Learn about Pirates of Emerson Haunted Themed Park

Northern California’s Premier Haunted Attraction

The Bay Area’s Halloween Tradition! 

For 2021 we are allowed to again present a WALK THROUGH event. Capacity limitations will be in place and that will mean tickets will probably again sell out early, like last year. Don’t miss out – buy early!

Besides limiting capacity, we have made our queue lines wider to accommodate social distancing, increased the size of the individual rooms and require all employees to have been vaccinated.

We’re Here to Scare


Things to know before you go

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  • Scare factor: Scary

  • Appropriate For: Ages 12+

  • Organization Type: Commercial/For profit haunted house

  • Category: Haunted House/Screampark

  • Additional info: Outdoor events, Indoor events, Touching not allowed, Paid parking


Answers to common questions

The Alameda County Fairgrounds has well over 10,000 parking spaces and charges for parking. POE receives no income from the parking revenues! No charge for drop offs. Also parking available in nearby business lots.

NEVER! We are on 6 acres of the Pleasanton Fairgrounds. Mall haunts simply cannot do what we accomplish in atmosphere, huge compound and lots of fire! -Try that in a mall!

Our Themed Park is where your worst nightmares become real. As you enter the Adventure, you enter a world of suspense and terror. The only thing on your mind will be your survival.

The theory is that if you don’t touch them, they won’t grab you. Bear in mind that this is a work in progress and doesn’t always go according to plan! Of course, in the darker areas, something may accidentally bump into you but our cast members will probably not grab you. You may be grabbed by one of the members of your own group who is too terrified to continue without your help.

Nope. If you are too afraid to continue, someone will have to carry you out.

We have partnered and made donations to the Tri-City Volunteers, a local organization helping those in need, Ohlones College Foundation, Fremont Police D.A.R.E. program, Bayside Flyers, Boy Scouts of America, Cal State Hayward, San Jose State University, Thornton Baptist Church, Fremont Unified School District, Mission San Jose HS, Washington HS, Irvington HS, Mt. Pleasant HS, Milpitas HS, University of Calif-Berkeley and Northern California Special Olympics.

You can bring all of the kids you want, but remember that we provide an EXTREMELY frightening adventure that may not be suited for those of an impressionable age.

No. Our shows are designed to be equally terrifying for children and adults. A child uses the same 3D glasses, the same space in line and the same scare activation as an adult. Add to those facts that most children will be too scared to continue, it then takes a cast member to escort them to the exit. So actually we should charge more!

90% of our haunted attractions are, but bear in mind that we are located on a gravel parking lot and your chair will have to maneuver through the gravel to each attraction. Any stairs encountered will have a wheelchair bypass nearby that staff should direct you to. We try to be ADA compliant plus a staff member can accompany your group if desired.

Yes! Believe it or not, we love to scare you. It’s fun for us so we virtually spend all year designing and building new settings and effects for your pleasure. If you liked us last year, you’ll love us this year!

Blasphemy! At the Pirates of Emerson Haunted Themed Park you are actually IN the various exotic scenes. We design our sets, rooms, and environment to appear more than real. We try to create an atmosphere where our guests can escape the reality of the outside world. Most of our time building the Haunt is spent designing and decorating so that we can provide a unique and interesting environment for our actors to jump out and scare the &%** out of you.

Sure, but be aware that we will NOT stop to look for lost cellphones (or most anything else). If we happen to find them, they will be available at the ticket window the NEXT NIGHT we are open.

Sorry, but no flash inside any of the haunted houses. There are many reasons for this including that a flash or strobe will temporarily blind our actors, it disrupts the other guest’s experience, pausing to take pictures slows down the line behind you and infrared will probably show you areas we don’t particularly want you to see!

We have a no refund policy. You have paid for us to scare you. If you are so scared that you have to leave the haunt early and not go on then we have done our job. If we have done our job then there is no reason for a refund.

If you have a question that was not answered here, email us at [email protected]


Multiple attractions for a scary-good time!

Pirates of Emerson
Dorm of Doom

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