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Fear lives at The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor as the torrid history of the haunted ship rises from the deep October 1 – November 1, 2015. In addition to Dark Harbor’s horrific new maze, Lullaby, that tells the tale of the ship’s youngest soul, Scary Mary, the annual fright festival is thrilled to unveil the all-new Anubis Paintball Adventure.

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Those who dare will venture into the tombs of Anubis, the Greek Egyptian jackal-headed god of mummification and the afterlife. In Anubis’ underworld, guests will test their skills in an LED 3D paintball battle against the most terrifying gaggle of mummies, monsters and myths.

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The brand new Lullaby maze will take guests on a frightening voyage with Dark Harbor’s youngest soul, Scary Mary, who has haunted the Queen Mary ever since her horrific drowning in the poolroom in 1952. Dark Harbor will also welcome the new Side Show of Freaks and Oddities and the Side Show Bar that will bring guests up close into the grotesque world of freaks.

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The Ringmaster, The Captain and their band of spirits including Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry and Scary Mary will be joined by over 200 grizzly monsters and ghouls that will be plotting terrifying tricks and treats throughout the season of fear. Dark Harbor’s signature haunts Deadrise, Soulmate, B340, Circus and the Voodoo Village will be wrought with more horrific monsters than ever before.

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WHAT: The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Unveils The New Anubis Paintball Adventure
WHEN: October 1 – November 1, 2015
WHERE: 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802

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CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0738

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The Queen Mary’s 2015 All-American July 4th Celebration will be a festive all-age party presenting 100 years of American spirit and tradition. The decades will come alive through entertainment, music, activities, food, and fun the whole family will enjoy. As night falls, The Queen Mary’s decks will become front row seats to one of the best fireworks shows in Southern California.

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A turn-of-the-century Traveling Circus tops the list of attractions and includes vintage performers, carnival games, and train rides.  Visitors can flap and Lindy Hop through the 1920’s at the Gatsby Garden Party where professional dancers will set the stage. Step into a prohibition speak-easy where a secret password is the ticket to Crazy Rhythm live jazz and cabaret featuring the Satin Dollz. The Queen Mary’s salute to the 1940’s and WWII will showcase Peter Jacobs Wartime Revue and live performances by the USO Dollz and the Swingin’ Hollywood Hot Shots.

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The decades roll-on with the Nifty Fifty Drive-In Diner playing authentic 50s jukebox hits, Motor City Magic live on stage paying tribute to Motown’s greatest, the Disco Kings groovin’ through the 70s and a day flow 80s arcade. Round out the century with a 90s laser tag rave and Country music tailgate. Themed dining, era-specific libations, strolling entertainers, and family activities add to the All-American 4th of July splendor.

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“We’re outdoing ourselves with a Fourth of July Jubilee like no other.  The Queen Mary is the only place in Southern California to truly celebrate one hundred years of Americana showcasing the best fireworks show in town,” says Steve Sheldon, Director of Entertainment Events for The Queen Mary.  “A legendary floating party through 10 decades, the merriest revue of the century!”

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WHAT: Queen Mary All-American July 4th Celebration
WHEN: July 4, 2015 
WHERE: 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: General Admission Adult Tickets are $44 online/$49 walk up and General Admission Child Tickets are $25 online/$29 walk up. VIP tickets for all ages are $99.

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0738

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The Queen Mary is pleased to welcome back the annual ScotsFestival and International Highland Games XXII. Experience the rich culture and history of Scotland first hand through an array of authentic activities, athletics, dancing, entertainment, and cuisine in ode to the Queen Mary’s Scottish legacy.

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ScotsFestival weekend kicks off on February 13 with Rock Yer Kilt, highlighting the best Scottish Rock bands this side of the pond. Official ScotsFestival Opening Ceremonies begin on February 14 featuring the traditional Grand Parade of Clans & Bands with an Address to the Haggis. Daily festivities include Border Collie sheep-herding, firing demonstrations, performances by the Scots Greys Calvary, Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Celtic Harp & Wren Iniquity Ensemble and historic re-enactments.

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Eighty-four years ago, in the quaint seaside town of Clydebank, Scotland, construction began on the Queen Mary. Exemplifying the finest craftsmanship of the country, the Queen Mary’s legacy is undeniable and today the ship’s heritage is celebrated through the two-day ScotsFestival honoring Scottish culture.

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WHAT: The Queen Mary ScotsFestival
WHEN: February 14 – 15, 2015 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
WHERE: 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0738

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El Dorado Nature Center

December 26, 2014 — Leave a comment

Looking for a bit of nature in the middle of the city? Nestled between the San Gabriel River and the 605 Freeway, El Dorado Nature Center is an oasis of natural habitat, offering visitors the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the urban environment.

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The 105 acres that make up the Nature Center grounds provide sanctuary for animals and plant life. Two miles of dirt trails and a ¼ mile paved trail wind around two lakes, a stream, and forested areas.

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At the entrance, cross over the wooden bridge that spans the lake and you’ll find yourself on a small island that houses the Visitor Center, containing educational displays and a small gift shop offering environmentally themed books and gifts.

