Prohibition Era themed escape room to open in Granby
Imagine it’s the roaring 20s, and you’re trapped inside a prohibition era speakeasy here in Grand County. The police are still a good hour away, but your road to freedom is blocked by a series of codes and puzzles. It’s simple, solve the clues and escape, or suffer the consequences.
That’s the idea behind the county’s newest coming attraction, Rocky Mountain Lockdown, a Granby-based escape room that forces a group of friends or colleagues to cooperate in a timed test of wits and acumen.
“If you can envision a live game of clue, that’s really what its kind of all about,” said Steve Dickey, who owns the business with his wife, Lori, and his cousin, Ryan. “You’ve got 60 minutes to solve different clues and puzzles, with the end game of finding the key to get out of the door and out of the room.”
The escape room, located in Granby on the corner of Highway 34 and Highway 40, is set to open up in May with a grand opening scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. There will only be one room to start out with, the prohibition theme, though Dickey said he intends to add a second room within a month or two of opening, likely with an alien or spooky theme. The rooms will all be family friendly.
Dickey believes the escape room will add diversity to the indoor recreation options here in the county, something he thinks is lacking.
“Generally speaking most people come here wanting to do outside things,” said Dickey. “But not everyone wants to do that every day, and there’s really no other options aside from bowling, a movie theater and bar hopping. So I really felt like this would be a family oriented entertainment option that people would love.”
Dickey said the first room would have a beginner or intermediate difficulty, and that the second room would be for more experienced or adventurous guests once opened. Things won’t stop there, however. Dickey said long term he’d like to add a third room to the Granby location, and said he was also considering expanding into Winter Park, Summit County and Denver.
Dickey also noted that throughout May until the grand opening he’ll be offering deals for locals, and may even be stashing secret prizes for visitors to stumble across inside the speakeasy.
Tickets will be going for $35 a piece, though Dickey said there would typically be many promotions and coupons available. The room will be open from 10 a.m. to 9:15 p.m., and interested parties can book available times on the Rocky Mountain Lockdown website.
“I don’t want to give too much away,” said Dickey. “But it’s fairly large, complicated and there’s definitely some secret things involved with it. It will take you a full hour to get out, if you even can get out.”
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