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You'll be scared by everything but the price - half-price opening night at the Scream Zone!

Released: September 24, 2018

DEL MAR, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2018) – San Diego’s beloved fright fest, the Scream Zone, opens this Friday, Sept. 28.

The Scream Zone, returning for its 21st year, is a labyrinth of horrors and attractions, including a collection of three terrifying haunts: The Haunted Hayride, KarnEvil and House of Horrors. You’ll find all the scream-worthy elements of a horror show, including actors popping out of the walls, a fire-breathing dragon and more zombies than you can count.

For one night only - on opening night, Sept. 28, we’re slashing our Triple Haunt price in half. Get scared out of your wits as you venture through the House of Horror, the Haunted Hayride and KarnEvil for just $17. And if you survive opening night, you will receive a coupon for another half-price admission on Oct. 10!

You’ll definitely want to huddle together on the Haunted Hayride, where every turn is a new survival challenge. This year you’ll visit “Motel Hell” and the “Garden of Heads” after an inevitable wrong turn that leads deep into the mouth of the “Mutants Mine Shaft,” among other terrifying stops!

KarnEvil is a haunt where fairy tales become blood-curdling ‘scary’ tales! Watch out for the giant flesh-eating rabbit who hunts down Alice in Wonderland, the pack of teeth-gnashing wolves gnawing into Little Red Riding Hood and the evil-infused Hansel and Gretel who join the witch in frantic attacks on unsuspecting victims.

House of Horror features room after room of frightening and surprising scares. You’ll be trapped in zombie lair, scorched by a fire-breathing dragon, introduced to Penny Wise (your drooling, blood-hungry host), and you’ll find human body parts listed as today’s “special cuts” on Ivan the Medieval Butcher’s menu!


Friday and Saturday: Sept. 28 and 29
Thursday-Sunday: Oct. 4-7
Wednesdays-Sundays: Oct. 10-14 and 17-21
Wednesday-Wednesday: Oct. 24-31

Friday and Saturday nights: 7 p.m.-midnight
All other nights: 7-11 p.m.

Del Mar Fairgrounds (aka “Scaregrounds”), 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA

Tickets to the Scream Zone can be purchased here.

Triple Haunt: $34 – House of Horror + Haunted Hayride + KarnEvil
- (Triple Haunt admission is slashed in half for one night only – Friday, Sept. 28!) Other promotions do not apply. Opening night attendees will also receive a return coupon for a half-price admission on Oct. 10.)
- Slashed-Price School Nights: Show your current high school or college ID and save $10 on Triple Haunt admission Sundays through Thursdays.

Single Haunt: $21 – Choose either the House of Horror or the Haunted Hayride.

Skip the lines and add Fast Track admission to the House of Horror and/or the Haunted Hayride for $10 for a single Fast Track; $20 double Fast Track.

VIP Pass: $85
This package is built for the true haunt-lover. The VIP Pass allows one person to explore all three haunted attractions two times (plus you’ll get Fast Track entrance for the House of Horror and Haunted Hayride). Two drink tickets (pick your poison) are also included. That’s a savings of over $50!

Electronic Fridays – Friday nights: EDM fills the air with bone-chilling beats and dead-cool dubsteps. All ages are welcome to enjoy this electrifying dance music hosted by a variety of killer DJs.

Spook-easy – Friday and Saturday nights: Join us for hand-mixed craft cocktails in the ultra-swanky hidden speakeasy, Demonology. Ask a roaming Scream Zone character for an exclusive R.I.P. invitation.

Out at the Scream Zone – Oct. 18: Join us for Out at the Scream Zone when our Scream Queens take the stage! Save $10 on our Triple Haunt using promo code OUTSZ online or at the Box Office.

thescreamzone.com; (858) 755-1161

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 delmarfairgrounds.com.

For more information, please contact:
Mark Zegan
(858) 755-1161 Ext. 2572
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