“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn't be. And what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?” - The Mad Hatter
I recently gave away a 4 pack for someone here in the Tampa (or Sarasota) area, to experience Escape Countdown Tampa or Sarasota. I had a set of tickets to use for review purposes ← Disclosure , but then realized that hubby and I would not have any time to get to the location in the time frame needed, especially since he came down with the flu.
I turned to my good friend Jenny from Metamorfit, and asked if she would be willing to go in my place.
She graciously and excitedly accepted ! So here is the Escape Countdown Tampa through her eyes ! Thank you Jenny !
On Saturday March 12th I had the opportunity to experience something that has been on my “to-do” list for a few months. My husband and I, along with two of my friends got locked in a room for 60 minutes with only our wits and a few clues. We had the choice of three uniquely different immersive entertainment experiences. Being avid readers (and two of us are librarians) we chose to participate in the Mad Hatter experience.
|Photo Credit: Jenny from Metamorfit|
We were instructed to arrive 15 minutes early to sign a few waivers (WHAT????) and go over a few directions and then we were locked behind that red door. We had 60 minutes to find clues, use those clues to figure out other clues, and get ourselves out of the room. The 4 of us were in a very small room. Very small. It was hot, humid, and foggy (it reminded me of being in a rainforest) and wonderfully decorated to look like a forest. It took us 20 minutes to open up a combination lock that was attached to a large “tree.” When we pushed the tree, we fell down the rabbit hole and emerged into the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party! With 40 minutes left, we worked furiously to figure out the clues, signs, and determine what were the red herrings. We laughed, we worked together, and we had so much fun! With 5 minutes left to spare, we figured out the last clue and we were OUT! It was a wonderful experience. It was the first “date” that my husband and I had been on in quite a few months and we really enjoyed ourselves. I think that this would be a great date for any couple. You work together, you bond over shared experiences, and it gives you something to talk about over dinner You can check out Escape Countdown Tampa on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/escapecountdowntampa/ Or their webpage here: http://www.escapecountdown.com/book-your-escape-countdown-experience-now/book-now-tampa-bay/
The husband and I are already planning our next escape! We’d love to do all of the rooms. I think our next one will be Escape from Gaspar Island. I hope we can make it out!