• Cici Cao

Escape It - "The Elevator"

Updated: Dec 9, 2020

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** UPDATE - We regret to inform you that "Escape It" has closed its doors.

Difficulty Level: 8.5/10

Public/Private: Public

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Read our review of “The Lobby" room to find out more about Escape It Baltimore.

We are excited to try their second most challenging room, “The Elevator”. Another reason why this could be considered challenging is because this is a 45-minute room. We rarely do 45-minute rooms as it’s quite difficult with just the two of us as is in a 60-minute room but today we have “The Fantastic 6” and after beating their hardest room, we are ready for the challenge.

This is the first elevator themed escape room we’ve ever played so we’re excited to see how it’s designed, and boy did they deliver! Right away we felt like we were on a Universal Studio ride. The sound, motion, lighting all felt very real. We were trapped in an elevator and there’s nowhere to escape! Other than a few puzzles that we felt like it didn’t really relate to the theme, others fit perfectly into the storyline. This room had a great mixture of puzzle solving and physical elements. It definitely required a lot of teamwork. We felt the level of difficulty for this room was higher than the previous. There was one particular puzzle later on that was quite difficult for my height, so it was advantageous to have some tall people in our group. Because of the size of the room, we think 6 is an ideal number. It may feel a bit tight with 8 at a later part of the game. We escaped with minutes to spare. Also, when certain puzzles were being solved, only two people can essentially do it, so the others became cheerleaders. Us girls didn’t mind it at all as it was more fun watching the boys’ agonizing faces.  

If you have a phobia of elevators, we recommend you trying this room to overcome that fear. If you want to gain some upper muscle strength, this is also the room to train in. Most of all, if you want an immersive experience with your team, this is where you want to take them. We can’t wait to see what other new rooms Escape It Baltimore has up their sleeves! 

* Check out our YouTube video above for a sneak peek of the location, interview with the owner, the room and more!

ETR Overall rating: 9.5/10

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**We don't want to go into detail and ruin any surprises for you, but you want more info like if the room is a multi-room or what other additional tips we can provide to you, feel free to email us.

Disclosure: We thank Escape It for comping our tickets for this game. Although complimentary admission was generously provided, it does not impact our opinion on the review whatsoever.

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