Explore the decks of a pirate ship, venture on an African safari, sneak into a 1920s speakeasy, or visit the creepy town of Raven Woods: a new escape room is opening in Lake George, offering four themed rooms and an exciting new way to spend a rainy day this summer.
Escape rooms, in which groups work together to escape a themed room by finding clues and solving puzzles, have been soaring in popularity over the past few years. With different themes and varying difficulties, an escape room is a great fit for a family outing, a bachelor or bachelorette party, a team-building exercise, or simply as an alternative to going to the movies.
A New Attraction on Beach Road
Driving along Beach Road in the village of Lake George, the lake on one side and a shopping plaza on the other, visitors notice a new sign in front of what used to be Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe. “Escape LG: Unlock Your Adventure” is written in large white letters.
Escape LG is being opened by Elizabeth and Evan Jalazo, who have visited dozens of escape rooms and hope to create a truly immersive experience for Lake George residents and visitors. The Jalazos expect to open by Memorial Day, offering a new adventure for families visiting Lake George during the summer.
“We will be operating four themed rooms: Blackbeard’s Brig, The Lucky Duck Speakeasy, The Lost Jewel of Zanzibar and What Ever Happened in Raven Woods? Each one challenges the player to a series of puzzles, codes and ciphers that lead to the ultimate secrets of the room. But you must solve it within 60 minutes to be successful,” said Beth Jalazo.
Beth co-owns the business with her husband, who left a 30-year career in banking when the couple decided to open the new business. “We are so excited to find our own escape from corporate life by introducing a new alternative to the existing amusement and entertainment options available to visitors to the Lake George and greater Adirondacks Region. The community has been so supportive every step of the way. We welcome the local residents and Lake George tourists to challenge themselves to unlock their adventure at Escape LG.”
Each of the four rooms feature themed decorations, electronic puzzles, and traditional locks and keys. Guests are given an hour to escape, and each room provides a unique and challenging experience.
Escape LG’s safari-themed escape room offers an added experience for guests: Beth recommends The Lost Jewel of Zanzibar as “a unique venue for someone to do a wedding proposal or a gender reveal.”
Escape LG can be found on Facebook and will be announcing its opening date soon.
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