With October 1st here today, the witching hour has come for you to make your Halloween plans if you haven’t already—and with that being said, it’s time for you to make your first stop at the Queen Mary’s legendary Dark Harbor.
Get set to embark on a spine-chilling voyage aboard the haunted and historical Queen Mary for its yearly and frightfully-fun Dark Harbor haunt, an eerie and entertaining event that will transport you to a whole new level of terror!
What’s good Gab experienced Dark Harbor last night and here’s a rundown of the scares, surprises, and sinister secrets that await you, all guaranteed to haunt you all the way home.
Start with a grand and gruesome ceremony as the Captain awaits to greet you and fellow lost souls as you come aboard Dark Harbor. And whether you’re a Dark Harbor newbie or a perpetual passenger of the annual haunt, you WILL be blown out of your mind when you enter Dark Harbor because the layout is all-new and shockingly-stunning!
Dark Harbor features a new park footprint, and it has shape-shifted into a bigger, and better-than-ever event that has terrifying twists and turns around every corner. As annual Dark Harbor guests, we can guarantee that the mazes will feel all-new to you and every passenger because they have been redesigned to a whole new hell-raising level of horror which will disorient and disturb you. And best of all, each maze holds hidden haunts with interactive alternate paths, secrets bars, and hidden passages that make each experience unique to every boo and ghoul—and challenge you to find clues and take on new adventures.
On the ground floor, Dark Harbor features a beautiful chaos with mazes like Intrepid and Circus, eerie-good entertainment in the Aerial Ring, hair-raising rides, and sinister shows in The Pyre. And there’s lots of frightful fare, dreadful drinks and scary sweets to sink your teeth into at spots like Mess Hall and I-SCREAM! Aboard the legendary Queen Mary lots of terror lurks from Port side to Galley where you’ll get play with Scary Mary in the Lullaby maze, and crawl your way out of a food processor in Feast.
Here are some of our haunted highlights from Dark Harbor:
The CIRCUS maze is back with a vengeance so gather round the Ringmaster’s big top for a nightmarish maze filled with pure carn-evil. Circus features a macabre mix of monsters and creepy curiosities, along with a ball pit, foam corridors, dark turns, and big-top oddities. There’s terror and twists with every turn, and if you go back for more, you just might find some hidden passages like we did that lead to a new path and deadly-but-good treats.
SLIDER ALLEY will grip you with gruesome-cool glides that seem surreal and insidiously-impossible!
DEADRISE this spine-chilling vessel takes you on a perilous voyage of death where scary-yet-spectacular fire and water collide amidst its vengeful souls. Deadrise offers the perfect creepy combo of terror and thrills, featuring a hidden bar where you can sip on an S.S. Curacao or Watery Grave as well as an adventure with a slide. What’s good Gab was “lucky” to enter Door 13 where we got to sip devilishly-good signature cocktails while scaring the living daylights out of fellow guests by pushing the red button to bestow a water war upon them. We were also summoned to boot camp by Half-Hatch Henry where we climbed a ladder and escaped down a slide, making it the ultimate thrill of a maze!
The SINISTER SWINGS will take your frights to new heights as you soar above Dark Harbor in Michael Jackson’s very own Neverland Ranch swings. It costs an additional $5 to fly but it’s a dizzying-fun trip that gives you a new way to experience Dark Harbor and catch it in all its gory from above!
LULLABY brings child’s play to a whole new level of fright with Scary Mary taking us on a hide and seek game of shrills and thrills where there seems no escape! There’s also a new SÉANCE LOUNGE within the maze for adults to play where you can take a break from the scares and take a enjoy a sip like the Green Gummy Bear that will give you that liquid courage to continue on into Scary Mary’s eternal nursery!
B340 lets you play detective in a dark and scary film noir era mystery where you go down a spine-chilling journey into the depths of the liner to uncover Samuel the Savage’s hideout! Keep your eyes peeled as hunt for clues to this savage murderer, because you never know what lurks behind the doors, especially one labeled “B340.” We put on our detectives hat and were able to break into the secret bar, The Line Up, where we enjoyed a Corpse Reviver complete with an Absinthe Swirl, which revitalized us to get back into the maze and search out Samuel the Savage.
INTREPID was one of our favorites, taking us and other guests aboard the Intrepid Express through a picturesque-yet-perilous journey into the Scottish Highlands, Edinburgh cemetery, and Roselyn Chapel. Intrepid is filled with lots of fog and laser lights that will play tricks with your eyes as well as several sinister sceneries that take you from a cold and creepy cemetery into a haunting chapel where its pews are filled with covered body bags that go bump in the night. And watch out for the Norsemen or you just might not make it out alive or at least in once piece!
The ICE CAVE is a bone-chilling experience to enjoy a vodka tasting in 9-degree temperatures and say “cheers” with friends. It also delivers the perfect instagram-worthy way to take “cool” pics.
And here’s the last picture taken by our crew before they were NEVER seen again…
Dark Harbor 2018 is in its full gore and glory this year—and features 6 blood-curdling mazes, 3 new secret bars, 2 electrifying stages, and only 1 way out—so be sure to dare to venture for yourself and experience your very own choose-your-own-adventure mega haunt!
Dark Harbor scares on select nights through November 2. General Admission ticket prices start at just $20 online with optional limited upgrades to Fast Fright, Evil Express, VIP, Ultimate Scream, Creepy Cabanas, and Private Patios (available while supplies last). For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit queenmary.com/dark-harbor.