This November, we are heading to Orlando for the magic of escape rooms.
We launched a pre-sale for this tour one week early: first to our Patreon backers, then to previous tour attendees. As a result, this tour was nearly sold out in a week. This tour is now fully SOLD OUT. Read on for details and how to get on the waitlist.
Escape Immerse Explore: Orlando 2023
The top escape rooms in Orlando showcase humor, inventive interaction design, and character-driven storytelling. On this escape room tour, you’ll experience a variety of styles, and some incredible one-of-a-kind escape games.
2023 Tour Dates
Sunday, November 12 – Tuesday, November 14, 2023.
The events of this tour are spread across 3 full days (or longer if you purchase one of the Premium Extension bundles… see below).
Please plan to arrive in Orlando on (or before) Saturday, November 11. We will have a welcome gathering on Saturday evening. To make sure you can participate in everything on Tuesday, we recommend planning to stay until at least Wednesday morning, or longer if you want to visit other Orlando attractions.
Note, if you leave on Tuesday evening, you will miss the wrap up event, and you might miss your last escape room. There will be limited flexibility for individuals with tight travel schedules.
The tour will feature the following 3 companies:
You will play 9 escape rooms over 3 days, 3 games at each company.
Everyone will play in teams of 4 players.
All Tour Tickets Include
- 9 escape rooms
- Bus transportation to and from The Escape Ventures
- Lisa and David as escape room guides
- A talk by Lisa and David
- Welcome meetup
- Option to book in our hotel block (conveniently located between Doldrick’s & The Bureau)
- Exclusive discount codes to book additional escape rooms at these companies and others
- 1 group meal
- Networking with other Explorers
- Event t-shirt
- Teammates who are as excited about this trip as you are!
- … and surprises!
NEW for Escape Immerse Explore Orlando, we are offering a Premium Extension that takes a small group of players to The Exit Games in Clearwater, FL.
In addition to everything that the tour includes, the Premium Extension includes:
- 2 world-renowned escape rooms (Servants of Sleight and Pins & Needles Tattoo Parlor)
- Bus transportation to The Exit Games (over 2 hours away in Clearwater, FL)
- An extra day with a more intimate feel, where we will unpack these experiences together
Each Premium Extension is only available for 16 players.
Premium Extension #1
The Premium Extension #1 takes place on Wednesday, November 15. SOLD OUT in Patreon Pre-Sale
Tickets for Premium Extension #1 include all the activities from Sunday through the end of the day Tuesday, and a bus trip to The Exit Games on Wednesday. Your tour activities wrap up late Wednesday evening.
Premium Extension #2
The Premium Extension #2 takes place on Thursday, November 16. SOLD OUT
Tickets for Premium Extension #2 include all the activities from Sunday through the end of the day Tuesday, and a bus trip to The Exit Games on Thursday. Extension #2 DOES NOT INCLUDE any tour activities on Wednesday. If you buy a Premium Extension #2 ticket, you will have Wednesday free for activities you plan on your own.
Standard Ticket (Sunday – Tuesday): $929 per ticketSOLD OUT Standard Ticket & Premium Extension #1 (Sunday – Wednesday): $1,279 per ticketSOLD OUT in Patreon Pre-Sale Standard Ticket & Premium Extension #2 (Sunday – Tuesday, & Thursday): $1,279 per ticketSOLD OUT
To purchase a ticket, please fill out the form below. We will reply and send you an invoice.
If you select a waitlist option below, we will send a reply email to confirm your spot on the waitlist.
When we visited Orlando a few years back, we adored the games at Doldrick’s Escape Room, and they felt like the vanguard for a new style of escape room.
Since Doldrick’s captured our imagination, we’ve seen a number of fantastic companies emerge in the Orlando escape room scene. This new wave of companies and games inspired this Escape Immerse Explore Tour. The companies that we’re featuring each have a distinctive voice and aesthetic… and a surprising number of them are funny. It’s a joyous and engaging place to play.
