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October 1, 2013 > Fear is afoot at Pirates of Emerson

Fear is afoot at Pirates of Emerson

When the air begins to chill and nights grow bleak and black, the Pirates return to unleash endless varieties of horror on all who dare cross their path. Pirates of Emerson Haunted Theme Park has been instilling fear and sleeplessness into Halloween enthusiasts for 22 years and shows no signs of retreat. This year they offer 24 terrifying nights at the Alameda County Fairgrounds with six haunted attractions: Fear Beneath the Pier, Clownevil, Pirates of Emerson, Hotel Hell, Mental Maze, and Bumpkin Patch. If your legs and wits are still intact, check out Frightmare Sideshow, Boneball, Misfortune Teller, and EmersonÕs Oddities. And enjoy nightly entertainment from KaHooLaw Hooping and TatseenaÕs Serpent Sirens & Swords.

Enter a world of terror like no other with new sets, characters, and special effects aimed to scare you silly. Due to the extremely frightening nature of the attractions, parents will want to think twice about taking kids. Pirates of Emerson is a test of courage and survival that will stretch you to your limits. Beware all who enter!

General admission is $25. An additional $10 Speed Pass will get you priority entrance into all attractions, and add the Combo for $5 to get 10 Monions (currency) to use on games, activities, and re-entry into haunts. Get unlimited access with a VIP ticket for $75. Purchase tickets online at or at the box office. Checks and credit cards are not accepted at the box office; an ATM is on site.

Pirates of Emerson is open Thursdays and Sundays from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. The grounds are open until midnight on Saturday, October 26 and for one Wednesday the day before Halloween from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Pirates of Emerson
Sept 28 - Nov 2
7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Alameda County Fairgrounds
Corner of Bernal and Valley Ave., Pleasanton
Admission: $25
Parking fee: $8

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