If you love Harry Potter, you will enjoy this.
Location: Irvine, CA
Website: Square Room Escape
We did the Harry Potter room this time. I am a huge Harry Potter fan so I was really looking forward to doing this room. This room is tucked away on the second floor of the Diamond Plaza in Irvine.
The production value is the best part of the whole experience. They did a great job of creating the Gryffindor common room and the music adds a lot to it. The room is small though. I like all of the little Harry Potter easter eggs that are dropped throughout the room.
I didn’t really feel immersed in the game. Honestly I cannot even remember the story they made up. There could have been a lot more things done to make us feel inside the world of Harry Potter. Like give us wands or robes.
I did not like most of the puzzles. There were some cool things you needed to do once you solve a puzzle but otherwise there was a lack of flow to the puzzles. We worked on a few puzzles that we weren’t able to complete because a previous puzzle wasn’t completed. Also, there is sudoku. Sudoku is kind of a lazy puzzle that is not very creative. That really took us out of the whole experience.
Customer service was great. Employees were friendly and enthusiastic. Thats all I ask for.
I give the Harry Potter escape room a 6/10. We escaped with 12 minutes left.