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CAN YOU ESCAPE?

 

CURRENT ESCAPE ROOMS

Our currently featured Escape Rooms are listed below.  Escape from them while you can as they will be rotated out every 6-12 months!


2-6 PLAYERS

DIFFICULTY 4/5

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"CARNIVAL"

An abandoned carnival is the home to a suspected serial murderer.  You, a private detective, are tasked with finding the evidence to put this lunatic away for good....but you must make it out first.... and time is running out.  


2-6 PLAYERS

DIFFICULTY 3/5

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"OUTLAW"

It is 1884 and you and your gang have been rounded up and jailed by the Sheriff for a local bank heist. In the morning the hangman is arriving by train to carry out your sentence. Fortunately for you, the Sheriff just left for dinner.....You have one hour to escape the cell, locate your loot and escape before the sheriff returns.


"THE BEDROOM"

A mystery surrounds the death of a young girl in this 1970's themed paranormal adventure.  Newly assigned to the department, you have been tasked with boxes of cold case files.  Out to make a good first impression, you aim to finally close the case once and for all....

2-6 PLAYERS

DIFFICULTY 4/5

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WHAT THE LOCK?

1130 Washington Street

Manitowoc, WI 54220

920.717.0362

Proud Veteran Owned Business Member!
 
 

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have!  EMAIL us at escape@whatthelock.com

THINK YOU'RE READY??

ABOUT/FAQ

WHAT IS THIS?

What The Lock? is an escape room venue with 3 different experiences. It is a physical and mental adventure game where you will be locked inside for a designated amount of time while you and your team try to figure out how to escape. The rooms may contain clues, trap doors, and hidden items. Each room is themed and has a unique storyline that engages the players through their environment. If you don’t escape in time, one of our game masters will debrief your team. None of the rooms are intended to scare or startle, and there are no actors in the rooms (unless specifically stated).

WHAT IS AN ESCAPE ROOM / ESCAPE GAME?

The escape game genre started out as a series of point-and-click computer games where players must escape from a locked area by using the environment around him/her. What The Lock? is a live version of this, where you must physically search the environment for items and clues that will help you escape. You are given a set amount of time to try and escape before your fate is sealed.

IS THIS A HAUNTED HOUSE?

No, What The Lock? is an escape game and is very different than a haunted house. You will enter the room with the rest of your team, and then be given a set amount of time to solve the puzzles inside and escape. You’ll directly interact with many aspects of the environment inside, touching things, moving things, opening things, (possibly crawling through things) etc. There are no lines to follow or set paths to traverse, just a space full of clues, items, and puzzles.

ARE THE ROOMS SCARY?

There may be elements of fright within some of our experiences and the story line as to why you're in the room, but we wouldn’t classify this as a "scary" experience. Without giving anything away, we will say that there will be no one in makeup jumping out at you.

HOW DO I MAKE RESERVATIONS?

The quickest and easiest method is to use the online booking system. If you are in the neighborhood, you may also stop into the lobby to reserve and pay for your bookings. All rooms are to be paid in advance. For your credit card security, we are unable to take payments over the phone.

HOW MUCH IS IT? CAN I GET A DISCOUNT?

$29.95 per person on Fridays and Saturdays, $24.95 on Thursdays and Sundays. Due to our competitive pricing, we are unable to offer additional discounts. As local community members, we want to make sure we provide the best experience possible to our community and for those who visit from out of town. As such we spent a lot of time (and our own money) improving the space into something that delivers a great experience and atmosphere from the moment you walk in the door, to the moment you walk out the door; improved game experience, new lobby, incentive programs and good compensation to ensure we have the best team in place, and increased staffing levels to deliver increased service levels, to name a few. Every time we spend a dollar, we make sure it is to improve the product we offer to our guests and our community.

ARE ANIMALS OR PETS ALLOWED IN THE ROOMS?

Service animals are always welcome; purse pets or any other pet is not.

CAN WE BRING ALCOHOL IN WITH US?

While that sounds like a great idea, the answer is no, you will need most of your brain power to escape the room. There are plenty of places close to us for you to enjoy an adult beverage after your experience. Trust us you are going to talk about your experience for hours.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE THE GAME?

In the current rooms you have 60 minutes before you are Captured, Caged, and Consumed…...

ARE THERE AGE RESTRICTIONS TO ATTEND?

Escape rooms are a great activity for nearly everyone. We do require that participants 17 years or younger must be accompanied by at least one adult that is at least 18 years old.

HOW LONG BEFORE MY SCHEDULED TIME DO I NEED TO ARRIVE?

We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled ticket time in order to fill-out paperwork and listen to our tips and safety speech. DO NOT BE LATE, if you arrive late your tickets will not be refunded or rescheduled.

