Tournament of Kings

Many Las Vegas visitors who have their kids with them are clueless about which of the dozens of shows in town are appropriate for children, but for guests at the Excalibur hotel, the decision is no brainer--take them to the Tournament of Kings! This show has been thrilling audiences at the Excalibur week after week since 1990, and will probably continue to do so for at least another quarter of a century.

Ordinarily, when the plans for the evening include both dinner and a show, you have dinner in a restaurant first and then go to a separate theater afterwards to take in the show. But Tournament of Kings is your chance to do something different by combining the two in a thrilling interactive theatrical experience unlike any other. The action, based on the tale of King Arthur, takes place in a theater-in-the-round arena where valiant knights on horseback get out their swords and go to battle in a fast and furious jousting competition right before your eyes. Meanwhile, you and your kids are feasting on a hearty three-course dinner using no other utensils than your own hands!

Even if you have told your kids many times that eating this way in public is a no-no, this is one place where it is fine for all of you to throw that rule of etiquette out the window. In fact you are not even provided with a fork and knife!

Dinner/show times are 6 p.m. every day except Monday and again at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. The price is $58.23 plus tax and service fee for the show and dinner, or $44.15 plus tax and service fee for the show without dinner. Children 3 years and younger may attend free of charge and must sit on the adult's lap and share the adult's meal.

The dinner menu is fixed and consists of the following:

  • Cream of Tomato Soup
  • Roasted Cornish Game Hen Seasoned with Allspice
  • Red Bliss Potatoes
  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Roll
  • Apple Square

A little known fact: Excalibur is the No. 1 purchaser of Cornish Game Hens in the United States. Since June 1990, approximately 6,700,000 hens have been served.

Alternatively, a special substitute meal can be requested in advance for those who have an allergy to nuts or have specific dietary needs (gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, kosher, or dairy free).

Important: The hotel has issued the following warning for anyone who has asthma, allergies, or other respiratory problems:

Warning for Asthma/Allergy Sufferers:

This show features horses, pyrotechnics, strobe lights, smoke, and fog effects in an enclosed area. Guests are seated in close proximity to the horses and dirt arena. Therefore, persons sensitive to horses, dust or with allergies, asthma or respiratory conditions should attend at their own risk.