If you’re looking for Halloween things to do, one of my favorite recommendations is attending the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. Living in Southern California everyone has heard the stories about the Queen Mary being hunted. One of the top Halloween events Los Angeles, Dark Harbor takes the experience to a whole new level.
Last week I had the opportunity to experience The Queen Mary Dark Harbor with the hubster and a bunch of girlfriends for opening/media night. And let me tell you, the evening did not disappoint.
I decided to get there early on in the evening, as I heard there is a lot to see. While the sun set, we were entertained by a few of the ghoulishly frightful characters and treated to creepy side shows.
If you decide to make a night of Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, I highly suggest buying one of the Cabanas if you are with a group. It’s a great way to mingle with friends, grab some food, beverages, and have a place to unwind after the encounters with the undead in the mazes. After the long line waits, you’re going to want a few minutes to rest those tired bones.
After a bite to eat, it was time to test our fate in the horrifying mazes. As with all of The Queen Mary Dark Harbor’s mazes, you just don’t know what to expect with each and every turn. A huge fan of all things Halloween, I especially enjoyed the details of the mazes – if you have the opportunity to stop and look around. The attractions this year include:
- Intrepid (NEW)
- Hex – Paintball Gallery
- Panic 4-D Experience (NEW)
- VooDoo House – Tasting Room (NEW)
I LOVED the attractions aboard the infamously haunted Queen Mary. A fun twist to the typical maze, you board the ship and walk the long narrow passage ways or go into the depths of the engine room and pool area. The mazes that take you through these haunted paths include Soulmate, Lullaby and B340. The all new Panic 4-D Experience is also aboard the Queen Mary, however you enter the theater for a super creepy video experience. Beware, you may get a tad bit wet!
Throughout the evening be sure to catch the live entertainment including contortionists, fire breathers, magicians and sliders! Check out the sliders below:
Check out the VooDoo House for a little deliciousness. We took a tequila flight that was quite good!
The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor runs for 22 haunted evenings September 29 through October 31st from 7:00pm to midnight. Ticket prices start at just $20 online, with Fast Fright, VIP Passes, and lodging packages available. Season passes are also an option for optimal adrenaline seekers. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, visit www.queenmary.com/dark-harbor.
About the Queen Mary:
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include the award-winning Sir Winston’s and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar as well as a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum and Glory Days tour, guests of all ages love the Ghosts and Legends show, and the ship is currently featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit and Tea Room. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 314 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.