Queen Mary cancels Dark Harbor 2020

Ghouls, goblins and Halloween fans will have to wait until 2021 to experience the Queen Mary’s annual haunted festival, Dark Harbor, organizers announced Tuesday.

The decision to cancel, made in line with federal, state and local guidelines, could not have been avoided due to the uncertainty involved with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the announcement stated.

“As always, maintaining the safety and security of our guests, actors and crew is of the utmost importance.”

The signature event transforms the Queen Mary’s grounds, and parts of the ship, into a haunted amusement park packed with mazes, vendors, performances and the occasional, jolting scare from costumed cast members looking for a fright.

One person commented on the Instagram post saying, “Bummer but let’s be honest—2020 has been scary enough.”

We couldn’t agree more.

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Asia Morris has been with the Long Beach Post for five years, specializing in coverage of the arts. Her parents gave her the name because they wanted her to be a world traveler and they got their wish. She has obliged by pursuing art, journalism and a second career as a competitive cyclist.