LET THE TOURNAMENT BEGIN!

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    This past weekend my husband George Clooney and I had the pleasure of taking our 2 youngest children to Medieval Times Toronto Castle along with the 2 families that won my A Fun Knight Out contest…

    We had not been in several years, since our 2 oldest were weevas…

    It was just as I remembered it…a REALLY fun Knight out…

    First we all get crowned and placed in our teams…We were cheering for the Yellow and red Knight…Not the most flattering colours on me, but it could be worse…

    Then of course the kids spot the gift shop and mommy spots the WINE BAR..yes that’s right..You can order a bottle of wine with your dinner at a fair price of around 24$…Oh the eve of great tournament is looking better already!

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    Once inside the Castle and all “Princess’d” up…There is great fun to be had. Checking out all the wares, photo ops, the horses and the very cool falcon.

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    This very evening I had the unexpected pleasure of teaching my children what “THAT” was that made the horse a Boy Horse…Good Times…and much to their disappointment, mommy was not taking any pictures of “THAT” …Where was that Wine Bar again…?

    So with Biology class over it was time to enter the arena!! Exciting !!

    We are herald over to the grand room and have to cheer the loudest for our knight in order to be let inside…As much as I dislike 100 or so screaming kids..this was good screaming, I was even screaming. The crown upon my head had turned me into a proper maiden ready to cheer on her knight!!

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    Once inside the whole story of the evening starts to unfold. I had forgotten that it is not just sword fighting and jousting, there is a whole tale being told. We meet the king and the princess and soon realize there is a villain. There are show horses and tricks all well planned out and breath-taking to watch.

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    With team flags in hand……..our cheering section was ready for battle!

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    As the story unfolds, dinner starts being served. Now when coming to the Toronto Castle keep in mind this is not a five start restaurant. You HAVE to eat with your hands so the food is chosen for this. There are hundreds of people who need to eat all at the same time. The food service itself is a well orchestrated tournament.

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    The main thing to remember is that the food is good and you get plenty of it…And watching your children’s faces light up when you tell them that here it is ok to eat with their hands…Is five stars in my book any day…

    I thought they were going to pee themselves when I told them they could have POP!

    The tournament begins and there are sparks flying from clashing swords, spiked ball things flying off shields. Lances smashing and clashing and the horses race though the arena. It’s all very exciting and to my other wise quiet, take it all in kind of kid…One of the best KNIGHTS of his life! I have never seen my son so vocal and boisterous at any event. He cheered, booed and screamed at the top of his lungs the entire night. My husband and I spent most of the night watching him and enjoying every moment of it!!

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    When the tournament was won, by our knight of course, our bellies were full and cheeks sore from smiling.

    We ventured back out into the castle to congratulate our knight and the KING! Perfect photo-op for some more great family memories…

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    I even had the chance to since on a thrown…I am the Cocktail Deeva, not Queen…but hey a girl can dream…

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    When one comes to Medieval Times you have to keep certain things in mind. You are not coming for the best sit down meal you will ever have. Or the finest wine list you will ever see. You are coming for the experience and if you have children to see it through their eyes. This to me makes it one of the best family experiences I have had in long time. I will forever remember the night my son cheered on his KNIGHT…

    Thank you Toronto Castle and PTPA for such a Fun Knight out with my family.

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    Special Holiday Savings

    If you are planning tickets to this event as a holiday gift or anytime, I have an early bird exclusive deal! These rates are not available to the public until December 16th, but you can access them today. Now through January 31, 2014 you can use the code BLOG39 for discounted tickets to the show – Adults $39.95, Kids 12 and under $29.95. This deal is valid on all shows through Jan 31/14, except the 9pm show on New Year’s Eve. Taxes, fees and gratuities extra. Seating upgrades extra. May not be used in conjunction with other promotional offers.

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    We, the PTPA Bloggers, have 10 family passes of 5 tickets each to give away to 10 of our readers. These passes are for the Toronto location of Medieval Times. Entries are via the Rafflecopter widget below (click on the link), open to Canadian residents only, and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EST, December 23. Just leave a comment here to let us know why you’d love to win these tickets, then head to the widget to enter! Best of luck!

     

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COMMENTS

13 Responses to Let the Tournament BEGIN!

  • coleen thompson wrote on December 10, 2013 at 9:45 //

    I want to do this for my teens birthday! I think the whole family would love it!

  • Paula wrote on December 10, 2013 at 9:59 //

    Looks like a great knight!! My 10 yr old nephew and I are gonna go in the New Year!!

  • Rossana wrote on December 11, 2013 at 7:17 //

    Looks like everyone had a blast! :)

  • Carol Gomez (@CarolAuCourant) wrote on December 11, 2013 at 10:42 //

    Ha-ha! Always love reading your posts.
    Thanks for sharing all the great pictures as well – you captured tons of the excitement! Including Georges!

  • Alex wrote on December 11, 2013 at 10:59 //

    Your husband’s lookin’ fine, Dee.

    I haven’t been to Medieval Times since 1991… that’s, like, 80lbs ago! I’d love to take my peeps.

  • Jennifer Lo wrote on December 11, 2013 at 12:01 //

    WE had never been there before! We would love to experience it!

  • Amy Marie Savigny wrote on December 11, 2013 at 12:09 //

    We have been twice with our oldest and can’t wait to go again when the youngin’s get a bit older! So much fun.

  • Judy Lee (@judyelee) wrote on December 13, 2013 at 8:28 //

    i’ve never ever been before! i’m the biggest kid at heart and…so is my husband. friends are our family in toronto, so we’d take them. ;)

  • CL wrote on December 16, 2013 at 11:09 //

    My son is 18 and still talks about when we went there – he was 12 :)

  • Daisy wrote on December 16, 2013 at 8:28 //

    Hilarious post – once again! Medieval Times looks GREAT on George!! Very cool seeing you, Dee, with your cutie kids having a riot. That’s why I would LOVE to win! To watch the excitement through my kids eyes. We’ve never gone as a family as the pricing is pretty steep for us all right now. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Rebecca wrote on December 19, 2013 at 10:38 //

    I’ve been pre-kids – it was a blast!
    Would love to see them experience it as well

  • Sonya S wrote on December 21, 2013 at 7:53 //

    We have never been ….. But your review has made me want to go!!! We spend so much time running around …. It would be so nice to do something, the four of us. Moments and memories …..

  • Nicole wrote on December 21, 2013 at 1:20 //

    I would love to attend since it sounds like great family fun!