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Medieval Times

August 12, 2013 12:53 ET

Medieval Times Celebrates Its 30th Birthday by Adding Vegan Menu

BUENA PARK, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 12, 2013) -  In what some may consider a bold move for a dinner attraction known for its stomach-stuffing, meat-filled feasts, Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament recently celebrated its 30th birthday by adding a vegan option to its menu. Chef Frank Dameron created the Fire-Roasted Tomato and Three-Bean Vegetable Stew, served with raw veggies and hummus meal. This option is now available to all guests desiring a change from the traditional chicken and rib meal.

The privately held company originated in Spain in 1973, but opened its first North American castle in Kissimmee, Florida in 1983. Its nine Castles across North America, including one in Canada, serve 2.5 million guests annually and have served 53 million guests since opening 30 years ago.

"The new vegan menu is our way of thanking our guests, and ensuring that we provide a one-of-a-kind experience the entire family can enjoy," said David Manuel, marketing manager for the Buena Park castle.

Another way Medieval Times is celebrating its 30th birthday is a ticket giveaway. Medieval Times will give away four free tickets each day for an entire year, valid for admission at any of the nine Medieval Times castles in North America.

"Entering the giveaway is easy," said Manuel. "Just 'like' us on Facebook and enter through the contest link."

Medieval Times is based on the true story of the founders' family, which was a noble family in Spain, with lineage dating to the 11th century. Guests enter a European-style Castle and are immediately transported to the 11th century with a feast they eat with their hands, and an authentic, live medieval jousting tournament, swordplay, falconry and games of skill on horseback.

The 70,000 square-foot Buena Park Castle seats up to 1,110 guests per performance and presents up to three performances per day. More than 400,000 four-course meals are served each year in the Buena Park Castle.

About Medieval Times
Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament launched in Majorca, Spain, in 1973, and opened its first North American Castle in Kissimmee, FL, in 1983. Now regarded as North America's longest running and most popular dinner attraction, more than 53 million guests have experienced Medieval Times.

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