Frequently Asked Questions about the Scare Park
• About the Scare Park
• Details of the Scare Park Event
• Ticket Purchase
• Special Events
• Rules of the Scare Park
• Additional FAQs
» About the Scare Park
Q: What is the Scare Park Halloween Event?
A: The Scare Park is a haunted event with haunted mazes and scare
zones all dedicated to being a frightening Halloween celebration.
Q: When is the Scare Park 2012 Halloween Event?
A: The Scare Park is open for 9 nights over several weekends in
October 2012, including additional special event days.
Q: Where is the Scare Park Halloween Event located?
A: The Scare Park is at The Ravine Watepark in Paso Robles,
California, you can find directions here.
Q: Will the Ravine Waterpark’s
slides be operating during the Scare Park event?
A: No. This is a dry event that takes place at night, so please
dress appropriately for being outside in the open air on a Fall/Winter
Q: Is the Scare Park handicap accessible?
A: Yes. All the mazes have been designed in accordance with the
state of California’s and the city of Paso Robles' regulations
to be accessible by everyone.
» Details of the Scare Park Event
Q: Is the Scare Park a cheesy pumpkin patch type of event for small
children or a scary event for adults?
A: The Scare Park is an elaborately designed event that is intended
to be scary and entertaining for teens and adults.
Q: Is the Scare Park appropriate for my small children?
A: No. There are intensely frightening and gory images with live
monsters throughout the park. However, we will still permit them to
enter the park if you choose to bring them. How you choose to raise
your child is not up to us. If they have nightmares, it's all on you.
We suggest 13 and up.
Q: What is a "scare zone"?
A: A scare zone is a section of the walkway that has been taken
over by monsters.
Q: What is a "haunted maze"?
A: A haunted maze is a themed walk through attraction that has
intense scares in narrow hallways or raised platforms.
Q: Will there be food served at the Scare Park?
A: Yes. For the 2012 season we will be introducing booths that
have local businesses providing Halloween treats. However, the
food provided will be snacks and not full meals. Please check our concessions page
for more details on the treats that will be available on the
night you’re planning to attend.
Q: What are we NOT allowed to bring with us to your park?
A: NO COSTUMES!! NO pets! NO weapons! NO outside food! NO outside
drinks! NO alcoholic beverages! NO bad attitudes! Btw, NO COSTUMES!
» Ticket Purchase
Q: Can I use my ticket another night
if I don’t use it
the night that it is for?
A: No. The ticket you purchase is good ONLY for the night that
is printed on the ticket. Sorry.
Q: Can tickets be purchased on the day or do I have to buy them ahead
of time online?
A: Tickets can be purchased on the day at the ticket booth. However,
there is the possibility of the night that you want to go might sell
out or reach capacity.
Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
A: Cash, credit/debit cards and cash. We do not accept checks or
smiles as payment. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Q: What happens in the case of rain?
A: You get wet. The park will not be open if it rains. If it does
rain on the day that your ticket good is for, you will be permitted
to use that ticket on another night. Refunds may be given ONLY if it
rains on the last night of operation and there are no OTHER days to
use your ticket.
Q: May I exit the park, and then return later on the same day?
A: No. Upon exiting the park grounds through the main gate you
may not return later that night, so choose wisely!!
Q: Can I get a refund if I get too scared by the Scare Park?
A: Why would we give you your money back for doing our job?! There
are "Emergency Exits" throughout our haunted mazes. We won't
refund your money. This is a scary event. Be prepared to be scared.
Q: Can I get a refund if I am NOT scared by the Scare Park?
A: No. You paid for your admission ticket, we admitted you into
the park grounds, we did what you paid for. Something being scary is
an opinion and we do our best to provide a wide variety of themes and
scares with the hopes that something will get you. If anything, we
hope that our elaborately themed environments that are a departure
from your daily life will be enough to be entertaining and keep your
Q: What is a “Skeleton Key Pass – Single Admission” ticket?
The Skeleton Key Passes are “front of line service” tickets.
If you purchase one, you may cut to the front of the line all night,
only on the night that the ticket was purchased and is only valid
for a single park admission.
Q: Why should I pay more money for a Skeleton Key Pass?
A: Unlike many haunted attractions around the nation that are typically
in a building, with one line, with one haunted attraction and as soon
as you exit that one attraction, its over. We are a haunted amusement
park. We have multiple attractions around the park resulting in many
lines to wait in. If you are one who dislikes waiting in long lines
we suggest that you purchase a Skeleton Key ticket and enjoy the park
without any lines. This includes the line to enter the park when we
open at 7pm.
Q: Do I actually get some sort of key with the Skeleton Key Pass ticket?
