The Scream Zone 2014

24 Days of Terror
September 26–27
October 3–5, 9–12,
16–19, 22–31,
and November 1

The Scream Zone

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Zombie Paintball   

The Scream Zone 2014

Keep watch here, vigilant ones, for more Scream Zone information as it becomes available. For actor or job information, check the Del Mar Fairgrounds' job listings.

The Scream Zone is assembled from various body parts and includes four terrifying haunts: returning this year is your chance to save the planet from the zombie apocalypse by putting the hit on the walking dead by playing Zombie Paintball! A year-to-year favorite is the horrifying House of Horror, along with The Chamber, and the Haunted Hayride, each casting its evil spell on the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Considered among the goriest, scariest, and screaming-est fright fests in these dark corners of Southern California, we invite you to please be our guest ... that is, if you have the nerve! (Some information below is from 2013. Check back for new event info soon!)



Tickets on sale soon. Here's a preview of The Scream Zone's wickedly wonderful haunts and eerily excellent pricing:

Individual tickets

Group tickets

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The Scream Zone's attractions are open 7:00PM-midnight on Friday and Saturday nights and 7:00PM-11:00PM all other nights. Gates open at 6:45PM.

The Scream Zone is here to haunt you: SEPTEMBER 26–27. OCTOBER 3–5, 9–12, 16–19, 22 through NOVEMBER 1.



It's 2014 and your worst nightmare has come true. The Scream Zone, in its seventeenth year, will be more bloodcurdling than ever! Last year, these haunts were terrifying enough (see descriptions below) and this year promises to be so much more:

Climb aboard the carriage of no return. Your blood will run cold as you are transported to a world of the undead. Will you survive an attack of Creepy Carnivorous Dilapidated Diversions? Zombie Paintball gives you the chance to open fire and shoot paintballs at live zombies. It's not your run-of-the-mill paintball adventure: here, the zombies are, shall we say, running rampant and unrestrained. It's shooter against zombie and only you have the ammo.

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. Movie monsters lurk around every dark corner to intercept and ambush your futile attempt to run, so don't bother. Last year, 523 poor souls became "victims" of The House of Horror. Accommodations are available and with heaps of headstones obtainable ... will you become another cryptic casualty this year?

Climb aboard The Haunted Hayride where all of your frightmares come to life. New on the Hayride this year: Zombie Prison, Zombie Town, and Zombie Containment, The Hills Have Eyes (for you), and HaitianVoodoo. Horror movie master Lon Chaney said, "There's nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight." A sudden state of hysteria will grip your heart as clowns suddenly appear to unnerve you, making your heart skip a beat or two. And don't let Doll Town fool you, the term "child's play" will not come to mind as those pretty, peculiar oddities entice you to stay and play, and play and stay. The Walking Dead will saunter aside your chilling chariot moving you along the cold, dark and dreaded path.

Chills crawl up and down your spine as the menacing maze does its best to keep you in its clutches with a secure dead-bolt! The Chamber holds the longest spinning kaleidoscope tunnel in Southern California, a dizzying delight as the voracious vertiginous sights and sounds manifest a feeling of edgy apprehension. Hold on tight!

The Scream Zone

Transportation Options



2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, California 92014

Tel: +1-858-755-1161

Driving Directions  | Download a Map

Public Transportation


Check out the Metropolitan Transit System's or North County Transit District's train and bus routes. Both offer select bus service areas that include local, urban, express, and rural routes that will help you get to The Scream Zone. Enjoy the ease of getting to and from The Scream Zone using NCTD from the north, or connections from MTS originating in the south. (Note: Busses and trains are not direct to the Fairgrounds. Also, when planning your journey, be aware of service end times, which may precede Scream Zone closing.)

Directions & Parking


The Del Mar Scaregrounds is roughly 20 miles north of San Diego in Del Mar. Driving by automobile from I-5, take the Via de la Valle exit and head west. Follow Via De La Valle to Jimmy Durante Boulevard and turn left. Follow signs and instructions to Scream Zone parking. A parking charge applies for most events, however, we don't anticipate a parking fee for The Scream Zone. (Note: for taxi service pick-up or drop-off, consult your directory for the service of your choice.) More at the Del Mar Fairgrounds' parking information webpage.




Aspiring screamers, hopeful haunters, and wickedly good actors may apply now for a scare-eer offered at The Scream Zone! Positions for 2014's Scream Zone are listed on the Del Mar Scaregrounds' job page.