Tournament of Kings, Las Vegas

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    Tournament Of Kings

    by truesunn Written May 30, 2003

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    Huzzah! You are invited to the royal palace for dinner and sport!

    The Tournament of Kings is a dinner theater show featuring live renaissance era horseback jousts between Kings of various mideval states including Ireland, England and Scotland.

    $41.95 per person includes dinner and the show. Offered nightly 6:00p and 8:30p. Call the number below for reservations.

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    Tournament of Kings

    by clueless83 Updated Mar 24, 2008

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    If you're staying in Las Vegas I would strongly recommend a dinner and a show at the medieval themed Excalibur hotel. The Tournament of Kings runs twice nightly (with the exception of one day per week) and consists of a medieval style show with horses, knights, jousting, acrobats and dancing maidens which you watch while eating your dinner.

    The show involves a lot of audience participation, cheering and clapping etc. The audience are sat in blocks and you are encouraged to cheer for the knight of your corresponding block, for example if you are in 'Norway' you must cheer for the knight of Norway, if you are in 'Russia' you must cheer for the knight of Russia. We were sat in the Dragon section which meant we were the baddies (fun!) so we were encouraged to boo all the other knights.

    The food is served before the show begins, the meal is fairly large (vegetarians beware - they serve you up a whole game hen! Can't remember if there was a veggie option or not). You are expected to eat in authentic medieval style - with your fingers! (the Pepsi, however, is not so authentic haha!). I personally didn't enjoy the food too much but it didn't spoil the whole experience of the event.

    One thing they do warn you about is if you have respiratory problems, there are horses in the show and lots of dust/sand. I'm not asthmatic but I did start to feel like I was getting a cold while I was in the arena but that could've been down to the too cold air conditioning!
    Don't let the dust or my opinion of the food put you off though, I'm glad I went and I would do it again.

    Excalibur by night
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    Tournament of Kings

    by Casino_Chris Updated May 4, 2006

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    The show begins with great fanfare as the seven kings and one dragon knight (representing evil), are announced. Their royal costumes are rich in color and design, their horses adorned with bright plumage. (The regalia was designed by Michel Fresnay, who was nominated for a best-costume Emmy in 1989 for the television production of "Napoleon and Josephine".) The kings then feast with King Arthur at the Round Table, after which a series of games, including a horse race, a jousting match, sword fighting and gladiator-style battles, commence. Audience members are invited to cheer on the king representing the "country" where they are sitting. Four-rows deep, the arena is divided into seven "country" sections and the "dark knight" section, which represents the evil Mordred's minions. Our seats were in "Russia" - and even though our king played dirty at times, he was very well received. That's because although the show is a display of physical strength and agility, it relies heavily on audience participation. The toasting ritual enlivens the feast. Guttural chants intensify the jousts and fighting segments. Be aware, however, that you may be reprimanded for booing the opponents too loudly! The merriment is interrupted when evil Mordred, the fire wizard, tries to capture King Arthur's kingdom. As the kings come together, one is killed; the others then avenge his death. Each battle is more spectacular than the next, with smoke, fire and pyrotechnics, until the final clash decides a victor.
    Dinner is served as the show begins - an appetizer of "dragon's blood" (tomato soup) is followed by a Cornish hen, twice-baked potatoes, broccoli, a roll, soda and dessert. Keeping with the show's medieval theme, no utensils of any kind are given. The meal was cooked to perfection and was quite filling. The "Tournament of Kings" is a no-holds-barred entertainment rampage - the action is non-stop, battles intense and the crowd frenzied - at times it's impossible to hear anything over the sound of fists banging on tables.

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    Tournament of Kings Dinner Show

    by meteorologist1 Written Jun 23, 2005

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    The Tournament of Kings Dinner Show at the Excalibur is a spectacular entertainment show for the whole family. Similar to the Medieval Times Dinner Show which can be found around the US, you're taken back to the ancient times when knights of different nations compete in a tournament. It's quite fun to watch, although the sounds and pyrotechnics may be a little too loud. You'll be cheering for a nation assigned to your section while eating a rotisserie chicken with your bare hands. Tickets are $55 (Excalibur hotel guests get a discount with coupon). Shows are 6:00pm and 8:30pm nightly.

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    Tournament of Kings

    by Robachu1 Updated Aug 31, 2003

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    I suppose this show was developed to entertain the kids that make up such a large part of the Las Vegas visitors. It may be for kids but we enjoyed it very much too. The skill of the performers was truly amazing. These people are much more than actors they are true athletes as well. The crowd participation (cheering etc.) was fun since it allowed us to act like children for a couple of hours.

    No utensils at T of Kings.
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    A MUST SEE! TOURNAMENT OF KINGS

    by mesoblonda Updated Mar 27, 2005

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    BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE FOR GREAT SEATS!! It's the best $50.00 per ticket I've ever paid.

    Tournament of Kings is a dinner show, held at Excalibur. PERFECT for the kids, loads of fun for the adults as well!

    Flash back to medevil times, watch jousting and competitions as good conquer evil. Cheer for your ruler as you represent a specific country while you eat your meal with your hand! YES, your hands!

    Horses, fire, combat, comedy, eating with your hands, handsome rulers, beautiful dancing girls.

    One of the BEST, kid friendly shows I've seen in Vegas. I won't say more...GO!

    The best money I spent in Vegas!
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    Tournament of Kings

    by kiki_irl Written Jan 24, 2007

    Fantastic show that is held in the Excalibur hotel/casino.
    Ended up sitting in the Irish section by chance, love it :)
    Buzzing atmosphere and could be thoroughly enjoyed by all ages. We were two 21 year olds and LOVED it.

    Definitly something to do when in Vegas, especially if you've got kids they will love the show.

    Wizards, jesters, knights and fair maids. Why would you miss it?!?

    Dinner is included, which must be eaten with your hands! Al adds to the experience.

    Oh...and ur not supposed to take pictures so ssshhhhhh!

    The Grub The Lickle Jester The Irish Knight

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    Tournament of the knights in Excalibur

    by Traveller_ Written Sep 21, 2004

    Ground floor in Excalibur hotel is arena for tournaments.
    This is something I definetely want to recommended to everyone(kids and adults) with sense of humor. Food and sodas are included to the ticket price(47,5$+taxes), that's not so much.

    there's clips In their website.

    menu:soup, chicken(you must eat with your hands)
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    by patsco Written Aug 25, 2002

    Tournament of Kings at Excalibur, Tussauds Wax Museum at Venetian, Mardi Gras Parade at Rio.
    Tournament of Kings: Audience participation. Makes dinner a riot!
    Wax Museum: VERY life like and celebrities that everyone recognizes. TV, motion pic,
    sports figures, rock stars, old timers.
    Mardi Gras Parade: Floats are suspended above casino. Be in it for 10:00. A Blast
    while a floor show is going on below

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    Tournament of the Kings

    by Brehone Written Jun 23, 2004

    This was a fun dinner theatre experience that is suitable for the whole family. The arena is divided into countries and you cheer for the knight you want to win during the tournament .

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