Dinner. Theater. Two words that might immediately make you think of old people in Florida watching the worst possible version of Death of a Saleman while eating the early bird rubber chicken special. Fret not, we’re talking about something much more fun… Something that keeps kiddos in their seats and has them laughing, gasping or clapping the whole time – and eating all the while. Consider bringing your cutie to one of these dinner theater options for your whole evening (or morning, or afternoon) meal + entertainment in one sitting/setting. Some are more traditional than others (with sit-down sustenance and live performers on stage), and others are far more relaxed. Either way, finding entertainment that comes without a remote and letting someone else prep the food is definitely the best thing since sliced bread!

Jousting Around: Medieval Times

It’s like stepping right into a fairy-tale, with princesses and kings and knights. Don’t worry about kids getting bored waiting for the show: even the castle itself is impressive, with its red tile roof and over a thousand seats inside. The Medieval Times show is live-action at its best, with real horses and falcons onstage, and even a dangerous jousting match. You’ll enjoy a four-course meal, and kids will go nuts for the “utensil free” authentic medieval dining experience. Little girls in the audience may even be presented with a flower from their knight, and everyone in the family will jump as sparks fly when the real swords are crossed. Avoid sibling quarrels for the evening and leave all the battling to the knights!

When & Where: Performances throughout the week (check website for details), Buena Park
Online: medievaltimes.com

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-Elena Wurlitzer

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