#94 of 97 Pigeon Forge Things To Do


Experience a Real-Life Themed Challenge at Escapology
Written by: Jasmin Diaz
Staff Score:
4.5 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Experience a live escape game like no other at Escapology. Choose from a wide range of themes ranging from ultra challenging to fun and less intense. Go with your family, friends, or co-workers to one of the Escapology locations to try this challenging yet fun and entertaining endeavor. 

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

With locations all over the nation, Escapology, the live escape game brings an interesting twist to the classic escape game. This high adrenaline escape game locks players inside a themed room where they must complete their all-important mission before time runs out. Players are immersed in a real-life adventure where they must crack codes, find hidden clues and solve challenging puzzles in order to escape.

The game itself has a run time of 60 minutes but of course, if your team is up to the challenge, you might get out sooner. Escapology advises guests to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of their adventure for a game debriefing and a team photo! This means you should allow 90 minutes from beginning to end for your entire experience.

There are many themed Escapology rooms to choose from, ensuring that there is a room that will entice and engage virtually every guest. Some of the most popular rooms include the Murder on the Express room, which has a difficulty of 9.5 out of 10. In this challenge, you and your team will solve the most famous crime in history as world-renowned Detective Hercule Poirot, aboard the Orient Express.

Another option if that one doesn’t strike you is sure to be beloved by all the Trekkies in your life, the Star Trek: Quantum Filament, with a difficulty of 9 out of 10. In this room, you will repair the USS Discovery and save the crew. You can also opt for fan-favorite Scooby-Doo and the Spooky Castle Adventure where you join the team of meddlesome kids to save your town from disaster. This cartoon-based challenge is a bit easier with a difficulty rating of 7 out of 10.

Other themed room options include the Vegas Hangover, where your friend is getting hitched, and it’s your job to save their big day, Narco, which is an adventure that sees you abducted by a Drug Lord and you must choose your fate. Another choice is the Mayday theme where the engines are out on AIRFORCE ONE, or the 7 Deadly Sins, where you must free yourself from a deadly curse, Who Stole Mona?, where you retrieve the stolen Mona Lisa, Under Pressure, where you are in a submarine with the oxygen running out, the Lost City, where you must find the treasure, the Mansion Murder where you must solve the mystery or end up behind bars for a crime you didn’t commit. These along with several additional options ensure that there is something for every difficulty preference as well as a theme that is sure to interest your group.

If you have never tried an escape game, it’s important to note that although you are “locked” in the themed room, you can get out at any time. The doors aren’t really locked as this would be a violation of the fire code. Of course, by leaving, you don’t get the thrill of solving the mystery, crime, or challenge, but you can get out if you want. If your group gets stuck, meaning you simply don’t know what to do next, this doesn’t mean you have to throw in the towel. Instead, you can ask the Game Master (who is closely monitoring your progress via surveillance) for a hint.  You cannot take your mobile phone with you, though as they along with any other electronic devices or outside tools are strictly prohibited.

For a special team-based game, you can even book larger private parties to play together. Simply ask about this at the time of booking. The only skills you and your team need to come out victorious are a decent understanding of English and the willingness to give your best effort while trying to figure out how to solve the puzzles or challenges you are given.

Insider Tips:
-All escape rooms are designed with wheelchair accessibility in mind. Therefore, in most cases, everyone can participate in this fun room challenge, even if they are wheelchair-bound.
-There is no dress code, but participants are advised to dress comfortably so they can easily move around.