A: No. Its just the name that we came up with for the ticket.
» Special Events
Q: I keep hearing about these special events at the Scare Park, what
A: This year the Scare Park has been offering additional days to
our run schedule to businesses, organizations or private individuals
as a special event, company picnic, fundraiser or private party. Please
check with the group that is hosting the special event to learn more
about what their event is about.
Q: Will special event tickets be available for purchase at the door
on the day of the event?
A: Maybe. The ability to purchase a ticket at the door on the day
for a special event is entirely up to the group that is hosting the event.
Please check with them.
Q: I have a ticket for the Scare Park (for the 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27,
28, 30,or 31) and I would like to use it on one of the special events.
Can I use it for that event?
A: No. The general admission ticket is only good for the date that
it is printed. To attend a special event you must buy a ticket
from the group that is distributing them.
» Rules of the Scare Park
Q: Can I dress up in a Halloween costume and come to the Scare Park?
I mean, it is a Halloween event after all.
A: NO. This event features actors in costume. To avoid confusion
we require that guests DO NOT arrive in costume. Besides, you're
paying admission for US to dress up and entertain YOU, not the other
way around. Additionally we request that you don’t wear any open toed shoes,
so please don’t wear sandals or any heels.
Q: After I go through the mazes do I have to leave the park grounds?
A: No. The Scare Park will be open from 7pm-10pm. However much
time you spend in the park is up to you. The park is "free roam".
You are welcome to go through the mazes and scare zones as many times
as you please during our hours of operation. So hang out, get scared
until you can’t take it anymore; enjoy all that we’re bringing
to you for this event!!
Q: May my child go to the Scare Park alone?
A: Children the age of 17 or younger MUST be accompanied by a responsible
adult (18 or older) or an adult guardian at ALL TIMES. The Scare Park
is not a babysitter, unattended small terrified crying children will
be placed in the cage with the walking undead and fed to them as their
dinner. Any groups of children trying to buy admission tickets without
an adult present will be REFUSED admission. As well as any groups of
children discovered in the park without an adult present will be escorted
out of the park and instructed to arrange for a ride home. DO NOT DROP
A VAN FULL OF TEENAGERS OFF AT THE FRONT GATE or BUY TICKETS FOR EVERYONE;
GET THEM INTO THE PARK AND LEAVE. THEIR ACTIONS AND BEHAVIORS ARE YOUR
RESPONSIBILITY AND YOU NEED TO BE THERE TO INSURE THAT THEY ARE BEHAVING
LIKE CIVILIZED HUMAN BEINGS.
Q: I am a friend/relative/casual acquaintance of one or more of the
owners of The Ravine Waterpark, so I can do whatever I like.
A: NO. (Also, that wasn't a question.) The Scare Park Halloween
event is NOT OWNED by any of the owners of the Ravine Waterpark.
It is owned, built, designed and managed by a 3rd party company
and the park grounds is rented out for this event. Knowing the
park owners will not get you any special pricing or treatment and you
are not allowed to misbehave or cause a fuss because of your connection
to them. The park owners do not have any say on how the Scare Park is
managed. Please be on your best behavior.
Q: Because this is an exciting, edgy Halloween event, once I enter the
park grounds the laws of the United States disappear and I can behave
however I want and hit people, right?
A: NO. If you enter the Scare Park and begin to hit, threaten or
harass or intimidate any of our actors or damage or steal our props
or mazes our security team will remove you from the park. If your offence
is severe enough the police will be called and charges will be
pressed against you and you WILL GO TO JAIL. Again, PLEASE be on your
best behavior. It takes an entire YEAR to build this event and 5 weeks
of over 12 hour work days of assembly to put it together. All that work
and effort is entirely JUST to provide YOU with some entertainment. Please
don't put a damper on all of that just because you thought it would be
funny to punch the person wearing a costume in the face. Its not the
slightest bit amusing. We work hard for you, show all that hard work
a little respect please.
» Additional FAQs
Q: I have been going to the Scare Park
for all 3 years and I don’t
have any souvenirs from going to this event, will there finally
be any souvenirs for me to take home from my experience?
A: Yes! We are looking into several different items that will allow
you to have something to take home from then Scare Park event. One such
item will (hopefully) be souvenir photos from different locations in
Q: What are the icons on the different attraction pages?
A: See below for each description:
Scare Park attractoin has photo ops and/or photo souvenir available.
Scare Park attraction has horror theme with blood and/or gory
Scare Park attraction has a water feature that might get you
Scare Park attraction has strobe lights and/or similar features
that might affect individuals with sensitive medical conditions.
Q: How can I work at the Scare Park?
A: Please contact us at Jobs@TheScarePark.com or
send us a message through our application form.