If You Need Me I’ll be Princessing at Medieval Times Atlanta – Highlights

A little over a week ago I had the opportunity to visit Medieval Times Atlanta Castle. Having grown up most of my life in Florida, I had been to the Orlando Castle in the past and I loved it! Now that we’ve relocated to the Atlanta area, one of my ATL bucket list items was to visit the Atlanta Castle. Because who doesn’t want an evening of strapping royal knights to sword fight as you dine like it’s 1699?

 

Epic battles of steel and steed”

 

 

The Medieval Times Atlanta Experience – Unicorns Welcome

 

I was pretty shocked to find the Medieval Times Atlanta Castle located in a mall. But this changed nothing when it came to the experience. In fact, it made it super easy for our relatives to show up and join us. Here are some of my favorite highlights of my royal experience:

 

Everyone (and I do mean everyone) is in character

 

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Enter the castle!

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Crowned!

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Love the grand fireplace in the hall.

 

 

From the moment we arrived, we were transformed from ordinary mall humans to ladies and lords. Of course, my son is a little prince but I don’t think they got the memo (yar yar yar). The staff was garbed in period clothing and made us feel like we just warped into 1699.

 

Super cool souvenirs

 

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

LED lights are always fun!

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle, zelda

Zelda gear!

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle, sean overstreet

Sean couldn’t help himself!

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Love the fairies!

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Holla for unicorns!

 

We were immediately crowned and unleashed into a grand hall surrounded by twinkling LED swords, unicorns and other really cool souvenirs. Sean especially loved the selection of Zelda swords and shields. I loved the fairies and unicorns and my son loved the blinking LED swords and dragons. I  loved the selection of gifts. So much that I’ll be shopping there for birthdays and holidays for suresies.

 

Royal knight armor and a magical owl

 

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

 

Okay so the owl wasn’t magical, but he was cool. Owls are just interesting creatures. You’ll find the Medieval Times Atlanta owl in the grand hall near the restrooms. The armor is incredible. I love seeing armor in real life any chance I can. If you’ve been following us for any length of time, you’ll know that I always photograph armor in the many castles we’ve been to.

 

Being part of a team so we can root for our royal knight

 

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

The teams gather for the event.

 

Who doesn’t love a little fun competition? We were on the white and black team (which uh hem, won). The whole family was totally into cheering our knight on. We watched him joust, sword fight and grapple to the death.

 

Dining like it’s 1699

 

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

All hands on deck!

 

That means no forks, spoons or knives. That’s right. We dug into our chicken breast dinner all hands on deck. And it was surprisingly really tasty. I have to say, banquet style meals are usually not that good. It was goooood.

 

The show…of course

 

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle, gauge rybak, kid friendly

All smiles here!

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle, christa thompson, gauge rybak, kid friendly

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle, christa thompson, sean overstreet

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

The fight is on!

 

The show was really good. Excellent horsemanship from the Spanish Andalusian, Quarter, and Friesian horses which are trained at the Medieval Times HQ where they are born and bred to be artists. You can learn all about the making of a royal horse here.

 

If you appreciate beautiful horses and their amazing talents, you’re going to love Medieval Times.”

 

By the way, they have a really cool twitter feed with behind the scenes content you should totally peep if you do the twitter thing.

 

The torture chamber!

 

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

 

Unlike the Orlando Castle which is home to the Medieval Villagea collection of medieval artifacts, the Atlanta Castle has just the torture chamber. It holds 24 replicas of medieval torture devices. Kid friendly-ish. I used it as a fine example of how good we have it in 2017 ha!

 

A Quick Interview with the Winning Royal White Knight

 

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle

With the royal White knight AKA Brandon Carr

 

After the show, I had the chance to interview our winning knight. His real name is Brandon Carr, 31 years old. I found out that he’s been wielding twisted steel and royal appeal for eight years. When I asked him how one goes about becoming a royal sword fighting, horse riding knight he told me,

 

I spent my life in sports. I’ve done all my training here at Medieval Times. I started working the stables then moved onto being a squire and finally swords.”

 

He also shared that he works five days a week and trains daily. I don’t know how many days a week he spends maintaining that pretty hair, but I’m sure that’s a hot minute too. Meow. When I asked him about the hardest and favorite parts of being a royal he said,

 

Adapting to a new horse is pretty tough. Certain horses are good at certain things. My favorite thing, jousting!”

 

In Closing

 

Medieval Times Atlanta Castle, christa Thompson, sean overstreet, gauge rybak

 

We LOVED our Medieval Times Atlanta Castle experience and can’t wait to experience other castles on our adventures. The souvenirs, horses, food and show, it was all incredible and you can bet we’ll be heading back for special events (like birthdays and anniversaries).

 


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Senior Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. Christa has been traveling the world since 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

17 Comments on this post

  1. Isn’t this the best place ever? We live in Atlanta, and we go to Medieval Times at least three of four times a year. It’s a ton of fun.

  2. Ah so cool! We have been wanting to go to Medieval Times for so long since there isn’t one near us. Looks like such a blast!

    Doria / Reply
  3. Medieval Times is one of my favorite places to go. I love to eat with my hands while I watch the tournament. They have some cool weapons, too.

    Bill Sweeney / Reply
  4. Thanks for all the pics! Our family wanted to go when we were in Orlando but for some reason it was CLOSED when we were there! What a let down. It looks like so much fun! Thanks for the virtual experience.

    fashionbeyondforty / Reply
  5. Wow, this looks like a GREAT experience! My two girls would love to do something like this.

    Jaime Nicole / Reply
  6. I can’t believe I have never been to a Medieval Times. When I lived in OK I would drive right by the one in TX all the time.

  7. These are fantastic photos. I would love to go to visit Medieval Times Atlanta Castle.

    Ann Bacciaglia / Reply
  8. It looks like you had an amazing time. My kids would love to go to Medieval Times.

    Claudia Krusch / Reply
  9. Ohh Medieval Times is so much fun! I remember going on a high school trip and had the time of my life.

    Lisa Favre / Reply
  10. I haven’t been to Medieval Times since I was a kid. I use to love going though!

    wildish jess / Reply
  11. Medieval times is so cool! I haven’t been atlanta yet!

    Befitting Style / Reply
  12. What a fun place to visit. I wish we lived closer, so I can bring the kids there.

    Dogvills / Reply
  13. This looks like such a great time. We have never been even though we lived right by one. We need to do a little traveling and visit!

    Melissa Dixon / Reply
  14. That looks like so much fun. I’d love to take my family there. I’ve always wanted to go to something like this too.

    Kathy / Reply
  15. It looks like you guys had such a fun time! My kids would love to go there!

    Shannon Gurnee / Reply
  16. I love Medieval Times in Atlanta. We have been there a couple of times to celebrate Birthdays. My son loves the Falcon and my daughters are in love with the horses.

    Chrishelle Ebner / Reply
  17. I’ve never been to something like this, seems like fun (as long as you’re not from that time as a prisoner, YIKES!) The souvenirs do look like a lot of fun and are pretty cool… glad you had fun!

    Eloise / Reply

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