This October the Queen Mary steams full speed ahead into a harbor of the damned at the annual Dark Harbor Haunted Halloween Event. Join for mazes, live music, food, cocktails and plenty of horrifying surprises that are sure to leave you screaming for more. So enter the haunted harbor after sunset if you dare, because this year’s scare-fest takes on a horrifying new dimension. The ship’s crew have endured this Long Beach Halloween tradition’s unforgettable and macabre makeover at the hands of fright masters long responsible for some of Southern California’s biggest scare-fest. More than 45,000 scares per hour await, along with 225 monsters and 80-foot tall flames.
Enter the mazes of Dark Harbor and you’re walking into the best haunted mazes in Los Angeles. To enter this port of purgatory, you maneuver through a fog-filled tunnel of cargo containers concealing monsters. You emerge at the foot of Hell’s Bells Tower, a 50 foot tall tower of 11 cargo containers shooting 80-foot flames into the night sky. This is the centerpiece of Dark Harbor and is assembled each year with the help of longshoremen from the Port of Long Beach. So enter one of their six haunted mazes if you dare, they’ll leave you screaming for more!
Their scares aren’t the only thing that makes them one of the best Halloween events in Los Angeles. Grab a drink in their Night Mariners Bar and enjoy live music from local bands, but don’t think you are safe, their monsters roam every inch or Dark Harbor.
Little Monsters Ball
Looking for some family fun this Halloween? Parents – bring your little monsters down for this special event featuring Trick-or-Treating, Face Painting, and special entertainment – just for kids. Bring the little ones dressed in their Halloween costumes and compete for terrific prizes in the Kid’s Costume Contest! At only $5.00 per person, you are sure to have a great and safe Halloween at the Little Monsters Ball.
October, 31 2012 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
Halloween Costume Ball
Join for Dark Harbor’s first ever Costume Ball! Unlike other Halloween attractions, you can wear your scariest costume at the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor on Halloween night only.
The haunted festivities will include:
- Costume party and contest – your peers will vote for the best costume. You could win prizes valued at $1,000!
- Drag show – grab a drink and enjoy the show.
- Dance Party – One of the hottest DJ’s will be spinning at our long-awaited dance party.
October 31, 2012 | 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
WHAT: The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor
WHERE: 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802
WHEN: October 5 – 7, 12 – 14, 18 – 21, 25 – 28, and 31, 2012 | 7:00 pm – 12:00 am
CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0738
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