Ghouls and Boils Descend Upon The Queen Mary As It Celebrates 10 Years of Dark Harbor

This past Thursday, droves of horror fans and people of the media descended upon the Queen Mary for opening night of Dark Harbor and Pophorror was lucky enough to attend the opening night celebration. Commemorating its 10th year at the haunted Long Beach attraction, Dark Harbor stopped at nothing this year to bring back fan-favorite mazes (Lullaby, Feast, Circus, Intrepid and B340), one brand new maze (Rogue), food vendors, familiar ghoul faces (Scary Mary, the Captain, the Ringmaster, Graceful Gail), and performers that offer a little something for everyone.

This year also includes a secret bar hidden in the Lullaby maze, six stories below the water line in the ship’s super creepy and haunted boiler room. This is a real treat to visitors as the boiler room is usually off-limits during Dark Harbor. Each returning maze has been slightly reworked so they are not the same as last year, and this time, Feast features the spine-chilling Door 13. Door 13 is said to be where an 18-year-old crew member during the Queen’s voyage days, was crushed to death and is rumored to be one of the most haunted places on the ship. I’d be lying if I said we didn’t feel anything while walking through. I found it to be an added bonus to the already scary maze, and one that has quickly become my favorite.


Have the spirits that live on the luxury liner year-round gotten used to the throngs of people that visit the Queen Mary every Halloween? Are they angry that scare actors have taken over for them, if even for just a short period of time? It’s up to you to find out, and visit Dark Harbor while it takes over Long Beach, running on select nights now through November 2, 2019. You can get your tickets HERE.

About Tiffany Blem

Horror lover, dog mommy, book worm, EIC of PopHorror.

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