Hidden Donkey – Irvine School of Wizardry and the Dragon Wand [Review]

Irvine School of Wizardry and the Dragon Wand is one of the best games in Anaheim, CA. Here are our other recommendations for great escape rooms in the Anaheim area.

✨ Magic spell checker ✨

Location:  Irvine, CA

Date Played: December 17, 2021

Team Size: 2-9; we recommend 3-5

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $35 per player on weekdays, $37 per player on weekends, minimum booking of 3 players

Ticketing: Private

Emergency Exit Rating: [A+] No Lock

Physical Restraints: [A+] No Physical Restraints

REA Reaction

Hidden Donkey’s Irvine School of Wizardry and the Dragon Wand was an enchanting experience.

This was a wizard-themed escape room that will absolutely delight wizard and fantasy fans. The set was transportive, with high ceilings, stone walls, and old portraits. The gameplay was filled with iconic wizard-y interactions, including spell casting and potion mixing, and some fun multi-step puzzles.

A stone archway, portraits, and stained glass in a magic school.

Irvine School of Wizardry and the Dragon Wand facilitated many magical moments, but I sometimes found that the game took itself a bit too seriously. Some small moments of whimsy or humor could have been further expanded to add even more personality to the space. The experience was generally sequential and on rails, though there were enough moments of creative problem solving that the gameplay would appeal to novices and enthusiasts alike.

Irvine School of Wizardry and the Dragon Wand was easily one of the top wizard-themed escape rooms in southern California, and if you are in the area, this room is a must-play.

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