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Are you wondering how to find the best escape room rates?
You want a good deal. However, you also want to make sure you’re going to a reputable escape room where you'll have an enjoyable experience.
Therefore, you'll want to find a room that's priced in the middle - not too cheap that you’ll have a subpar experience, but one that fits comfortably into your budget.
After you read this guide, you’ll know how to find the best escape room rates for your family.
When you book an escape room, the rates are going to depend on three things: the room you book (theme), the time of day you go, and the number of people playing.
Different rooms, with unique themes, have different rates.
For example, branded themes (e.g., Disney) are usually more expensive than non-branded rooms. These are rooms modeled after pop culture or movies. The boost in price is a result of the brand helping to create an even more immersive, high-tech experience.
In addition, some themes can take longer to solve which leads to a higher cost per person. This is because the elements to the puzzle are more detailed and require a larger number of keys, clues, and other elements. This increases the price tag but also boosts your fun.
Finally, when an escape room company is well-known for a specific theme, they may charge more for that theme.
For example, a company specializing in high-quality horror themes can charge more for their horror rooms (vs. their general fantasy rooms) due to the reputation they've built for spooky entertainment.
Generally, non-specialty themes don't cost very much.
Like any other entertainment options, escape rooms have on-hours and off-hours.
Weekends, in general, are considered “on-hours.” This is especially true in the late afternoons and evenings.
As such, you’ll pay more to visit an escape room during on-hours, due to the high demand during these times.
Many people want to visit an escape room during these hours, and they’re willing to pay a premium for that option.
Weekends as a whole are desirable, but Saturday afternoons are uniquely appealing to most visitors - and will, therefore, be more expensive.
For families that have kids in school or work 9-to-5 jobs, visiting during on-hours may be the best option, even though it’s more expensive.
If you want a discount, it’s better to go during "off-hours." Off-hours are defined as being earlier in the day on weekdays, such as Monday morning. These are times when most people are working or in school.
The drawback of visiting an escape room during off-hours is that it requires a very flexible schedule.
However, going to an escape room during off-hours can be a great option for vacation days, or days that kids have off of school.
Finally, escape room rates depend on how many people you have on your team.
Further, your team size can vary depending on whether you’re booking a private room or a public room.
Public rooms typically offer just one ticket price for every person, regardless of how many people you book. That’s because every room will end up being completely full — you’ll be matched with strangers if you haven’t booked the entire room.
On the other hand, private rooms will almost always have a volume discount. As more people buy tickets, the cost per person goes down.
However, rooms that are in extremely high demand don’t have a volume discount. For example, a branded room will offer one ticket price regardless of how many players you’re bringing along.
60OUT has variable pricing for almost all of its escape rooms in LA.
The first set of prices applies to smaller rooms. These prices apply to rooms that accommodate 2-4, 4-6, or 2-6 people.
These prices do not apply to the Da Vinci’s Secret room; bookings for this room are an extra $15 per booking.
Tiki Time and Grandma’s Masterplan, which accommodate 3-8 and 3-7 players respectively, are $20 more expensive per booking. These rooms can hold larger groups. That makes them perfect for big families or multiple families playing at once.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is 60OUT’s only branded room. The room is high-tech, created in direct conjunction with the Jumanji brand, and has a more simplified pricing structure. While you can play with 4-8 players, ticket prices are the same regardless of the number of players.
Except for the Jumanji room, you can also save money if you’re flexible about the time you play.
You can also take advantage of a great discount when you book further into the future. All bookings made for a date more than seven days in the future automatically receive a $10 discount! There aren’t even any promo codes to remember.
If you want to get even better discounts as they come around, you can also join the 60OUT newsletter. That way, you can be notified as soon as a new room or location is introduced, and you’ll receive exclusive discounts.
At 60OUT, you can take advantage of a number of built-in discounts, such as the $10 discount on every booking made at least seven days in advance and the declining per-person rate as you book more people for one room.