Event Preview: Dark Harbor at Queen Mary

WHAT:
Dark Harbor, Southern California’s most authentically terrifying haunt, returns to the Queen Mary on select nights Sept. 28 – Nov. 1 with MORE monsters, MORE nights, and MORE mazes than ever before. All-new maze, FEAST, and Dark Harbor’s newest resident spirit, Chef, will make their horrific debuts along with the return of the infamous spirits of Iron Master, Captain, Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry, Scary Mary, Voodoo Priestess, Ringmaster, and hundreds of their bloodcurdling henchmen.

WHEN:
Public Opening: Thursday, Sept. 28, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Dates: Select nights, Sept. 28 through Nov. 1

WHERE:
The Queen Mary, 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90802

NEW EXPERIENCES:
Swelter with fear in FEAST Maze, 4th maze onboard the ship, for a terrifying journey into the legend of Chef
Venture into the frozen depths of Chef’s Meat Locker for a unique 7-degree ice bar experience
Stumble upon the secret hidden sidebar inside one of Dark Harbor’s mazes for a one-of-a-kind experience

NEWLY-INTENSIFIED RETURNING MAZES:

INTREPID: Meet the mastermind, the creator and now the protector of the Queen Mary, Iron Master.
CIRCUS: Step right up as the Ringmaster startles with disorienting illusions, maniacal magic acts, and a cadre of sideshow freaks.
DEADRISE: Captain and the dark vessel’s crew have risen from the deep for a battle against the living.
SOULMATE: Escape the gloves of Graceful Gale as she feverishly searches for her eternal mate.
B340: Descend into the insidious mind of Samuel the Savage to face his worst nightmares.
LULLABY: Hush Hush don’t cry; Scary Mary is just looking for her next playmate

ADDITIONAL ATTRACTIONS:

SIDESHOW: Step ‘backstage”, rub elbows with resident freaks, take in a show or a drink at the secret bar
CREEPY CABANAS: Host a private soiree, order a freak show, enjoy instant access to Sideshow & Swings
R.I.P. LOUNGE: Hover above Dark Harbor at the exclusive ghost-eye-view VIP bar with all-you-can-eat tacos
SINISTER SWINGS: Take a spin on the infamous Neverland Ranch Ride
MAINSTAGE: DJ spins between a variety of nightly entertainment shows, plus special guest performances.

TICKETS:

General admission tickets start at just $24 online. Fast Fright, VIP and the Ultimate Scream Experience are available. Purchase tickets: http://queenmary.com

PARKING:

$40 for Premium Parking located in the Queen Mary parking lot
$15 for all-new Dark Harbor Express, 6pm – 1:30am
Board the Dark Harbor Express boat service (operated by Aqua Link) at Shoreline Village at the Aquarium of the Pacific for your short boat ride over to the Queen Mary. Round-trip fees on the Dark Harbor Express are $8 per person and the parking structure is located at 248 W. Shoreline Drive in Long Beach. Cash only.
$15 for parking at Long Beach Courthouse, 6pm – 1:30am
Board a shuttle bus for your complimentary ride over to the Queen Mary located at 101 Magnolia Avenue in Downtown Long Beach. Cash only.

Below are my thoughts on last year’s Dark Harbor:

Event Review: The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor

 

photo credit: Ace Agency

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Boo! At the LA Zoo

Yesterday, we were invited to the attend Boo at the LA Zoo.  This Halloween themed event took place right inside the LA Zoo. There were stations of different insects from around the world, caves you can walk through that lit up with insects and snakes on the floor.  We weren’t too excited about that…so we ditched the cave.

The kids enjoyed Halloween themed puppet shows, pumpkin carving presentations, and a corn maze (pictured above) that wasn’t shy of scarecrows.

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The best part to me was how they didn’t exclude the Dinosaurs Extinct Exhibit from the Halloween fun.  I wonder what type of tour this guy was on…

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This guys just hanging around (the guy in the tree tent) …I wonder which dinosaur go to him.

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Then there was these flys or wasps….just big ass bugs.

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We also got to enjoy the zoo because admission into the zoo automatically gets you into Boo at the LA Zoo. Who doesn’t love a BOGO?

Happy Hauntings!

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I Can’t Believe It!

Seriously! I can’t believe it’s already been a year since my husband and I married. Our official wedding date is September 6th. This post comes so late because I’ve been super busy with life & kids I haven’t had a second to write up what a wonderful 1 year anniversary we shared.  First off, we went to Kailua-Kona, HI the weekend before our anniversary (which is actually Labor Day weekend). We had such a wonderful time on that island. I have tons of pictures to share but I’ll do a separate post on that soon.

As we continue to celebrate our 1 year anniversary, we came back to he hotel where we got married – The Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach, CA.  Upon arriving to the hotel we stopped and picked up a replica of the top tier of our wedding cake. Of course we didn’t freeze it…gross!  Our cake came from Rossmoor Pastries in Signal Hill, CA. We loved loved loved our wedding cake.

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We arrived to Suite 726 (which was actually the same suite we didn’t get to enjoy on our wedding night because we were rushed away to the airport & off to our honeymoon in St. Thomas, VI. No complaints here!) and there was this waiting for us…

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No! Not the Ciroc & cranberry juice LOL. The bottle of wine next to it + the cheese, grapes, orange, & crackers (not pictured).

Along with a nice card from our ever sweet wedding concierge Vanessa.

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The view from from this room is spectacular.

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We we enjoyed dinner at Shades Restaurant & Bar on property… of course the salmon was mine.

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then came back back to the room to cut into the cake…

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OMG! Yum! This flavor is California Sunrise

We took a nap, woke to watched a complimentary movie “The Shallows” then ate more cake.

It was a great night! Cheers to Forver!

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