Halloween Festivals and Events


Dark Harbor @ Queen Mary, Long Beach

September 26-November 2, 2019 

The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, California
(800) 437-2934
$20-up queenmary.com

You could ask us if Dark Harbor is the best haunt in California -- we know about all of them and would tell you exactly what we think. It is the best event in all the state for these reasons:

  • Authentic location with REAL ghosts
  • Creative storylines enhanced by historic ship's setting
  • Full bars -- 13 in 2019 -- with some incredible cocktail and beverage experiences.
  • Cabanas and VIP spots to spend the evening with friends, dates, etc.
  • Unbelievable mazes on the ship (we won't give away any secrets,) but some sights are like seeing the Grand Canyon for the first time
  • Best weather with harbor location

If you're taking little ones -- this isn't your choice. Head for Disneyland, Seaworld San Diego or Legoland California's Halloween themes. However, if you're mature and looking for a night out, Dark Harbor ranks tops!

2019 Experiences 

6 mazes, 13 bars which include a secret bar submerged 6-fathoms below sea level in the Boiler Room, fire shows, aerialists, sliders, Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch Sinister Swings, Panic! 4-D Experience, zombie DJs, Barrel Room Tastings, R.I.P. Lounge

23 Nights of Terror Dates:
Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7 p.m.
Friday, September 27, 2019, 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 7 p.m.
Sunday, September 29, 2019, 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 4, 2019, 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 6, 2019, 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 11, 2019, 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 12, 2019, 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 13, 2019, 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 18, 2019, 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 20, 2019, 7 p.m.
Thursday, October 24, 2019, 7 p.m.
Friday, October 25, 2019, 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 7 p.m.
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 31, 2019, 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 1, 2019, 7 p.m.
Friday, November 2, 2019, 7 p.m.


ROGUE - experience the frightening voyage that nearly changed history. Remember The Poseidon Adventure movie? A 95-foot wall of blackness sent waves of panic through the marine community and re-defined science as we know it. Grey Ghost (the RMS Queen Mary) transported American troops during World War II. During a stormy December crossing from New York to Scotland, the famed ocean liner was broadsided by a monstrous force of nature classified by NOAA as a rogue wave. Dark Harbor attendees will roll into the tide of this historic moment by becoming fully immersed in the panic and chaos of Rogue's impact with deafening water effects, complete darkness, floor to ceiling seafoam, and even experience the feeling of being capsized. All those aboard will hold on to dear life, as the Grey Ghost attempts to keep herself afloat.

DOOR 13 - one of the most haunted areas on the ship, an 18-year old crewman was likely crushed to death by Door 13 in 1967, and now Dark Harbor guests can walk-thru the iconic location.

Dark Harbor tells the truly haunted, historic tales of the Queen Mary through the infamous spirits of Captain, Chef, Iron Master, Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry, Scary Mary, Voodoo Priestess, Ringmaster, plus hundreds of their bloodcurdling henchmen await to tempt your fate. 

Dark Harbor the home of fear. Home to over 200 terrifying monsters and led by The Captain and his army of the undead, Dark Harbor features spine-chilling fright at every turn.

FEAST Maze is Cooking Up Some New Scares
NEW this year and for the FIRST TIME EVER - a 4th maze aboard the ship! The all-new Feast will take you on a terrifying journey into areas of the ship that have never before been accessible to Dark Harbor guests. During WWII when The Queen Mary was in service as a troop transport ship, an enlisted military man serving in the ship's kitchen quickly moved up in the ranks to become a highly decorated Chef. Unbeknownst to the soldiers traveling aboard, Chef had a dark side. Quietly he would sedate a few solders at a time and collect them in the middle of the night to prep them for his latest dishes. Eventually caught, the Chef was thrown into one of his own ovens and cooked alive. Ever-faithful to Chef, his dutiful kitchen staff sacrificed themselves to become his evil henchmen, burning themselves in the same oven. Chef and his evil crew went into hiding aboard the ship for many years. Largely forgotten these long-time stowaways aboard the ship have resurfaced to resume their deadly duties by collecting new victims for some of Chef's latest recipes. Are you ready to be served?

