King Henry's Feast

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a King Henry's Feast brochure

In 1986 British monarch King Henry VIII, or at least a reasonable facsimile, opened his castle at 8984 International Drive in Orlando for a royal feast (two shows a night). In celebration of the King's birthday there was much merriment (sword fighting, singing, a court jester, etc.) accompanied by wench-served chicken and ribs with unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks -- pretty much the same formula as Medieval Times and similar dinner shows.

In 1998, On Stage Entertainment Inc. of Las Vegas, the company best known for the Legends In Concert impersonator shows, acquired King Henry's Feast, Blazing Pianos, and Wild Bill's Dinner Theater (including Fort Liberty) from then owner Orlando Entertains. But On Stage ran into financial difficulties, sustaining major losses from the (now closed) Daytona Beach and Toronto shows of Legends in Concert.

On December 9, 1999, ICCMIC, the mortgage holder on King Henry's theatre, obtained a foreclosure judgment against the company after late and missed payments, and poor old King Henry was subsequently dethroned. On June 22, 2000, the feast ended and the castle closed. The valuable I-Drive real estate kingdom on which it sat was redeveloped into a less kingly Olive Garden.

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