“Face your fears and make the ultimate timed escape! In groups of 10, you’ll be locked inside four haunt rooms, inspired by many of the UK’s worst nightmares, and tasked with breaking the codes to make your way through to the end… all in hopes of finding the antidote to a spreading infection. Will you and your team surrender to the outbreak or have what it takes to break out of Containment?”


Our host for this game is a live actor who was less than friendly, she was a mad scientist with a sadistic attitude. After shrieking her way through the background of ‘containment’ and a less than helpful health and safety brief (which all added to the feel of the game) she chased us into the first room.

Room Setup

The game is split into four rooms, each room based on a phobia. They’re all dimly lit, with lots of sound and lighting effects to immerse you and add to the scare factor. The maximum number of players for this game is 10; at times this was a squeeze.

Game Play

You were given 5 minutes to crack the code and unlock the next room. Each room had one puzzle, you had to use your mathematical, observational and logical skills to figure them out. There were live actors in this game each with their own unique personalities and tactics to scare you, we loved this and it made the experience even more enjoyable. However this game isn’t for the faint-hearted. As we were a two we were put together with 8 other people to make up the maximum team number, this was good as we had lots of people to bounce ideas off although at times could get a little stifling and hard to hear when other team members were screaming in fear.

Clue System

Clues were given by the live actors who you were able to interact with during your time in the room. Clues were very cryptic so you need to think logically to unravel them.

Escape Time

58 Minutes

Our Overall Rating

Puzzles ☆☆☆☆

Immersion ★★★★

Difficulty ☆☆☆☆

Wow Factor ★★★★★

Overall Experience ★★★☆☆

This was our first encounter with live actors during an escape and was very enjoyable. The atmosphere that the special effects created along with the scare factor the actors brought the room theme to life. The only down side to the game was being placed with other groups of people, although this brought different ways of thinking to the group, at times people got a little on top of each other.


£10 Per Person

This game is an added extra which you have to pay for at the fast track booth on top of your Thorpe park ticket.



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