This article is sponsored by Countdown 2 Escape.
Depending on the day in Texas, you can almost feel fall (or at the very least, if you scour a home goods store, you can see it).
That’s right, all things community and candy corn are inching their way onto our shelves and into our sweater-wearing hearts, and Countdown 2 Escape (C2E) is already ahead of the curve for some fall-themed fun.
Located in Frisco’s beloved Rail District, C2E offers boutique escape rooms perfect for team building, bachelor/bachelorette parties, kid’s birthdays, or simply a memorable BYOB night out with friends.
Since COVID, owners Fred and Shannon Hammond have taken extra precautions to make sure their business still meets the needs of their mystery-loving, code-cracking customers, while ensuring top cleanliness and safety measures are in place. Shannon states,
Our guests can be confident that cleanliness at Countdown 2 Escape is a top priority. Every touched surface in each room is cleaned and sanitized with a hospital-grade disinfectant provided by The Cleaning Force in the Rail District. We also use infrared UV Wands which have the power to disinfect in seconds using focused LED UVC light. These cleanings happen every time a group of people leave a room.
Countdown 2 Escape offers three themed rooms available for private bookings only, meaning each room, like the newly released Tension experience, belongs solely to the individuals reserving the space.
In addition to its counterparts, The Lost Jewel of Zanzibar and What Happened in Ravenwoods, Tension is an action-packed, “difficult” level room where participants act as CIA agents investigating and infiltrating a cult and attempting to escape before being forced to initiate. Tension provides suspense, intensity, and just enough nail-biting to get North Texans into the Halloween spirit.
In addition to the release of their “spooky” new room, Countdown 2 Escape is also offering some “sweet” local gatherings taking place in the upcoming weeks.
On September 18 and 19, Countdown 2 Escape will join other Rail District business owners and merchants at their monthly outdoor market. Shannon shares,
We love our community and connecting with it. The Rail District outdoor markets meet on the third weekend of each month, and it’s something we love to be involved in. We are looking forward to the cooler weather and plan on being out front September 18 and 19 with fall and breast cancer tribute puzzles.
Another event not to be missed is Countdown 2 Escape’s very first mural painting party. Local high school student and aspiring muralist, Tate Bladon, will be painting a mural on the back walls at Countdown to Escape on Friday, October 16 from 4:00-8:00 pm. Shannon explains,
One of our passions at Countdown is supporting other local businesses, and we consider it an honor to help Tate and spread the word about the beauty of art expressed through murals. We plan on having music and drinks and encourage the community to bring a lawn chair and enjoy watching the mural painting unfold.
Tate’s artwork will join other unique and Insta-worthy murals popping up in the Rail District lately, adding to the collective nature of a community that is all about celebrating artistry and individuality.
Countdown 2 Escape may have been designed as an environment to help you unplug, connect, and engage with friends, family, neighbors, or co-workers, but during a season of such uncertainty, they’re actually delivering the connectedness we all need.
So whether you grab your paintbrush or witches broom, be sure to visit Countdown 2 Escape soon.