It’s a new year and a new time – and we’re thrilled to share that starting today, Medieval Times is debuting a new show based around a matriarch! So move on over King, because her majesty, the Queen, is now in charge as the sole ruler of the land.
We’re big fans of visiting the Lyndhurst, NJ castle – it makes for a really fun and entertaining experience for all generations. Alongside the jousting, cheering and feasting with our hands – I can’t tell you how happy I am to have my kids (a daughter and son) see the new show with a female in charge as a firm and respected leader. For the first time in 34-years – the Queen is cast in this leadership role. Right-on Medieval Times!
In addition to the Queen and the continuation of all the elements that viewers love, there are a bunch of exciting new changes to the show.
- The new live-action film score is precisely synchronized with every element of the show: from lights to fights; jousts to jabs; the Queen’s entry to curtain closings and more.
- More than 700 new costumes for all nine castles’ performers including horses, all of which are custom-designed and hand-made at a dedicated costume shop in Dallas, TX.
- The sound and light team spends 120 hours programming 300 new music cues and 500 new lighting cues. Several castles are installing and programming a new LED lighting system that offers 256 colors (the previous system had 14 colors). The system is powered by 10 miles of cable and an estimated million-dollar upgrade.
- 200 new suits of armor, shields, and helmets, all of which are custom-designed and hand-made at a dedicated armory in Florida.
- More than 350 team members and 225 horses train and rehearse new lines and fight scenes for three months while still presenting the current show.
- New music – composed by Dr. Daniel May, a composer and jazz pianist who highlights include scoring “Everest” and other films – and working with notable names including Sting and The Moody Blues. Dr. Daniel May directed and recorded Medieval Times’ new show composition in Kiev with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. He directed the choir in Ukraine with lyrics written by poet and choir member Solomia Gorokhivska, and a solo cellist and violin player from Pittsburgh, PA.
Grab your tickets here!