The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor crew of monsters and ghosts literally crossed the street to the Long Beach Convention Center as Dark Harbor’s creative team announced Dark Harbor’s new and returning mazes, a few surprises, and the introduction of a rival to Dark Harbor’s Captain.
The creative team had a lot to share with the excited audience as they revealed the 2016 mazes. Returning this year will be Deadrise, Circus, Lullaby, B340 and Soulmate. Joining them will be the new HEX Paintball Gallery and Intrepid. The team also announced that Sideshow, part show, part lounge, and part maze, will be returning this year. Rounding things out will be the all new Panic 4-D Experience and the Voodoo House Tasting Room.
The creative team stressed that while several of the mazes and attractions are returning, they have gone through several changes, including most mazes being made longer.
With great excitement, they announced that this year’s Dark Harbor would feature live entertainment for an hour before the event opens and the overall event would feature ten percent more performers than previous years.
The biggest surprise to come out of the Dark Harbor special presentation was the arrival of the man/monster that built the Queen Mary- The Iron Master. He and his crew have spent the last 80 years on a ghost train from Hell. For 2016, the Iron Master is bringing this train to Dark Harbor as its newest maze: Intrepid.
David Wally, Director of Dark Harbor, really expressed his love for the Haunt community of Southern California. He even stated his fondness for the teams at Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, Knott’s Scary Farm, and Fright Fest. Wally’s theme is “One Team, One Dream.
The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor runs select nights September 29th to October 31st. Tickets start at $20 and can be bought at http://www.queenmary.com .
The team here at All Hallows’ Haunts is very excited for Dark Harbor this year, as we had a blast attending last year. We do recommend that depending on which nights you attend, you may want to consider purchasing a Fast Fright Pass. The wait times can be rather long for this awesome event.
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