|One Wizard to fight them all|
The immersiveness of The Vanishing Act was second to none. This escape room had an actress that help set up the story well and also provided hints with one of the best (seamless) hint mechanisms we've experienced to date.
The set decor in the lobby and in the room itself matched the theme well so we immediately felt the high level of polish. The storyline was easily followed and we felt like we were in a movie which makes the entire experience all the better. We appreciated the clever puzzles and many riddles required teamwork to solve, all in a good way. There were enough things to do to keep all of us busy and there were no long or tedious puzzles to grind out. The Vanishing Act ended in a culminating finish with all five of us working together.
One thing to note, and it seemed true for the rooms we did in the area, was that the footprint of Seattle escape rooms was on the smaller side. The Vanishing Act did not have any/many extra hidden rooms which we always like to see. There weren't any crazy reveals but the way that the puzzles tied to the theme was magical and the finale was also fun.
Pros: Great immersion and seamless integration of all aspects of the game
Cons: No/not many extra rooms
- Set/room design: Great! Even the lobby is themed well
- Technology/automation: Gen-2 room (high tech, mostly the last puzzle)
- Difficulty: Medium
- Price: $37/person,
- Number of players: 2-8, open to the public (we recommend 4-5)
- Duration: 70 minutes
- Overall Rating: ★★★★½