Planning is hard, especially when it comes to entertainment. We agree that spontaneous adventures are usually the best, but as escape rooms become more and more popular, it becomes easy to end up with no adventure at all.
Escape rooms proved to be an awesome form of entertainment for all ages. Now people in US do not view them as a niche hobby anymore: instead, it’s a way to celebrate a birthday party, to get to know your study group better, or even to build an effective work team. It’s no wonder some of the most popular studios became a little hard to approach: the waiting lines can be pretty long, especially near the holidays, and not every studio provides an opportunity to just mingle with whatever team is going to play now.
So, if you want to go to that very escape room (does it contrast well enough with “just any” escape room”, the first thing you need to do is to book it. If your escape room is really popular, it’s better to make a call in advance: sometimes, even reserving an adventure in two weeks before the actual visit is impossible.
While in many studios you can just walk in with your team and ask whether something is available at the moment, more and more escape rooms ask the players to book the adventure beforehand. Still, with many of the rooms, it’s perfectly fine to call them the day before the visit: most likely, you’ll get what you want, even if not in prime hours.
Still, there are situations where this approach doesn’t work:
Nowadays, you can book everything online, and there are also bonuses for planning ahead. Keeping a track of what the studios can offer often gives visitors nice discounts, too.