Leave your soul at home and join the deranged spirits of the underworld on the Queen Mary, if you dare.
I was invite to visit the Queen Mary for Dark Harbor, first time for me and I was very interested in seeing what all the hype was about. If you haven't been here's all the info you'll need to know.
Dark Harbor you say? Wondering what it all about? A frightfully fun event for the older teen and adult crowd with ghouls, side show freaks, monsters and ghosts wandering the front of the Queen Mary, not to mention a few inside as well.
Care to enter the ship and see what goes creek! In the night? There are six mazes in all at Dark Harbor, 3 of which are on the ship itself based off some pretty creepy stories, take care where you step and keep your loved ones close. The Lullaby Maze with it's story of Scary Mary (new this year) was our favorite. She'll be waiting for you at every turn just dying to play a game or two with you.
The non public areas of the ship as well as others like the infamous pool and engine area are all open as you wander with some not so sweet spirits. You'll find the Soulmate and B340 mazes on the ship as well.
The Voodoo Village, Deathrise and Circus mazes in front of the ship will have you screaming and searching for a way out, but don't worry you're not alone!
SIDE SHOW OF FREAKS & ODDITIES is a great place to get a drink, meet some of the resident freaks and have your fortune told. Chill with some very interesting characters while watching the talent of the Side Show Freaks. While there make sure to say hello to the Siamese twins, but don't asks which one thinks she's the prettier one, just warning you. And don't miss the White Ghost maze there too, it's a small one but oh so good!
CURSE OF ANUBIS: PAINTBALL ADVENTURE is new this year at Dark Harbor. Enter the terrifying tombs of Anubis, the Greek Egyptian jackal-headed god of mummification and the afterlife and fight for survival. Test your skills and battle a horde of horrific mummies, monsters, and myths in this multi-dimensional paintball adventure. Additional cost for this attraction.
In for more creature comforts, get the VIP pass and visit the RIP lounge, they are dying to serve you. Or better yet rent a Cabana and escape the hustle and bustle of the mortals for a bit.
A few tips for making the most of your visit, unless you are checking in for all eternity:
The Fast Fright pass is the way to go. The lines get long and this is the best way to make sure you experience all there is offered in one evening.
Small groups are let into the mazes at a staggered rate, which makes the lines move slower but also makes for a better experience.
Do the mazes on the ship first, these are the most popular I found, then make your way to take In a side show with the Freaks and Oddities, have a drink and grab a bite or be bitten which ever is your forte.
Check site for discounted Happy Haunted Hour Tickets, just $20.00.
Oh and one last tip, watch your back! Enjoy your visit ( Insert ghoulish laugh)