Imagine your kid and 15 of his closest friends locked in a room with only their wits to get them out. Sound like the perfect weekend to you? Well, it’s actually only one hour, but it’s sure to be one of the most interesting and fun experiences he’s ever had! Escape rooms are the latest craze to hit the party circuit for adults, and now there’s one specifically designed for kids. Read on to hear how Mobile Room Escape brings the adventure to you.
What is it?
Mobile Room Escape is an interactive adventure mystery that happens within one room . . . or in this case, inside of a mobile 32-foot custom trailer decked out to mimic a real chemistry lab. Inside, your little problem solvers will have one hour to escape the lab and save the world’s water supply from being contaminated by the devious Professor Von Solace. Mwah ha ha ha!
How does it work?
Once the group is in the trailer, they’re given a series of riddles, puzzles, clues and obstacles to work through together. Don’t worry about those alpha dogs stealing the show – the escape is designed so there’s an opportunity for every person to contribute. The trailer is fully decorated on-theme, with state-of-the-art sets, costumes and props, as well as everything needed to solve the escape. Your group has 60 minutes to do it and if they do, each participant gets a fun award – not to mention a huge sense of accomplishment!
Is it scary?
While some escape rooms do have an element of fear, Mobile Escape Room is the first of its kind with an escape designed specifically for kids as young as seven. They use fun and humor to build suspense, with surprising twists and turns along the way. The actors are great with kids, and yours will be having so much fun they’ll forget they’re actually using math and logic for an hour!
Where is it?
Wherever you want! The trailer can be parked anywhere that has at least 45 feet of space, so it comes to you. They’ll pull right up to homes, parks, fundraisers and festivals for private parties and events. It’s accessible to the handicapped, fully insulated, climate-controlled and equipped with first aid kits, fire extinguishers and pullout steps for easy access. (Good to know: There are no bathrooms inside the trailer so be sure to make a pit stop before the escape begins!).
The trailer is also parked in the Gurnee Mills Value City parking lot a few days a week for general admission and groups under 6 people. A calendar and tickets are available on their website. (NOTE: general admission escapes are not recommended for kids under 14).
Do they do birthday parties?
Does Professor Von Solace want to destroy the world? Yes, they do great birthday parties for kids ages 7–107. For those on the younger end of that scale, two adult explorers will be on hand inside the trailer just in case they need a little help or someone needs to escape (read: go potty) before the 60 minutes is up. The nice folks at Mobile Room Escape will even take care of your gift bags and catering!
Call 773-219-2922 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your kiddo’s one-of-a-kind birthday party. They recommend booking the trailer six weeks in advance. BONUS: Mention this article to receive $25 off the $425 price tag!
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Photos courtesy of Mobile Room Escape