Monday, September 30, 2013

A New Circus Visits the Queen Mary: Dark Harbor! | @TheQueenMary @QMDarkHarbor

The Queen Mary’s Annual Dark Harbor Introduces 
The New Ringmaster’s Circus Freak Show 
New Spirits, Mazes, Freaks and Frights 
Inspired by the Real-Life Hauntings on the Queen Mary 

The air is starting to cool(at least for a couple days) and the leaves are turning... well as much as they do in California. But the kids are back in school and everywhere I go, I am starting to see Halloween and even Christmas(bite my tongue!) decorations!

All of these changes means that Halloween and all its scary goodness is getting nearer. One of the scariest event that happen locally is the Queen Mary's Dark Harbor!

I have never been and this year is the year! I received an invite to test out the Queen Mary's Haunted waters!

I love Halloween (Sahmain) and all that comes with it. I just returned from previewing a couple other scary venues and I have high hopes for Dark Harbor! 
Dark Harbor runs from October 3 through November 2, 2013. For 17 haunted evenings guests will experience the deadliest show on earth featuring a new horrific circus of spectacles, freaks and sideshows inspired by some of the ship’s most infamously haunted spirits and tales.

Staying with the Circus theme, Dark Harbor is pleased to introduce the newest spirit character, The Ringmaster. She orchestrates the freaks and monsters through the nightmare of evil. The Ringmaster, The Captain and their gaggle of ghosts including Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry and Scary Mary have conjured up an all-new bloodcurdling vintage circus under the big top tent inside the deadly dome.

“Through the actual haunted history of the ship we are able to increase the fright factor for Dark Harbor each year,” “With the new Ringmaster spirit and her cast of freaks leading the circus- inspired festivities, this season’s event is sure to be the scariest yet”, commented JJ Wickham, production designer and art director of Dark Harbor.

An all-new circus maze featuring a terrifying MAD house will disorient guest’s illusions through fatally horrific magic, paranormal wonders and spirited thrills like never before seen. A new freak show of devilish entertainers invites guests to “step right up” and experience fierce and terrifying freaks from beyond the grave. The new Coney Island inspired vintage circus ride “ferris-squel,” mini mazes and chilling side shows will have visitors shocked in awe.

The Queen Mary is often cited as one of the most haunted places in the world. This gives the Dark Harbor event an authentic atmosphere unlike any other theme-park haunt.

I personally know a few psychics that will not step foot onto the gangway of the Queen Mary and I personally can't wait!

Dark Harbor is not only the most unique haunted experience in Southern California but also the best value with ticket prices starting at just $20 online, with Fast Fright, VIP Passes and lodging packages also available. Want more Dark Harbor? Season passes include a General Admission and Fast Fright Pass and are currently available for just $50 through August 19th and $65 after August 19th (restrictions apply). Dark Harbor will be open October 3-5; 11-13; 17-20, 24-27 and Oct 31 – November 2 from 7 p.m. to midnight. For more information, or to purchase tickets online, visit

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 or call (800) 437-2934. 

The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach. 

DISCLAIMER:  I was offered tickets to a media night to share my experiences.  All thoughts and ideas are my own. Do not use any pictures without permission.

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