The Queen Mary’s Infamous Dark Harbor Sells Out Opening Weekend


Photo by Brittany Woolsey from last year’s Dark Harbor.

The Queen Mary’s infamous Dark Harbor sold out during its opening weekend and unveiled a frightening spectacle of new attractions, the Queen Mary announced Wednesday. The event’s reign of terror will continue on select nights through November 1.

Dark Harbor’s new attractions include a horrific new maze, Lullaby, which tells the story of the ship’s youngest lost soul, Scary Mary, the all-new Curse of Anubis Paintball Adventure, a Side Show of the most obscene Freaks and Oddities and the Big Top Bar featuring bubbling Absinthe concoctions for those 21 and over.

Here’s to hoping these new additions helped attendees have a better time than this Halloween aficionado did last year.

Iconic Dark Harbor mazes Deadrise, B340, The Voodoo Village and Circus returned this year, each with new enhancements, haunted by the spirits of The Ringmaster, The Captain, Half Hatch Henry, Scary Mary and more than 200 grotesque monsters, according to the recap.

A show on the main stage welcomes the Queen Mary’s spirits who always fail to fear showing off their terrifying talents with magic acts, circus performances, monster dance parties, fire breathing, live bands, DJs and the Dark Harbor Sliders performing the Slider Olympics down slider alley.

Only on Halloween night, October 31 and November 1, are Dark Harbor guests invited to wear costumes. Also on Halloween night, the iconic “Jewels” will return to Dark Harbor for a special costume contest and drag show, while November 1 welcomes the annual Dia De Los Muertos celebration with DJ Mikey O set to spin the night away.

Dark Harbor will be open October 15-18, 22-25, and October 28-November 1 from 7:00PM to 12:00AM Thurday and Sunday nights and 7:00PM to 1:00AM Friday and Saturday evenings. Tickets start at $20 online. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.

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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.