Medieval Times reopens Aug. 6 since closing during pandemic

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Posted 7/30/20

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 9051 E Via de Ventura, is lowering its drawbridge and reopening on Thursday, Aug. 6 in the Talking Stick Entertainment District.

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Medieval Times reopens Aug. 6 since closing during pandemic

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Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, 9051 E Via de Ventura, is lowering its drawbridge and reopening on Thursday, Aug. 6 in the Talking Stick Entertainment District.

 Medieval Times plans to welcome about 2,000 team members back across all locations upon reopening, according to a press release.

After closing in March, due to the coronavirus pandemic, team members continued to care for the horses and falcons and maintained all 10 castles plus the costume shop even donated to frontline and essential workers the hand made castle tapestries and costumes for team members and horses–made masks using show costume material, the release said.

The Medieval Times also celebrated baby season at the ranch in Sanger, Texas where 25 to 30 foals are born each year, the release said.

Meanwhile, Medieval Times has instituted a reopening plan to ensure the health and safety of guests and staff, the release said.

New modifications implemented include a mandate that all guests must wear a mask and submit to contactless temperature screening before entering the castle. Guest occupancy will be reduced to 50 percent, while all parties will be seated a minimum of six feet apart in the Grand Ceremonial Arena.

Additional updates include:

  • Minimal contact entry into the castle
  • High-touch areas disinfected multiple times per show
  • Digital menus accessible through smartphones and disposable table cards
  • Team members screened prior to the start of each shift
  • Team members will wear a mask at all times and gloves while handling food or drinks
  • Disposable silverware available upon request

“We consulted with health experts and government officials in order to create our substantial reopening plan,” said Medieval Times President/CEO Perico Montaner in a prepared statement.

“What we’ve managed is a plan that will ensure our guests and staff remain safe, while maintaining the same majesty and grandeur that is expected of our tournaments.”

Tickets still include a four-course meal and a two-hour jousting tournament featuring six courageous knights, real weapons, beautiful horses and a live flight of the royal falcon, the release added.

For more details or to reserve tickets: medievaltimes.com or email orderhelp@medievaltimes.com.

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