It’s safe to say that the team behind Funlab is on a roll. And they’re showing absolutely no signs of slowing down. For the unversed, Funlab has brought some seriously exciting and infectious experiences to Brisbane thus far, such as Holey Moley Golf Club, Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq, and B. Lucky & Sons.
After raising the bar tenfold by bringing the world’s first challenge room hotel to Sydney, they’ve since opened a second outpost on the Gold Coast and have now arrived in Brisbane.
Open now at Chermside Shopping Centre, Hijinx Hotel is an immersive entertainment space comprising of challenge rooms, a faux hotel reception and more.
While you can’t stay a night in the rooms at Hijinx, you’ll surely find something equally as satisfying.
As exciting as it all sounds, what exactly is a challenge room anyway? Basically it’s an escape room with a number of immersive elements including childhood games like Twister and the Floor is Lava. In a nostalgic callback to the 90s, Hijinx is all about vibrant experiences for kids and adults alike.
In their Brisbane venue, they’ve gone the extra mile to make it a true blue curated experience. Each of the eccentric and wild escape rooms are designed for a physical or mental challenge with each containing a delightful game for you to combat.
Two never-before-seen game rooms appear: Battleship, which is a submarine-themed room where guests try to sink ships for points, and Cute as a Button, a vibrant adaptation of Hijinx Hotel’s popular Who Meme game, where guests solve cartoon puzzles featuring their favourite childhood characters to get the highest score.
Of course, what’s the point if it’s not Instagram worthy? Which it most certainly is. With super OTT interiors and a bar mixing up OTT cocktails, it’s like you’re in a top tier hotel but one filled with childhood adventures. As for the design itself, they claim it’s a ‘mashup of The Grand Budapest Hotel and Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.’
Entry prices are $25 per adult and $20 for kids under 18.
Head to Funlab’s website for more info and to book in your experience.