Fisherman’s Wharf attraction puts a cheeky twist on a beloved holiday tradition

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. DECEMBER 18, 2015 – Law-evading and shifty they may be, but it does not mean that the characters of the San Francisco Dungeon do not have heart! As host to an outsize group of ghastly (and ghostly) troublemakers and law enforcers from Alcatraz prison, the Dungeon’s rascally mainstays are quite empathetic to inmates locked up this holiday season. In the spirit of giving, they are opening a “Presents for Prisoners” gift drive for those shut up in the clink.

But the Dungeon crew is just as streetwise and wily as ever, and may have their own agenda when it comes to collecting presents for Bay Area prisoners – who knows what items might end up in the donation barrel? The Department of Corrections, with their strict guidelines on what goes in and out of prison walls, will have their work cut out for them when sorting through gifts sent by the Dungeon crew!

The Presents for Prisoners Gift Drive will run for only 7 days – December 18th to December 25th from 10am to 10pm during regular attraction hours at The San Francisco Dungeon, 145 Jefferson Street, San Francisco.

Visitors who bring items for the “Presents for Prisoners” gift drive will receive free admission to the attraction between December 15th and 25th. Whether guests bring a gift to delight or assist in escape, it’s a win-win with their free admission to the fun and crazy San Francisco Dungeon. Gifts will be collected at the SF Dungeon Box Office. ​



The San Francisco Dungeon is the first attraction of its kind in North America and brings to life the stories of the old Bay Area with a full theatrical cast, special effects, gripping storytelling, and 360- degree sets. The San Francisco Dungeon is the ultimate live action journey through the Bay Area’s murky past where the audience is part of the show. The attraction is open at 10 a.m. 365 days a year and located in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf at 145 Jefferson Street. Fully-ADA accessible. For more information, visit:


MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 100 attractions, 10 hotels/3 holiday villages in 22 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 20,000+ employees.

Merlin has twenty attractions and one hotel in North America, including two stunning LEGOLAND Resorts: LEGOLAND Florida theme park and water park, and LEGOLAND California theme park and water park; SEA LIFE aquarium and themed hotel; Madame Tussauds celebrity wax attractions in New York, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, Hollywood and San Francisco; LEGOLAND Discovery Centers in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Kansas City, MO; Atlanta, GA; Westchester, NY and Toronto, ON; and SEA LIFE aquariums in Phoenix, AZ; Kansas City, MO; Dallas/Fort Worth; the Mall of America in Minneapolis and Charlotte-Concord, NC – underlining the company’s position as the world’s biggest global aquarium
operator. Visit for more information.

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