Costume Contest & More Terrifying Performances through Nov.2
Star of hit film Lights Out Gabriel Bateman poses with sister and star of Annabelle, Talitha Bateman
with Dark Harbor’s Iconic Captain on Friday, September 28, 2018
[Long Beach, Calif.] –The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor opened its gates on Thursday, September 27 unveiling a spectacle of newly reimagined, terrifying attractions with more monsters and scares than ever before. Thousands of wicked thrill seekers joined the cast of sinister spirits for the haunt’s darkest season yet. The blood curdling terror of Dark Harbor will continue with nightly themed entertainment and terrifying special events on select nights through Friday, November 2.
Offering bone-chilling entertainment and special events throughout the frightful season, Dark Harbor’s gruesome and bloodcurdling spirits have descended upon the legendary Queen Mary for 23 nights. The Aerial stage holds nightly spine-tingling performances by world-renown contortionists and silk aerialists, with spell-binding sideshows, DJs and more. Nightly shows on the Pyre stage welcome the Queen Mary spirits showing off their hair-raising talents with fire breathing, circus performances, monster dance parties, live music, and more.
Opening weekend welcomed thousands of guests each night including some of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities, ready to test their fears at Dark Harbor’s darkest season yet. Star of AMC’s The Walking Dead, Brighton Sharbino, joined thrill seekers on opening night along with Nickelodeon's Bella and The Bulldog star Brec Bassinger and boyfriend, Dylan Summerall (Keys). Lights out star, Gabriel Bateman accompanied sister Talitha Bateman (Annabelle), through the depths uncovering frights along the way, including Dark Harbor’s iconic Captain. Scout Compton (Rosewood, Halloween I & II), Thomas Barbusca (FOX’s The Mick), Jessica Garza (Syfy’s The Purge), Loren Gray (Virgin Records Recording Artist), and Jessica Belkin (American Horror Story) also braved the spine-chilling mazes to experience the frightful fun at Dark Harbor this season.
Those daring enough have the opportunity to stumble upon the demented delights brewing within Dark Harbor. Make a stop at the Gallow’s Healing Well and mingle with monsters in hopes of gaining hints and access to The SideBar, Door 13, The Line Up, and The Broken Compass to experience the strongest spirits at Dark Harbor. Need more bone-chilling frights? Venture into the frigid depths of the Ice Cave for an electrifying 9-degree ice bar experience with vodka flights, hidden surprises, and upgraded thrills.
On Halloween night, October 31, Dark Harbor will celebrate with its Annual Costume Contest. Then, on November 1 the authentic haunt will welcome the Dia De Los Muertos celebration where the cast of monsters will be decorated in their skull candy best. For both celebrations, Halloween revelers and fear junkies are invited to don their best costumes, mingle with monsters, and sip on the to-die-for new specialty cocktails for a frightful fete like no other.
Experience iconic Dark Harbor mazes including Deadrise, B340, Lullaby, Feast, Intrepid and Circus, each completely reimaged with all-new maze designs and alternative paths. Dark Harbor has resurrected the infamous spirits of The Captain, Half Hatch Henry, Scary Mary, Graceful Gail, Iron Master, VooDoo Priestess, Chef, Samuel the Savage, The Ringmaster and hundreds of bloodcurdling spirits who are ready to scare those who dare.
Thrill seekers and haunt enthusiasts are invited to experience Dark Harbor like never before, introducing a wickedly exclusive VIP experience, Dark Hour – Behind the Screams! On select nights, brave fans are invited to mingle with the signature monsters and producers of Dark Harbor while indulging in devilishly delicious hors d'oeuvres and spellbinding specialty cocktails. Following the VIP cocktail hour, a private escort will lead guests to private early access to the park before the gates are opened to the public. This haunting new experience is only offered on select nights, October 18 and 25, from 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Tickets start at $179 and include event parking and hors d'oeuvres.
Named one of the top 10 most haunted places on Earth by Time Magazine, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor offers the most authentically frightening experience available. Bringing the true infamous tales of The Queen Mary to life, the annual event continues through November 2, 2018. General admission ticket prices start at just $20 online, with Fast Fright, Evil Express, VIP, Ultimate Scream, and lodging packages available. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.queenmary.com/dark-harbor.