The Formula Of Escape
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many participants are in the session?
The script is written to allow up to 6 people in a session at once. You may be in a session with other people you do not know. The entire group is on the same team working together to escape.
How long will it take?
This depends on how much smarter you are than Professor Von Guttenburg! If you do not find all the clues and solve the puzzles that unlock the door within 60 minutes, you will be infected and moved to the Zombie compound. Allow one and half hours for the entire session for instruction time, a solution explanation and an analysis of your team building traits.
Is there a Zombie inside the room?
Only if you don't escape in time....in that case, we'll be sure to hand out mirrors at a safe distance to our staff.
What should I bring with me?
Your inner Sherlock Holmes and all the sleuthing skills you can muster! The answers to the clues, riddles and puzzles are all in the room. You will be using your ability to look for clues, figure out logic, communicate with the other performers and apply deductive reasoning to escape. Don’t give up! Keep searching for clues. You are going to have to work fast!
Are cell phones permitted?
Cell phones are not allowed to be used in the room. The use of electronic devices or any outside tools are strictly prohibited and you will immediately be removed from the show if you attempt to use them.
What happens if I arrive late?
The door to the room closes exactly at the time you signed up for. Please arrive 15 – 20 minutes early to make sure you are there before the room is locked. You will not be permitted into the room if you are late. THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.
How old do you have to be?
We do not recommend this show for children under the age of 8. Appetizers…er, guests ages 8-14 must be accompanied by a paying adult in the room (1 adult : 5 kids). Anyone under the age of 18 must print out and bring a liability release waiver signed by their parent/legal guardian. CLICK HERE for the waiver. A minimum of two adults must accompany and stay on site with groups of children (including birthday parties) under the age of 18. Infants and toddlers will not be allowed in the room; zombies do not like baby food.
What if I am pregnant?
We do not recommend this show for women who are pregnant, particularly past the 2nd trimester. While we will not stop a pregnant woman from making her own choice on whether to come or not, we simply ask to take into consideration 11 other excited, jumpy, people in a medium-sized room and a zombie that is making the rounds.
What if I am epileptic?
There are no strobe/flashing lights used in the show; however there is a buzzer (similar to a school bell) that rings every 5 minutes and other loud noises that occur over the course of the adrenaline-packed, hour-long show. It also should be noted that 5 minutes in, there is a major lighting change, but the lights will not be strobes.
Can I schedule a private show for just our group?
To reserve an entire session for your group, you need to purchase all 6 tickets 2 weeks prior to the date of the session. Please contact us if there are no session times available with 6 tickets and we will create a special session time for you.
Are you hiring?
We are always looking for hungry zombies, perky PVGs, and assistants! If you are interested in acting for us, please submit your resume, headshot, and a brief statement of interest to the email firstname.lastname@example.org .
TIPS TO ESCAPE
#1. DON’T JUST SIT THERE! There are clues scattered throughout the room. Move, touch, pull, turn, twist and open as many things as you can to find clues.
#2. SHARE YOUR FINDINGS. The only way to solve the puzzles and escape is to put all of the clues together. A safe may take two or three clues to open. Gather your clues in one spot and work as a collaborative unit with the other adventurers to come up with solutions.
#3. LET SOMEONE ELSE TRY. If a participant thinks that they have the correct answer and a clue will not open…..THEY HAVE THE WRONG ANSWER OR THEY DIDN’T PUT IN THE ANSWER CORRECTLY! Have someone else try it. The riddles are obvious to some people and appear impossible to others. Have everyone give the riddle a shot. This will be one of your best tips to escape!
#4. DON’T GIVE UP! The participants that don’t escape and “Get Eaten” stop looking for clues, stop trying different combinations and believe they can’t figure it out. Keep having different participants try the solve the clues, keep looking at the riddle and keep trying any possible combination. The worst thing you can do is “NOTHING”. Keep moving, keep looking, keep trying and never give up!
* PLEASE arrive 15 -20 minutes before your scheduled session time. Late arrivals will not be permitted into the room. There are no refunds nor credits to future performances.