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Get Scared Silly at Pirates of Emerson

For genuinely terrifying scares, come to Pirates of Emerson’s Haunted Theme Park, the Bay Area’s number one haunt for 25 years.

Pirates of Emerson Haunted Theme Park puts you face-to-face with your worst nightmares, including creepy clowns, undead pirates, and other ghastly creatures. The park is open on weekends in October, including some Thursdays, at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. The park opens at 7:05 p.m. It closes at 10:00 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays, 11:00 p.m. on Fridays (with the exception of the 28th), and 12:00 a.m. on Saturdays. Keep reading for additional details!

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There are different options for admission to the attractions. Purchase tickets online or at the box office at the park.

Examples of passes include “The Deck Hand,” which gets you admission into all of the haunted houses, The Dark Gauntlet, and two additional, optional attractions. At the other end of the spectrum, the “V.I.P. Ticket” gets you unlimited access to everything at the park.


There’s more than just a Halloween haunted house at Pirates of Emerson!

The Sideshow of Despair is a vaudeville circus act that will take you back to the 1920s. Death-defying stunts like fire juggling and a bed of nails will keep you on the edge of your seat. Tatseena’s Serpent Sirens is a belly dancing troupe that performs most nights with mesmerizing flair.


Five haunted attractions will keep you frightened during your visit. They include Laboragory, Holiday Horror, The Hack Shack, Pirates of Emerson, and The Dark Gauntlet.

Park Rules

You can wear a costume to the park, but masks or face-disguising make-up are not allowed for safety reasons.

Your Halloween or October trip is certain to be scarily good when you stay with us at Marriott Pleasanton.