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What Makes The Escape Effect Different From Doldrick’s?


If you’re thinking of visiting an escape room soon, be sure to consider all options that the Orlando area has to offer.  In this article, we’ll discuss the differences between The Escape Effect and Doldrick’s so that you can make a better-informed decision when reserving your next experience.

Size Matters.

Doldrick’s offers escape rooms that are a mix of sizes.  Graveyard Games and Redemption would work well for couples or trios.  On the other end of the spectrum, Doldrick’s advertises Spoopy as 2-12 players, but one reviewer recommends 4-6 players instead.

The Escape Effect offers escape rooms of all different sizes too.  At Odds With The Gods can comfortably work well with up to ten players.

Better Value.

Doldrick’s charges $33.99 for their 60-minute experiences and $39.99 for their 75-minute experience.

The Escape Effect charges between $39.95 and $64.95 for experiences ranging between 75 minutes and 2 hours based on the day of the week and the game in question.

If you do the math, you’ll understand that you actually pay less per minute at The Escape Effect.

Tailored To You.

At Doldrick’s, they offer difficulty ratings for each of their games.  So, if you are a first-timer, you might choose to play the lower-rated Graveyard Games (5) instead of the higher-rated Red Sled Redemption (9) escape room.

At The Escape Effect, we do use ratings similarly, but we also have the ability to raise up and down the difficulty based on your team’s experience.

If you prefer that, please let your host know in advance.  Oh, and if you have kids, let us know that so we can make adjustments for them too!

Longer Games.

If you went to a movie and it was over in 60 minutes, would you be satisfied?

Doldrick’s offers 3 escape rooms at 60 minutes (two used to be 45 minutes) and another that was raised to 75 minutes (from 60 minutes).

The Escape Effect is the first to introduce escape rooms longer than 60 minutes.  In fact, A Knight To Escape runs a full two hours – it’s one of only two 2-hour escape rooms in the entire country!

Always Private Games.

Doldrick’s has been offering private games since they’ve opened in 2018.

Before quarantine, The Escape Effect offered the choice between public and private.  Since quarantine, most every venue, including us, has gone completely private as one of several measures to promote a safer environment.

Have you been convinced?

Of course, we hope you’ll select The Escape Effect for your next escape room.  But even if you choose to play at Doldrick’s this time, we sincerely hope you enjoy yourselves.  Escape rooms can be so much fun and after you’re done playing there, we hope you’ll be curious what’s behind door #2…

Still Not Sure? Here’s The Deal!

We aren’t sure how else to convince you that The Escape Effect is the place to be, so here’s a secret!  Use code DOLVIP at checkout to save 20% on any of our escape rooms.  No other discounts apply.


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