You’re trapped in a dark, derelict building with only an hour to get out and no way of knowing what’s around the next corner.
Sound like your idea of fun?
Two mystery Corby entrepreneurs are hoping to recreate the craze sweeping the USA by opening the county’s first escape experience.
Trapp’d, based in a warehouse north of Corby, is a terrifying game where participants have to escape from different petrifying scenarios.
There are similar ventures in larger cities in the UK, but this will be the first of its kind in Northamptonshire.
It joins the recent opening of Corby’s Savoy Cinema and Planet Bounce to give Corby a much-improved leisure offer.
One of two secretive Corby businessmen who are hoping to open the business in September said: “I came across the concept of escape rooms in America and loved them.
“There are a few in cities here but they are quite basic - a bit like the crystal maze.
“Ours is going to be on a whole different level.
“I want to go beyond what they’re doing.”
The experience will open in September with a handful of rooms and expansion plans are already in the pipeline to add another 15 rooms in a huge warehouse - which would make Trapp’d the biggest escape experience in the world.
One of the first rooms to open will be Area 51 - where participants will be challenged to download government files and make their escape before bad things start to happen...
There will also be a mineshaft experience where people have to find their way out of a dark cave with only their head-lamps to guide them.
The third room that will be launched on Halloween is an over-18s room that is guaranteed to be absolutely terrifying.
The owners have drawn from the horror movie genre to create the experience and they hope to create a real Hollywood spin.
One of the pairing said: “We expect to have lots of stag and hen parties in, as well as company groups as it’s really good for team-building.
“Children over the age of 12 will be allowed in too. We’ll try not to scare them too much!
“We’ve been planning this for six months. We have a creative background so it’s going to look like nothing people have ever seen in Northamptonshire.
“The rooms probably have a lifespan of about a year because people obviously go away and tell people about them so we’ll need to be consistently changing things around.”
Entry will range from about £12 for groups to £15 for couples. Similar experiences in London cost around £45.
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