Theme Park Review was invited to attend opening day for Dark Harbor at The Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA. With six mazes and creepy entertainment on the ship and in the sprawling shipyard, The Queen Mary serves as a fun backdrop for this Haunt Event. Thank you to The Queen Mary Team for having us attend opening day!
Welcome to Dark Harbor!
Not sure if that smell in the air is fish or fear...
The Captain himself welcomes everyone as the event starts.
The complex has quite a unique feel compared to the theme park haunt events. It feels like a mix of a traditional haunt and a County or State Fair.
Chop-chop! It’s time to report for duty as the new line cook on board the world famous Queen Mary.
All is not what it seems as the kitchens have gone dark and the smell of rank, rotting meat fills the air. From dinner service to the kitchens, the angry spirit of an evil Chef washes back from a watery grave to serve the high-class Queen Mary passengers of 1948.
Face the souls of poisoned travelers, gruesome ship staff and of course, the horrific Chef now serving the living to the dead. Let The Feast begin.
A series of inhuman crimes tormented the Queen Mary passengers during a routine cross-Atlantic voyage in October of 1948.
Follow the lead detective on the scene as he uncovers the evil truth behind one of the most notorious criminals to ever invade the luxury liner: Samuel the Savage.
The investigation follows a sinister journey filled with terrifying twists and turns that point to the most infamous stateroom on the ship: B340.
It has been long rumored that Mary, the little girl who drowned in the Queen Mary First Class Swimming Pool in 1952, has haunted the dark corners of the luxury liner since her untimely demise.
Many experts theorize the haunting derives from Mary’s spirit attaching itself to the little girl’s stuffed toy bear.
Perhaps the bear holds the gloomy secrets behind the wicked ghost of Scary Mary and why she still sings her eternal Lullaby.
The Grey Ghost rises once again, set out on its annual ghastly voyage damned to its eternal battle on the living.
With the fearless captain at the helm, guests will walk among the rusted carcass of the Grey Ghost as its full steam ahead into the flames of war.
Those unfortunate enough to be caught in the ships warpath may either salute the captain or like an anchor, sink to the depths of the watery tombs.
It’s the night before a dust-covered, rickety old circus opens to the public.
Sneak beyond the curtains to unveil the horrors lurking within the shadows of the big top.
Hosting a menagerie of monsters and sinister creatures, the one and only Ringmaster returns with unadulterated and unbelievable horrors for all who step inside Circus!
A phantom coach forces the Queen Mary’s original ship builder to relive his wicked wrongdoings to shipyard mates, Scottish brethren and plagued family that led to the Iron Hell his soul rots away in.
Follow the spine-chilling path to an evil sea witch where a deadly pact was made spawning the horrific half-metal, half-creature known as the Iron Master.
In addition to the mazes, several variety acts were scattered throughout the shipyard.
Walk-around characters were also in large supply.
The most unique offering was a "slider" show, which showcased this unique ability in an incredibly entertaining way!
The Captain extends a formal invitation to visit from now through November 2nd on select nights! https://www.queenmary.com/calendar-of-events/dark-harbor/home/
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