We got invited to attend Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Opening Night last night and it was so Frightfully Fun!
Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor is one of the most affordable haunts in Southern California starting as low as $34 if you buy it HERE online or a even better deal at Costco.
The event runs for 23-nights on select day September 26th through November 2nd, 2019.
There are 6 mazes including the all-new ROGUE Maze at Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor this year. All have been revamped. 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 more.
Our favorite are the 3 mazes on board the ship. B340, Feast, and Lullaby. Having the mazes on board the ship is more scarier. Some of these mazes will make you crawl on your hands & knees. The mazes are pretty long too. For some reason the mazes on the ship can get very hot. So be prepared to sweat a little. Really wish they would add fans or air condition inside the mazes to keep guests and especially the scare actors cool.
Here’s our maze rankings for this year’s Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor:
1. The Feast 2. B340 3. Lullaby 4. Intrepid 5. Rogue 6. Circus
The monsters of Dark Harbor
The Queen Mary got a fresh coat of paint. Hopefully they also paint the submarine too.
Buying tickets at the gate can be expensive! We recommend buying your tickets at Costco. 2 tickets with 2 Fast Fright (Express Lane) for $86. It’s a fantastic deal than buying online.
The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Village from above the ship. There are 3 mazes on broad ship and 3 outside.
Rogue – New Maze for 2019.
The crowds are growing as we get closer to 7pm opening. As a media we used to get an hour early access to the mazes before the general. Somehow this year, all the celebrities and media had to wait until 7pm to enter the event..
The Captain and Ringmaster is getting ready to open the doors to HELL.
Circus is still a great maze.
The story behind Circus: “It’s the night before a dust-covered, rickety old circus opens to the public. Sneak beyond the curtains to unveil the horrors lurking within the shadows of the big top. Hosting a menagerie of monsters and sinister creatures, the one and only Ringmaster returns with unadulterated and unbelievable horrors for all who step inside Circus!” – Queen Mary’s website.
You actually have to walk through a ball pit.
She can’t talk!
Rogue is a fun new maze this year at Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. You also walk through a ship that actually rocks back and fourth.
The story behind Rogue: 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 – Queen Mary’s website.
In this room you actually rocks back and fourth like on the ship.
The story behind Feast – Let The Feast begin. Our evil Chef has emerged from his watery grave to overtake our dank and dark kitchens and will present a four-course meal guaranteed to fright! On the menu this fall, Chef has prepared an Amuse Bouche of angst and anxiety, followed by our first course of death and despair. Indulge in our main course of manic paranoia concluding with a dessert of dismay and terror. Come have a seat at our table, but don’t stay too long or you might end up on the menu! – Queen Mary’s website.
The scary chef
They made us crawl on our hands and knees.
Intrepid is now better than ever! Love it. In one part of the maze it feels like you are actually on a moving train in the beginning of the maze. They now added snow inside the church scene.
The story behind Intrepid: “All Aboard! The Ghost Train Waits…A phantom coach forces the Queen Mary’s original ship builder to relive his wicked wrongdoings to shipyard mates, Scottish brethren and plagued family that led to the Iron Hell his soul rots away in. Follow the spine-chilling path to an evil sea witch where a deadly pact was made spawning the horrific half-metal, half-creature known as the Iron Master.” – Queen Mary’s website
They added snow to Intrepid.
Sinister Swings from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. They are not free. $5 for one ride.
B340 is still a Fantastic maze.
The story behind B340 “A series of inhuman crimes tormented the Queen Mary passengers during a routine cross-Atlantic voyage in October of 1948. Follow the lead detective on the scene as he uncovers the evil truth behind one of the most notorious criminals to ever invade the luxury liner: Samuel the Savage. The investigation follows a sinister journey filled with terrifying twists and turns that point to the most infamous stateroom on the ship: B340.” Queen Mary website
Pretty cool. The maze now end at the engine room.
Secret Bar inside the ship
The Story of Lullaby – Set up a play date with Mary, who is always looking for a new friend. Mary allegedly drowned in the First Class swimming pool aboard the ship back in ’52 and has been rumored to be haunting the ship ever since. Self-proclaimed medium Marty Roberts is hired to investigate this phenomenon by leading an exploration to the famed swimming pool and changing rooms. Be on the lookout for a little girl with a Teddy Bear, beckoning you to play games. But be careful, Mary’s friendships last forever. – Queen Mary’s Website
Panic 4-D Experience was really fun. In this scary show, you will get wet and poke in the back a lot.
Highly recommend spending $5 on this 4-D show than riding the Swing ride.
Lots of entertainments this year.
Love the awesome food facades
Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor is one of the most affordable haunts in Southern California starting as low as $20. if you buy it HERE online or at Costco. Make sure to check them out this season.
Thanks for having us, Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. We had a Spooktacular time.