Tag 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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How Failed Attractions Can Hurt The Themed Entertainment Industry

While perhaps not intentional, Theme Park University has become known for two things: learning about extinct attractions and telling it like it is. Today we are going to focus on attractions that do not work for one reason or another and the ripple effect it has on the entire industry. For the most part, as

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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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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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