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All Hail the Queen of the Medieval Times Lyndhurst Castle + Giveaway

If you’re a member of the royal court, then you already know that Medieval Times in Lyndhurst, NJ has a new ruler – Queen Dona Maria Isabella. That’s right! For the first time in its 34 year history, a queen rules the land. Along with a new ruler, comes a whole new performance. Have you had the chance to see it yet? I’ve got the chance for you to win 4 tickets!

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~Thank you to Medieval Times Lyndhurst Castle for hosting the Making Time family. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Today, I want to share some most exciting news. At the passing of the king, his daughter has taken over the kingdom as a firm, yet kind and respected leader. All hail Queen Dona Maria Isabella!

 


Along with a new ruler, you may expect some changes within the kingdom, and you aren’t wrong. The Medieval Times performance has changed as well, getting quite a few upgrades and instilling more excitement than ever.

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All Hail the Queen | #MedievalTimesNJ #MTFan #AllHailtheQueen #giveaway

The show still incorporates the favorites, like jousting, horsemanship, swordplay, and of course, the amazing royal 4 course feast. But there’s a whole new storyline, as Queen Isabella takes the thrown. I don’t want to give it all away, but I will say that one of the royal knights seemed a bit rogue. He was out for blood in the tournament and wasn’t giving up for anything.

 


Making of the new show:

  • New custom-designed and hand-made costumes for both performers and horses.
  • New custom-designed and hand-made suits of armor, shields, helmets.
  • Performers practiced the new show for 3 months, while still performing the previous show.
  • New music and lighting.

Having a Queen as ruler is pretty exciting and is one of my favorite new features of the Medieval Times performance. But aside from that, I have to say I’m really loving the new helmets. They all have such unique features, but my favorite helmets are those of the Green Knight and the Yellow Knight. Excuse my language, but they’re pretty badass.

Being in the stands I wasn’t able to get great shots of the helmets, but check out my favs from Medieval Times Instagram page (be sure to follow them and check out the other new helmets too!).

 



Make way for the Yellow Knight, the Bull of Navarre! 🐂 #YellowKnight #MTFan

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While changes have ensued, there’s still one thing that’s for certain. Medieval Times is an amazingly fun time. If you haven’t yet had the chance to experience Medieval Times, check out my previous post, Family Time the Medieval Way, to learn all about the full experience. And don’t forget to enter the giveaway below to win 4 tickets to the Lyndhurst Castle!

Have you experienced the new show at Medievel Times, Lyndhurst, NJ and had the chance to meet Queen Isabella?

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~GIVEAWAY~

Enter to win a 4 pack of tickets to enjoy the new Medieval Times show at the Lyndhurst Castle in NJ! #giveaway #MedievalTimesNJ #AllHailtheQueen #MTFan

One lucky winner will receive a 4 pack of tickets to enjoy the new Medieval Times show at the Lyndhurst Castle in NJ!

By entering the giveaway you are opting in to occasional emails from Medieval Times with exclusive discount codes and events. This giveaway is open to US Residents, ages 18+ and ends on February 8, 2018 at 11:59 pm est.  Random winner will be notified via email and must respond within 24 hours or prize will be forfeited. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

 

 

*Thank you to Medieval Times Lyndhurst Castle for hosting the Making Time family. My opinions are 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand. Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.

New Jersey State Fair Meadowlands

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~Thank you to State Fair Meadowlands for hosting the Making Time family. As always, opinions are still 100% my own.~

Last night my family got the chance to enjoy State Fair Meadowlands at MetLife Stadium, and everyone had tons of fun. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend visiting at night because the lights are gorgeous and the weather is just right for all the fair fun you’re going to have.

My kids didn’t know where we were going, but as soon as we got close enough to see the lit up rides and ferris wheels, it was nothing but ooh’s and aah’s in the car. Then the excitement went up a notch when they learned that’s where we were going. Yay!




A single admission to State Fair Meadowlands will get you access to all kinds of fair food and treats – burgers, turkey legs, corn on the cob, slushies, hot dogs, chicken on a stick, cotton candy, pizza, ice cream, and the list goes on and on. If you’re on a diet, better make sure it’s cheat day because the food is so hard to resist.

And if it’s not the food you’re after, there’s plenty of excitement with all of the different rides. Every ride requires tickets, but if you get an Unlimited Ride Pass (hand stamp) you can ride anything and everything your heart desires.

 

We gave our son an Unlimited Ride Pass and at first I was bummed because we couldn’t find any rides that he was tall enough for. Just as I had given up, we entered some kind of Kiddie Land where he could ride everything and that’s exactly what he wanted to do.

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And what would a fair be without some games? State Fair Meadowlands features so many different game stations, I can’t even count them. I’m talking ring tosses, dunk tanks, basketball hoops, bottle breaking, balloon popping, water squirting, gun shooting, you name it.

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I saw so many people walking around with prizes. As we were walking in, there was a group coming out carrying a bear literally as big as I am. I couldn’t even see the person who was carrying it, haha! That prize needed its own seat in the car.

If the food, rides and games aren’t enough for a fun filled night, there are free shows too. The shows vary from day to day, but you can find out each day’s schedule here. There are pig races, a hypnotist, musicians, comedians, high divers, an open-air thrill show, a petting zoo and more. And they’re all free as a part of your admission!

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My favorite part of our visit to State Fair Meadowlands was the fireworks. To celebrate the 4th of July holiday, they did a fireworks display last night and are doing it again tonight. These are top notch fireworks. Not those cheap, bought on the corner fireworks.

Just as my son was about to start on a ride, the street lights went dim and the booms lit up the sky. It was loud, but it was beautiful to watch. I’m definitely glad we decided to go on a night the fireworks show was happening.

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I can’t wait until next time and we might even go back before it ends on July 9th! For more information on shows, tickets, parking, and pricing, visit –> State Fair Meadowlands.

What is your favorite part of the fair?

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*Thank you to State Fair Meadowlands for hosting the Making Time family. As always, opinions are still 100% my own and in no way influenced by the brand. Any claims or statistics should be confirmed with the brand.  Please see this blog’s full policies and disclosure here.