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This article is about the gist of elimination locations. For the CBS web-based series, see Elimination Station.
Paris

If they're lucky, sequestered teams may spend their time at Paris, France. (Licensed photo courtesy of Flickr).

Sequesterville is a centralized place -- whose name is dubbed by The Amazing Race fan community -- where eliminated teams are sequestered for the duration of the Race. Here, racers must wait until the Race has neared the final leg.

After Elimination

The accommodations at Sequesterville generally aren't as bad as its name might seem. Like the ones who remain in the Race after checking in at a Pitstop, sequestered teams receive complementary hotel or resort services. They may talk amongst the other teams, swim, watch movies, or just relax[1]. They might also go sight-seeing or dine out at a restaurant with their stipend. [2] In compliance with the Race's clandestine production, sequestered teams are supervised at all times. Depending on their time of elimination, they may be sequestered for a few weeks or even a few days until they are flown in for the finale.

The location for Sequesterville usually varies by season. The first season had a Sequesterville in Paris, France. Seasons two and six had a Sequesterville in Cancun, Mexico. Seasons three and four's were in Lisbon, Portugal. And season five's was in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Over the years, the production team tries to protect the identities of the Sequesterville locations a secret in order to avoid selecting new Sequestervilles and to have a reusable, budget-friendly location each season[3].

In order to cut down travel costs, the fourth, fifth, and sixth place teams may not need to go to Sequesterville; instead, they could accompany production for the next legs and directly head to the finish and meet up with the other teams. Alternatively, eliminated teams may be asked to perform "decoy runs" -- flying the eliminated teams to next city a day or so before the final teams arrive -- in order to defer potential spoilers[4].

Discovery

Read more: Elimination Station
EliminationStation

For ten seasons of The Amazing Race, Sequesterville has remained a mystery to everybody except to the production and its affiliates. However, in 2007 CBS unveiled the "Elimination Station", extra content that visitors can view on their website. The "Elimination Station" series mirrors the "jury house" footage from Big Brother, where teams may discuss their performance, predict the what will be next, or give opinions on their unfortunate boot from the Race[5].

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