Dark Harbor guests get a free photo shoot upon entering. Photos can be viewed and retrieved at the customer service tent before the end of their visit.
Spooky cocktail waitresses roam the grounds carrying a tray of five dollar vodka shots to those wearing special drinking wrist bands. Food booths provide the usual snacks and fountain drinks for wandering hungry guests and their families.
Returning this year is the R.I.P. Lounge and its Creepy Cabanas where guests can relax and enjoy sideshows that include; ghoulish Cirque du Soleil performers, fire dancers, magicians
and zombie musicians.
Returning spirits include; The Iron Master, Captain, Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry, Scary Mary, The Voodoo Priestess, Ringmaster and hundreds of terrifying henchmen.
Making his début this year is “Chef” and the All-New Maze FEAST that will have you screaming, “I’ve had enough!”
Chef’s frozen Meat Locker bar with frozen bloodied body parts incased in an ice bar makes up the main decor—along with a frozen wall shelving a plethora of tasty vodka spirits to sample. Freezing temperatures require guests to wear heavy parkas, provided by ghostly barmaids before entering.
Another one-of-a-kind bar experience is secretly hidden in one of Dark Harbor’s scary mazes—Intrepid, Circus, Deadrise, Soulmate, B340, and Lullaby for those who are lucky or brave enough to stumble upon it.
The highlights of the evening are the fire dancers lighting up the main stage with their choreographed performances and a blazing sword fight scene. While scary roller-skating clowns sparked up a performance showing off their skating skills in “Slider Alley”.
This year’s Dark Harbor experience is wonderful entertainment, if you can handle the in-your-ear bloodcurdling screams from ghouls jumping our from dark corners. Do be aware! Some of you might wet their pants.
Dark Harbor is open on select nights from September 28 through November 1. General ticket admission is $24 online. Fast Fright, VIP and the Ultimate Scream Experience are available for purchase. For more information visit Queen Mary Website: Queenmary.com.