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Is Universal Orlando's Great Movie Escape At CityWalk In Trouble Already?

Universal Orlando's brand new escape room attraction opened in CityWalk at the beginning of December last year in a blaze of publicity.

Universal’s Great Movie Escape invites guests of all ages to solve their way through two first-of-its-kind escape rooms based on two of the biggest film franchises in history, “Back to the Future” and “Jurassic World.”

From evading an apex predator in Jurassic World: Escape, to the time-traveling chaos of Back to the Future: OUTATIME, Universal hyped the attraction by saying that this is no ordinary escape room experience, but now les than two months later, the attraction is suffering from low attendance levels, and Universal have now dropped the ticket price in a bid to attract guests.

Universal Orlando's Great Movie Escape At CityWalk

When the attraction opened in December, the starting prices for single tickets to the attraction were $49.99 each, and now Universal have slashed $10 off the price, reducing the ticket price to $39.99.

Even the private experience price has been reduced, with a group of eight getting one of two escape rooms to themselves for $240, down from $300, that's a whopping $60 saving!

It remains to be seen if this will be enough to get more people through the front doors of the attraction, or was opening an escape room doomed to failure from the start...

If you want to know more about the two space rooms redone below.

Universal Orlando's Great Movie Escape At CityWalk

Universal’s entertainment team partnered closely with filmmakers and escape room industry experts around the country to create innovative experiences that go beyond the typical escape room – blending state-of-the-art challenges, detailed sets, and original storylines to immerse guests in story-driven adventures that allow them to escape into the movies like never before.

Universal Orlando's Great Movie Escape At CityWalk

A unique feature is the variety of challenges guests must work together to complete – each one specifically crafted so that the experience is enjoyable for novices and escape room-aficionados alike.

Each adventure boasts eight incredibly detailed environments featuring state-of-the-art activities that are:

Randomized – so the solution can vary with each visit.

Customizable 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.

Universal’s Great Movie Escape

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

Back to the Future: OUTATIME

Great Scott – Biff’s at it again! He’s stolen Doc Brown’s newest time travel device to sabotage the timeline for his gain. Follow Doc’s clues to find the prototype, track down Biff and save the day before you’re outatime.

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

Universal Orlando's Great Movie Escape At CityWalk

Jurassic World: Escape

Find yourself in a secret genetics lab on Isla Nublar and use your wits to solve a serious problem: an apex predator has broken free and is headed your way.

Universal’s Great Movie 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 that 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.

Universal’s Great Movie Escape


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