3. That’s because the family that started it was Spanish.
Medieval Times was started in the 1970s “as a dinner-theater attraction on the island of Majorca. Javier Romero, a proud son of Córdoba, was there, performing feats of horsemanship for tourists. It has grown to become a theme restaurant empire, with nine castles in North America; horse ranches in Texas, Florida and Maryland; and attendance figures in the tens of millions,” explains the New York Times.
13. The cross-section of people at any given show is amazing.
Families, college kids, twenty-somethings celebrating their birthdays – it’s all walks of life. You really realize how many people are there when they call out everyone who has a birthday, which takes forever.
20. Anyone can work there. That means you!
A former knight says that you just have to apply: “It’s like getting a job at McDonalds…You start out as a squire and work your way up. They taught me everything I know about horses. As I said in my hiring interview, I was on a horse once when I was five. I wore a helmet and I think it bit me.”
22. The job is apparently not depressing the way it’s depicted in the movies and on television.
It is true, however, that the “winners” of the fights are rigged. (It’s a performance!) A lot of the knights and squires have theatrical backgrounds, so they know how to make it look real.