Take A Peek at Madcap Motel's Magical Rooms Before It Officially Opens Tomorrow

Plus, here's how to enter to win a free pair of tickets.

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Here for the Instagram giveaway? Scroll down to learn more.

Though 2021 is finally starting to look more like the reality we've all been waiting for, we also wouldn't mind leaving this dimension (and our problems) for a while. If you, too, are excited for Elsewhere at Madcap Motel to finally open its whimsical doors tomorrow, you're in luck — in addition to sharing a sneak peek inside the midcentury-inspired DTLA destination, we're also giving away a free pair of tickets (more on that below).

We had a chance to tour the 17,000-square-foot Arts District attraction earlier this week and discovered a theatrical adventure filled with amusing characters, interactive corners, and more. The journey begins in the motel lobby, where you'll be greeted by the gregarious staff at the front desk. From there, you'll be checked into room 233, where you'll find an otherworldly portal that leads to the alternate universe of Elsewhere.

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A few of Elsewhere's residents. Photo: Courtesy of Madcamp Motel

Your first stop on the time-bending voyage is a lush green courtyard that's buzzing with Madcap Motel's zany residents, who'll chat you up with amusing tales and recommendations. (Pro tip: We dare you to get the hedge person to dance.) Step into one of the many rooms and you'll stumble upon photogenic walls, halls, and spaces that where a push of a button will activate fun surprises, or a peek behind a nondescript door will reveal even more to explore.

While we don't want to give away any more spoilers, we will say that Madcap Motel is a kid-friendly experience that'll delight children of all ages — scroll through the gallery above for a peek inside the eye-popping "vacation" spot.

Tickets are $30 for ages 11 and under and $40 for ages 12 and up and you can buy them online here.

About that giveaway: We're treating one lucky winner to 2 free tickets. Here's what you need to do to enter:

  • Fill out the form below to subscribe to our newsletter (by signing up, you agree to receive updates from UncoverLA and our partners)
  • Follow us on Instagram at @uncoverlosangeles
  • Follow Madcap Motel on Instagram at @inthemadcapmotel
  • Like our Instagram post here
  • BONUS: Tag a friend who'd love to join you on our Instagram post here

For the full rules, click here. Sweepstakes is open to Los Angeles residents age 18 and up and runs from Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 12 p.m. PT to Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. PT.


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Elsewhere at the Madcap Motel, 940 East 4th St., L.A., 90013; Thursdays from 2 to 9 p.m., Fridays from 12 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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