Come aboard the Queen Mary for a Halloween fright night

It’s Halloween Eve, and I’m slowly getting excited for the holiday I typically couldn’t care less about. For starters, my good friend’s 21st birthday is tomorrow, and she gets to celebrate her day with endless amounts of candy and legally-consumed alcohol. Second, I actually succeeded in picking out a costume more than 24 hours beforehand.

This year, my friends and I are dressing as the Pink Ladies from Grease. I told my parents of my costume plans, and my Dad responded with, “I’ve never seen Grease before.”

I think I almost fainted out of shock, but after I recovered, I assured him that the movie is on Netflix for his viewing pleasure in the very near future.

Since tomorrow is Halloween, I figured I would do my Halloween post tonight so I can fully enjoy strutting around as a Pink Lady. Wish me luck. The heels I’m wearing are too high for my own good.

We can only hope we’ll look as badass as them tomorrow night.
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I had no idea what to write about for this post. I had already done two Halloween-related posts earlier this month, more than I initially thought I would do. But, I discovered an event in California that I couldn’t pass up talking about.

Come aboard the Queen Mary, a ship-turned-floating hotel in Long Beach, California. Every year, the ship / hotel hosts Dark Harbor, a Halloween-themed event that occurs multiple nights throughout the month of October. The event has six frightening mazes, music performances, rides that include a zipline, festive food and drink, and various other attractions. Since the ship is also an operating hotel, rooms can be purchased for attendees to stay overnight and participate in the “Scare and Stay” package. Tickets for Dark Harbor can be purchased online or at the door.

The Queen Mary ship and hotel
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I hate clowns, so I’d have to pop a Xanax if I ever went through the new circus maze for the 2013 season at Dark Harbor.
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I was reading the “Know Before You Go” section of the website and learned that there is no age restriction for the event. But, the accompaniment of children is discouraged due to the level of fright Dark Harbor causes. This is definitely an adult experience, with the venue being the only one to serve alcohol in the Southern California area.

I love The Ellen Show, especially when Ellen makes her writer Amy suffer through different activities and events. I had seen this clip numerous times before but did not know it took place aboard the Queen Mary until now.

In the future, I hope to set foot on the Queen Mary and experience this unique event. Dark Harbor may just provide me with a newfound appreciation for this ridiculous holiday. I think the aspect of being on a boat excites me the most, so I guess it’s time to add Long Beach, CA to the list.

Happy Halloween!


2 thoughts on “Come aboard the Queen Mary for a Halloween fright night

  1. Pingback: The Queen Mary Is Not Haunted (But I Understand Why You Think She Is) | Illuminutti

  2. The cruise ship Queen Mary remains a classic to this day. War and the survival of the future generations to admire the beauty of this ship. Although the luxury cruise ship Queen Mary in the present but still a beautiful prominent than other ships. Thank you for your site.

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