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A photograph showing the dressing room in the dark with only the vanity lights illuminating a shadowy figure in the doorway.
A ghost hunter explores the Grand Compass Theatre.

Fright Before Your Eyes

A Unique Ghost Hunting Escape Game!

90 minutes, 2-6 players, Difficulty: 8/10

Delve into the mind of Victor Strange, a magician with a dark secret. In Fright Before Your Eyes, act as ghost hunters and equip yourselves with specialized tools that will answer the question – what really happened to Victor’s assistants 100 years ago?

Detailed Story & Exploration Non-Linear Gameflow Dark & Thrilling

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A Knight To Escape

Florida’s ONLY 2-Hour Escape Game!

120 minutes, 4-8 players, Difficulty: 9/10

A Knight To Escape is the longest escape game in all of Florida and the crown jewel of Orlando. It takes the split-start escape game concept to a new level as your team tries to break free from the shackles within the walls of Stonebury Castle!

Additionally, The Escape Effect has been voted as the #1 Entertainment Experience by the readers of Orlando Magazine multiple times. This is a one-of-a-kind experience and is not to be missed.

Split Sides 1/2 Brightly Lit & 1/2 Darker Heavy Communication
Two prisoners delve deeper into the dungeon.
Two prisoners delve deeper into the dungeon.

Experience The #1 Escape Game In Orlando!

Get lost in the sights and sounds as you travel back to the Roaring 20s to uncover a dark secret in the Grand Compass Theatre. Maybe transport back to the Victorian era to help Sherlock solve a murder in London. Even get captured in Medieval Times as you try to escape Stonebury Castle.

These multisensory scenarios have been gorgeously crafted especially for you. Chances are that you’ll forget you’re even in an escape game, let alone Orlando! This is the escape game in Orlando you need to visit!

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Four escapes. More puzzles, more time, more fun!

The player is attaching the sun to Apollo and Artemis' hutch.
Heroes attach the sun artifact to Apollo & Artemis’ hutch.

At Odds With The Gods

Orlando’s FIRST 90-Minute Escape Game!

90 minutes, 2-10 players, Difficulty: 7/10

At Odds With The Gods is a legendary Orlando escape game perfect for first-timers or experienced speed runners. Travel to Mount Olympus to face challenges from the ancient Greek gods. Will you conquer it all and become immortal?

Best Mix Of Puzzles Brightly Lit Shortcut Challenge

Conveniently Located On I-Drive In Orlando.

The Escape Effect is just south of SeaWorld and about ten minutes from Disney and Universal. If you’re hungry after the game, ask our hosts about the restaurants nearby in Kissimmee and Orlando.

Did You Know

What Is An Escape Game In Orlando Like?

An escape game is a real-life adventure game. You’ll explore the environment and solve challenges to reach some goal, like escaping a dungeon or solving a murder! And you’ll be doing all this with your friends and family as you race against the clock!

A player unlocking a chamber of the temple.
A player unlocks Poseidon’s chamber within the temple.
A player shows success upon finding Hades' artifact.
A player has successfully found Hades’ artifact.

All Family-Friendly

Is The Escape Game Scary Like The Movies?

Our goal is for you to have fun. Some of our escape games are brighter and more light-hearted, others are more thrilling.

That said, if darkness is not your thing, please speak with us before or even during the game. Your host will do everything possible to accommodate your requests, including adjusting the lighting and sound to your liking.

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Sherlock Studies

Traditional Escape Game With A Twist!

75 minutes, 2-8 players, Difficulty: 8/10

Combining the best parts of an escape game with a unique murder mystery, Sherlock Studies delivers 75 minutes of intrigue around every corner. Collect the evidence, piece it together, and solve the crime before the real culprit escapes!

Linear Gameflow Reading Intensive Alternate Ending
Detectives assemble a mindmap of the evidence in an escape room Orlando.
Detectives assemble a mindmap of the evidence.

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3 Reasons Why You Need To Visit The Escape Effect Escape Games

The players are investigating the many portraits around the room.
The detectives are investigating the many portraits on the walls.

01

Great Variety

Guests’ tastes in escape games are as varied as there are cuisines in the world. That’s why we’ve developed a variety of escape games to give you options on theme and gameplay preferences.

02

Feature-Length

We aren’t quite sure why the world gravitated to 60-minute escape adventures. But like a good movie, you’ll get lost in the experience and not even realize you just spent a couple hours here.

03

Truly Unique

Everything is designed and built in-house. When you visit, you’ll experience the friendliness of a small business with the quality of a major theme park, which means magic – and only in Orlando.

We do group events like nobody else!