WISCONSIN DELLS, Wisconsin — Wilderness Resort’s management team announced it will be adding two D.O.A. Room Escape games to its Wilderness on the Lake property. Both are set to open in November.
“Interactive, real-life room escape games are becoming hugely popular in the United States and have been featured on ‘The Today Show,’ ‘The Conan O’Brien Show,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and, most recently, ‘The Bachelorette,’” said Chris Ebben, attractions director for Wilderness Resort. “We know our guests, conference center attendees and those living and visiting the Dells area will love the opportunity to play these highly strategic, team-building games.”
Ebben said the room escapes will offer an interactive, real-life, mind-intensive experience. Up to 12 people will be locked in a room and will have 60 minutes to strategize as a team to decipher clues, decrypt codes and interpret riddles to escape. They will need to examine visual props to unlock a series of padlocks of which the ultimate lock will hold the “key” to the participants’ freedom.
The two D.O.A. Room Escapes, The Hotel and The Basement, will build upon a series of real-life incidents that occurred during the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. The Hotel will feature a re-creation of its lobby and will be integrated with clues and puzzles to help the visitors find their way out. The Basement will be designed to inspire a mindset of urgency and confusion as participants navigate the layered twists of the room while spontaneous audio, visual and animated objects invade their senses.
“Overall, the escape rooms won’t feel claustrophobic or as creepy as one might expect,” said Ebben. “The vibe will be a fun, intimate environment where you work closely with your whole team, learning and using each other’s strengths.”
The Wilderness Resort consists of more than 600 wooded acres in Wisconsin Dells and is home to the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, which features 444 guest rooms, 40 vacation villas, 76 frontier condominiums and 35 cabins. It is also home to Wilderness on the Lake, which features 108 luxurious two- and three-bedroom condominium units overlooking Lake Delton, and Glacier Canyon Lodge, which features 460 upscale condominium units and a 56,000-square-foot convention center.