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2016 Scream Zone promises Fangtastic and Frightful Fun

Released: October 01, 2016

News photo DEL MAR, Ca. (September 30, 2016) This is not for the faint of heart. Make sure your pacemaker has fresh batteries and you have attended a deep relaxation class before you come to the Del Mar Scaregrounds this year for The Scream Zone, open on select days through October 31, the largest event of its kind in San Diego County.

There are four ways to be shocked to the core this year at the Scream Zone, each one offering its own blood curdling moans and groans of fun and shocking experiences created especially for the San Diegans who love to be scared out of their minds. House of Horror has expanded its “Conjuring” experience to offer more menacing features of last year’s #1 horror film. There is an unspeakable Exorcist Room and a Clown Lounge, the last place you’d ever want to have a drink. The Reaper Abbey defies reality with real and unreal characters coming to life and at you, all at once. KarnEvil holds the largest-ever spinning tunnel and “dot room,” cursing its participants with a disorienting and visually challenging experience. The Haunted Hayride meanders through various grisly possibilities and introduces the riders to a Wicked Alice in Horrendous-Land after going down the Rabbit Hole; a Clown Town which tries really hard to be normal; a Zombie Slum Row exposing “what could be”; a Dust til Dawn Zombie Truck Stop down at the deadend; and there’s more!

New this year, the Zombie Boot Camp challenges participants in a basic training course for Zombie survivalists. Survival groups will face multiple obstacles and challenges as they attempt to survive a zombie outbreak and preserve the future of civilization while being chased by the living dead. Zombie Boot Camp is so spine-chilling that you must be at least 18 years and willing, sign a liability waiver and present a valid ID before entering. Participants will be running, crawling and getting dirty so athletic attire and footwear are encouraged.

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
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 or VIP Package; 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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