Mine Trap Built to Honor Coal Miners
Coal mining is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Days are night. The air is thick. The work is hard, and the risks can be deadly. Too many times workers have given their lives for their labor. One of the more infamous coal mine disasters came in early 2010 when the Upper Big Branch Mine in West Virginia claimed the lives of 29 hard-working miners. Tragedies like this remind us how difficult this life is and what coal miners give for our country.
When we set out to create Mine Trap at Escape Tactic, we wanted to of course create a fun, engaging, immersive escape game that would thrill our guests, but we wanted to do it in a way that recognizes those who work this perilous job and honor those who have given their lives. Our escape room will include many of the critical pieces used in a mine – working ore cars, dynamite sticks, TNT, lanterns and lamps. Plus, we’re using a professional scenic painter to bring to life the environment around you. We want our guests to get as much of a real-life coal mine experience as they we can legally and safely give them. It’s that experience that makes a great escape room.
As we built Mine Trap, we wanted to make sure we did it in a respectful manner – one that honors those who have given so much to the mines. We’re not miners. We don’t have miners in our family. And we don’t have close ties to coal mining. But we do respect what these hard working Americans have done for us and our country over the decades. They have worked a work harder than many of us will ever know, and hopefully by working as hard as we have to make Mine Trap a top notch escape room experience we have done a little bit to honor all that they’ve done.
So come try Mine Trap at Escape Tactic later this fall and experience a taste of what coal miners live every day of their lives.