New Show. New Story. New Power.

For the first time in Medieval Times' 35-year history, a Queen has taken the throne. Her Majesty Dona Maria Isabella presides over a tournament of knights who gather in celebration to test their skill against one another in a series of games, jousting, and combat.

The new story brings a series of changes to the show including new costumes, custom-designed and handmade armor, fight scenes, and musical score composed by Dr. Daniel May, who directed and recorded the composition in Kiev with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine. Be among the first to experience the debut of our new show.


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In the News

These Days At Medieval Times, Queens Rule the Castles

Mar 8, 2018 | Vogue

It is by now news to very few people that the princess who lives in the world that you step into when you visit Medieval Times—the almost-35-year-old dinner theater known for chicken legs and jousting knights—has been promoted, or rather, coronated. Read more.

A queen begins her reign at Medieval Times in Buena Park

Mar 16, 2018 | Los Angeles Times

"I love it," said Alexa Moffo of Anaheim, who is one of seven "queens" who will be playing the new role at the Buena Park location. "I really think it's a great thing that I'm able to be a role model for young girls, young boys and just everybody that comes to see our show. I'm very honored." Read more.

Meet The First Queen of Medieval Times

Feb 5, 2018 | Broadly


Medieval Times swaps kings for queens in new show: 'It's been a long time coming'

Feb 8, 2018 | Today

Erin Zapcic and her fellow castmates anxiously waited backstage before their first performance. The lights turned on in the arena and the crowd started to roar. Suddenly, she was no longer Erin Zapcic. Instead, she was Dona Maria Isabella, the sole ruler of her kingdom. Read more.

A girl-power moment for Medieval Times, where a woman has the lead for the first time

Jan 8, 2018 | Chicago Tribune

Here is a new ruler in town, and she is not backing down. For the first time in more than three decades, a queen is in charge of Schaumburg's castle. Read more.

178 Minutes With Erin Zapcic Otherwise known as Dona Maria Isabella, queen of the Lyndhurst, New Jersey, Medieval Times.

Apr 18, 2018 | The Cut

Seven years ago, Erin Zapcic — a petite, muscular woman with hair dyed the raven-feather hue of Snow White's — walked into Medieval Times in New Jersey, looking for a job. Read more.