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23 Nights of Terror Onboard The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor

23 Nights of Terror Onboard The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor

Enjoy 23 Nights of Terror On Board The Queen Mary's Dark Harbor

The fun of Dark Harbor begins September 26th Captain and the monsters invite you to farce your darkest fears onboard the Queen Mary with them.

Queen Mary Dark Harbor

Choose your steps wisely as you make your way into the Bowles of the most haunted ship around. Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor is once again looking for recruits to join them in the hellish eternity the call home. Join Captain, Chef, Iron Master, Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry, Scary Mary, Voodoo Priestess, Ringmaster, plus hundreds of their bloodcurdling henchmen as you scream your way into the darkness looking for a way out.

Still a player? With that said, you’re invited to test the bone chilling waters at SoCal’s most authentic haunted attraction, September 26 through November 2, with tickets starting at $20. Dark Harbor is one of my top picks in the Social haunt game, offering an amazing compact location, signature monsters and great entertainment. If you haven’t experienced it yet, I highly recommend it for price and scare value!


NEW Maze for 2019 Season!

Brace for impact! It’s all hands on deck as a rogue wave has hit the Queen Mary, causing confusion and fear as the ship turns completely on its side, in danger of capsizing. Will the Captain right the ship? Or will he lead her and all souls aboard into a watery grave, never to be seen or heard from again…

Returning this year to scare the living ship out of you are Lullaby, Feast, Circus, B340 and Intrepid. If you need to escape and find some courage to continue there are 13 bars, fire shows, aerialists, sliders, Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch Sinister Swings, Panic! 4-D Experience, zombie DJs, Barrel Room Tastings, R.I.P. Lounge, and much.

New this year is the addition of one of the most haunted areas on the ship Door 13. Legend has it that an 18-year old crewman was crushed to death by Door 13 in 1967, and now Dark Harbor guests can walk-thru the iconic location. Guests can also venture 6-fathoms below sea level submerged in the notorious Boiler Room to indulge in the newest secret bar offered at Dark Harbor nightly. Enjoy finding your way back out!


Here are some extra special ways to play with the monsters of Dark Harbor!

Happy Haunting Hour Admission: This is a discounted ticket for those willing to come early. Arrive at Dark Harbor during the Happy Haunting Hour & take down a specialty cocktail or two at The Gallows & The Last Drop Bar or start your night off with whiskey flights located next door at The Barrel Tasting Room inside Dark Harbor’s Shipyard before the gates officially open. Tickets start at $20 and Available in limited supply!

Ticket Includes 

  • General Admission to Dark Harbor (Must enter the park before 8:00PM)

Guests will not be permitted to enter after 8:00PM with this ticket - purchase of a full price admission ticket will be required with no credit issued for unused tickets.

RIP Lounge Passport: Take a break in the exclusive RIP Lounge located above Dark Harbor, where you can rest in peace with a ghost-eye-view of the entire event with the occasional monster encounter. Ticket Price: $39 (Must Be 21 Years or Older) Available in limited supply/ Separate Admission Ticket Required.

UPGRADE Includes 

  • R.I.P. Lounge Access

  • Two Drink Tickets (Redeemable in the R.I.P. Lounge)

  • Access to an All You Can Eat Taco Bar

Dark Hour at Queen Mary Dark Harbor

Dark Hour is an exciting cocktail hour and backstage experience with the main cast monsters and producer of Dark Harbor, and is held frm 5:30pm – 6:45pm on select nights only: October 11, 18, 25, and 31. Upon entering the Dark Hour lair located on board the Queen Mary, you’ll be offered a rare chance to mingle and take pictures with all the main cast monsters, and then get to enjoy food and hors d’oeuvres with cocktails available for purchase. Tickets are $180 online in advance.

Ticket Includes:

  • On-site parking at Dark Harbor

  • General Admission to Dark Harbor

  • Evil Express (the fastest) entry into all six mazes

  • Admission to Dark Hour event from 5:30 – 6:45pm (entry begins at 5:00 pm)

  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres and spooky treats

  • Q&A with the producer of Dark Harbor

  • Photo ops with all signature monsters

  • Behind the scenes viewing of the opening ceremony


My top tips for experiencing Dark Harbor: Go with a Fast Fright Pass or the Evil Express. The ship only allows a limited number of guests within a maze at any given time, with the expedited passes, you will get all the mazes done and have plenty of time to enjoy the bars, entertainment and overall experience. The RIP Lounge add on is also a sweet way to get a Birdseye view of the event, grab a bite to eat and enjoy a couple cocktails. Wondering if Dark Harbor is kid friendly? I say you know your child best but I wouldn’t recommend it for children 13 and under due to the graffic content, adult theming / language and alcohol consumption. Last year I literally saw strollers being pushed around with little kids in them. Parents, just get a sitter!

Heading down with a large group? Cabanas, Patios, Group Tickets & Private Party options are yet another way to enjoy the evening. For as little as $99 for the entire night, splurge with bottle and food service and even order up a freak a-la-carte for your entertaining pleasure. Dark Harbor offers an array of uniquely twisted lairs scattered about. Plan your own sinister soiree based on exclusivity, arrival time, size of your squad, or even threshold of fear. Get all the details HERE

Queen Mary is located at: 1126 Queens Highway Long Beach, CA 90802

Parking options can be found HERE

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