Socially Distant Drive Thru Halloween

Photo credit: NeONBRAND via Unsplash

Looking for ways to celebrate Halloween in a socially distant way? Look no further as the Bay Area’s Halloween Tradition, Pirates of Emerson will hold it’s 29th year of fear.

The Northern California’s Premier Haunted Attraction invites you to “Join us for the fright and fear of our 10 acre compound at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds.”

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the event has been changed to a drive thru only and is $95.99 per automobile entrance.

The website claims “No pedestrians, motorcycles, bicycles, RVs, motor homes, trailers, golf carts, top down convertibles or passengers in bed of pickups allowed. Maximum passengers is limited to legal limits of your vehicle. Maximum of 160″ wheelbase allowed, because of corners. 7’6” maximum height clearance. Low riders not recommended. See rules for more specifics!”

All tickets must be made in advance, no on-site tickets will be available. The event goes through November 1st.

Pirates of Emerson states your car can, and will, be removed without refund for:

  • Sudden Acceleration
  • Spinning Tires
  • Exiting Vehicle
  • Not Staying on Designated, Marked Course
  • Unsafe Driving or Not Obeying Posted Speed Limit
  • Smoking

Other Information:

  • For 2020 there will be NO food, beverage or restrooms available.
  • You must leave windows rolled up at all times during Adventure
  • Parking lights only : If your car doesn’t allow parking lights only while driving, we will cover your headlights upon entry
  • Lock your doors (Monsters may try to enter)
  • No horn honking
  • No picking up hitchhikers
  • Your vehicle will get wet and dirty – save your car wash until after your Adventure

Click here for more information.


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