Four Orlando escape rooms worth checking out 

Escape room attractions, in which groups of people are locked in a room and must solve puzzles, riddles and challenges in order to get out, are popping up all over Orlando. If you're the sort who likes your entertaining diversions with a side of brain-teasing mystery, here are four challenging escape rooms you need to check out.

America's Escape Game

8723 International Drive, Suite 115, 407-412-5585,

Three challenging scenarios await you here, and the scenarios you can choose from include Project Hephaestus (a mysterious pandemic is sweeping the planet and you must navigate an old lab to find the cure), Lost Tomb of Monthu (navigate a mysterious tomb to unlock the secret of the mysterious disappearance of a renowned Egyptologist) and Crisis at 1600 (a paramilitary group threatens the White House). Tickets are $35 per person.

The Great Escape Room

23 1/2 S. Magnolia Ave.,

The Great Escape Room in downtown Orlando is located on Magnolia Avenue, right between the Harp and Celt. The rooms are based on Sherlock Holmes, and you get your choice of two rooms to break out of: the Library (Sherlock's Study) or the Gameroom. Tickets are $28 per person and you must book in advance at their website.

It's a Trap!

6744 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, 407-960-3824,

Winter Park's It's a Trap! drops you into fantasy and science fiction-themed scenarios involving evil necromancers, trapped dragons, deadly pathogens and an incoming post-apocalyptic zombie horde. Tickets are $23 and must be booked in advance at their site.


11951 International Drive, 407-278-1515,

Escapology only has one other location, in Koh Samui, Thailand, but plan on further expansion. They offer three different scenarios – a Cuban missile crisis, a Wild West saloon shootout and a shanghaied ship – and they're planning a fourth based on a virus that threatens humanity. Tickets range between $24 and $30, depending on how many people are in your group.

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