Waxhaw Escape

Something FUN (and SAFE) to do in Waxhaw!
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We had a blast! We booked both rooms for my husband’s Birthday party! Alice’s Dream was super fun. I can’t wait to go back and try The Train to Nowhere game. We all did escape (with clues). Thanks for a great time!

– Sarah

Insane experience!! The VR is extremely lifelike. The equipment provides the ability to be fully interactive. We are coming back with a 3-man squad next time. Top 10 on the leaderboard…watch out!!!

– Tommy

Virtual reality was a hit with my son and his friends – they are already trying to find a time to go back and play it again. Also went to the escape room with a group of adults and we had a blast. It was much more exciting than I was thinking it would be. Was worthwhile and we want to try the other escape room they have soon. The staff is very friendly helpful and accommodating!

– Kristyn

So much fun and great rooms. The staff was very nice and super helpful, especially our host Brady. During COVID they made us feel safe with everything clean and being careful. Great family fun! Definitely recommend going.

– Jennifer

Super-nice owners. This was our first escape room. We had a blast. Puzzles were fun and made you think. Would definitely go back again. The VR experience sounds neat. Will make a point to try it next.

– Darin

This, by far, was one of the most fun things I have done. We did the virtual zombie game. The kids loved it as well! Perfect social distancing activity to get us out of the house. We will be back to do more and the escape rooms. Our guide was so friendly and helpful!

– Hannah

This was a wonderful experience. The facility was very clean and the hosting was top notch. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I highly recommend this company, you won’t be disappointed.

– Anubiz

The Rooms

This is the hotel where Lewis Carol first created the Alice stories.

Alice’s Dream

$25 / Adult (15+) $20 / Child
Visit a historic room located in the 19th-century hotel where Lewis Carroll first told his stories to Alice Liddell, and plunge into that magical world. Traveling to the coast of Wales is so tiring, you fall asleep as soon as you get in the room – and begin to dream right away. But this dream isn’t like any dream you have ever had – it feels REAL! And, it’s getting very strange. Can you escape from Alice’s Dream… or will you be stuck in it forever?

Games that include players who are 14-years-old or younger MUST have at least one adult (18 and over) in the game too.

$25 / Adult (15+)

$20 / Child

2-7 Players

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Train to Nowhere

$25 / Adult (15+) $20 / Child
Go back to the exciting era of steam engines and mechanical automation. Famed Italian inventor, Giordano Neri, has shocked the world with his newest brainchild – a self-driving train! Rumors of his unorthodox methods and use of humans in his research has forced him to flee to America to continue his work, where he has just put the first autonomous train into action for its initial run. No one could have predicted what would happen on this first ride of the ominous “train to nowhere.”

Games that include players who are 14-years-old or younger MUST have at least one adult (18 and over) in the game too.

$25 / Adult (15+)

$20 / Child

2-7 Players

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60 Minutes

Giordano Neri’s amazing invention.
Virtual Reality Game

Virtual Reality Games

$25 / VR Player

These are not “escape room” games. These are something completely new. Even more immersive. Even more realistic.

In this room are two different “virtual reality” experiences for two or three players. You’ll be wearing VR goggles with headphones, which will put you into a completely new environment. Plus, you’ll have body-motion sensors on your hands and feet – along with the one in your headset – which allows you to see your entire body as well as seeing your teammates.

And, unlike most other VR setups, you’re “untethered” — completely wireless. You can roam freely in the game’s environment. You are IN your virtual world!

These games are “PG-12” – only people 12 years old or older can play. The nature of the games, and the expensive equipment used, requires this restriction.

The actual games take about 30 minutes to play, and with the orientation, gearing up, playing, taking a photo, and taking off all the gear, you can plan to be here for about an hour.

NOTICE:
• Strictly no alcohol before the game. In case of alcohol or drug intoxication, your game will be canceled.
• Comfortable clothing and footwear for active games. No heels for ladies.

EXTRACTION POINT
The year is 2041, just after the nuclear war. Because of nuclear fallout, almost every living creature on earth has been irradiated and mutated into zombies. You and your friends have avoided that fate, and have finally made it to the extraction point, but must defend yourselves from the zombies until the helicopter arrives to take you to safety. Be prepared to sweat, shoot, yell, heal your friends, engage in hand-to-hand combat — and love every minute!

SHMOOTER
This is a death-match arena in a cyberpunk style. It’s player versus player! Robots and humans started the war, and now you are one of them! You use the system of teleports and elevators to move between towers and floors. You need to find and shoot your enemies before they shoot you. Oh, and you will love the rocket launcher—if you can get it!

