Why Escape Rooms are Better Than Haunted Houses
By Leslie Kell
Halloween is coming up soon, and haunted houses are pretty much a staple of the month of October and of this spooky holiday. It seems that everyone is finally over their fright from the previous year and ready to be scared down to the bone yet again. Sure, getting terrified to tears with zombies and ghouls jumping out to scare you while you walk around is somewhat amusing, but what if you had to problem solve at the same time? Here are three reasons why escape rooms are superior to haunted houses.
1. Many Escape Rooms are Family Friendly
One of the things that Epic Escape Game prides itself in is keeping the majority of our escape room themes family friendly. This makes it so that there is always a fun entertainment option for families with younger kids in the 10-13 age range. In the Halloween season, escape rooms are a great alternative if people don’t want to be terrified because while haunted houses are fun for many people, not everyone enjoys being scared out of their wits. On the other hand, if someone wants to be scared, or enjoys the spooky side of things, we have escape room themes that fit that criteria! Check out our location page for a chilling escape room theme!
2.You Have to do something during your activity
It’s one thing to be running around in fear during a scary scenario, but what if you also had to problem solve to help you and your friends get away from the mysterious person. Escape rooms typically put players into a scenario and they actually have to use their quick thinking to escape. Depending on the room you choose, you’re coupling two awesome things: problem solving, and feeling that suspenseful sensation that something is after you, just like in a haunted house!
3. Escape Rooms Aren’t Seasonal
Many haunted houses are only seasonal. There are some haunted houses that run all year long, but generally, they are only open during the Halloween season. With escape rooms, you can pretty much choose your epic adventure any time! You can even choose rooms that are more on the suspenseful side of things!
October is the perfect month for escape rooms because it brings together suspense and critical thinking skills, making them the perfect combination. Haunted houses are fantastic for people who have fun being scared, but for those who don’t, escape rooms offer a great alternative! Book your escape room today and get ready to have an epic October!