Lake Eola


(4 reviews)
STARTING LOCATION: We suggest Mecatos Bakery & Cafe at 20 N Orange Ave

A mysterious murder. Six Suspects. A string of clues. Investigate the evidence to eliminate crime locations and check alibis until you can make an accusation. Do you have what it takes to put the pieces together and crack the case? Search for clues, solve puzzles, and explore Orlando on this unforgettable escape room adventure!

  • Open your clue box near Mecatos Bakery & Cafe at 20 N Orange Ave to begin your adventure.
  • Begin solving using anything you see in the box. Scan the QR code to input your solution and find out where to go.
  • Search for real-world clues hidden around Orlando and use them to solve puzzles. When you input the correct code, the app will tell you where to go and what to do!
  • If you get stuck, the no-download app has as many hints as you need. It also has storyline, videos, and more.
  • Play at your own pace. There's no penalty for hints and no one gets timed out.
  • Lockbox with a real lock
  • Clue envelopes that are locked until you're told otherwise!
  • Other fun clue items, like a magnifying glass and handkerchief
  • QR codes to access the web-based app (no download required)
  • A pen
  • IMPORTANT: All games in the Whodunnit series have the same storyline and similar puzzles. Clues are different but solves will be familiar.
  • PLAYING TIME: 1.5-3 hours depending on experience level and how much you eat, drink, and explore along the way
  • WALKING DISTANCE: About 1.5 miles around Lake Eola Park.
  • PLAYERS PER BOX: We suggest 2-6 so that everyone can share the clues, but it's completely up to you. You can even play alone!
  • DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Adjustable. There's no penalty for hints, so you can take them frequently or challenge yourself.
  • WHO CAN PLAY: Fun for all ages. Perfect for date nights, family outings, friend groups, tourists, and anyone looking for a fun outdoor escape room around Orlando.
  • GOOD TO KNOW: The game will start a few blocks west of Lake Eola Park and end near the south edge of Lake Eola - plan parking accordingly!


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  • Sterling

    So much fun!

    We had a BLAST! It was so fun to run around the city, working together solving clues. It was nice to be more active outside. We laughed so hard throughout the entire experience. It was a great mixture of escape room, Amazing Race and scavenger hunt! Some parts were a bit challenging to sort out, but I highly recommend this and look forward to doing it again in another city.

  • Meredith P

    Fun way to spend a few hours downtown

    I had so much fun during the Escapely game in Lake Eola! I’ve done other similar experiences before (in-person escape rooms, the Exit Game brand, etc.) and I really enjoyed the types of puzzles and the difficulty level of Escapely. The Lake Eola neighborhood is absolutely perfect for the setting, and I thought the game covered a really good amount of physical distance. I’ve spent a lot of time in the Lake Eola neighborhood while I’ve lived in Orlando, so I was happily surprised to discover things there that I had never seen before.

    I’ve already recommended it to several of our friends, mostly other couples. It’s absolutely perfect for 2 adults to solve together! My experience with the Orlando game was so good that I checked all the other cities available to see who I could gift one to!

  • Bbouvier1

    A fun couple or group experience!!

    We had a lot of fun and enjoyed walking around solving the case. We discovered some things we never noticed before and we go to Lake Eola often!!

    Difficulty was moderate, some puzzles were trickier than others. I think we only used the hints on the initial challenge but after that we were okay. That being said, it wasn’t too easy and did require the 2 of us to work together.

    The best part for us was walking around and stopping for the occasional beer and snacks while we worked on the puzzles. We completed the adventure (with our occasional stops) in about 5 hours. Thank you for an enjoyable afternoon!!

    Overall, I would highly recommend this experience. It’s a perfect “”date”” event that is fun, thought provoking and generates a lot of conversation between the participants. I would definitely do this again when traveling to a different city that has this available. Looking forward to the next Orlando adventure from Escapely!!

  • Charles W

    A long walk around the lake and well worth it!

    Loved this adventure. Be prepared for a bit of a walk, but Lale Eola is a a beautiful place to spend an afternoon. We stopped for lunch at Graffiti Junction halfway through. We enjoyed the puzzles here as they touched on both the modern and historic aspects of the city!

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About the escape room game

This escape room adventure around the Lake Eola Park takes the best parts of an escape room and the best parts of a scavenger hunt and merges them into the most fun thing to do in Orlando. You get to search for clues hidden in the real world and then use them to solve escape room puzzles. When you solve for a code, the app will tell you where to go look for your next clue! Instead of trying to escape the room, this Escapely adventure takes you around Orlando to track down clues and crack the case!

This real world escape room is the most unique escape room in Orlando. It takes you on a clue-solving adventure to find clues, solve puzzles, and follow an immersive storyline. If you want to keep the experience a surprise, don't read this next bit - it contains some spoilers about where you'll go on Escapely's Orlando escape room adventure and what you'll see along the way.

In Escapely's Orlando escape room, you're a detective tasked with solving a mysterious murder. You must find clues and track suspects around Lake Eola Park. (The clues are in the real world, but the suspects are on our app.) The game begins a few blocks west of Lake Eola at Wall Street Plaza. From there, you will head to Heritage Square Park in search of your next clue. The rest of the game takes place around Lake Eola Park. First, you must find a clue at or near the Fantasy Swan sculpture. It was actually donated by the author of a story about a princess and a swan who found their home in Lake Eola.

You will find other clues in the area and get to walk out onto a brick pier with a beautiful view of the lake. If you have time to walk to entire perimeter of the lake, the path is slightly less than a mile and offers beautiful views of downtown Orlando. If you're with kids, you can rent paddle boats to paddle around the lake - they're in the shape of swans because of the many swans found in Lake Eola. You can also get some pictures of the ducks and geese. This outdoor escape room is the perfect way to explore the most beautiful and walkable part of downtown Orlando.

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Orlando escape room FAQ


Yes, but it is not generally recommended unless you are a serious escape room enthusiast. It would be like playing an escape room that has the same storyline and similar puzzles, but with different clues available. Because the clues are integrated within Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando, the clues are different than all other Whodunnit games. But the puzzles will feel familiar.
Lake Eola Park is a beautiful lake and green space in Downtown Orlando with a pedestrian walkway circling the entire thing. It's very walkable and a wonderful place to be outside playing an escape room. The park offers gorgeous views of the Orlando skyline, and there are sculptures to admire around the perimeter. If you're hungry, there are a handful of restaurants to choose from after you play!
It's both! In a traditional escape room you must solve puzzles that lead from one to the next to escape the room (or a series of rooms). In Escape the City you must solve puzzles that lead from one to the next, with clues in the real world. It's one of the best things to do in Orlando!
Escapely's Orlando escape room starts a few blocks west of Lake Eola and ends near the south edge of the lake, so you can choose whether to start near the beginning of the route, the end, or somewhere in the middle. If you are looking for free parking, it is available on the east side of Lake Eola Park on Eola Dr, but know that it will increase your walking distance.
You will not need to enter any businesses to play this Orlando escape room. All clues are publicly accessible.
It's a self-guided adventure around Lake Eola Park for couples, families, individuals, friend groups, and anyone else looking for a fun thing to do in Orlando.