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Escape to Universal Orlando

Yes, the dark nights and chilly weather has us all dreaming of getting away and for us it’s the great escape to Universal Orlando.

Well, the snowbirds fly south to Florida in the winter, don’t they?

There is, of course, no bad time to go to our favourite set of theme parks Universal Orlando and there is alway something new to lure us there.

This time around it’s one of those escape rooms that are so much in vogue.

Where you have to work out a number of riddles and clues to enter through a number of rooms before reaching your destination.

For me that can be an airport!

The Irish question

Having a ball: Aer Lingus escape room fun

Riddles and clues have never been my speciality, life is hard enough to figure out.

And I found that to my cost when I whiled away an afternoon taking part in an escape room competition in Dublin put on by my friends at Aer Lingus.

I would, in truth, still be there if it weren’t for my keen-eyed colleagues.

Time travel

Open wide… I’m coming in

Universal Orlando has put on two time travel movie classics for us to wend our way through… Jurassic Park and Back to the Future.

Guests can now book epic escape adventures inspired by Jurassic World and Back to the Futurefilms by purchasing tickets for Universal’s Great Movie Escape – comprised of two next-level escape room experiences, opening on December 9 at Universal CityWalk.

Universal tells us that each adventure boasts eight incredibly detailed environments featuring state-of-the-art activities that are:

  • randomised – so the solution can vary with each visit
  • customisable depending on party size – ensuring everyone gets to participate
  • designed to adjust based on skill level and complexity – so there’s always something to solve

And as soon as guests enter the art deco-style, theatre-inspired venue, they’ll immediately be swept into one of the following adventures:

 Out of this world

Ya dancer: If you get through the escape room

Jurassic World: Escape: Guests are new geneticists at a secret lab on Isla Nublar where they are undergoing training that includes the completion of various day-to-day tasks.

They range from feeding ferocious dinosaurs to splicing dinosaur DNA to create new genetic codes…

Until they learn an apex predator has broken free and now they must work together to avoid becoming its prey.

The future’s bright

Just what the Doc ordered: Back to the Future

Back to the Future: OUTATIME: Guests are transported to a museum in 1993, where they learn Back to the Future’s antagonist, Biff, is up to his antics.

They have and has stolen Doc Brown’s newest time travel device to sabotage the space-time continuum.

Guests must work together to uncover Doc Brown’s clues as they travel through time to track down Biff and save the past and future before they run “outatime.”

Just the ticket

Room with a view: The sets

Tickets for Universal’s Great Movie Escape are on sale now and start at $49.99pp, plus tax for access to either Jurassic World:

Escape or Back to the Future: OUTATIME (experience includes up to six guests per group and may include multiple parties). Pricing varies depending on date and time of visit.

Guests may also book a private experience exclusive for their party starting at $300 per group, plus tax (up to eight people).

So join us on the great escape to Universal Orlando.




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