- Adam Kincaid For the AJC
In case you missed it, people went nuts over escape rooms last summer
But it's this autumn's latest entrant into the Escape game that really deserves your attention.
Escape Woods — a three-course obstacle course offering from Sleepy Hollow Farms in Powder Springs — is one of the most ambitious escaping-of-things adventures in the metro area.
The reason? Scale.
With more than 60 acres at their disposal, the folks running Escape Woods started with a single escape and has since built two additional courses that could be the most excitement and fear-inducing thing you've done since...well, probably Halloween.
The first course, The Dig, built six months ago to feel like an Indiana Jones adventure, has participants racing to escape an archaeological site before the FBI shows up.
That course was followed by The Cabin: a scarier-than-normal escape from a serial killers home, deeper in the woods than you might want to be in such a spot.
The third, which was just opened last week, is called The Bunker and offers an escape from an abandoned 1950's-style nuclear bunker.
All three escapes transport guests out from the game itself and into something more like the movies. One of the business partners responsible for Escape Woods, in fact, builds movie props in Atlanta for Warner Brothers.
In addition to the Escape Woods games, the farm offers a corn maze, haunted trail, pumpkin patch, christmas trees and all manner of farm getaway fun.
That is, if the serial killer doesn't get you first.
Escape Room rates start at $28 per person for a 60-minute adventure. Visit www.escapewoods.com for more information or to plan your trip.