Scream Zone now open at Del Mar Fairgrounds


The 17th annual Scream Zone, San Diego County’s largest haunted experience, opened Sept. 26 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Now in its 17th year, Scream Zone is more terrifying and bloodcurdling than ever before! Every “body” is sure to be thrilled to the bone in four “spooktacular” attractions featuring: The House of Horror; The Chamber, The Haunted Hayride and returning this year, “Zombie Paint Ball!”

What’s new this year? Try:

• The

Dusk Till Dawn Bar

: Hold on to your head and prepare yourself for the kill of the day and a bloody good wrestle, where Vampires rule and definitely don’t suck.

• There is no escaping

The Walking Dead Prison

  1. You can yell and you can scream, but you can’t hide. You are barred from the rest of the world inside an impenetrable tomb of terror.

“The Exorcist”

will levitate you to extreme demonic trepidation that will have you petrified to open your eyes — in the dark. There’s heads a-spinnin’ and pea soup a-spittin’ when Regan greets you. The Devil, you say? Well, it’s an excellent day — for an exorcism!

Stephen King’s Pennywise

the dancing clown, aka “It,” brings us back to fun and frolic and memories of our youth, when life was a circus filled with music and dreams and running and jumping and playing — and night terrors! To quote Lon Chaney, “Clowns aren’t funny in the moonlight.”

Scream Zone Dates and Hours:

7-11 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, and 7 p.m.-midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Dates are Sept. 26-27; Oct. 3-5; Oct. 9-12; Oct. 16-19; and nightly from Oct. 22-Nov. 1.

2014 Admission Prices:

Triple (Combo) Haunt: House of Horror, Haunted Hayride & The Chamber — $32

Double Haunt: The Chamber plus House of Horror or Haunted Hayride — $23

Single Haunt: House of Horror or Hayride — $18

Zombie Paintball: $25

Zombie with purchase of Triple Haunt: $20

Additional Paintball Pellets: $5

Opening Triple Haunt night

half-price special on Sept. 26!

For information and for ticket pricing go to Not recommended for children under 10 years old.