The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor Unveils the Spirit of CHEF
Embark on a Terrifying Journey through FEAST,
the Newest Maze Aboard the Queen Mary Venturing into Unrevealed Depths of the Ship
Are YOU Ready to be Served?
LONG BEACH, Calif., (July 31, 2017) – A new voracious resident spirit has risen from the depths of the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Southern California’s most authentically terrifying haunt, opening September 28. Chef and his long-forgotten legend have resurfaced and will be brought to life through FEAST, the new horrific maze onboard the ship venturing into previously unrevealed areas of the Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. Chef and his carnivorous kitchen staff have resumed their deadly duties, collecting new victims for Chef's latest recipes. All who dare will swelter with fear as they crawl their way out of Chef’s scorching oven to reach their final destination…Are YOU ready to be served?
For the first time in Dark Harbor history, FEAST will be the 4th maze onboard the legendary vessel. FEAST tells the tale of Chef, a legendary spirit of the historic R.M.S. Queen Mary. As the tale goes, During WWII when the Queen Mary was in service as a troop transport ship, an enlisted military man serving in the ship’s kitchen quickly moved up the ranks to become a highly-decorated Chef.
Unbeknownst to the soldiers traveling aboard, Chef had a dark side. Quietly he would sedate soldiers in the middle of the night to prepare them as ingredients for his latest dishes. Eventually caught, the Chef was thrown into one of his own ovens and cooked alive.
Loyal to their leader Chef’s dutiful kitchen staff sacrificed their lives to become his evil henchmen, burning themselves in the same oven. The spirits of Chef and his evil crew went into hiding aboard the ship for many years. Now, these long-time stowaways have resurfaced to resume their deadly duties of collecting and preparing victims for Chef’s latest concoctions.
FEAST and Chef will make their horrific debut as Dark Harbor returns to the Queen Mary on September 28. Southern California’s most haunted Halloween event will welcome MORE monsters, MORE nights, and MORE mazes than ever before. Offering the most authentically frightening experience available, Dark Harbor tells the truly haunted, historic tales of the Queen Mary. The infamous spirits of Chef, Iron Master, Captain, Samuel the Savage, Graceful Gale, Half-Hatch Henry, Scary Mary, Voodoo Priestess, Ringmaster, plus hundreds of their bloodcurdling henchmen await to tempt your fate.
Live your nightmares aboard the Queen Mary with returning mazes Soulmate and B340. Mazes Circus, Intrepid, Deadrise, and Lullaby also return newly intensified, darker than imaginable, and evermore twisted. With 7 mazes and 13 bars, fire shows, aerialists, sliders, Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch’s Sinister Swings, monster DJs,Voodoo House Bar & Tasting Room, R.I.P. Lounge, and much more, Dark Harbor is a freakishly fun time.
The annual haunt opens its gates on September 28 and continues to scare those who dare on select nights through November 1. General admission ticket prices start at just $20 online, with Fast Fright, VIP Passes, Creepy Cabanas and lodging packages available. For more information or to purchase tickets online, visit www.queenmary.com/dark-harbor.
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 Chelsea Chowder House, Observatory Bar, as well as, a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum with various daily tours, and currently the shipis featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square- foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 346 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.
“ASH VS EVIL DEAD,” STARZ’S COMEDY HORROR SERIES,
MAKES ITS GRUESOMELY GROOVY DEBUT AT
UNIVERSAL STUDIOS’ “HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS”
ORLANDO, Fla., UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (July 27, 2017) – For the first time ever, the critically-acclaimed television series “Ash vs Evil Dead” from Starz, a Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) company, will summon Deadites to a new haunted maze at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood, beginning September 15.
The “Ash vs Evil Dead” maze will transport guests into the town of Elk Grove, Mich., where they will encounter Deadites – people or objects possessed by evil demons – that have been unwittingly unleashed by Ash Williams – again. Throughout the maze, guests will come face-to-face with disturbing characters and iconic comedic and gory scenes from seasons 1 and 2 as they desperately try to escape all things evil...before it’s too late.
The STARZ Original Series “Ash vs Evil Dead” is a follow-up to the original The Evil Dead movie, which has long been regarded as a cult classic since its debut in 1981. Starring Bruce Campbell, who reprises his role as “Ash Williams,” the series has amassed a huge fan base and was renewed for a third season by STARZ. Catch up on the STARZ APP.
Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” is the ultimate Halloween event. For more than 20 years, guests from around the world have visited Halloween Horror Nights in Orlando and Hollywood to become victims of their own horror film. The streets of each coast’s event are transformed into highly-themed scare zones where menacing “scare-actors” lunge from every darkened corner. Multiple movie-quality haunted houses are erected throughout the event, based on everything from iconic slasher films to hit horror television series to haunting original stories.
Additional details about Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” will be revealed soon. For more information about Halloween Horror Nights at either Universal Orlando Resort or Universal Studios Hollywood, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.
About Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Resort is a unique vacation destination that is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family. For more than 25 years, Universal Orlando has been creating epic vacations for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and adventures.
