"The Great Escape Room" is the second short based on My Little Pony: Best Gift Ever. It was uploaded to the official Hasbro YouTube channel on December 11, 2018, shortly before being made private, and made public again on December 16, 2018. The animation focuses on the Mane Six.
Pinkie Pie invites her friends to play an escape roomgame at Sweet Apple Acres for Hearth's Warming Eve. She warns them that the doors will remain locked until the game is finished and that if they do not escape before time runs out, something "super big and really scary" will happen—though she does not remember what that something is.
The ponies do a long series of bizarre tasks in order to solve the escape room such as licking candy canes, juggling gift boxes, counting individual pieces of hay, and doing the backstroke, while Pinkie provides little clues or assistance. Unfortunately, they are unable to locate the key to unlock the way out, and time eventually runs out. The ponies gather around Pinkie in fear of whatever "big and scary" thing is about to happen. A giant gift box rises up behind them, and Gummy pops out of it wearing a parachute, much to Pinkie's friends' disappointment.