WHAT: El Dorado Nature Center
WHEN: Trails Tuesday – Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm | Museum Tuesday – Sunday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm | Closed Mondays, July 4, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
WHERE: 7550 East Spring Street | Long Beach, CA 90815

DETAILS: 

  • Vehicle Entry Fees: $5 Monday – Thursday, $6 Friday $7 Saturday and Sunday, and $8 Holidays 

CONTACT INFO: (562) 570-1745

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Celebrate the launch of 2015 under a fireworks-filled sky on the legendary decks of the Queen Mary. Toast the New Year in style and enjoy an unforgettable evening of great food, drinks and live entertainment. New Year’s Eve aboard the Queen Mary is a sell-out party every year.

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Whether you want to dance the night away, or simply enjoy the music, there’s no shortage of entertainment aboard the Queen Mary. This year, we celebrate Auld Lang SHINE! The 21+ all-night bash highlights seven destinations from the Queen Mary’s Mediterranean Cruise of 1966 through music, culture, food and entertainment. A global party made unforgettable by renowned headliners The Gypsy All Stars featuring Gypsy Kings Alumni, DJ Dennis Owens, DJ Groovy Lu and more. New Year’s Eve aboard the Queen Mary will be a brilliant welcome to 2015.

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WHAT: New Year’s Eve Aboard The Queen Mary 
WHEN:
December 31, 2014 
WHERE: 
1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802

DETAILS:

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342-0738

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CHILL At The Queen Mary

November 21, 2014 — Leave a comment

The Queen Mary will once again be overtaken by a deep freeze for the third annual CHILL, opening on November 21st. Experience the frozen magic that will bring holiday celebration, wonderment, and North Pole temperatures to families across sunny Southern California.

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An experience like no other, CHILL transforms over two million pounds of sparkling ice into larger than life hand carved colorful ice sculptures in the 14,000 square-foot Igloo called The Ice Kingdom, located inside the Queen Mary’s Dome, formerly home to the legendary Spruce Goose. The Ice Kingdom will feature a California holiday theme complete with breaking waves, dancing dolphins, and a Surfing Santa. Frozen scenes from The Nutcracker will adorn The Ice Kingdom with walk-through castles and sugar plum fairies. Get lost in the life size candy cane forest, explore the penguin village, and slip down three ice slides off of a 30’ high replica of The Queen Mary.

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Each ice exhibit is meticulously hand carved and created by an international team of expert ice sculptures from Harbin, China and enhanced with LED lighting to create a visually awing experience like no other.The Ice Kingdom is kept at a frosty nine degrees Fahrenheit to preserve the ice and guests will receive parkas to help protect against the frozen temperatures.

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CHILL welcomes back ice tubing with six lanes of glistening ice slides standing two stories tall and 100-feet long in front of The Ice Kingdom. Ice skate under the stars on the 6,000 square-foot ice skating rink with a view of the picturesque Queen Mary ship. A holiday village will offer gingerbread houses, holiday carolers, the decoration adorned Candy Lane, and a visit with Santa Claus. The world’s largest rocking horse and snowman bounce house will provide holiday merriment for all guests young at heart.

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CHILL is a truly unique holiday experience that brings the cold festive weather of other areas right here to sunny Southern California,” commented Steve Sheldon, director of entertainment events at The Queen Mary. “Stepping into the Ice Kingdom immediately puts you in the holiday spirit.”

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CHILL will also feature nightly live entertainment, movies under the stars, and festive food and beverages. Lodging packages are also available. CHILL sponsors include The Port of Long Beach, Hawaiian Host, YP, Coca-Cola, Heineken, and Finlandia. 

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WHAT: CHILL At The Queen Mary
WHEN: November 21, 2014 – January 11, 2014
WHERE: 1126 Queens Highway | Long Beach, CA 90802

DETAILS:

  • Tickets: $39.99 for adults and $29.99 for kids (ages 4-11)

CONTACT INFO: (877) 342–0738

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Rancho Los Alamitos

November 3, 2014 — Leave a comment

Rancho Los Alamitos is listed twice on the National Register of Historic Places – once as the sacred Tongva village of Povuu’ngna, the traditional birthplace of the native people of the Los Angeles Basin and, second, for the evolution of its significant historic landscape over time.

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The site includes traces of the ancestral village such as an adobe-core ranch house ca.1800 and four acres of lush historic gardens developed during the 1920’s and 30’s.

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There is also a restored working ranch barnyard of the early-mid 20th century.

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With the opening of the Rancho Center, the film, new exhibits, and room environments that feature the landscape, the people have developed the region and the state over time.

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This exceptional site reveals the early Tongva presence, the Spanish and Mexican periods, the ranching and farming era, and the imprint of 20th century development. A quintessential place for people to experience the living story of southern California, Rancho Los Alamitos is a microcosm of the region, past to present.

WHAT: Rancho Los Alamitos 
WHEN: 
Wednesday  – Sunday | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WHERE:
6400 Bixby Hill Road | Long Beach, CA 90815

CONTACT INFO: (562) 431-3541

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