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The Scream Zone
at the Del Mar Scaregrounds
Sponsorship Information

  • Traditional dates are the final weekend in September through Halloween. Please see the event website for specific information.

  • 7:00PM to midnight, Fridays and Saturdays; 7:00 to 11:00PM.

  • Website: thescreamzone.com
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    Through a ghoulish partnership with dark attraction industry experts, The Scream Zone at the Del Mar Scaregrounds provides multiple-haunted attractions and entertainment that give all ages the opportunity to have the "yell" scared out of them.

    The Scream Zone has been haunting and taunting Southern Californians since 1998, each year extending a new era in Halloween entertainment for San Diego County! Attractions include:

    The Haunted Hayride, a first in Southern California, provides thrills and chills as friends and family huddle together while stalked by ghouls, zombies and other worldly creatures flying through the night! This hayride will scare anyone brave enough to come along for the ride!

    The House of Horror, features 25 rooms filled with mazes of terror and blood curdling scares lurking at every turn and corridor. Not recommended for kids younger than 10, The House of Horror is the most ghoulish and spine tingling attraction of all. The House of Horror is not for the weak of heart, young children or wimps!

    The Chamber has the largest spinning tunnel in San Diego, in a twisting, turning labyrinth of scares. As you claw your way through, monsters and zombies around every corner will chill you to the bone.

    The Scream Zone — Typical demographics
    Total attendance: More than 30,000
    Female: 45%
    Male: 55%
    Age
    15 and younger: 35%
    16 through 20: 23%
    21 through 29: 12%
    30 through 39: 13%
    40 and up: 17%
    Majorities own computers and smartphones. The Scream Zone has both a full website (www.thescreamzone.com) and a mobile site (goscream.com)
    Most popular radio stations
    Channel 933: 26%
    91X: 19%
    94.1 9%
    Most popular fast food:
    In & Out: 17%
    McDonalds: 17%
    Jack in the Box: 16%
    Taco Bell: 16%

    What is The Scream Zone?
    Created by special effects and haunted attraction experts, The Scream Zone is transformed into a festival of Halloween entertainment featuring three new-each-year attractions: a Haunted Hayride, the House of Horror haunted house and The Chamber. It is San Diego County's largest and scariest haunted event.

    Who is The Scream Zone designed for?
    The Scream Zone is designed for a teen or older audience. Although thrilling and entertaining for teens and adults, The Scream Zone is not recommended for children under the age of 10.

    How long has The Scream Zone been running?
    The Scream Zone began in 1998, and will be in its 16th year of operation in 2013.

    What makes the Scream Zone different?
    Size — It is the largest haunted attraction in San Diego.
    Effects — The entire Scream Zone is created utilizing the latest in dark attraction technology, sensory deception, and creative actors.
    Spinning Tunnel — Scream Zone has the largest spinning tunnel in San Diego, which creates some very strange reactions from patrons who dare to pass through the rotating labyrinth.
    Professionalism — The quality, professional, product and entertainment value that the Del Mar Fairgrounds strives to provide to its patrons.

    What does it take to create The Scream Zone?
    Workers — It takes the efforts of nearly two dozen builders and staff, putting in more than 2,600 hours of labor to assemble, paint, decorate, and prep The Scream Zone.
    Actors — The Scream Zone hires a staff of 50 performers who will spend more than 500 hours preparing their costumes and use over 50 pounds of make-up in preparation for their gripping portrayals of ghosts, spooks, and zombies.
    Construction — Work begins on the Scream Zone the week after the San Diego County Fair ends in early July. Once the area is cleared, materials are hauled in from storage and framing of the walls begins. By August most of the walls are assembled. Throughout September, props are designed, created, and installed; actors are selected and trained; and final preparations are made for the debut the first part of October.

    For more information, see the event website, thescreamzone.com, or contact:

    Van Miller
    Sponsorship
    Phone: 858-792-4295
    E-mail: vmiller@sdfair.com

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