The Premium Extension to The Exit Games in Clearwater felt like experiment worth pursuing. In recent years, The Exit Games has emerged as one of the top escape room facilities in North America. While it is a hike to get there from Orlando, we want to take as many people as we can to play these exceptional games.
There are so many escape room companies in Orlando. How did you choose these companies?
We’ve been watching the Orlando escape room scene for a long time. Doldrick’s, The Bureau, and The Escape Ventures offer unique approaches to escape room design, and all produce quality products that we know escape room players will really appreciate.
In some cases, other companies are producing fun games that aren’t quite on the same level. In other cases, it’s simply a question location and logistics. We can’t include everyone.
That said, some of the other companies in Orlando will be offering coupon codes to Escape Immerse Explore attendees.
Check out our Orlando Recommendations Guide to see the breadth of amazing games in this city.
Are there any Golden Lock Award-winning games on this tour?
Captain Spoopy Bones And The Magnificent Quest For Some Other Pirate’s Treasure at Doldrick’s Escape Room won a Golden Lock Award in 2019.
Premium Extension: Pins & Needles Tattoo Parlor at The Exit Games FL won a Golden Lock Award in 2023.
Why isn’t Universal’s Great Movie Escape on the tour?
But really, why Florida?
We are acutely aware that some of our guests do not feel comfortable traveling to Florida or simply do not want to. We get it and hope to see you on our next Tour.
This Tour has been in the works for a long time. There are some wonderful escape room creators here that we feel are worthy of visiting and we want to support their work. If you want to discuss the selection of this Tour destination, please don’t hesitate contact us.
Can I buy a ticket if I’ve already played games at these companies in Orlando?
That’s going to depend how much you’ve already played.
Contact us. We’ll make it work if we can.
How will we get from game to game?
We will provide a bus to The Escape Ventures, as it’s located more the 30 minutes from our tour hotel.
To get to Doldrick’s and The Bureau, Uber/ taxi should suffice. You could also rent a car if you prefer.
Premium Extension: We will provide a bus to get to The Exit Games, which is over 2 hours away.
When do events start and end?
There will be a welcome event on Saturday evening, November 11. We recommend you arrive in time to stop by, pick up your welcome goodies, and meet all your teammates.
Escape rooms will start on Sunday. It is possible to have a booking as early as 10am.
Escape room bookings will end on Tuesday. It is possible to a game that ends as late at 8pm.
Following the last escape rooms, we will host a wrap up event on Tuesday evening, which is likely to go pretty late.
Please plan your travel to Orlando so that you don’t miss any tour events!
Premium Extension #1: Events will continue all day on Wednesday, November 15. The bus will return to the hotel late. Do not expect to catch a flight on Wednesday evening. Plan to depart on Thursday.
Premium Extension #2: Events will continue all day on Thursday, November 16. You will NOT have any tour games scheduled on Wednesday… but there are plenty of fun things to do in Orlando. The bus will return to the hotel late. Do not expect to catch a flight on Thursday evening. Plan to depart on Friday.
Will I get to choose which rooms I play?
No, but we’ll choose games specifically for you. You’ll fill out a fun pre-tour survey about your escape room preferences. We’re confident you’ll play a lot of games that you’ll love.
The most popular and impressive games in the region will appear on everyone’s schedule unless you opt out of them.
You’ll find out your escape room agenda far enough in advance that you can book additional games for yourself (at discounted prices) during the rest of your time in Orlando.
Can I choose my teammates?
If you purchase 2 tickets together, you’ll play all of your games together.
If you purchase a single ticket, you may flag 1 other person to play all of your games with. We guarantee this request will be honored… provided that you both request one another.
You may request as many people as you’d like to have on your team for at least a few games and we’ll honor these requests to the best of our ability.
Your pre-tour survey will also help us select teammates with whom we think you’ll gel.
