PharmD candidate Shawn Peterson and his father Dr. Keith Peterson designed the rooms at Race to Escape as one of the first escape room facilities in the country. In 2017, the facility was purchased by Buf-Fun-O inc., an entertainment company out of Sarasota Florida, which specializes in mini-golf courses.

Michael Driscoll, president of Buffuno wanted to give the surrounding community a unique experience, family fun, and an old fashioned way to work together without your phones or tablets. Through Michael’s 10 years in leading team building experiences, they have also developed an exciting way to grow team building in a corporate environment.

Whether you are a family, a group of friends, a couple or an entire corporation, come check us out. We welcome you to enjoy our fun and welcoming environment in what many have called “the best escape rooms in the Tampa Bay region!”

Race to Escape offers six challenging escape experiences that test your critical thinking and puzzle solving skills. You will be immersed into a new world where you might be challenged to save the world from a zombie pandemic or an incoming alien invasion. No matter which of the six experiences you choose, you will be challenged to work hard, work fast, and work together to solve a series of puzzles in a set time limit of only 60 minutes.

Humanity itself might be counting on you!

Frequently asked questions:

Q. How long is the experience?

A. The experience is 1 ½ hours long; however, you will have 60 minutes to solve your scenario. At the beginning of the experience, you will watch a short video to get yourself immersed into your scenario. After completing your scenario, you will take group photos using great costumes and funny props.

Q. I have not done an escape experience before what experience do you recommend?

A. For any first time Escapeeze we recommend our Sherlock Holmes Final Case experience.

Q. Will it just be my party in the experience or will there be another party joining us?

A. Unless your party purchases every available seat it is possible for another party to book with you. For instance, if you are a group of 4 and buy 4 seats for biohazard it is possible another party of 2 could book with you due to the total available seats in the experience being 6. In this scenario to avoid another party joining you, you must purchase all 6 seats.

Q. How many people can be in each experience?

A. White House Down has a maximum capacity of 6, Biohazard has a maximum capacity of 6, Sherlock Holmes Final case has a maximum capacity of 4, and Escape Area 51 has a maximum capacity of 4, Dauntless Kingdom has a maximum capacity of 10.

Q. I want to have a special event at Race to Escape how can I contact you?

A. Please call us at 727-940-6128 for special pricing and event details.