IF I’M LATE, CAN I STILL PLAY?

If you arrive after we have started the game (the time slot you have booked), we cannot allow you inside. This would disrupt the game for the other participating players and negatively affect the schedule for the rest of the shows. No refunds or rescheduling of show times will be offered for late arrivals or no-shows. Please account for traffic, and map us out beforehand so there are no surprises.

I NEED TO RESCHEDULE MY RESERVATION!

If you need to reschedule, you MUST contact us AT LEAST 2 days (48 hours) before your reservation. If you contact us after this period, or if your booking was created within this period, we WILL NOT be able to reschedule your booking. Please be aware of this before booking your reservation with us.

I WOULD LIKE TO CANCEL MY RESERVATION FOR A REFUND.

We have a strict NO CANCELLATION/NO REFUND policy. All sales are final and nonrefundable regardless of whether you show up for your reservation. Please be aware of this before booking your reservation with us.

WHAT IF I HAVE A GROUP LARGER THAN THE MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY OF THE ROOM?

In this case management may make rare exceptions, but we strongly advise against it as the games and the rooms were designed according to the set capacity.

WILL I ACTUALLY BE LOCKED IN THE ROOM?

It depends on the scenario. We take your safety very seriously; in the instances that the exit door will actually be locked there will be a “panic button” near the exit door that you or any member of your team may press in case of an emergency. Hitting this button will unlock the exit door so that you can exit the room safely. Other scenarios will involve multiple doors, in which the one you entered will not be the final “exit” and therefore may remain unlocked. All players will be monitored via a CCTV system at all times while in the rooms.

ARE THERE ACTORS IN THE ROOMS AND WILL THEY TOUCH ME? CAN I TOUCH THEM?

The currently available rooms DO NOT feature any actors. Future rooms may and yes, they may touch you. No, you may not touch them. Any touching of the actors or disrespectful or malicious contact (verbal or physical) within the game will result in immediate disqualification.

WHAT DO I GET IF MY TEAM COMPLETES THE GAME AND ESCAPES?

Teams who are able to escape BEFORE time runs out will earn the option to purchase a “WHAT THE LOCK?” t-shirt at a discount. However, if you don’t escape you can still buy the “WHAT THE LOCK?” t-shirt at full price.

WHAT IS THE PARKING SITUATION THERE?

There is designated parking in the lot behind business, the lot is shared with “Jenn’s Java” next door.

I CAN’T FIND YOU GUYS, WHERE ARE YOU?

Our Address is 1130 Washington Street, Manitowoc WI 54220. We are located across the street from “Washington Park”, and a few steps from “Jenn’s Java”.

I AM PLANNING A PARTY, IS THIS POSSIBLE?

Whether it be a Birthday, Anniversary, or Wedding Party we are certainly a fun filled destination that provides a unique thrill you just can’t get anywhere else. Give us a call to book your private party today or contact us online.

MY BUSINESS DOES COMPANY GATHERINGS/EVENTS, DO YOU OFFER TEAM BUILDING EXERCISES FOR COMPANY OUTINGS?

We do offer Corporate Team Building services, and are happy to have your employees come and benefit from the experience. Not only will it be unparalleled with respects to adrenaline pumping fun, it is also a valuable experience for teambuilding with coworkers, and an insightful observation of your team’s strengths. Contact us for more information.

WILL OTHER PEOPLE BE IN THE ROOM WITH US?

We do book our rooms to capacity, so if you book fewer than the rooms capacity, there is a possibility other players might join you—it is a lot of fun to work with others who have different perspectives, and it is a great way to meet people.

I WANT TO HAVE A PRIVATE ROOM FOR MY FRIENDS ONLY, BUT WE DON’T FILL UP ALL THE SLOTS, IS THIS DOABLE?

The only way to get the room privately is to purchase all the tickets available for the experience of your choosing. Otherwise anyone can buy the remaining tickets. Additional advice is to book it in advance, don’t wait until the last minute. Also there is no discount for buying all the tickets.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO BOOK A SHOW TIME OUTSIDE OF THE CURRENT SCHEDULE?

Absolutely, we can always book a special time, however the minimum purchase is 1 full room. We can do this any time before or after our current schedule, or even on days closed. Please call 920.717.0362 to schedule.

DO YOU GUYS SELL GIFT CERTIFICATES?

Yes we do, stop in to our lobby and speak with one of our staff members to purchase one.

CORPORATE TEAM BUILDING

PROBLEM SOLVING

LEADERSHIP

TEAM BUILDING

COMMUNICATION

CRITICAL THINKING

ACCOUNTABILITY

LISTENING

 

Contact our staff at whatthelockmanitowoc@gmail.com for information on our corporate packages!