If you’re up for a little magic and mayhem, this Harry Potter-themed escape room is for you. The Exit Game is one of the largest and highest tech escape rooms in LA and San Diego. They've recently opened the magical Harry Potter-themed School of Sorcery room and it's even better than you could have imagined.
What magical adventures await? The theme and storyline of the escape room will make you feel like you're really in Hogwarts! It’s your first year in the School of Sorcery. This means there are a bunch of exams (don’t worry, they’re fun) to test our your magical abilities.
From the moment you enter, the escape room is an entirely immersive experience. You’ll get to conjure up tongue-twisting spells and brew colorful potions. But most importantly, keep your eyes open. You never know what lurks around Hogwarts halls.
You and your friends will get an hour to solve the mystery and escape the room. Don’t sweat it though. There will be plenty of clues and maps to help you out along the way. To escape, you’ll have to think outside the box. The passing rate is only 38% because the puzzles are so unconventional.
The Exit Room told Narcity that the puzzles are a lot more like magic than just solving clues (we’re down for that). Think magnets, potion-making, and abstract puzzles. Hopefully, you’ll have at least one Hermione Granger-type on your side!
Since the Exit Game requires a minimum of three people to play, make sure to rally up your friends and family. If you don’t want to purchase the whole session, you can be teamed up with another group. It’s also an option to book the entire room for a private event.
To add even more fun to the mix, come dressed as your favorite character. Sure, costumes are not required, but who doesn’t want to dress up like Dumbledore for the day?
Ticket sales are non-refundable, so make sure everyone in your party can play before you book the event. The game starts promptly at your reservation time. It’s also important to arrive at least fifteen minutes early to check your group in and go over the rules of the game. This will also give you some time to grab props and take super fun photos. Wands at the ready!
Before you begin the game, you’ll have to store your phones and other personal items in a locker. If this sounds right up your (Diagon) alley, head on over to the Exit Game’s official website. It’s time to test your talents in the real world, d’you reckon?
The Exit Game: School of Sorcery
Locations: 111 N Atlantic Blvd #148, Monterey Park, CA 91754, USA (Los Angeles)
8222 Ronson Road, San Diego, CA 92111 USA (San Diego)
Hours: Monday - Thursday 2:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., Friday 1:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m. - 12 a.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Los Angeles)
Monday - Thursday 2:30 p.m. - 10 p.m., Friday 2:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m. - 12 a.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (San Diego)
Price: $32/ Person for a One-Hour Game
Why You Need to Go: Cast spells, concoct potions, and rally with your friends against evil as you learn the skills of wizardry!