Do you dare go back to where it all began? Meet the mastermind, the creator and now the protector of the Queen Mary. The Iron Master has returned to reclaim the precious vessel he built, fiercely guarding it from the antics of the freaks and ghouls. Follow his maddening journey... if you dare step aboard.

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and experience the world's most horrifying circus! Face your greatest fears as you wander through a terrifying tent of terror. Disorienting illusions, maniacal magic acts, and a cadre of sideshow freaks are certain to shock, stun, and startle even the bravest of souls.

Deadrise is a WWII escort ship that helped guide The Grey Ghost through enemy-infested waters. After a fatal crash during one of their dangerous voyages, Deadrise sank to the bottom and has been resting in her watery grave in the depths of the sea ever since. The wreckage of Deadrise has once again been called into service by the star of Dark Harbor, The Captain, to escort him and his armada of ghosts and monsters into a battle against the living to reclaim Dark Harbor

Ring around the rosy, a pocket full of nightmares. The new Lullaby maze takes the visitor on a spine-tingling trip through the story of little Scary Mary. Gone, but certainly not forgotten, Mary is looking for playmates to join her on the other side of hell. Will you succumb to the youngster's pranks and tricks, or will you escape with your soul intact?

What would drive a man to madness and murder? That's the answer B340 attempts to answer as we take a schizophrenic sojourn into the psychotic mind of Samuel the Savage. Tight spaces, darkness mixed with flashing lights, and pulse-pounding noises would drive anyone to the brink of insanity. Beware the wrath of violence of Samuel the Savage and be careful not to lose your head or your mind!

Iron Master  back story: Aboard a locomotive to Clydebank,  Scotland where the Queen was born, guests bear witness to Iron Master's cursed journey to save The R.M.S. Queen Mary from her predecessor's Titanic peril. Swelter and drip with fear as you crawl to the  final destination: Iron Hell. Told by Ivan, a ship builder and original iron forger of the majestic R.M.S. Queen Mary, Ivan was  beckoned to board a deadly train transforming him into a terrifying creature -- part metal, part monster. He replaced pieces of his rotted flesh with cast iron from the Queen ship and was cursed for eternity as protector of the Queen Mary as Iron Master. It is said that the spirit of the Iron Master (Ivan) has grown restless and the Ringmaster's circus freaks have overstayed their welcome. He can be heard and seen banging his iron clad limbs as he trudges the ships hull.

22 Ghoulish and terrifying nights bring guests the Sinister Seven Spirits: Ringmaster, Captain, Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry, Scary Mary and the newest malevolent resident will haunt the grounds of Dark Harbor nightly.

Ringmaster's gruesome big top of Circus is a maze that continues to disorient with horrifying illusions, death-defying acts and spirited thrills.

Scary Mary has haunted the ship since her mysterious drowning in the pool in 1952,  in the enhanced Lullaby maze. Deadrise, Soulmate and B340 mazes are reengineered for darker descent into the depths of Queen Mary's sinister past.


"Passengers" wind through musty smelling areas, where your eyes catch a glimpse of the empty pool in which a little girl named Mary drowned decades ago. You can see her wandering with her teddy at Dark Harbor, and throughout the year people report seeing her wet footsteps or hearing a giggle of laughter or splash when there's no water in the pool. The ghost was documented on "Unsolved Mysteries" many years ago.

Screaming, scares and thrills are par for the course and in that department, Dark Harbor excels. They have amped up the offerings  to include something many haunted attractions don' have --places to hang out listening to bands, drink cocktails and even sit in a hookah lounge amidst the fog-shrouded mazes and massive flame blasts in a circus atmosphere.

While screams are "a dime a dozen" at theme park Halloween haunts, there are lots of REAL "scaredy" cats at Queen Mary's Dark Harbor who have sworn they've seen a ghost--and it's no joke. Queen Mary is an authentic Halloween haunt you will never forget!

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