Waxhaw Escape

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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

I went here with my family, and we had a blast! The Train room was better than any other escape room we’ve tried. We hope they add more rooms so we can keep coming back! Our host was both funny and attentive. Escape rooms are great for celebrations or just as a fun activity, but this will be the place I recommend from now on. We will definitely be back again.

– Nichole

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

My daughter celebrated her 13th birthday at Waxhaw Escape with friends and had an amazing time. They found the puzzles fun yet challenging. Having been to other escape room experiences before, the other girls all said that Waxhaw Escape was so much better than their previous events. We will be back!!

– Lisa

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

Train to Nowhere

5-8 Players – $25 each
3-4 Players – $30 each
2 Players – $35 each

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.”

While this game can accommodate eight players, you’ll be a bit crowded with that many in a small space. Six players would have more fun.

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


2-8 Players


60 Minutes

Giordano Neri’s amazing invention.
This is the hotel where Lewis Carol first created the Alice stories.

Alice’s Dream

5-8 Players – $25 each
3-4 Players – $30 each
2 Players – $35 each

You get to spend the night in the same hotel room that Lewis Carol used when he came up with the famous Alice stories. However, traveling to Wales is a long hard trip. You’re trying your best to stay awake until bedtime, but as soon as you get in your room, you fall fast asleep, and you begin to dream. BUT, is this a dream? Everything feels so REAL! You’re in Alice’s world, and things are getting a bit strange. Can you get out of Alices Dream, or will you be stuck in it – forever?

While this game can accommodate eight players, you’ll be a bit crowded with that many in a small space. Six players would have more fun.​

Games that include players who are 12-years-old or younger MUST have at least one adult (18 and over) in the game too.


2-8 Players


60 Minutes


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” – 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 – some 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. You need to book online and pay in full when making the booking. Do yourself a favor and book as far in advance as possible to ensure your 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 are based on the square footage of the room and the puzzles involved. However, we will consider requests for an additional player or two, so long as the room can accommodate them. You would book the room and then pay for the extra guests with a credit card upon arrival.

What happens if I arrive late?

You should arrive 15-20 minutes before the scheduled time of your fun experience. We really need to get your game started and completed on time to have adequate time to reset 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 escape room 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.

The Virtual Reality 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.

Can I take photographs/videos?

You can only 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.