Venue: King Arthur's Arena
3850 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: Ongoing
Show Times: Mon, Fri 6pm; Wed -Thu & Sat - Sun 6pm & 8:30pm
Age Restriction: none
Show Length: 75 minutes
Starting at $73.12
Located at the Excalibur, the show takes place inside an arena with the seats situated around the main performance area. The seats are divided into sections with each one representing one of seven different "countries." People sitting in those sections are encouraged to cheer for their country's king, who is also a knight, throughout the show. There's also a "dark knight" section. People seated there represent the evil Mordred's minions. (Cue the maniacal laughter). They are also encouraged to cheer on their king or boo when good seems to be prevailing over evil.
Once seated, guests are served the first portion of their dinner, "dragon's blood" (hot tomato soup.) Just like what real lords and ladies would have experienced back in the Middle Ages, utensils are not provided, and patrons have to eat with their hands. Servers come around during this time to fill drink orders. Along with soda and juice, an assortment of alcoholic beverages is available for purchase during the show.
Before any knights appear Merlin and a court jester entertain the crowd. They introduce three cheering methods that guests will use later in the show. The interactive segment builds anticipation just in time for the knight's grand entrance. First a drum processional files into the arena to announce the entrance of King Arthur. Next, the other kings are announced, each blazing into the arena on a galloping horse.
The knights are dressed in costumes rich in color and design, and each of their horses is adorned with bright plumage. The costumers were designed by Michel Fresnay, who was nominated for a best-costume Emmy in 1989 for the television production of "Napoleon and Josephine."
Dinner is served as the knights enter. The feast fit for a king consists of a roasted Cornish hen, steamed vegetables and a biscuit. While the audience dines, a large round table is lowered into the center of the arena where King Arthur and the other knights also partake in the feast, raising their glasses and toasting to the joyous occasion. Dessert is served afterwards and includes a sweet pastry.
After the knights are done making merry, a friendly competition ensues to determine who should be crowned champion. Things really start to heat up when evil Mordred, the fire wizard, appears in attempt to seize King Arthur's kingdom. Swords clash and sparks fly as a battle of good against evil erupts inside the arena.
Travel back in time with a dinner and show experience fit for royalty. Tournament of Kings is a fun-filled show that the entire family can enjoy.