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10 Magical Escape Rooms for Harry Potter Fans

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Are you in love with all things Harry Potter? Do you enjoy the thrill of solving puzzles in an escape room? What if you could combine your love of both? That’s exactly what you’ll get with these Harry Potter-themed escape rooms!

Note: A lot of the rooms don’t actually have a proper Harry Potter license, but they’re still themed around magic in a way that’ll tickle your fancy if you’re a Harry Potter fan.

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1. Harry Potter Escape

Location: Saint James, NY, USA (Escape Zone Long Island)

This Harry Potter escape room is all about trying to escape from Azkaban Prison and return to Hogwarts. You have sixty minutes to collect the Horcruxes and defeat Lord Voldemort.

According to reviews, this room isn’t too difficult, which should make it perfect for the whole family.

2. A Very Potter Escape Room

Location: St. Paul, MN, USA (Trapped Puzzle Rooms)

A Very Potter Escape Room comes with a pretty interesting story. A new regime has taken over the world-famous school of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and things aren’t going well. Your job is to find the Elder Wand in the Headmaster’s office before time expires.

The room’s website doesn’t list any difficulty information on this one.

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3. The Wizard’s Keep

Location: Buffalo, NY, USA (Trapped Games)

In this room, you’ll find yourself on your first day at the School of Wizardry. Your goal is to solve puzzles and challenges in order to prove that you’re actually worthy of your place in the school.

The website claims that there’s a 55% success rate, so even though they rate the difficulty as medium, you can expect a pretty good challenge.

4. The School of Magic

Location: Novi, MI, USA (Escape Room Novi)

You arrive at the school of magic, only to find out that a terrible spell has overtaken the other students and teachers. You need to solve the problem, since your group is the only people unaffected by the terrible spell.

This room is rated as easy and kid friendly, which means that escape room veterans will probably breeze through without issue. However, it also means it’s the perfect room for families.

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5. The Wizard’s Secret

Location: Conshohocken, PA (Project Escape)

You’re tasked with escaping from the Witch and Wizard prison. An evil wizard tricked you into taking his spot in the prison, and you most definitely don’t want to be there. Once you escape the cell, the room is only just getting underway, which sounds like tons of fun!

This room is rated as a 7/10 on the difficulty scale, which the website describes as moderately difficult.

6. Department of Magic

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (Department of Magic)

This is actually a whole place featuring nothing but magic-themed rooms. In total, there are three rooms—Magic Potions Tavern, Dark Lord Resurrection, and Prophecies Quest. Each has its own interesting story and theme, which should be quite fun for Harry Potter fans.

The company doesn’t list the difficulty of its rooms, so you’ll have to go in blind! Just keep your wits about you and you’ll be okay!

7. Privet Drive

Location: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

In this one, you aren’t actually the wizard, but rather, you’re trying to get into a house to help a young wizard escape so he can go on to become the world’s greatest wizard. It sounds like a rather interesting premise that Potter fans will love.

The room is rated as difficult, so you can expect a challenge.

8. School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Location: London, England

This fun room gives you the chance to graduate from the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and prove that you’re truly a witch or wizard. It sounds like a fun escape room filled with interesting challenges.

One of the online reviews listed on the room’s website cites it as a “challenging but very rewarding experience.” So while they don’t give an official difficulty rating, it sounds like it’s in the middle.

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9.University of Magic: The Entrance Exam

Location: Manchester, England

Getting into the University of Magic isn’t easy, and in order to get accepted, you’ll need to prove yourself. You’ll need to cast spells, recite incantations, mix potions, and battle with dark forces.

There’s no difficulty rating on the room, so we’re not exactly sure how hard it is.

10. Harry Potter and the Locked Chamber

Location: Riga, Latvia

This room is based on the idea that Harry’s ill-wishers have locked him in the secret Hogwarts Chamber. You need to help him get out of the room by following the signs, guessing codes, and solving a list of tasks.

There’s no difficulty rating, but the website does cite that it’s playable for the whole family.

Dave LeClair
Dave is a staff writer at WhatNerd and our resident gamer and drum prodigy. When he isn't watching movies or attending local wrestling events, he's with his dogs. He's based in Connecticut.
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