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 now opened a second outpost on the Gold Coast. Open now under Cali Beach in Surfers Paradise, the 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 Gold Coast 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 in just four minutes. At the Hijinx Hotel you’ll find themed rooms like the Titanic Room and one of giant lettered cubes, which promise to be as wacky as they sound.
And of course, what’s the point if it’s not Instagram worthy? Which it most certainly is. With super OTT interiors and three brilliant bars, 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.’
Head to Funlab’s website for more info and to book in your experience.