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Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor 2024

Dark Harbor 2024 Press Release

Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor 2024

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Returns to Long Beach for 2024 Halloween Season After a Multi-Year Hiatus, The Notoriously Haunted Queen Mary Brings Back Fan-Favorite Halloween Event 

LONG BEACH, CA | APRIL 30, 2024 – Named one of the Top 10 Most Haunted Places in America by Time Magazine, The Queen Mary has become synonymous with ghost sightings, scares, and paranormal activity in Southern California. From 2010-2019, the legendary Dark Harbor Halloween event captivated 

the residents of Long Beach and beyond until the COVID-19 pandemic and ship renovations caused the event to come to a pause. Now, for the first time in nearly four years, The Spirits Rise once again at The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor! 

Dark Harbor has become an iconic part of our city’s Halloween celebrations, and we are excited to once again transform the Queen Mary into a haunted spectacle for scare-goers,” said Mayor Rex Richardson. Having brought in hundreds of thousands of visitors to Long Beach in years past, its return is another major step in the Queen Mary’s recovery and return to a premier tourist attraction. I extend my appreciation to Evolution Hospitality and to our City Council for their support. 

Dark Harbor is a massive Halloween festival that takes place on The Queen Mary and surrounding harbor. This year’s event will feature haunted mazes, live entertainment, themed bars and lounges, experiences on-board the ship, festive eats and treats and, of course, the return of well known icon characters. 2024 attraction details will be released in the coming months and will include both fan favorites from the past as well as many new surprises. 

Southern California’s most haunted Halloween event will open on Friday, September 20th and run select nights through Saturday, November 2nd. Tickets will be available for purchase late summer 2024. For early access to presale, event updates and announcements, sign up at www.darkharborhalloween.com. The event is now hiring scare actors, event staff, tech staff and more. Job postings and applications can be found on the event website. 

The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor is located at 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach, CA 90802. For more information, visit www.darkharborhalloween.com and follow along on Instagram and Facebook. All media requests can be sent to press@darkharborhalloween.com and all sponsorship inquiries can be directed to sponsorships@darkharborhalloween.com

About The Queen Mary: 

Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include the Promenade Café and Chelsea Chowder House & Bar, as well as a weekly Royal Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs and visitors of all ages can explore the ship’s museum, tours, and exhibits. The Queen Mary features event space in 14 remarkable Art Deco salons and award-winning staff to create innovative banquets for groups ranging from 10 to 5,000. The Queen Mary boasts 200 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (888) 217-1153. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach. 

About Evolution Hospitality: 

Evolution Hospitality, the lifestyle operating division of Aimbridge Hospitality, creates unique lifestyle experiences and drives performance throughout its curated collection of independent, boutique, lifestyle, and soft brand hotels, as well as restaurants, bars, and lounges throughout North America. With an entrepreneurial mindset and revenue and sales-based focus, Evolution’s in-house digital marketing agency, extraordinary culinary expertise, and a performance-driven culture combined with Aimbridge Hospitality’s world-class management platform contributes to best-in-class management practices and value enhancement to owners. Evolution Hospitality is based in San Clemente, Calif.

For more information, visit www.evolutionhospitality.com and connect on social at LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook. 

About the City of Long Beach: 

Long Beach is nestled along the Southern California coast and home to approximately 466,000 people. As an award-winning full-service charter city, Long Beach offers the amenities of a metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods, culture, and community. With a bustling downtown and over six miles of scenic beaches, Long Beach is a renowned tourist and business destination and home to the iconic Queen Mary, nationally recognized Aquarium of the Pacific and Long Beach Airport, award-winning Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center and world-class Port of Long Beach. 

For more information about the City of Long Beach, visit longbeach.gov/. Follow along on social to keep up with the latest news: Facebook, X, Instagram and YouTube.

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