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15 Medieval Times Employees Share Behind The Scenes Stories

May 21, 2021 167 votes 27 voters 1.2k views15 items

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Going to Medieval Times is an amazing experience for kids and adults alike. The shows are so real, so entertaining, and people feel they’re really back in time. Since the performance is, without a doubt, an experience to remember, so must be working there, right? We gathered some info from current and former employees about Medieval Times, check it out!

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    Rehearsals Are Important

    From Redditor /u/atlasobscura

    The combat is rehearsed for around 3 hours most days of the week. The Knights may range in experience from 30 days to 25 years. If you see a less-than-believable action sequence, you are probably watching a novice knight (or two) in a fight. With training comes more speed.

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    Real Combat Fail 

    From Redditor /u/alecsputnik

    I worked there for 5 years at two castles and I remember one time where a knight missed the part of the shield he was supposed to hit and instead hit the head knight's finger which was immediately almost severed. They took him to the hospital to get it reattached and had someone else sub for him during the remaining part of the show.

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    Accidents Happen

    From Redditor /u/cheeto_burritos

    I used to work there and hilarious things happen all the time. Horses stop suddenly, sending knights flying. Falcons start to molt their feathers and completely lose all sense of training, landing on tables or tall team members (really). One time a horse's bridle or whatever slipped off and he spent 10 minutes circling around the arena while the knights try to casually coax him back into the sand pit behind the curtains.

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    Horses Are Very Loved

    From Redditor /u/atlasobscura

    We pride ourselves on our horses, and on the care they receive. We even have a ‘horse treatment policy’ that has to be reviewed and signed annually by anyone in the company than interacts with the horses. They are not just tools for us, because we establish long relationships with some of these horses. We breed them at our own ranch in TX, and then work with them for years in the system. They are (for lack of a better word) almost pets to us, and just as loved and respected.