Virtual Hospital of Horror brings Halloween to an escape room in Calgary

Oct 10 2018, 9:08 pm

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An escape room in Calgary is offering thrill-seekers an interesting experience this Halloween – a virtual reality Hospital of Horror.

SmartyPantz Escape Rooms on 14th Street SW has brought back the horrific virtual experience on select days this October.

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“After putting on their VR headset and backpack, players will be transported to the Hospital of Horror, where they will be able to explore the abandoned rooms,” reads a release from SmartyPantz.

“But they will quickly find that they’re not alone…”

Organizers say the Hospital of Horror isn’t an escape room, but a completely immersive experience that is similar to a haunted house – but more convincing.

The virtual reality experience was so popular last year that SmartyPantz had to extend availability into November. Most spots are still available for this October — and a discount is offered for appointments before October 15 — but they could go fast!

The virtual reality Hospital of Horror is designed for two players at a time, and lasts 10 minutes — if you can survive that long…

Hospital of Horror

When: Select nights throughout October

Time: Multiple times throughout the evening, register online

Where: SmartyPantz Escape Rooms –1601 14th Street SW

Tickets: Online, $20 per person for bookings up to October 15, then $25 per person afterwards

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