Universal Orlando’s theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences – including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Diagon Alley. And now open is Universal Orlando’s third park, Universal’s Volcano Bay – an entirely new water theme park experience. Universal’s on-site resort hotels, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, feature a total of 5,600 rooms and are destinations unto themselves. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining and entertainment for every member of the family.
Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled more than 20 new guest experiences since 2010 – powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities and dramatically themed hotels. Now open is Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands of Adventure, and CityWalk’s newest, unique dining experience, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen.
Universal Orlando Resort is part of NBCUniversal, a Comcast company. Follow us on our blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood is The Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter ™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster. Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™.” and the “The Walking Dead” daytime attraction. The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s biggest and busiest movie and television studio where they can also experience such authentic and immersive thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The adjacent Universal CityWalk entertainment, shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar, completely redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.
Updates on “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood are available online at HalloweenHorrorNights.com/Hollywood and on Facebook at: “Halloween Horror Nights – Hollywood,” on Instagram and Twitter at @HorrorNights as Creative Director John Murdy reveals a running chronicle of exclusive information. Watch videos on Halloween Horror NightsYouTube and join the conversation using #UniversalHHN.
Final Days to Ride Georgia Cyclone Roller Coaster for Last Days of Summer at Six Flags Over Georgia
AUSTELL, Ga – July 27, 2017 – There are only four days left to ride it out on the Georgia Cyclone roller coaster at Six Flags Over Georgia before it goes away forever after July 30.
“As a mirror image of the historic Coney Island Cyclone, the Georgia Cyclone has provided a unique wooden roller coaster experience for nearly nine million guests spanning many generations,” said Six Flags Atlanta Properties Park President Dale Kaetzel. “It will be sad to say goodbye to this classic coaster, but we are committed to maintaining our status as the Thrill Capital of the South for many years to come.”
The Georgia Cyclone, which opened in 1990, is nearly 100 feet tall and reaches speeds of 50 miles per hour. While the park is not disclosing what will take its place, Six Flags Over Georgia introduces a new, thrilling and innovative attraction each season, including the all-new JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle For Metropolis high action 4D ride that debuted in May.
Six Flags Over Georgia is now open for the final days of summer break through August 6. The park will be open on weekends beginning August 12. Season Passes and All Season Dining Plans for Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags White Water are available online at www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 56 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com.
Six Flags Great Adventure Announces August Events
Fright Fest Zombie Auditions and Technical Support – August 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19 and 26
Calling all those who have a passion for Halloween, Six Flags Great Adventure is casting for the 2017 Fright Fest season. Interested zombies, ghouls and goblins are welcome to this open audition and should come prepared to participate in fun group exercises in front of a panel of judges. No costumes, props or previous experience is required. Performers should visitwww.sixflagsjobs.com to apply online prior to the audition. The park is also looking for audio/visual/special effects technicians for Fright Fest. Interested applicants should contact the Entertainment Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
Season Pass Holder Celebration Days – August 4, 5 and 6
Six Flags celebrates its most loyal fans with exclusive ride time on 15 of the park’s most popular rides including the new JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis, special discounts on food, games and merchandise, and a fun, party atmosphere including daily funnel cake eating contests at Liberty Fountain. A detailed list of daily activities is available at www.sixflags.com on the Events tab.
Fright Fest Dance Auditions in New York City – August 11
Great Adventure’s iconic show “Dead Man’s Party” and the new “Unleashed” stage show are looking for exceptional dancers trained in jazz, musical theater, hip-hop and partnering. An open casting call will take place on Friday, August 11 at 9:30 a.m. Dancers are encouraged to bring a variety of dance shoes, ready to learn choreography and freestyle with zombie spirit. Auditions will be held at the iHeart Radio Theater, 32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY.
Caribbean Concert featuring R. City, Ultimate Rejects and Voice – August 12
Six Flags Great Adventure welcomes guests to attend a Caribbean concert with R. City, Ultimate Rejects and Voice on August 12 in the Northern Star Arena. R. City’s Theron and Timothy Thomas are brothers from the U.S. Virgin Islands who ventured to Miami in 2000 to pursue their music career. In 2006, their first song “The Rain” was featured on Akon’s album Konvicted. Their 2015 hit “Locked Away” with Maroon 5’s Adam Levine peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Ultimate Rejects have Caribbean origins and are comprised of a team of highly-skilled producers and DJs who create and perform electronic dance music. The show takes place at 7:30 p.m. and is included with theme park admission.
Medieval Times® Knight Demonstration – August 12
Witness a live sword fight at Six Flags Great Adventure on Saturday, August 12 on Main Street for some medieval fun. Two dueling knights, a king, princess and a chancellor will be on hand from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Q & A sessions, photo opportunities and giveaways. Don’t forget to come back to Main Street at 1 and 4 p.m. for a duel between knights. All medieval events are included with theme park admission, Season Pass or active Membership.