$25 / VR Player

2-3 Players

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30 Minutes

FAQ

Is it safe? This virus thing has me nervous.
After each game we thoroughly clean (with hospital-grade disinfectant … gloves are required!) everything that gets touched. That’s why we have lengthened the time between games from 30 minutes to an hour.

Our staff members are always masked and maintain 6-feet social distancing.

We have offset the start times for the games to avoid having more than one team in the lobby.

We encourage everyone to use the hand sanitizer that we provide.

Each game is “private” – which means you won’t be in the same room with strangers.

Overall, we are confident that you will have a GREAT time, and will be safe in the process!

Do we have to wear masks?

Consider your time at Waxhaw Escape to be like going to a restaurant. Wear your mask when you arrive, but you don’t have to wear them while you are playing your game. Our staff, however, will be wearing their masks.

Is the door actually locked?
Players will be metaphorically “locked” in a room, and in order to fully enjoy the game it is recommended that players remain inside the room throughout the allotted time. However, for safety reasons the door is accessible throughout the game, and players may leave the room if necessary.
Is it scary?

Escape rooms have themes and props to set a mood, but they are not haunted houses intended to scare players.

The “Extraction Point” Virtual Reality game can be scary – the zombies are really creepy and seem to come out of nowhere! That’s one reason we have a “PG-12” rule for the VR games – we don’t want to give anyone nightmares.

Is the activity physically strenuous?
Escape rooms require brain power, not physical strength. At most, the activity will involve some squatting down to look under an object or to get a closer look at something. No climbing or heavy lifting is required. Now, the VR game will have you sweating up a storm! Not because of strenuous exercise, but from the tension and fun.
Will I have to play with strangers?

Our games are all “private” to ensure social distancing during COVID-19. Your group will be the only people in the room.

Will we be given hints during the game?
Yes. Our crew will provide hints as needed and/or upon request.
What happens if we don’t escape in time?
Escape rooms are challenging, so many players get close, but do not escape in time. At the end of the allotted time, the room will be opened and the solution explained. Please keep the solutions confidential so you do not spoil the experience for future players.
Do I need a reservation to enjoy an adventure at Waxhaw Escape?
Yes, a reservation is necessary. Players must book online and pay in full when making the booking. It is recommend that players book as far in advance as possible to ensure their desired date and time is available.
Can I cancel or reschedule my reservation?
Unfortunately tickets are non-refundable. However, if you need to reschedule in the event of an emergency or someone in the group becoming ill, please call in advance and we will do our best to accommodate your group at another time.
Can I book the escape room for a private party or corporate event?
Yes. We are happy to accommodate single room private experiences, multiple room events, and team competitions. Private events include exclusive use of the room/rooms, and can even be held outside of regular business hours. Please contact us and we will be happy to arrange a personalized event for your group.
Can I bring extra people?
Recommended group sizes have been prepared based on the square footage of the room and puzzles involved. However, we will consider requests for an additional player or two, so long as the room can accommodate them. You would simply book the room and pay for the extra guests with a credit card upon arrival.
What happens if I arrive late?

You should arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the scheduled time of your fun experience. We really do need to get your game started and completed on time so that, at the conclusion of your game, we have adequate time to clean the room and prepare for the next team of players. If your game does start late because you didn’t arrive on time, we may have to give you less time to finish your game so we can be ready for the next one.

Can children participate?

If you have a young family member, include them on your team! They may not be much help in solving the puzzles, but they’re great at finding things and will enjoy the experience a lot. A roomful of 9-year-olds, though, is a different story. They’ll need adults in the game with them to help them solve the puzzles. Children ages 14 and below MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Can I take photographs/videos?
Players are only permitted to take photographs/videos in the Lobby, not within the escape room itself. This policy ensures that the puzzles remain a mystery for future guests.
I have some questions about having a birthday party at Waxhaw Escape.

Are the games good for kids? Yep! We designed our escape room games with families in mind. There are no jump scares, horror, or gore. However, kids under 15 probably don’t have the logic skills to solve all the puzzles, so remember to book an adult into the room with them to help them be successful and have a blast. We do have a 12-and-older limit for our Virtual Reality games.

How many kids can your place handle? Each escape room game is full with 7 players, so if you have more kids than that, they’ll have more fun if you form two teams and book both escape room games. The kids get kind of competitive and have great fun trying to get out of the room first.

Do you have a place for cakes and presents? – We wish we did, but we don’t have space at this time.