Test Your “Wits” at New Plymouth Meeting Attraction
5 Wits Opens in Plymouth Meeting Mall
KING OF PRUSSIA, PA – If you’re going to try the newest attraction at the Plymouth Meeting Mall, you’d better have your wits about you.
5 Wits Plymouth Meeting is an immersive, hands-on experience that challenges your mind and senses, and lets you be your own action hero in one of three adventures.
The 3,000-square-foot Montgomery County attraction, located across from LEGOLAND® Discovery Center in the Plymouth Meeting Mall, is the franchise’s first in Pennsylvania, and sixth overall. 5 Wits Plymouth Meeting officially opened Thursday, and has a Grand Opening celebration planned for Saturday with promotions and giveaways.
“What we really want to do is pop culture tropes…live out what you see in a movie, or video game,” said Zephyr Goza, Operations Manager. “It’s immersive. We want people to get off the couch and get into the environment.”
Like starring in their very own action movie, or favorite video game, players in groups of two to 12 travel through multiple rooms and work together as a team to solve a series of fun, physical challenges and puzzles, interacting with Indiana Jones-style special effects.
The outcome can change with each experience because it depends on how your team responds to problems, Goza said.
So, you and your friends or family, can solve hieroglyphic puzzles to explore and escape a 3,000-year-old Egyptian tomb, navigate a castle inhabited by a feisty princess and an enormous dragon, or assume the identities of underworld spies to stop an evil organization from threatening world war.
“This is how malls are developing now,” said Goza. “We research the area, and see how it fits in with local tourism.”
Matt DuPlessie founded 5 Wits in 2003, after managing several museum and theme park design projects. The attraction’s other locations are in Massachusetts and New York.
The interactive experience is recommended for ages seven and up, and is also perfect for parties and team building. The experiences take about 30 minutes each, but time can vary.
Tickets are $20 for one adventure, or $29.99 for all three. The passes don’t expire, and since 5 Wits is open seven days a week, you can use them over multiple days.
For more information, check out www.5-wits.com.
The Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (VFTCB) is a nonprofit, membership-based sales and marketing organization that actively promotes Valley Forge and Montgomery County, PA as a convention site and leisure visitor destination by encouraging patronage of its 500+ member hotels, restaurants, attractions, and services. The award-winning website links visitors, meeting planners, tour operators, and residents, to a diverse portfolio of brands focused on reasons to visit the region. The website also hosts The Montco Explorer, a nationally-recognized blog.
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