The Scream Zone, San Diego County’s largest fright fest, is going on full steam at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
New Nightly Scare themes this year include Killer Karaoke (Wednesdays), Magic and Oddities (daily) and creepy Electronic Dance Music (Sundays).
There are also live performances by a creepy cast on the Supernatural Stage nightly.
To sweeten the deal, students get $10 off admission for the Triple Haunt package on Sunday through Thursday nights (students must show current high school or college ID).
The Scream Zone is a collection of four terrifying haunts and other monstrous attractions that will scare your socks off. Returning for its 20th year, The Scream Zone runs for 24 select days of terror through Halloween night, Oct. 31 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
The Scream Zone’s Triple Haunt favorites are back – including the hair-raising House of Horror, the dizzying KarnEvil and the creepy Haunted Hayride. And there’s a new haunt in town this year – The Running Dead – which will have you running for your life from zombies through a variety of obstacles.
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’re not sure where or who you are in the darkness.
The Haunted Hayride piles visitors into a wagon with an unknown destination. You’ll ride through the darkness terrified by hallucinations, horror icons (think Freddy, Captain Spalding and Leatherface), a decontamination chamber, zombies and mutant cave dwellers.
KarnEvil is a freaky carnival which includes a weird and surreal collection of clowns along with a death spiral that leaves visitors disoriented and terrified.
The Running Dead (for ages 18+ only) is the first of its kind in the country – a 30,000-square-foot interactive obstacle course where participants begin as humans – but can get infected by zombies, as well as find cures – along the way. You’ll climb, crawl, scramble and run up, over, down and around a variety of obstacles. For $5 more, participants can up the athletic ante by being chip-timed and racing with a vile of potion to see just how fast they can cure the zombie outbreak inside. Track your status on our leaderboard to see how you rank! (Athletic footwear and attire are a must for this haunt.)
For more information visit the Scream Zone website.
Friday and Saturday nights: 7 p.m.-midnight
All other nights: 7-11 p.m.
Del Mar “Scaregrounds,” 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA
2017 ADMISSION PRICES:
Skip the ticket booth line and BUY TICKETS ONLINE!
(Online tickets must be purchased before 6 p.m. on the date of redemption.)
Triple Haunt: $33 – House of Horror + Haunted Hayride + KarnEvil
(Triple Haunt admission is slashed in half for one night only – Friday, Sept. 29!)
In addition to your Triple Haunt, you can also add:
Double Fast Track: $20 – House of Horror + Haunted Hayride
Single Fast Track: $10 – House of Horror or Haunted Hayride
The Running Dead (previously Zombie Boot Camp):
$20 as a single purchase
$48 with Triple Haunt
$68 with Triple Haunt and Fast Track (for House and Hayride only)
($10 special Thursday pricing!)
VIP Pass: $75
Includes a souvenir VIP badge, two drink coupons and Triple Haunt admissions for one person to enter with Fast Track for the House of Horror and Haunted Hayride. (Non-transferable and not valid for The Running Dead.)