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The 2016 Scream Zone triples the fright with half the price on opening night at the Del Mar “Scaregrounds”

Released: September 08, 2016

News photo DEL MAR, CA ( September 8, 2016) --- The Scream Zone, San Diego County’s largest Halloween haunt, invites everyone to come and experience the supernatural and sinister scarefest for half price on opening night, Friday, September 30 at the Del Mar “Scaregrounds.” Enthusiasts of the macabre can experience the Triple Haunt package for only $16.50.

The Scream Zone returns for its 18th year, located deep in the west corner of the dark and secluded Del Mar “Scaregrounds.” For 24 select days of terror, the event promises to offer spine-chilling and frightful spooktacular experiences for thousands of curious onlookers deep inside the bone-rattling and hair-raising featured attractions. Last year, more than 35,000 brave haunt enthusiasts came through the doors of darkness and almost all of them came out -- an even 1,000 people found the experience too dreadful and didn’t make it to the shadowy end.

THE HOUSE OF HORROR features room after room of frightening and surprising visual and visceral experiences. Imagine being trapped and moved by a bevy of clowns or shaken, rattled and upended so that you don’t know where or who you are within utter darkness! KARNEVIL is everything carnival and freak show, including the weird and surreal trailer park of clowns and a death spiral that leaves visitors disoriented and terrified. THE HAUNTED HAYRIDE piles visitors into a wagon with an unknown destination. Ride through the darkness terrified and filled with hallucinations, zombies and other creatures of the night.

Parents are welcome to enter The Scream Zone compound and wait for children. (The Scream Zone is not recommended for children under 10 years old.) The parent lounge is free and there are lots of things for adults to enjoy -- including food concessionaires, vendors and adult beverages.

The 2016 Scream Zone Dates and Hours:

Friday & Saturday: September 30 and October 1
Thursday through Sunday: October 6 - 9
Thursday through Sunday: October 13-16
Open Every Night: October 19 - October 31

Hours: Sunday – Thursday 7 to 11 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 7 p.m. to midnight
Gates open at 6:45 p.m.
Tickets are available through www.thescreamzone.com..

Triple Haunt: $33 - House of Horror, Haunted Hayride & KarnEvil
***Opening night, Friday, September 30 only: Triple Haunt ½ Price - $16.50
Double Haunt: $24 - KarnEvil plus House of Horror or Haunted Hayride
Single Haunt: $19 - House of Horror or Haunted Hayride
Zombie Boot Camp: $20 or $15 with Triple Haunt; for 18 and over, some restrictions apply.

FAST TRACK: Avoid long lines by upgrading to the Fast Track (available only at box office)
• Double Fast Track $20
• Single Fast Track $10
VIP PACKAGE - $75 (NEW in 2016!)
• Visit all three Haunts twice in the same night
• Receive Fast Track for House of Horror and Hayride
• Enjoy a two-drink coupon for adult or non-alcoholic beverages
• VIP does NOT include Zombie Boot Camp

About the Del Mar Fairgrounds

The 22nd District Agricultural Association is a State of California agency that owns and operates the Del Mar Fairgrounds, Surfside Race Place, Horsepark Equestrian Center and the Del Mar Golf Center. The 22nd DAA produces three events each year: the San Diego County Fair, the Del Mar National Horse Show and The Scream Zone. The Fairgrounds hosts more than 350 events annually, the largest of which is the live horse racing meet each summer and fall, which is operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the 22nd DAA and the State of California. For more information on the Del Mar Fairgrounds, visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com.

For more information, please contact:
Shawn Feisst
(858)-755-1161 ext 2573
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