Sleep N’ Soar for National Roller Coaster Day – August 16
Join Six Flags Great Adventure and Greg T from Z100’s Elvis Duran Morning Show to set the world record for the most guests riding a roller coaster in pajamas. Guests should come to the park dressed in their best Super Hero pajamas, or can purchase a Super Hero onesie from the park. The park will open at 9:30 a.m. and guests 54” and taller will ride BATMAN: The Ride for the world record from 10 to 11 a.m. For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure. Event is free with theme park admission, Season Pass or active Membership. (Park dress code policies apply to pajamas.)
Mega Concierto Del Verano En Six Flags – August 19
Celebrate the summer at Great Adventure with Ivy Queen, Jowell Y Randy, Secreto and Alex Sensation for the MIKE AND IKE® Summer Concert Series Mega Concert of the summer, Ivy Queen is a rapper, singer, songwriter, producer and actress from Puerto Rico. As a Grammy nominee for her 2012 album Musa, she’s been referred to as the Queen of Reggaeton. Jowell Y Randy is a reggaeton duo from Puerto Rico, having released multiple popular albums including their most recent mixtape, La alcaldia del perreo. Secreto, an urban music artist from Dominican Republic, performs rap, hip hop, and reggaeton among many other styles. He’s considered one of Dominican Republic’s most successful urban artists. Alex Sensation is a popular NYC DJ, hosting two shows on La Mega 97.9 FM, and was featured on “Balada” by Gusttavo Lima, which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Tropical Song List in 2012. The concert will be held in the Northern Star Arena at 7:30 p.m. Entrance to the concert is included with theme park admission, Season Pass, or active Membership.
The Great Coaster Race – August 20
Six Flags Great Adventure is hosting a 5k/10k race that’s unlike any other. Participants will race like never before, soaring through either race based on roller coaster track distance and raising money for a great cause. Space is limited, so interested participants should register soon. Visit www.sixflags.com/greatadventure for more information, a full schedule and to register online.
MercyMe in Concert – August 26
Six Flags Great Adventure will host MercyMe in Concert on August 26, as part of the MIKE AND IKE® Summer Concert Series. MercyMe have had 27 songs reach number 1 across multiple Christian radio formats over their 23 year career. Their landmark song, “I Can Only Imagine,” was the first digital single in Christian music history to be certified platinum and double-platinum by the RIAA. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Northern Star Arena, and is included with theme park admission.
DC Super Hero Summer: EMS Appreciation Day – August 26
As part of the DC Super Hero Summer, Six Flags salutes super heroes of service with EMS Appreciation Day. EMS, their friends and family are invited to stay in the park for 90 minutes after it closes for exclusive ride time on BATMAN: The Ride, THE DARK KNIGHT Coaster and the all-new JUSTICE LEAGUE: Battle for Metropolis 4D. Bill Spadea from NJ 101.5, and Chasing News will be at the park to honor EMS for all they do. EMS are asked to bring their ID to the NJ 101.5 table located in the Movietown section of the park to receive an event wristband. Guests are also encouraged to submit names to be added to the Wall of Heroes on display in the park. Nominations can be submitted to email@example.com for consideration.
Central Jersey Blood Center Blood Drive – August 27
Join the Jersey Blood Center on August 27 as they host a blood drive at Six Flags Great Adventure. The blood drive will take place in the Employment Center parking lot from 8 a.m. through 4 p.m., and each donor will receive one theme park ticket valid for Six Flags Great Adventure. Appointments are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Visitwww.sixflags.com/greatadventure under the “events” tab for more information and to sign up for an appointment.
2018 New Attraction Announcement – August 31
Stay tuned as Six Flags Great Adventure announces a thrilling, “world’s first” attraction for 2018 via its website and social media at 5 a.m. Video, photos and a press release will showcase all of the exciting details of this new project, slated to open late Spring 2018.
Dark Harbor to Unveil NEW Spirit and Maze at Midsummer Scream on Saturday, July 29
The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, Southern California’s most terrifyingly authentic haunt, will unveil its newest maze and highly anticipated new resident spirit at Midsummer Scream in Long Beach on Saturday, July 29, followed by first-ever Sinister Circus Costume Ball.
Join the producers and directors of Dark Harbor for a featured presentation and discussion of all the new and exciting tricks being “brewed” up for 2017. Be one of the first to learn all the spine-chilling details of the authentically haunted attraction and the newest gruesome resident who will haunt the halls of Dark Harbor nightly.
Midsummer Scream Halloween Festival is a weekend-long celebration of everything Halloween, haunts and horror debuting July 29-30 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.
Saturday, July 29, 6 p.m.
Long Beach Convention Center, Main Stage
300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90802
Following Saturday’s presentation at Midsummer Scream fans are invited to mingle with Dark Harbor’s cast of ominous spirits at Sinister Circus, a new haunted summer costume ball aboard the Queen Mary on Saturday, July 29 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets available at queemary.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 Chelsea Chowder House, Observatory Bar, as well as, a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum with various daily tours, and currently the ship is featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square- foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 346 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.