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East County News Service

September 18, 2016 (El Cajon) — Scotty’s Scare Trail, one of East County’s most haunting attractions, will be open at the abandoned Marshal Scotty’s amusement park in El Cajon for a full month every Thursday through Sunday from Sept.29 to Oct. 30 between 7 to 11 p.m.

The trail is rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of former park employees.  This year, you can see the Bumper Car carnage, the Slaughter trailer and the haunted park offices, visit the frightening Ferris wheel and brace yourself as you walk through the remains of the death coaster. Organizers promise that Marshal Scary Scotty's Scare Trail is packed full of spine tingling, heart pounding effects that are so real they will keep you screaming for your life as you try to find your way out.

(The park is located at 14039 Ridge Hill Rd., El Cajon at the Lake Jennings exit, next to Canyon Speedway.  Tickets are $15.This attraction is not recommended for children under 10 or those subject to seizures. Pregnant women, infants and small children are not allowed.)

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