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The Escape Effect has been voted Orlando's #1 Entertainment Experience by Orlando Magazine for three straight years!

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The Escape Effect

Voted Orlando’s #1 Entertainment Three Years In A Row!

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Unique Themes & Gameplay

Four Amazing Escape Rooms In Orlando

The players are gathering the elements needed for Dr. Watson's medical experiment.

Sherlock Studies

Traditional Escape Room With A Twist!

Will You Find And Deliver The Evidence In Time?

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

Linear Gameflow Reading Intensive Alternate Ending
The players attempt to piece together the puzzle.

At Odds With The Gods

Orlando’s first 90-minute escape room

Will You Escape Before Being Imprisoned?

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

Best Mix Of Puzzles Brightly Lit Shortcut Challenge
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Fright Before Your Eyes

A Unique Ghost Hunting Escape Room!

Will You Free The Spirits Before Sunrise?

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

Detailed Story & Exploration Non-Linear Dark & Thrilling
The players lift a portrait of the late king to reveal a hidden compartment.

A Knight To Escape

Florida’s only 2-hour escape room

Will You Escape Before Being Imprisoned?

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

Split Sides 1/2 Bright & 1/2 Dim Heavy Communication

So Many Choices… More Puzzles, More Time, More Fun!

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

The players nervously explore the castle dungeon with their lanterns.


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.



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.


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.

Not sure which escape room to play? We’re here to help.

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 unlocks Poseidon's chamber within the temple.

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.

A player shows success upon finding 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.

These are the most fun escape games in Orlando!

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Celebrating 5 Years At The Escape Effect

5 years ago, we held the soft opening to our very first escape room. Now, to celebrate The Escape Effect’s 5th anniversary, we’re holding a special promotion!
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A Super Spooky Halloween Costume Contest

The Escape Effect is hosting a Halloween costume contest! Wear a costume when you play an escape room to enter our raffle!
The Escape Effect was voted the #1 Entertainment Experience for the third time in a row!

Best of Orlando: Voted #1 Entertainment Experience Three Years In A Row!

For the third year in a row, we were voted #1 Entertainment Experience in Orlando Magazine’s “Best of Orlando” poll! Thank you for the recognition.
A screenshot of a room in Escape Academy with the game's logo.

Escape Academy Review: A Killer Experience

Escape Academy is a new escape room video game that we just had to play. Set in a school to teach people to become escapists, it’s loaded with unique themed puzzles. Read on to learn more.
Two boxes of Cards At War stacked on top of each other.

Introducing Cards At War!

Have you ever wanted to go to war with your family and friends? Well now you can, with The Escape Effect’s first-ever card game!

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