• Trapped Puzzled Rooms Bring Muggles Together

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    Team Build with Witchcraft and Wizardry

The Headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry has fallen, and it’s up to the participants of A Very Potter Escape Room at the Trapped Puzzle Room in St. Paul to find the Elder Wand before He-Who-Must-Not-BeNamed claims it for his own.

Groups of up to 10 are tasked with solving themed puzzles to achieve the end goal within an hour. Fans of the series will recognize the elements, but familiarity is not a requirement. “[Participants] might miss things that fans would maybe know more about, but we’ve created it so that you don’t need Harry Potter knowledge,” says Jamie Fassett-Carman, who co-owns Trapped with his mother Karen. 

“I often encourage groups to bring people that aren’t superfans, because sometimes fans read too much into certain details that can take up too much time,” says Kelly Houlehan, St. Paul location manager.

Trapped Puzzle Rooms have become a growing group experience in the Twin Cities area with its two locations, all of which host different themed escape rooms. “It’s something that’s more of a mental challenge than a physical challenge. People are looking for something more interesting,” says Fassett-Carman.

Portable puzzles are also available for groups of 12 in which fully immersive experiences (complete with puzzles, clues and décor) are brought to another space. Custom puzzles can also and range from small paper puzzles to a full escape room experience.

Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) is ranked No. 1 in the country for mega airports in terms of customer satisfaction in the 2022 North American Airport Satisfaction Survey by research firm J.D. Power. Mega airports see more than 33 million passengers annually.

The study, conducted between August 2021 and July 2022, gauged traveler satisfaction in terminal facilities; airport arrival/departure; baggage claim; security checkpoints; check-in/baggage check; and food, beverage, and retail. More than 26,000 recent travelers completed the survey.

 

Minnesota offers vibrant autumn color and provides a kaleidoscopic backdrop for your event.

New England often gets the most credit for its spectacular fall color, but many rank Minnesota in the top tier for seasonal beauty, making fall an ideal time for meetings anywhere in the state. From the North Shore of Lake Superior to the Twin Cities and Rochester, there are a variety of venues with ideal seasonal settings that can cater to groups of all sizes. 

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Experience Rochester MN appointed Angie Richards to the position of vice president of sales. She previously held the position of area director of sales for Avra Hospitality in Rochester, Minn. 

Richards will lead Experience Rochester MN’s sales team, which is responsible for the booking of meetings, conventions, and other events at Mayo Civic Center as well as group sales for the entire city.