Category Archives: Escape Rooms

Haunted Houses Adding Escape Rooms for 2015 Season

2015 is definitely the year of the escape rooms in the United States. With hundreds of them opening up all over the country, it seems that many businesses are cashing in on this trend, including haunted houses. In Hudson Valley, New York, the Headless Horseman Hayride has added the Great Room Escape as a year-round attraction.

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Where Are Escape Rooms Headed In The Future?

TPU reader Charles wrote in to ask, “I was curious to know what your opinion is on the future of escape rooms? Where do you see them going? What will be the next evolution of escape rooms?”  Great question, Charles. For those readers who still aren’t familiar with escape rooms, feel free to click links

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America’s Escape Game Combines Intense Puzzles with Top Notch Theming

As of recently, I can say I have played over 15 escape rooms within the United States and beyond. This new form of attraction has caught fire and is spreading rapidly across the world with new ones opening up every month. After playing so many games, you start to see certain patterns. A lot of

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Crack the Codes at Room Escape Live Los Angeles

Located in the trendy section of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, California is a hidden gem of an attraction that most people don’t even know is there. Room Escape Live is a story-driven escape room that gives participants the opportunity to take on the role of special ops in the military and even “well-informed thieves”

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The Boiler Room Brings Second Chapter to Edward’s Escape Room Nightmare

After writing about escape rooms now for over a year and personally experiencing over a dozen of these new attractions all over the country, I’ve grown a bit jaded.  Hidden clues, secret passageways and even unique puzzles are all par for the course. Once you start to get the hang of it, what really starts

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Escape Game Orlando Opens on International Drive in Orlando

Escape games are exploding all over the United States. In the past last year alone, there have been well over 100 new escape rooms opening up across the country and there are plenty more along the way.  In case you’ve never done one of these before, your objective is to find clues hidden throughout the

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Mindquest Live Brings Next Level Of Escape Games To Orlando March 23

By now, Theme Park University readers are well aware of my love for escape rooms.  The types of themes, puzzles and even strategy have limitless possibilities. Since this attraction is a new genre in the United States, we have only begun to scratch the surface in how complex, clever or well-themed rooms can be. I’ve

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Escape Room Coming To Universal Studios For Limited Time

As I have said many times here at Theme Park University, escape rooms are the latest attraction craze sweeping North America. While it’s not practical to operate them in theme parks due to their incredibly low capacity, it was only a matter of time until we saw some version of one pop up within a

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New Escape Rooms Open In Orlando

2014 has been the year of the escape room in the United States. There have already been dozens of these unique attractions springing up around the country. We here at Theme Park University have covered several, from The Basement in Los Angeles, to Escape Room Niagara Falls and The Great Escape Room in Orlando. Now Orlando is home to

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Can You Escape The Basement?

As we have reported on several times in the past year, escape rooms are becoming the latest themed entertainment trend to take America by storm. The concept, where two or more people are trapped in a room left only to their wits and skills to solve puzzles in order to escape in less than an

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