SAN FRANCISCO (May 23, 2018– Beginning today, Madame Tussauds San Francisco brings the world’s most famous prison escape to life in its new “Alcatraz – The Breakout” escape room, the first in the brand’s 250-year history. Themed after the infamous 1962 escape, the experience opens today on Fisherman’s Wharf, just one mere mile from where it all took place – Alcatraz Island.

Step back to 1962 and follow in the nefarious footsteps of three Alcatraz criminals, Clarence Anglin, John Anglin and Frank Morris, who escaped from America’s most notorious prison.

Be cunning. Be brave. Be smart. Like them, you’ll need strategy to survive. You’ll also need to be ballsy as hell. Unlike them, you’ll only have 60 minutes to break out. Crack the code and solve the puzzles before the guards catch you.

Your life is in jeopardy - you’re locked inside a prison cell for a crime you didn’t commit. But you’re about to get a lucky break - a sympathetic guard confides that the sinister trio is plotting their escape and suggests you do the same.

Knowing there are just 60 minutes until the guards’ shift change, there’s no time to lose. Don’t panic! Stay calm, cool and collected and find clues to solve puzzles to reveal the trio’s escape plans and secret tunnels. Can’t crack the codes? You’ll be locked away FOREVER! Of course, strategic players will break free and bask in freedom - glorious freedom!

Madame Tussauds brought the best of the best to create “Alcatraz - The Breakout.” Rogue Productions, which designed Time Run - the London escape room hailed by media as, “the single greatest live game experience” - lent its stellar design skills to this experience.

And since it is Madame Tussauds, be on the lookout for a familiar face: vintage Clint Eastwood styled and ready for his own prison-break. 

Beginning Wednesday, May 23, “Alcatraz - The Breakout” is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The escape room is designed for groups up to eight guests who are age 12 and over. Pricing starts at $125 per group of four people. Tickets are now on sale. For more information on pricing and to purchase tickets, click here.

Madame Tussauds San Francisco offers guests the unique opportunity to meet incredible wax likenesses of some of the city’s and world’s most famous stars. Only at Madame Tussauds San Francisco can you get up close and personal with Hollywood A-listers, music superstars, TV personalities, sporting heroes and cultural icons. The attraction is open at 10 a.m., 365 days a year, located in Fisherman’s Wharf at 145 Jefferson Street

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