Dates: Oct. 2-4; 9-12; 16-19, 23-26 and Oct. 29 – Nov. 2.
Hours: 7 p.m. to midnight.
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Description: The Queen Mary Dark Harbor offers twenty nights of Halloween horror from October 2 through November 2. Expect two new mazes and an Exclusive Encounter on board the ship, plus a new scare zone on land, not to mention the return of such familiar characters as the Captain, Graceful Gale, and Savage Samuel.
The New mazes are SOULMATE, which replaces Containment Center and features Graceful Gale, a 1930s dance floor siren, and B340, which relates the story of Samuel, a crazed man savagely ripped to pieces after being locked away.
The new Exclusive Encounters attraction offers an opportunity for a handful of guests to go on a paranormal trek through sections of the Queen Mary previously closed off. Like the returning Freakshows, this attraction promises more intimate scares, avoiding the conga-line approach symptomatic of larger events.
The Monster Midway, with its Freakshow and Mechanical Monster will be back, along with the Ringmaster, roaming ghouls, and live entertainment.
Costumes are allowed only on Halloween Night and on November 1 and 2 (the latter of which are being designated Dias de Los Muertos).
Tickets start at $20 for Happy Haunting Hour tickets (admission before 8pm). General Admission is $24; VIP is $86.
There are a limited number of Season Passes available, which include General Admission plus Fast Fright Pass for $50. This allows entrance throughout the Halloween season, except for Blackout Dates on peak days: October 17-18, 24-25, 30-31.
There is also a Hotel Package that includes a par of General Admission tickets and Fast Fright passes. Prices range from $229 to $289. The offer will not be available on Sunday, Oct. 5 and Thursday, Oct. 23.
For Halloween 2014, the Queen Mary offers the 3rd annual Little Monsters Ball, including a costume contest, on October 31, from 4pm to 6pm. This kid friendly event is a separate admission from Dark Harbor. Tickets are $10 for adults and children over 11. Children under 11 and under are free with a paying adult, but you need to reserve tickets ahead of time.