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Shaqtoberfest

MikePat

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Sep 6, 2021
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Massachusetts
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Brand new Halloween event opening in Long Beach, California at the Queen Mary ship presented by the twisted minds of Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, ABG Entertainment, and Shaquille O'Neal.



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Tobias

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Feb 25, 2014
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It doesn’t seem like it’s actually going to be on the ship, so… pass.
Considering how the last owners neglected it, I wouldn't be expecting anything to be back on the ship itself for a long time. And as for this event, I'll say I wasn't expecting this kind of news. Though I have a gut feeling the reason Shaq is involved is due to his connection with Carnival, and Carnival being rather big in that area. Heck, they previously kicked Dark Harbor out of the dome because they turned it into their cruise terminal.
 

Clive

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May 26, 2010
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Considering how the last owners neglected it, I wouldn't be expecting anything to be back on the ship itself for a long time. And as for this event, I'll say I wasn't expecting this kind of news. Though I have a gut feeling the reason Shaq is involved is due to his connection with Carnival, and Carnival being rather big in that area. Heck, they previously kicked Dark Harbor out of the dome because they turned it into their cruise terminal.
Oh, yeah. I'm fairly familiar with the ship's unfortunate recent history, so this isn't at all surprising. But claiming it's "at/on" the Queen Mary is a bit misleading since the entirety of the event will likely take place *in front* of the ship in its parking lot... Not nearly as exciting-sounding, though.
 

Wesker69

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Mar 17, 2015
2,378
Burbank, CA
While the website itself is STILL devoid of actual event info & content, here is an overdue update from Midsummer Scream

The actual Shaqtoberfest segment of the panel


Here is keyart shown during the panel
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Event "map"
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Event Info:
- All ages (including adults!) Trick-or-Treat trails
- Trick-or-treat by day, Monsters unleashed at Dusk
- 6 themed areas
- themed food & beverages (alcoholic & non-alcoholic)
- midway games
- Audio/video recorded by Shaq

UNKNOWN:
- Event Dates
- Ticket Prices
- Hours

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Wesker69

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Mar 17, 2015
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So they FINALLY updated the website with event dates, tickets for sale & the spooky info...

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OCTOBER 7th-31st there is a price increase
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Now for the spooky areas of fun & Doom!
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During the day, Shaq Diesel’s Pumpkin Patch offers a traditional experience where kids of all ages can explore the attraction by stopping at one of the many trick-or-treat stations, pumpkin sculptures, or inflatable play zones.

At night, the attraction erupts to life as a Shaq Diesel mix blasts throughout the area accompanied by an over-the-top light show mixing Halloween and EDM into a walk-through experience.


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Midway Madness is a festive street carnival, complete with a clown-infested Funhouse!

Filled with rides, games, and a variety of food, the carnival offers trick-or-treating during the day and an adult experience after 8pm.


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Located underneath the gangways alongside the Queen Mary, guests can explore the area where time and its inhabitants have been stuck in the 1920’s.

During the day, guests can trick-or-treat amongst the larger-than-life characters or grab a frozen treat at the waterfront Ice Cream Shaq.

But be warned- when the sun sets on Lost City Boardwalk, ghastly characters emerge from the seedy underbelly of the boardwalk!


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On the hunt for buried treasure, pirates have invaded the local shore and caves searching for riches. Greeted by Blackbeard Bart, Guests make their way through dark alleys and caves of a waterfront village overtaken by pirates.

Located within the area is a secret pirate lair “Captain Shaq’s Hideaway” where guests can grab a shot of rum, toast to the pirate’s life and fire a cannon.


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A quaint village on the wharf offers a family-friendly trick-or-treat trail during the day, as well as a Shaqtoberfest retail experience.

At night, the area boasts a craft beer pub for all guests and a VIP Speakeasy for the 21+ VIP Experience ticket-holders.


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Rusted vessels and withering cargo shrouded in fog and whispering echoes lie between the boardwalk and a nearby fishing village, surrounded by dangerous seafaring undead surfacing from their watery graves.

This area is a family-friendly trick-or-treat spot during the day and an eerie gauntlet after 8pm.
 
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Freak

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So I'm confused. Are there actual haunted houses or are they just trails for Trick or Treat (Kinda like the Disney Halloween events) that turn scary at night?
 

Wesker69

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Mar 17, 2015
2,378
Burbank, CA
So I'm confused. Are there actual haunted houses or are they just trails for Trick or Treat (Kinda like the Disney Halloween events) that turn scary at night?
Basically an overall "spooky" area by day, then "scary" by night. Think of it like a mega Halloween party with themed areas.

However I believe some of the "trails" will be similar to "Aftermath" at Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest being an outdoor haunt.

They don't make it very clear, especially without a proper event map. But just expect "outdoor haunts" instead of indoor.
 
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