The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor 2019 Event Overview

Open from Sept 26 – Nov 2 on 23 select nights, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor occurs in the harbor surrounding The Queen Mary Ship in Long Beach, California. This Halloween event has 6 terrifying Mazes, nightly live entertainment, secret bars and exciting rides such as Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Sinister Swings, plus the 4D Panic! Experience, zombie DJs and Barrel Room Tastings.  There’s even a haunted hookah lounge. 

Workers on the Queen Mary throughout the years will tell you that they have heard noises and witnessed ghosts literally “floating through the hallways”.  In fact, Time Magazine named the Queen Mary as one of the “Top 10 most haunted places on earth.”  As a result, it’s only natural that a haunt such as this would take up residence on the ship.

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Dark Harbor 2019 Overview

10th year
Over 200 monsters
6 Mazes
Nightly live entertainment, including fire shows, aerialists and sliders
13 bars
Exciting rides
R.I.P Lounge

What makes Dark Harbor Fear Lives Here unique to the haunted attraction industry?

The backdrop of the iconic Queen Mary docked at the Long Beach Harbor, plus the detail given to characters and maze design.

When does Dark Harbor Start?

Every day at 7pm.

What time does Dark Harbor Start?

September 26

What local events are like Dark Harbor Fear Lives Here

What’s New for 2019

  • Mazes that allow access to areas of the ship that were previously off limits to guests—like Door 13 and the Boiler Room, a secret bar six fathoms under the sea
  • A new maze “Rogue” (causing the loss of “Dead Rise”)
  • A more immersive and claustrophobic “Intrepid.”
  • A darker and bloodier “B340.”
  • A more sinister “Lullaby.”
  • A more gruesome “Feast.”

Dark Harbor 2019 Overview

Mazes

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Rogue

The Queen Mary nearly capsizes after a monstrous, freak wave hits the ship, filling it with water.  Of course, you would think that saving lives and the ship is a priority.  After all the Captain and the crew know that many of their fellow crewmembers and passengers have already fallen into the darkness of the ocean below.  But maybe saving lives and the ship isn’t on their minds.  One cannot be sure what the Captain will do.

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Lullaby

In 1952 Mary, aka Scary Mary drowned in the first class swimming pool on the Queen Mary.  Be careful if you see a little girl looking for a playdate.  Story has it that she has haunted the ship ever since.

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Feast

  • Is it possible that what is served from this kitchen could be human remains? The smell of rotten meat is overwhelming as this 4-course meal takes place.
  • Door 13: Henry was a fireman on the Queen Mary for years until a watertight door closed and sent him to his death in 1967. He now returns to the ship doing as he pleases.  He is usually found around Door 13.
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Circus

The Ringmaster returns, and she is always looking for one more person to add to her show.  She runs a group of freaks who live behind her curtain in a world of hellish torture and pain.  The show is not for her guests’ enjoyment, but for hers.

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B340

On October 17, 1948 during the Queen Mary’s Atlantic voyage, a passenger named Samuel was on board in stateroom B340.  It was reported that he was deranged and dangerous, so he was locked in his stateroom.  Problem is he was never found.  The only thing left behind in the stateroom was blood-soaked walls.  Samuel the Savage vanished.

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Intrepid

During the construction of the Queen Mary, there was a young steel worker.  An evil sea witch offered him a deal: his flesh in exchange for immortality and success.  He now rots away in an evil, iron hell.  He is known as the Iron Master.

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Boiler Room

Welcome to the newest secret bar – open nightly.

More monsters

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Graceful Gayle

Gayle, an elite member of society is in the RIP Lounge still glamorously dressed searching for the love she never found.

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The Voodoo Priestess

Located on the Pyre performance stage, she once came in contact with the Queen Mary during one of its trips to an exotic land.  Convinced that the ship was influenced by dark magic, she decided to use her black magic and voodoo rituals to combat this dark magic.  Watch as she tries to control the ship in her nightly performances with fire.

4 Secret Bars

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In addition to 7 regular bars and a Haunted Hookah Lounge, there are also secret bars: The SideBar, Overboard, The Line Up, The Broken Compass and The Boiler Room

Exciting Rides and Attractions

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  • Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Sinister Swings
  • The Aerial Ring featuring death-defying acts nightly by aerialists
  • R.I.P Lounge, where you will join Graceful Gale hosting cocktails and a buffet with a view to die for – that of Dark Harbor from above
  • Slider Alley with dozens of Dark Harbor’s sinister sliders roaming the streets
  • PANIC! a 4-D Experience shown in the theatre
  • Creepy Cabanas where you can host your own private party and watch all the shows

Entertainment

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Local DJs and a Monster Dance Party

Ticket Info and Days

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Dark Harbor takes place on September 26-29, October 3-6, 10-13, 17-20, 24-27 and 31

Happy Haunting Hour Admission – must enter before 8pm – from $20

Regular general admission – from $34

General Admission plus Fast Fright (Expedited Entry) – from $74

  • General admission
  • Expedited entry into Dark Harbor and all 6 mazes

General Admission plus Evil Express (Fastest Entry) – from $94

  • General admission
  • Quickest way into Park as well as all mazes

Ultimate Scream Experience – from $209 (must be 21 and older)

  • Only 20 tickets sold each night
  • General admission
  • Evil Express entry
  • VIP access to all 6 mazes
  • Guided tour of all 6 mazes
  • RIP Lounge access
  • 2 drink tickets
  • All you can eat taco bar
  • Guaranteed access to 1 secret bar

Dark Hour: A Look Behind the Screams – $180 on line in advance only

  • From 5:30-6:45 on Oct 11, 18, 25 and 31 only
  • Cocktail hour
  • Backstage experience
  • Balcony viewing where you can witness gate opening at 7pm
  • Parking
  • General admission
  • Evil Express
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres and spooky treats
  • Q&A with producers of Dark Harbor
  • Photo ops with all signature monsters
  • Mingle with monsters

RIP Lounge Passport – $39 (21 and over only), requires separate admission ticket (add on event)

  • RIP Lounge access
  • 2 drink tickets
  • All you can eat taco bar

Illusions, a Dark Harbor Special – $160 (13 and over only)

  • Illusions of the Passed, Legends of the Queen Mary, a theatrical séance
  • Special show featuring Aiden Sinclair, a master magician and apparitionist
  • Expedited access to Dark Harbor via private escort
  • Direct entry to VIP lounge, with 2 drink tickets and all you can eat taco bar
  • General admission