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Anubis Paintball Adventure Coming to Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor 2015

Queen Mary Dark HarborFear lives here at The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor as the torrid history of the haunted ship rises from the deep October 1 – November 1, 2015. In addition to Dark Harbor’s horrific new maze, Lullaby, that tells the tale of the ship’s youngest soul, Scary Mary, the annual fright festival is thrilled to unveil the all-new Anubis Paintball Adventure.

Those who dare will venture into the tombs of Anubis, the Greek Egyptian jackal-headed god of mummification and the afterlife. In Anubis’ underworld, guests will test their skills in an LED 3D paintball battle against the most terrifying gaggle of mummies, monsters and myths.

The brand new Lullaby maze will take guests on a frightening voyage with Dark Harbor’s youngest soul, Scary Mary, who has haunted the Queen Mary ever since her horrific drowning in the poolroom in 1952. Dark Harbor will also welcome the new Side Show of Freaks and Oddities and the Side Show Bar that will bring guests up close into the grotesque world of freaks.

The Ringmaster, The Captain and their band of spirits including Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry and Scary Mary will be joined by over 200 grizzly monsters and ghouls that will be plotting terrifying tricks and treats throughout the season of fear. Dark Harbor’s signature haunts Deadrise, Soulmate, B340, Circus and the Voodoo Village will be wrought with more horrific monsters than ever before.

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Art Deco Festival Returns to Queen Mary in September 2015

Art Deco ImageDuring its peak of popularity the Art Deco mode expressed luxury, glamor, and a profound social faith in technological progress; attributes shared with the Queen Mary and its breakthrough engineering and artistic design.

The Art Deco movement embraced technology; a distinct comparison to the earlier Art Nouveau school and its focus on the organic. Art Deco combines traditional craft motifs with Machine Age imagery and materials; these and other design platforms were abundant as the John Brown shipyard made ready what would become the world’s most advanced ocean liner.

It is no wonder that the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles makes an annual return to the Queen Mary to host a weekend festival to celebrate the vibrance of design and the merging of technological innovation with bold artistic demonstration. The Art Deco movement began after WWI and peaked as the world exited WWII; the Queen Mary’s launch and sea-going presence on the world stage coincided with the movement’s brash embrace of the new while reminiscing about the grandeur of the past. Arguably, the Queen Mary remains the world’s greatest example of mobile Art Deco design.

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LEGO Reproduction of Queen Mary Coming to Long Beach

Queen Mary Lego ShipWhen Britain’s most famous ocean liner was still a dream, the Cunard Lines recruited the John Brown shipyard in Scotland to build what would become the world’s most famous ocean liner. When Britain’s certified LEGO builders, Bright Bricks Inc. decided to commemorate the ship in LEGO Bricks – they never dreamed the huge model would someday come to Long Beach and be displayed on the actual Queen Mary. “The agreement to display our model on the ship is the perfect end to a wonderful LEGO adventure,” said Bright Bricks co-founder, Ed Diment.

The LEGO company certifies only a few official model makers; Bright Bricks is located in England and is a well-established creative resource. “Companies from around the world hire us to interpret their products or brand using LEGO bricks. But, in this case, we decided to build the Queen Mary for our own satisfaction. It required four professional builders and over 250,000 individual LEGO bricks. It took almost four months to complete the project,” Diment added.

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Queen Mary to Host All-American 4th of July Celebration

Queen Mary 4th of July 1The Queen Mary’s 2015 All-American July 4th Celebration will be a festive all-age party presenting 100 years of American spirit and tradition.  The decades will come alive through entertainment, music, activities, food and fun the whole family will enjoy.  As night falls, The Queen Mary’s decks will become front row seats to one of the best fireworks shows in Southern California.

A turn-of-the-century Traveling Circus tops the list of attractions and includes vintage performers, carnival games and train rides.  Visitors can flap and Lindy Hop through the 1920’s at the Gatsby Garden Party where professional dancers will set the stage.  Step into a prohibition speak-easy where a secret password is the ticket to Crazy Rhythm live jazz and cabaret featuring the Satin Dollz.  The Queen Mary’s salute to the 1940’s and WWII will showcase Peter Jacobs Wartime Revue and live performances by the USO Dollz and the Swingin’ Hollywood Hot Shots.

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Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Announces Lullaby Maze for 2015

Queen Mary Dark Harbor 2015 teaseThe Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor rises once again from the deep history of the infamously haunted ship October 1 – November 1, 2015. Dark Harbor is thrilled to unveil the horrific new maze, Lullaby, that tells the tale of the ship’s youngest soul, Scary Mary. The chilling new Side Show of Freaks and Oddities, new attractions and new monsters will be orchestrated by The Ringmaster and all of the ghoulish spirits of the Queen for its most frightful season of thrills yet.

Lullaby will take fear-seekers on a terrifying voyage with Dark Harbor’s youngest soul, Scary Mary, who has haunted the Queen Mary ever since her horrific drowning in the poolroom in 1952. Mary was a bad seed from birth. Before her death, mysterious tragedies and unexplained occurrences seemed to follow in Mary’s wake.  She isn’t looking for just one playmate; she wants a whole playground of souls to play with in the afterlife.  She can be spotted through out Dark Harbor, but the poolroom of the ship is her playroom. One must proceed through Lullaby with caution, as it may be the last journey through Dark Harbor as a mortal soul.

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