ParaPark Budapest

About the rooms

What is the scale of Houdini?

In fact this contains different degrees of difficulty. The scale of Houdini indicates: how much patience, inventiveness, self-control, team work and how many concentration and combination abilities are needed for escaping from the multi-closed Parapark rooms. The most difficult rooms have 5 houdinis, the easier ones less. (The original ParaPark productions have 4 or 5 points, the fake rooms - that today can be found all over the country – usually have 3 houdinis or less).
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But who is Houdini?

I can’t believe you don’t know... Harry Houdini was the world’s  most famous escape artist. (according to G.B. Shaw beside the name of Jesus ad Sherlock Holmes the name of Houdini was mentioned most often in the world at the beginning of the last century). Houdini was Hungarian by birth and he was born with the name of Weisz Erik in the VIIth district of Budapest – however he wanted to keep his Hungarian origin secret. He could escape everything and from eveywhere: police handcuffs, containers full of water, straitjacket, American and Russian jails. According to the legend he died during his last escape show, but the ugly truth is that he died of appendicitis. As a sign of our respect for Houdini we named the ParaPark rooms’ scale of difficulty after him.

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