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Tango0111 Jan 2020 9:40 p.m. PST

….Medieval Times

"It can be a challenge to bring up Medieval Times, the show and restaurant—let's call it a show and restaurant, for now—without being mistaken for speaking of "medieval times," the vaguely designated era of European history. A question like "Why am I obsessed with Medieval Times?" for example, is ripe for misinterpretation. But a sure bet is to say simply to your friends, "I'm going to Medieval Times this weekend," and if your friends are anything like mine, their eyes will open wide, and they'll say, "I want to go to Medieval Times!"

I did, too. I'd heard enough about it to know that it would speak to deeply rooted memories and cherished ephemera from my childhood. Why I loved the 1973 Disney animated version of Robin Hood and still sometimes mutter "Oo-de-lally, oo-de-lally, golly, what a dayyyyy" to myself, and why I became fixated on the King's Quest graphic-adventure game series in sixth grade. These minutiae of my background are mostly-to-completely irrelevant to actual life in medieval times, but they're hardly irrelevant to the excitement surrounding a visit to Medieval Times.

I finally got to live this dream on the cusp of my 36th birthday—a little later than some patrons, but not, it would turn out, nearly as many as I'd thought. On an unseasonably temperate Friday evening in August, my husband, Shaun, and I drove an hour from our Atlanta home to the Sugarloaf Mills mall in the very suburban suburb of Lawrenceville, Georgia, where one of Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament's nine North American castles awaited…."
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I have same experience… (smile)


Cerdic12 Jan 2020 4:18 a.m. PST

Sounds awful.

But maybe I've been spoiled because I can go to a real medieval castle or eat in an ancient pub whenever I want!

Tango0112 Jan 2020 2:55 p.m. PST



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