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The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Scaregrounds

Released: September 19, 2013

Opens Friday, September 27, 2013

Opening Night ONLY - ½ off Triple Haunt!
The Triple “THREAT” for Half Price!

The Scream Zone, San Diego County’s largest haunted experience, opens Friday, September 27 at the Del Mar Scaregrounds. ON OPENING NIGHT the Triple Haunt combo is ONLY $15! That’s three times the thrills for half price available opening night only. Our three haunts, The House of Horror, The Chamber and The Haunted Hayride will chill you to the bone. (Not recommended for children under 10 years old.) NEW THIS YEAR: The Zombie Paintball Safari. Climb aboard the carriage of no return and shoot paintballs at real “live” ZOMBIES!

It’s 2013 and your worst nightmare has come to fruition. The Scream Zone, now in its 16th year, is more terrifying and bloodcurdling than ever!

“High Anxiety” fills the air as you enter the malicious mausoleum known as The House of Horror, featuring 12 new terrifying devious dens, including 13 Ghosts, Zombie House, Monster Attack, Texas Graveyard and the Underworld. The House of Horror is legendary as it has gained a daunting reputation for being the most terrifying haunted house in Southern California. Menacing, maniacal monsters lurk in the ominous darkness and live to terrify and petrify all who dare to attempt to make it through the House without screaming and scampering for the nearest exit. Come to the House and be our guest. Do not be intimidated, your horrible hosts are dying to escort you through a “tour of terror.”

“Scaring our guests is what our actors live for. Most of them return to The Scream Zone year after year and have been scaring folks for 9 years” stated Jennifer Struever, Actor Coordinator for The Scream Zone. “Every night our actors have a competition between themselves to see how many they can terrorize by compelling our guests to cry, run out of the house screaming or, and I’m not kidding, pee in their pants” added Struever. Every evening, a “Ghoul of the Night Award” is presented to one actor from each of the Triple Haunt events, and at the end of the Scream Zone run, the “Ghoul of the Year” plaque is awarded to the actor for all around best performance and most horrific and monstrous scares of the season.

Last year, 523 poor souls became “victims” of The House of Horror, running out of the haunt before making it to the bitter end. Accommodations are available and with heaps of headstones obtainable…will YOU become another cryptic casualty this year? It’s to die for!

The Scream Zone Dates and Hours:
Friday & Saturday: Sep. 27 & 28
Friday, Saturday & Sunday: Oct. 4 – 6
Thursday through Sunday: Oct. 10 – 13 and Oct. 17 - 20
Open Every Night: Oct. 23 – Nov. 2
Hours are 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7 to 11 p.m. other days.
2013 Admission Prices: *Opening Night September 27: 1/2 OFF TRIPLE HAUNT!
Sundays through Thursdays:
Triple (Combo) Haunt: House of Horror, Haunted Hayride & The Chamber — $28
Double Haunt: The Chamber plus House of Horror or Haunted Hayride — $19
Single Haunt: House of Horror or Haunted Hayride — $15

Fridays and Saturdays:
Triple (Combo) Haunt: House of Horror, Haunted Hayride & The Chamber — $30
Double Haunt: The Chamber plus House of Horror or Haunted Hayride — $21
Single Haunt: House of Horror or Haunted Hayride — $17
Zombie Paintball Safari:
Any day: $25 ($20 with the purchase of a Triple Haunt)
Double Fast Track -- “Front-of-the-Line” Privileges:
Any day: House of Horror & Haunted Hayride - $20

Single Fast Track -- “Front-of-the-Line” Privileges:
Any day: House of Horror or Haunted Hayride - $10
Zombie Paintball Safari and the Fast Pass options are an additional cost to the attraction admission prices. (No refunds or exchanges.) Fast Pass is not available for Zombie Paintball Safari or The Chamber.

Are you in the military or coming with a group? Please see the Group Sales page at www.thescreamzone.com/groupsales for information on discounts.

Parents: There is no cost to enter The Scream Zone complex. Parents who aren't touring one of the attractions can “relax” in the complex while waiting for their kids, that is unless some other worldly creature isn’t lurking in the shadows. An assortment of food and beverage is available for purchase.

Parking: Enter the Fairgrounds through the main gate at 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard and follow the signs.

For more information, visit www.thescreamzone.com
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 multiple events each year including 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, which is operated by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club for the 22nd DAA and the State of California. For more information, visit www.delmarfairgrounds.com.

For more information, please contact:
Linda Zweig
(858) 792-4262
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