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October 1, 2008 > The Pirates Are Back

The Pirates Are Back

The Pirates of Emerson is promising another spine-tingling spooky thrill this season. The 2008 version promises to surpass all previous episodes of terror that has made it a top haunted attraction in the United States. For the past 16 years, a group of wicked, dastardly and thoroughly entertaining scalawags of the seas have inhabited Tri-City environs. Hidden in dark corners most of the year, they emerge on occasion to let the decent folk of our area know that they exist, survive and even thrive, waiting for the shroud of night; emerging to scare those who dare invade their turf. As Halloween, the ultimate night of ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night nears, these pirates become more active and brave souls actually visit their home ground at the intersection of Warm Springs Blvd. and Grimmer Blvd. in Fremont. The faint of heart should be especially wary as the annual gathering of ghostly swashbucklers will be particularly active this year.

This is no ordinary haunted house. High tech effects including animated robotics and an interactive environment are set to scare even the most experienced haunted house aficionados. Those who visit the pirates every year find new entertainment and delights since true to their heritage, pirates are always thinking of something different to surprise their prey. "We redo everything every year. If you came last year, you wouldn't recognize it," said Carl Fields, creator of the event. Adventurous souls who plan to visit the pirates this year can only imagine what new scares await, but are positive of one outcome - the Pirates of Emerson are sure to deliver the epitome of thrills and chills only found in a top quality production.

Pirates of Emerson
45021 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont
(Corner of Warm Springs and Grimmer Boulevards)
(510) 657-2121
Not recommended for children under 13

The Pirates of Emerson are open Friday through Sunday until November 2; Wednesdays, October 22, 29; Thursdays, Oct 9, 16, 23, 30; Monday, October 27 and Tuesday, October 28. Hours are 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 to 10 p.m. during the week. Prices are $20 for general admission and $30 for a speed pass to avoid waiting in lines. This year there is a parking fee of $3.

Children 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult; High heels are not recommended; No bare feet; Belongings deemed dangerous will not be allowed past the Main Gate; Credit cards, checks & ATMs are not accepted at the ticket window; No pets; Wheelchair Accessible; No Photography; Caution: Some of our new animatronics are causing certain brands of cell phones to lose memory.

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