ScarePop and The Halloween Experience present: Halloween 2015 – Paranormal Thrills Meet Halloween Chills
Haunted attractions are scary enough on their own, but imagine if the creepiest things lurking in the dark aren’t the scare actors, but spirits that died so horribly they are forever trapped in the location itself. In 2015, two truly haunted attractions have emerged to scare you to death – Halloween scare attractions located on historic ships known as much for their ghosts as for their maritime achievements. Check them out if you dare!:
THE QUEEN MARY’S DARK HARBOR (Long Beach, CA)
Dubbed the “Grey Ghost” during WWII, the Queen Mary saw more than its fair share of tragedy that has manifested into one of the most documented hauntings of all time. This October, Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor attraction returns for another season of Halloween screams, featuring 2,000 monsters led by the RINGMASTER, six mazes and live entertainment.
CIRCUS-BIG TOP TERROR
“Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and experience the world’s most horrifying circus! Face your greatest fears as you wander through a terrifying tent of terror inside the cavernous dome located next to the Queen Mary. Disorienting illusions, maniacal magic acts, and a cadre of sideshow freaks are certain to shock, stun, and startle even the bravest of souls.”
DEADRISE-THE DEPTHS OF DARKNESS
“Deadrise is a WWII escort ship that helped guide The Grey Ghost through enemy-infested waters. After a fatal crash during one of their dangerous voyages, Deadrise sank to the bottom and has been resting in her watery grave in the depths of the sea ever since. The wreckage of Deadrise has once again been called into service by the star of Dark Harbor, The Captain, to escort him and his armada of ghosts and monsters into a battle against the living to reclaim Dark Harbor.”
SOULMATE-TIL DEATH DO US PART
“Gale has been haunting Dark Harbor looking for a soul mate since her mysterious disappearance. A meandering maze of mystery, Soulmate is where Graceful Gale lures potential suitors with her charm. Beware of her minions, whose job it is to chop up her suitors and reassemble them into the perfect man. Once you’ve been smitten by Graceful Gale, there is no escaping…even after death!”
BD340-A DESCENT INTO INSANITY
“What would drive a man to madness and murder? That’s the answer B340 attempts to answer as we take a schizophrenic sojourn into the psychotic mind of Samuel the Savage. Tight spaces, darkness mixed with flashing lights, and pulse-pounding noises would drive anyone to the brink of insanity. Beware the wrath of violence of Samuel the Savage and be careful not to lose your head or your mind!”
VODOO VILLAGE-THE SWAMP OF DEATH
“Enter the bayou of brutality! Protected by the Voodoo Priestess, the Voodoo Village has been overrun by the traveling gypsies of the Ringmaster’s Circus and they don’t like visitors. A nightmare of necromancy for all those who enter, Voodoo Village takes you through a maze of sinister spells, macabre ceremonies and evil spirits. Of course, even if you’re lucky enough to survive the gypsy’s sanctuary and the southern crypt of death, you’ll still need to get through the deadly swamp where gators are the last thing you’ll have to worry about.”
LULLABY-HUSH, HUSH DON’T CRY
“Ring around the rosy, a pocket full of nightmares. The new Lullaby maze takes the visitor on a spine-tingling trip through the story of little Scary Mary. Gone, but certainly not forgotten, Mary is looking for playmates to join her on the other side of hell. Will you succumb to the youngster’s pranks and tricks, or will you escape with your soul intact?”
SIDESHOW OF FREAKS AND ODDITIES
“Don’t be afraid to peek behind the curtain. Our all new Side Show of Freaks and Oddities gives you a glimpse into the secretive world of our side show circus performers. Enjoy a cocktail and take in a performance by one of our oddities as they put their highly unusual talents on display for your enjoyment.”
CURSE OF ANNIBUS-PAINTBALL ADVENTURE
“Enter the terrifying tombs of Anubis, the Greek Egyptian jackal-headed god of mummification and the afterlife and fight for survival. Test your skills and battle a horde of horrific mummies, monsters, and myths in this LED 3D paintball adventure.”
SIDESHOW OF FREAKS AND ODDITIES
“Take a peek into the grotesque, eccentric, and secret world of our Side Show circus freaks. Their usual and odd talents will have you screaming for more.”
Running select nights October-1st-November 1st, Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor is a one of a kind Halloween attraction that is a must for lovers of haunted attractions and the paranormal. If you want the full experience, be sure to book a room aboard the Queen Mary and just maybe you’ll encounter something that truly goes bump in the night.
*all maze and attractions descriptions supplied via Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor press releases
SCARECO HAUNTED ATTRACTION PRESENTS HAUNTED HORNET (Alameda, CA)
SCARECO HAUNTED ATTRACTION’S HAUNTED HORNET is a new haunted attraction located aboard the USS Hornet. The aircraft carrier was commissioned in 1943 at the peak of World War II and was engaged in some of the most fierce battles in the Pacific. Now docked in Alameda, it seems that the human cost of war has forever attached itself to the ship. Apparitions of the long dead have been seen wandering the halls and unexplained sounds echoes throughout the ship. Undoubtedly, a trip to the USS Hornet has the makings of a truly unnerving experience, but add a haunted attraction and then you’ve got a Halloween event for the ages.
Details of the mazes and attractions are still forthcoming, but based on ScareCo’s previous haunted attraction, Platform 13, it promises to deliver jarring scares that will rattle you to the core.
The Haunted Hornet runs October 2nd-November 1st on select nights.
Are you planning to visit one of these truly haunted “haunted attractions”? Do you dare?