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Medieval Times to open its first Arizona castle near Scottsdale on Friday: What you need to know

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Posted at 12:18 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 19:40:44-04

SALT RIVER PIMA-MARICOPA INDIAN COMMUNITY — The Queen's tournament is back on!

After having to cancel what was scheduled to be its first show in Arizona on Thursday, a spokesperson for Medieval Times confirmed to ABC15 on Thursday afternoon that the dinner theater would hold its first public show and jousting tournament on Friday, August 2, 2019.

That show is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

The attraction, which brings together jousting knights, rowdy crowds to cheer for those knights, and a four-course feast (sans utensils because those weren't around back then), had to cancel its Thursday show because it was waiting on some "final permits" needed in order to open, a spokesperson said.

An inspector was scheduled to meet with the team on Thursday, a spokesperson previously told us.

Those who purchased tickets to the canceled Aug. 1 show were contacted, given refunds, and offered complimentary tickets to a future show, the spokesperson said.

The 80,000-square-foot castle was built near the Loop 101 and Via de Ventura on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. It will mark the attraction's first location in Arizona and its 10th overall.

It features an 1000-seat arena, a 2 1/2-hour dinner show with a four-course meal, the "Hall of Arms" where suits of armor are displayed, and a museum showcasing torture devices from the era. The torture museum is $2 to see.

Tickets are $36-$46 per person, plus taxes, fees, and optional upgrades, and can be bought and reserved online, https://www.medievaltimes.com.

There are three upgrades available, which vary between $15-$25 per person per ticket. Most upgrades include priority seating, a cheering banner, VIP lanyard, and a framed photo.

  • Royalty Package ($15): priority castle access, VIP seating, priority seating access, cheering banner, VIP lanyard.
  • Celebration Package ($20): priority castle access, VIP seating, priority seating access, cheer banner, VIP lanyard, group photos, birthday cake, and personalized announcement during show.
  • Queen's Royalty Package ($25): priority castle access, seating in first or second rows, priority seating access, cheering banner, VIP lanyard, and framed group photo.

The four-course menu includes garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, roasted chicken, buttered corn, herb-basted potatoes, dessert, and two soft drinks. All are served without utensils, which means you get to eat with your hands.

Vegan and vegetarian meals are also available, said Barnes.

A bar is available for those looking to down an ale during the show or perhaps sip on a cocktail.

Medieval Times
9051 East Via de Ventura Scottsdale, AZ 85258