Ernie Veloz worked at the Queen Mary and helped set up the Dark Harbor during the anniversary year. And, rather than let the love for Dark Harbor die, he decided to build a replica in his front yard and is inviting everyone to attend.
“We can confirm that Dark Harbor is not happening this year, but we look forward to haunting again in 2022,” co-founder Steve Sheldon said via email.
“As always, maintaining the safety and security of our guests, actors and crew is of the utmost importance.”
There’s something special about going to the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Halloween attraction. The ship’s tight corridors and history make it an excellent place for a haunted amusement park.
There is just something sublime about the paranormal that both excites and frightens me. All I can say that my first experience of the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor was pretty amazing, no pun intended.
The Queen Mary’s infamous Dark Harbor sold out during its opening weekend and unveiled a frightening spectacle of new attractions.
Dark Harbor just isn’t what it used to be. Could it be that Dark Harbor is riding on the wave of success from past years so much that it thought it could get away with (once again having) extra costs for newer (lame) attractions? And could Knott’s actually be getting better? My mind is completely warped right now.
Exploiting the question as to whether the Queen Mary’s storied history of being haunted is true or not, the ship’s annual Halloween festival dubbed Dark Harbor stands out because of that very question. While no one ponders whether Knott’s Berry Farm or Universal Studios act as actual ports to purgatory, countless guests staying aboard the Queen have claimed odd happenings on the ship, ghost sightings and paranormal activity. Even the ship itself offers paranormal tours that recount the disturbing deaths and happenings that have plagued (or highlight, depending on the level you appreciate the macabre) the ship’s history.
The Queen Mary continues to live up to its reputation as one of the most haunted places in the world, as the crew gears up for another season of fear at Dark Harbor. This year, the annual Halloween fright-fest will bring guests through three new attractions full of treacherous love, insanity and unseen terror.
The Queen Mary’s already-frightening annual Halloween event, Dark Harbor, is taking it one step further this year. Waivers.