The Queen Mary’s 6th annual Dark Harbor came to a tarrying close on Halloween evening after 22 nights of successful fright. The world’s most authentically haunted experience unveiled a spectacle of new attractions this year with over 250 monsters including the new resident spirit of the Iron Master, the new maze Intrepid, and the one-of-a-kind Panic! 4-D virtual maze experience.
Dark Harbor offered harrowing entertainment and special ghoulish events throughout the festival run. The event pushed artistic boundaries with the first-ever Sliders Unite: Breaking the Stigma, a collaboration performance where 20 of the top sliders from across Southern California performed together in Slider Alley. Nightly shows on multiple stages presented the terrifying talents of magicians, circus performances, fire breathers, musicians, aerial acrobatics, and contortionists.
The authentic haunt saw thousands of guests each night including some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities. Star of FOX’s Sleepy Hollow, Lyndie Greenwood, experienced the spine-chilling mazes with celebrity friends Scout Compton (Rosewood, Halloween I & II) Diamond White (Boo! A Medea’s Halloween), and Shaun Brown (CBS’s Great Outdoors). Disney’s Bella and The Bulldog co-stars Brec Bessinger and Rio Mangini joined thrill seekers on opening night along with famous boy-band New District. Matt Shively (ABC’s The Real O’Neils), Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance), and the cast of Showtime’s Shameless including Emma Kenney, Ethan Cutkosky, and Morgan Lily also experienced the frightful fun at Dark Harbor this season. Bridget Marquardt, star of Girls Next Door, dressed-up in costume and joined the monsters as she hosted the Haunted Halloween Bash on the final night, October 31.
As the annual haunt comes to a thrilling close, the Queen Mary will put fear aside and begin to relish in the holiday spirit as the 5th annual CHILL opens on November 23 through January 8. In addition to ice-skating, ice tubing, sleigh rides, and visits with Santa, Southern California’s coolest holiday adventure will unveil a new interactive and immersive experience, Alice in Winterland. The newest attraction at CHILL brings an inspired re-imagination of the classic Lewis Carroll story to life through the magic of an interactive and digitally immersive 14,000-square foot walk-through experience. Guests can unlock the hidden secrets of the adventure with RIFD technology to make each individual visit truly unforgettable.
For more information on Queen Mary’s signature festivals and events, please visit http://queenmary.com.
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 346 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.