Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 2019

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Am I allowed to eat donkey during lent?
User avatar
Posts: 1513
Joined: 25 Jun 2013
Location: Cerritos, Ca.
Gender: Male
Age: 51

Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 2019

Postby coasterlvr » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:04 pm

Queen Mary's Dark Harbor Fear Lives Here

Theme Park Review was invited to media/opening night of Dark Harbor. Personally, I haven't been to Dark Harbor, now celebrating its 10th year. I remember on school field trips to the Queen Mary always being kind of spooked out by the place. Being old and thinking it would sink or something. LOL So I guess I still have some of those memories lingering in the back of my mind while navigating the 3 on board mazes.

The Dark Harbor ship mazes, Feast, B340, and Lullaby all make good use of the dark and gloomy parts of the Queen Mary. The soundtracks greatly add to the anticipation of the next scare around the corner. Also in the Queen Mary we sometimes lost which direction to go because of some extreme darkness.

What I found great about some areas of the mazes is it felt like there weren't some crazy safety guidelines and that they trusted the guests not to be stupid. Reminded me of Knoebels, where there isn't overbearing safety regulations, and that's a great thing! :) But with something like 13 bars scattered around the event, I'm sure there had to be some that went home with scrapes, bumps, and bruises. :lol:

There's a good amount of stuff to do and see besides the mazes. A lot of food options. Again, like 13 bars scattered throughout the area and inside mazes. A swing from Michael Jackson's ranch, and also a few shows, slider, aerial, and fire.

Dark Harbor doesn't have that corporate feel of HHN and Fright Fest which I also attended this month, and I think that's great. The scare actors Thursday all seemed really into it and having fun. By far my favorite out of the three events I've gone to this month.

Screen Shot 2019-09-27 at 11.10.45 AM.png

Screen Shot 2019-09-27 at 11.14.39 AM.png
This is a great effect with lasers and fog. The scare actors can just sit below the laser line and not be seen at all.

Screen Shot 2019-09-27 at 11.33.29 AM.png

Screen Shot 2019-09-27 at 11.34.23 AM.png

Screen Shot 2019-09-27 at 3.33.46 PM.png
One of the few areas where you need to get down on your hands and knees and crawl through.

Screen Shot 2019-09-27 at 3.36.09 PM.png
Scare actor that you have to walk under. This hallway is 100% pitch black. Then a strobe light turns on and this is what you see. LOL

Screen Shot 2019-09-27 at 4.33.19 PM.png

Screen Shot 2019-09-27 at 4.34.32 PM.png
Random toilet

Screen Shot 2019-09-27 at 4.35.19 PM.png

Screen Shot 2019-09-27 at 4.35.46 PM.png

Screen Shot 2019-09-27 at 4.36.25 PM.png

Screen Shot 2019-09-27 at 4.37.46 PM.png
Crawling through the meat grinder.

Screen Shot 2019-09-27 at 4.41.50 PM.png

Screen Shot 2019-09-28 at 8.59.16 AM.png

Screen Shot 2019-09-28 at 9.04.00 AM.png

Screen Shot 2019-09-28 at 9.04.31 AM.png
This is a reoccurring theme. Turn into a dark room, or hall and come face to face with a scare actor.















Delicious & Refreshing
User avatar
Posts: 8675
Joined: 21 Jan 2006
Location: Orlando, Florida
Gender: Male
Age: 29

Re: Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 2019

Postby jedimaster1227 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:39 am

My interest in Dark Harbor this year has grown as Dark Horizon gets ready to open here in Orlando from the same team. I'm always scheming of a way to get back to SoCal for the Halloween season (Haunted Mansion Holiday and HHN are enough of a reason) but if I were to, Dark Harbor would definitely be on my itinerary. Thanks for sharing!
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!


Site Admin
User avatar
Posts: 48253
Joined: 01 Feb 2005
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male

Re: Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 2019

Postby robbalvey » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:35 am

I've added a video of all the haunted houses at Queen Mary Dark Harbor:

I'd like to buy a vowel!
User avatar
Posts: 3481
Joined: 26 May 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Gender: Male
Age: 34

Re: Queen Mary's Dark Harbor 2019

Postby KBrylczyk » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:39 pm

Can't wait to get back to Dark Harbor in a few weeks. Looking at the walkthrough videos it seems at least two of the shipboard haunts were reversed (meaning you begin the haunt at last year's exit, exit at last year's entrance) which will make for some interesting new routes. Rogue also looks excellent. Deadrise was pretty terrible last year, easily the worst of the event, so it looks like the repurposed sets for Rogue are getting some new life!

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 1 guest

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.