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October 25, 2005 > Pirates of Emerson

Pirates of Emerson

Fremont's own nationally acclaimed haunted house, Pirates of Emerson, a Halloween Adventure, filled with frightening ghouls, ghosts and goblins is a don't miss experience for those looking for that extra thrill and chill.

Not for the weak at heart, Courtnie Ann, an acting "resurrected pirate" this year, described her first experience at Pirates of Emerson last year; "I was living my worst nightmare. I was literally shaking and screaming. The Pirates of Emerson are so much more thrilling because you are a part of the play and these scummy pirates almost touch you. This year it is my turn to dress in the 15th century costume and scare the heck out of you!"

Multiple camouflaged actors (most of whom are local college students) lurk in the least expected places around the 40,000 square foot compound. Their sudden appearance combined with extensive use of special effects, robotics and animatronics keep visiting adventurers in constant fright. The realistic feel of the Halloween Adventure has been recognized as the second best on the West Coast, ahead of the Universal Studios. The readers of Hauntworld Magazine named Pirates of Emerson among the top 13 haunts in the country in 2003. Last year AOL moved the Pirates to the number nine haunt in the nation.

The Pirates of Emerson is open everyday through Oct. 31. Hours are 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. during the week. Prices are $15 for general admission and $25 for a speed pass.

Pirates of Emerson, a Halloween Adventure
45031 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont
(Corner of Warm Springs and Grimmer boulevards)
(510) 657-2121
Not recommended for children under 13

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