Welcome to your nightmare

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!

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The Scream Zone is assembled from a collection of body parts and roughly stitched together into three terrifying haunts and other monstrous attractions. This year the Scream Zone runs 25 selected nights beginning September 27 and continues through November 2.

Your Triple Haunt favorites are back: the horrifying House of Horror, the dizzying Chamber, and the Haunted Hayride, each casting its evil spell on the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Scaredy Cats are welcome to enter The Scream Zone compound at no charge if you want to wait for your children or hang with your friends but are too scared to enter the haunts. There are lots of things for you to do and see, including great food vendors, photo opportunities and our Spirit Lounge bar. Parking at The Scream Zone is free.

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Fridays & Saturdays:

Open from 7:00PM to Midnight.

Sundays thru Thursdays:

Open from 7:00PM to 11:00PM.


The House of Horror

The House of Horror features room after room of frightening and surprising visual and visceral experiences.

Creep through the abandoned Ghostly Mansion and walk amongst the dead in the Dia de los Muertos Graveyard. Have your fate determined by the deranged King in his judgement hall and join the tortured souls locked up for eternity in the Medieval prison.
Blood hungry, drooling Penny Wise awaits you in the Neibolt’s house. Will his red balloon mark you as his dinner on the porch, the basement well, or will he devour you in the sewer barrows of Derry?
In the Zombie Maze…are they in front of you, above you, or following you and breathing down your neck.
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The Haunted Hayride

Huddle together in our Haunted Hayride, a bone chilling ride as every turn is a new challenge for survival.

Along your ride, you’ll meet up with The Nun in her conjuring dead filled graveyard, roll through the vampire infested Dead End Truck Stop, push your luck in the Zombieland Midway, cart through Horror Icon Row, slide deep into the “Mutant Mine Shaft”, and there’s no traffic in the “Road Warrior and Fury Road” inspired Wasteland.

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The Chamber

The Chamber invites visitors to Follow the Bloody Brick Road to the Wizard of AAAAAH’s. Along the way, muck through the Pig Sty, tramp through the Fortune Teller’s Trailer, experience a Tornado Tunnel, escape out of the Evil Witches Castle, and then click your heels together and chant “There’s No Place Like HELL”!

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Online Sales

Avoid lines at the Box Office! Choose the night you want to attend and you’ll see all available ticket types, including our newly added Single Haunt option. Questions? Get in touch with our Box Office.

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Available Fall 2020

Box Office

The Box Office is open during the same nights and times as The Scream Zone. More questions? Check out The Scream Zone FAQ.

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Group Sales

Buy in bulk and save a bundle!  Purchase 20 tickets or more and save.

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Available Fall 2020


Military discount tickets are sold only at military base ticket offices and are subject to availability. For information on ticket prices and availability, call or visit a base ticket office near you.

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Available Fall 2020