armory in Florida.


• More than 350 team members and 225 horses were training and rehearsing lines and fight scenes for the new shows while still presenting the former version of the show.


• New music composed by Dr. Daniel May, composer and jazz pianist.


Queen Dona Maria Isabella at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in New Jersey Photo Credit Jersey Family Fun

Queen Dona Maria Isabella


Eat with your hands!

You can eat your fresh, four-course feast of a dinner with your hands. Drink from a stein. Eat without utensils. No one will judge.

  • Kids can choose from soda and lemonade while parents can order adult beverages.


  • For dinner feast on Tomato Bisque, Toasted Garlic Bread, Roasted Chicken, Sweet Butter Corn, and Herb-Basted Potato.


  • Finish off the meal with the Pastry of the Castle for dessert.


  • Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available for dinner and dessert.


Boys cheering on the knights at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in New Jersey photo credit Jersey Family Fun


Kids are encouraged to be loud!

Cheer on your favorite knight. Yelling is encouraged. The louder the better.


The Medieval Times arena is divided into 6 colored sections. Each section has their own night to cheer for.


During our night at Medieval Times we were rooting for the red and yellow knight. It was a close battle of horsemanship and swordplay, but he eventually won Queen Isabella’s tournament of knights.


Boys with the red and yellow knight at Medieval TImes in New Jersey photo credit Jersey Family Fun

After the Medieval Times Tournament guests can pose for pictures with the knights and have the knights autograph their pennants and flags.


Witness fighting about the royal court

Witness the drama that occurs with a queen in charge. Not all of Queen Isabella’s court agree with how she’s governing.


Boys kneeling to Jenn at Medieval Times in New Jersey photo credit Jersey Family Fun

The Queen wasn’t the only one treated like royalty. ;-)


Admire the grace and beauty of the kingdom’s most beautiful animals.

Throughout the Medieval Times dinner we were treated to dazzling performances from the horses.


We saw the horses in battles as knights raced with them in jousting matches with other knights. We saw them in more peaceful moments as they pranced and posed for the Mastress of Horses, Lady Liliana.


There is also a point during the dinner where the royal falcon makes an appearance. When the trainer released the falcon to fly about the arena we all watched every movement in awe.


Lady Liliana Medieval Times New Jersey Horse Trainer photo credit Jersey Family Fun

Another leading lady of Medieval Times New Jersey – Lady Liliana! She trains the horses and often rides in the show during the Master of Horse routine.


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View more of our Medieval Times New Jersey photos in this Facebook album.


Learn more in our 10 Tips for a Medieval Times Dinner with Kids.


For more information about and to make your reservation for the Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in New Jersey visit our discount tickets to Medieval Times New Jersey page.



Who is ready to win tickets to Medieval Times New Jersey?

1 family will win a family 4 pack of tickets in our Medieval Times New Jersey Ticket Giveaway.


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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 35+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 15+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

30 thoughts on “5 Fun Reasons to Visit Medieval Times New Jersey

  1. Damaris says:

    This is a fun local family activity that my girls would love!

  2. Jennifer Zippel says:

    Great article! My family would love to share in this experience. What a great family day trip!

  3. Kelly says:

    Medieval fun, family memories, delicious food, one of a kind entertainment and kids have been begging to go!

  4. Cheryl Gross says:

    My family and I never experienced this. Would be so awesome!

  5. Rick Marino says:

    Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!!

  6. Georgette Gilmore says:

    Have never been and my 10 year old really wants to see the show!

  7. Kimberly Bauer says:

    I would love to go because my family has never been there and I hear it is a lot of fun!

  8. Beth Bame says:

    My family loves the entire experience and would love to go now that my kids are old enough to really enjoy it.

  9. Sarah VM says:

    We have never been there and I always wanted to take my family.

  10. Mindy DeLisi says:

    My family would love to have this experience!

  11. Casie says:

    My daughter and I would love to celebrate our birthdays there!

  12. Rochel S says:

    My kids would love it! They actually just dressed up as Knights for the Jewish holiday of Purim so this would make it so much more real to them!

  13. Nadine says:

    My kids would love to go!

  14. Kristin says:

    My son went with camp a few years ago abs LOVED it. My daughter has never been, and she’s horsecrazy right now – perfect time to take he!

  15. Jennifer Bocanegra says:

    My son is currently obsessed with Knights in horses, is super cute to see him play around pretending to be a Knight. We would love to take him and our daughter to the show!

  16. Stephanie T says:

    My 1st experience was on my senior trip to Florida, and I can’t wait to experience the show with my husband and sons. I know they will love it as much as I did!

  17. Donna Zuccaro says:

    Our family will simply enjoy this! Would like to have together time night out.

  18. Ashley Kolpak says:

    My family has never been and I would love to take them

  19. Chantae says:

    I would love to take my kids because they never been.

  20. Nidhi Chauhan says:

    I would love to take my family to Medieval time. We never been there but It looks like a fun place to visit. I can’t wait to dress like a queen .LOL

  21. Carol Luciano says:

    I’d love for my grandsons to experience this wonderful event. Thank you for the giveaway chance

  22. Marc Fass says:

    My daughter was supposed to go this year with her Girl Scout Troop but they decided to cancel the trip.

    We would love to see the new show.

  23. Janet Marie Gillich says:

    We went to the show in Myrtle Beach on vacation about 4 years ago. My kids keep asking me to go back. I would love to take them again because of all the changes

  24. Donna says:

    My son and daughter love Renaissance festivals and anything that involves role playing. They would love to experience Medieval Times!

  25. Jennifer Bellotti says:

    I would love to take my kids because they have never been there and I think they would have a awesome time there!!!

  26. Victoria BAyon says:

    What an awesome giveaway! I’ve heard about this for years, but I thought it may be too scary for my sons. Now they’re 5, and rambunctious!

  27. Rebekah Baier says:

    I would love to share the experience with my kids! My parents took me growing up.

  28. Dan DeAntonellis says:

    My step loves going to the New Jersey Renaissance Faire and the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. I think he will like this too.

  29. christy gamber says:

    because weve never been there before

  30. Kris I. says:

    I would love to take my kids to this; we’ve never been; it looks very fun and exciting!

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