The Scream Zone 2014

for 24 days of terror:
September 26 & 27
October 3–5
October 9–12
October 16–19
October 22–31
November 1

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The Scream Zone, now in its seventeenth year, is assembled from various body parts and roughly stitched together into four terrifying haunts and other attractions. The Scream Zone continues through November 1.

Once again you have your chance to save the planet from the coming zombie apocalypse by putting down the walking dead: play Zombie Paintball Safari and take out the shambling undead! 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.

Other features this year include: The Dusk Till Dawn Bar, The Walking Dead Prison, and The Exorcist. We must warn you as well to keep a sharp eye out for Pennywise the Clown.

San Diego County's largest haunted experience, The Scream Zone is considered among the goriest, scariest, and screaming-est fright fests to be found in the dark corners of Southern California. We invite you to be our guests, that is, if you have the nerve! Buy tickets now.

ATTENTION PARENTS: You are welcome to enter The Scream Zone compound to wait for the kids. It's free and there are lots of things for you to do and see, including food vendors and adult beverages. So come on down and enjoy The Scream Zone as a family!

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Here's an overview of The Scream Zone's wickedly wonderful haunts and eerily excellent pricing. Avoid long lines on busy nights! Add a Fast Track to your package (available only for purchase at The Scream Zone Box Office):

Triple Haunt (A)

Includes House of Horror, Haunted Hayride, and The Chamber

Double Haunt (B)

Includes House of Horror, and The Chamber

Double Haunt (C)

Includes Haunted Hayride, and The Chamber

Single Haunt (D)

Includes House of Horror

Single Haunt (E)

Includes Haunted Hayride

Zombie Paintball Safari

Includes 100 paintball pellets
With purchase of Triple Haunt
Additional 50 pellets

Fast Track

Double Fast Track (box office only)
Single Fast Track (box office only)

Military Tickets

For military ticket ordering and contact information, view our military discounts page.

Group Sales

For volume purchase discounts, view our group sales page.

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Screaming Good Deals

You will find discount coupons at participating San Diego 7-11 stores for $2 off coupons and MetroPCS locations for $3.00 off the Haunted Hotel, $5.00 off Haunted Trail Combo, or $5.00 off the Scream Zone Triple Haunt. Coupons valid only Sunday through Thursday. Check coupons for restrictions. Find a MetroPCS location or 7-11 location near you!.

Visit us again with your friends and family and each visitor can use our super-secret Yelp check-in offer for more than 15% off our terrifying Triple Haunt. Just sign in, check-in, and share the scare! Sign into Yelp, check-in on your mobile device, share your scare with friends and family on Facebook and other social media, and let's see if you can make it out alive once more.

One night only! On Monday, October 27 we're offering $5 off the Triple Haunt. To get this offer, tickets must be purchased online in advance.




The Scream Zone is here to haunt you:

  • September 26 & 27
  • October 3–5
  • October 9–12
  • October 16–19
  • October 22–31
  • November 1


The Scream Zone's attractions are open Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00PM to midnight.

We are open all other nights from 7:00PM to 11:00PM.

Gates open at 6:45PM.



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:

Zombie Paintball Safari

Climb aboard the carriage of no return. Your blood will run cold as you are transported to the world of the undead. Will you survive an attack of creepy carnivores? Zombie Paintball Safari 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.

The House of Horror

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?

The Haunted Hayride

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.

The Chamber

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!

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2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, California 92014
Directions: Google Maps
Phone: (858) 755-1161

Public Transportation

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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: Buses 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

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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.



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Phone: (858) 755-1161
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