Orlando has one of the nine Medieval Times shows in North America, and this is the show my kids rate number one in town. Inside, guests gorge themselves on barbecued spareribs, herb-roasted chicken, soup, garlic bread, potatoes, dessert, and beverages including beer. Vegetarian offerings include a stuffed mushroom cap with roasted veggies and a hummus dip. But because this is the 11th century, you eat with your fingers from metal plates while knights mounted on Andalusian horses run around the arena, jousting and clanging to please the fair ladies. Arrive 90 minutes early for good seats and to see the Medieval Village, a re-created Middle Ages settlement. The storyline, "Knights of the Realm," adds a touch of romance between one of the knights and a princess to the action. Show times vary, but there is at least one performance nightly (7:30pm), two during peak seasons (6:30 and 8:30pm).
- © Frommer's 2013