I have never been one to partake in anything scary. Surprisingly, visiting Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor was on my bucket list. Let me just tell you, by nightfall, I was a scared mess.
The evening started out perfect. My friend and I ate, drank, listened to the band and rode the wave swinger from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch. All of this was filled with fun an laughter. I was okay with all of the scary monsters and spirits walking around. I did not mind when Scary Mary got on the ride that I was on.
When it was dark the ship and the lights were spectacular, But, behind that spectacular glow, there were screams of terror and fright. And they were not all mine.
Our mission was to go through all of the mazes. It seemed like a good idea before we went into the first maze, B340. Once we entered there was no turning back. I was instantly frightened by the blood, gore and monsters. But, I wanted to experience this schizophrenic journey of Samuel Savage.
Of course we made it out successfully, but I began to question my sanity. Why was I putting myself through this? I was addicted. I wanted to be frightened some more.
I kept telling myself the spirits were not real but that was not helping. I found myself sweating like I never have in my life. A lady should never sweat or admit that she does, but I did on that night. I was just that scared. I was hot with fear, but it was fun!!!
We ran into Scary Mary at Submerged and this time, I was scared out of my wits when I saw her on the ship. All I could think, “I have to get out of here.”
There are six mazes in total. B340, Soulmate, Voodo Village, Deadrise, Circus and Submerged. By the time I got through the first two mazes I was exhausted from fear. We took a break from the mazes and shortly after, I got my second wind and I was ready for more.
We ended our night by attending the ball at the Soulmate maze. Of course we did not come prepared. As we stood watching the men that seemed like statues, watch Graceful Gale, she came to life dancing with such mesmerizing grace. As we stood trying figure out if any of the onlookers were real, they stiffly stood. As we walked out we were in for a big surprise.
After lots of screaming, sweating, hand holding, brisk walking and whatever else we did, we had a frightening good time at Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor. This is the first time I have ever done anything so frightening. I would definitely do it again.
Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor is open October 2 – November 2.
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Don’t be afraid to be free!!!