At our week to BlogHer, not too long ago, we had the amazing opportunity to go to Medieval Times in Orlando. Medieval Times is a dinner and show tournament, filled with sword-fighting, jousting, and real live Spanish horses.
Because of my mom’s dazzling blogging skills (good job, mom!) we got VIP passes to enjoy our own immensely fun night.
Before the show, we were able to visit the life size Medieval Village. I can’t tell you how excited I was, because I’m a history geek, so I was absolutely fascinated to enter this interactive experience of what it would be like to live in “The Dark Ages”.
We went on an incredible tour of a replicated village, going through a stable, kitchen, pottery shop, carpenter and welder shed, and a textile shop, learning about the machines these people used in their lives and what was the center of a regular village in these ages. There was also a torture chamber (yikes) which I have to admit is not for the faint of heart, and I’d advise you to be prepared for the, let’s say interesting contraptions in there.
I’d have to say my favorite part was the textile shop, they had actual looms that were used to make cotton cloth, and the completed clothing displayed looked so beautiful. I’m surprised that for the limited tools available in that time, you could live pretty comfortably. Though, I’m grateful for technology and Wifi, thank you very much.
After going through the village, we grabbed our tournament crowns and headed through the doors. In the tournament there are 6 sections, each for the 6 knights that compete. There was the black and white knight, the yellow knight, the red knight, the red and yellow knight, the blue knight, and the green knight, which we were rooting for.
We started the show by watching one of the horses do some graceful footwork in the stadium ring. I loved this quote about the relationship between a knight and his horse:
“In myth and in legend, the Knight and the horse are forever linked. Few things are held in such great esteem by the Medieval warrior than a stalwart horse, who possesses the bold courage of his master and the quiet strength of his ancestors.”
I love horses, and it was inspiring to see them in action, prancing, running, and even jumping across the stadium. They’re my second favorite animal, and absolutely magical.