I’m coming with a group of friends and we’re going to schedule additional rooms outside of the tour. Can you make sure we play the same schedule during the tour?
Yes. If you’re traveling in a group, you won’t play all your games on the tour together, but we will arrange it so that you play all the same games as each other, even though you’ll play them at different times. This will simplify your scheduling for additional games outside of the tour.
In order to ensure this, you must tell us who you are traveling with in your pre-tour survey.
I don’t know anyone else coming. Will that be a problem?
Not at all. Coming alone is just an opportunity to meet new friends.
We’ll put you in groups with other escape room enthusiasts from far and wide.
How many people will be on each team?
You’ll play all your games in a team of 4 players.
What if I don’t like my teammates?
We will use the pre-tour surveys to group you with teammates whom we think you’ll enjoy playing with. On past tours, many groups loved playing together so much that they booked additional rooms together at the end of the tour.
That said, we will vary your teammates. You won’t play more than 3 games with the exact same team.
What should I do about airfare and hotels?
Your ticket does not cover travel or lodging. We are setting up a hotel block in a convenient location, at a great rate. Hotel block information will be emailed to ticket purchasers soon.
Are meals included in the ticket price?
We will provide 1 meal as part of the tour. We will also provide snacks and water at the escape rooms and recommendations for convenient meals and local cuisine.
Does the tour include any theme parks?
This tour is focused on escape rooms and does not include theme parks.
If you’re into theme parks, you can coordinate with other tour attendees to visit theme parks together before or after the tour!
How do I decide if the Premium Extension is for me?
It’s a good fit for you if:
- You want to play both games at The Exit Games. (Note the Pins & Needles Tattoo Parlor includes explicit language and intense scenes.)
- You want REA to put together a team for you to enjoy these games with.
- You want REA to take care of the transportation, so that you don’t need to rent a car or drive 2 hours to get to them.
- You want to add a day to your trip, and continue to let REA handle all the logistics.
- You are excited to bond with a smaller group (16 people only) and share your experiences in these games.
If you are considering the Premium Extension, but are concerned about the content warning for Pins & Needles Tattoo Parlor, please contact us.
I noticed that IAAPA is in Orlando in November too. Is that a concern?
IAAPA is the Global Attractions Industry’s event that includes a huge expo and educational sessions. Their event overlaps with Escape Immerse Explore Orlando, which is likely a benefit for some tour attendees. If you work in the industry, you might want to extend your trip to attend IAAPA right after the tour ends.
I can’t make it these dates. Will you run this tour again?
We can’t really say. We are planning to run additional tours, but they may go to other destinations.
What about Montreal? Will you run that tour again?
We just ran a Montreal tour in spring 2023. It’s too soon to say if/ when we’d run it again, but the chances are good.
What about New Orleans? Will you run that tour again?
We just ran a New Orleans tour in fall 2022. It’s too soon to say if/ when we’d run it again, but the chances are good.
I’m an escape room owner/ employee or immersive experience designer. Can I participate?
Yes! All are welcome.
I have nothing to do with the escape room industry. I just want to play all the games! Can I participate?
Yes! Really… all are welcome.
Can I buy a ticket for someone under 18?
Unfortunately, no. All participants must be 18 years of age at the start of the tour.
This is an insurance thing.
I’m concerned about visiting Florida. Should I buy a ticket?
We know that given the current political climate in Florida, not everyone will feel comfortable visiting the state. We fully understand that some people in our community will opt out. We will work to make our event an inclusive and welcoming space for everyone. That said, we cannot control anything outside of our event; make the right decision for you.
I’m concerned about the uncertainty around COVID-19. Should I buy a ticket?
This is the world we have to operate in now. We do our best to remain aware and adaptable, and support the needs of all guests. If you are high risk, know that a tour is a social event, and make the right decision for you.
Is there a COVID-19 vaccination requirement?
Can I sponsor an Escape Immerse Explore event?
Contact us about sponsorship opportunities.