Cheesy Fun in Mystical New Jersey!

402734_3062580411882_938763727_nI love cheesy. Always have, and the cheesier the better. There are an abundance of cheesy things to do in NYC but there is one that is just a bus ride away into the mystical land of New Jersey.

Not too long ago we actually did the most cheesy thing you can do in the tri-state area. Ridiculous amounts of beer, grog, giant souvenir glasses filled with frozen rum and vodka drinks, goofy flags, screaming for kill shots, eating with our fingers, falcons, the king and his court, jousting, sword fights, booing the bad guys, cheering the good guys, knights in fake battles to the death.

Yes kids, we went to Medieval Times!!!

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Now, I have to admit that I am a sucker for all things cheesy. Who am I kidding – I love the cheese factor, and Medieval Times relishes in it and gives you a wink while passing by. I am a big kid at heart and refuse to grow up. Throw yourself into the fantasy and have a great time. I know many adults poo-poo this type of place and those I feel sorry for, as they would rather be sitting home being old and boring. I, for one, like to experience new things, and what more fun can be had then cheering on your knight with a large chicken leg in one hand, a goofy cardboard crown on your head, and a giant beer in the other?

394962_3062606212527_320491934_nOur group, which started out as about 20 people and somehow quickly grew to over 40 (good God!) scored discounted tickets on Goldstar saving about $20 on ticket admission. You have to hunt for these dollar saving discounts, and there are some even on the Medieval Times website. Use that savings on booze here! There are three bars and a few liquor stands, and the prices are not that bad all things considering. The frozen drinks come packed with a punch – a lotta rum! Grab a huge souvenir glass and fill it up with beer – I felt like I drank a gallon in this one glass. Get your buzz on and go crazy in the battle arena!

399852_3062673054198_2009124185_nIt was kind of confused when we got there getting us all seated in the same section, but the people working the ticket booth were patient and hooked us up. Too bad we got stuck with the Yellow Knight section. He put up a brave battle but was killed off first. Lame-O. The show itself features some talented performers along with many majestic animals. Is it Shakespheare? Hello no. More like Jerry Springer doing Monty Python.  Also, we took the 192/195 bus from the Port Authority, and it drops you off only a few minutes walk down the road, and picks up near the same spot. Perfect for all of us drinkers who do not want to drive, and it’s a quick trip from NYC.

409177_3062636413282_1537260485_nThe show itself is almost two hours long, and a full meal is included. The food here is served medieval style – dig in with your fingers and rip it apart. It was actually pretty good if you keep your expectations low!  The serve the food in sections so you can take your time and enjoy the show while eating. Giant piece of roasted chicken, herb roasted potato, spare rib, garlic bread, tomato bisque soup, apple turnover, soda, and coffee. Plus, booze is also available throughout if you want to purchase more, more, more!

407664_3062649253603_2018648955_nWe all had a terrific time. I had not done Medieval Times in years, and would definitely go back. Plus, the crowd we went with made it even more fun – a total blast! It is what you make it, and the company you attend with can make it an absurdly funny cheesy time. Little kids all around fighting with fake battle toys, people taking pictures with the knights, and then our group laughing it up, still drinking, and dancing to party tunes as the place became kind of a dance club after the show in the main court area.

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Yes, my lord, there be a castle in New Jersey that we must storm again!

What is your cheesy guilty pleasure?

31 thoughts on “Cheesy Fun in Mystical New Jersey!”

  1. My kids have been wanting to go to something like this when we go to Tennessee for vacation this year. They have a pirate type show that they are determined to go to 🙂 I think that from your pics it looks like you had great cheesy fun!

    1. Hey Foodie!

      There are different variations of this – pirates, knights, gangsters, Arabian knight, and all probably cheesy fun. I heard the pirate one is good fun! Go, check your brain at the door, and enjoy! 🙂

  2. hahaha, I remember Medieval Times! The best part was the dungeon chamber in the waiting area and the feeling of eating in this huge medieval mess hall hahaha! Maybe it’s time for a revisit over here as well.

  3. I love that you admit this! I, too, love all things cheesy. My favorite movies include embarrassing titles such as Jaws and Clue. And… let’s just say, that one year I made my friends attend a Murder-Mystery birthday party. I regret nothing.

    I have yet to have my knight win at Medieval Times. Sorry you got the Yellow Knight–he does seem like an extreme lame-o. We have Goldstar, too. It’s great, got to see a few cool shows for cheap.

    Great post. The pictures really added to it. Made me laugh. Now I want to visit our Medieval Times…

    1. Hey Jean!

      The cheesier the better!

      Yeah, the Goldstar deal is a cheap deal and worth it, but you always get stuck with Sir Lame-O-Lot as your knight!

      Glad you enjoyed my review!

    1. Hi Susie!

      It has been on a few sitcoms I think. This one is a quick bus ride away over in NJ. It is great cheesy fun if you just let yourself go with it.

  4. We have one here, I’ve never been, but I did go to the one in Myrtle Beach, SC. Go figure. It’s really a lot of fun!

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    1. Hey Jill!

      Yup, that’s where were went in the mystical land of NJ! I loved it. We might do it again this summer. Plus, there is booze there and you eat with your fingers. Good times!

  5. That looks like a great fun night out. I remember when Medieval themed nights took off in the UK, they were mainly meal based rather than a show like this one.

    That yellow knight sounds like a loser though, think he better sit out the next contest and put him in row Z.

    1. Hey Guy!

      It is a fun time, especially if you like cheesy fun! The meal and show is worth it, and you can get booze there too!

      Yeah, yellow knight is a dud but he put up a good battle!

    1. Hey Daniella!

      Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting. Yeah, can you imagine one in NYC? That would be crazy. It would probably do well with all the tourists and baby carriage crowd!

      I’ll check out your blog too. Please feel free to sign up for my email alerts. 🙂

  6. I’ve lived in Jersey for almost 20 years now, and have yet to visit Medieval Times! I’ve been dying to go there.. I love cheesy too! lol Looks like alot of fun!

    1. Hey Tree!

      What? Oh, you have to check it out. It’s such a fun time, plus as an adult you can drink too! Cheesy fun! Go with a group of fun and goofy friends that will like this kind of thing. It makes it better!

  7. I have wanted to go here FOR YEARS. I will do it someday. I know I will – most likely when the kid starts asking to go 🙂

    1. Hi Jenny!

      It is a lot of fun to take the kids to. They eat it up! It’s an entertaining time with many picture ops too. Definitely take them.

      Heck, I am still a big kid at heart myself and love this type of stuff! 🙂

  8. I love Medieval Times! I went there 2 years ago for my boyfriend’s birthday and had a blast. It’s corny as hell, but who cares! I even tried their “vegetarian” dinner.

    1. Hey Holly!

      It’s corny and cheesy fun! We had a great time. We had a few who also did the vegan dinner and it was pretty good. Life is too short to not have goofy fun!

    1. Hey Coleen!

      If you like cheesy fun you might like MT! We all love cheese – it’s like crack! Parm and provolone and a fresh mozzerella! Yum! 🙂

  9. Thanks for bringing back some memories. I haven’t been to a Medieval Times since the 1990s when I lived in Texas. Loved that place. I honestly forgot all about that place until this post 🙂

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