If you’re like us, when you hear the words “Ghost Ship,” you immediately think of this (fast forward to about 3:00):
It was one of the most gruesome scenes in any horror movie, and after watching it, we thought, “This movie is gonna be great!” Unfortunately, a great opening scene and interesting concept did not carry through, and the rest of the movie is pretty much forgettable. Let’s hope that’s not the case when the creators of the Los Angeles Haunted Hayride bring us the new terror experience “Ghost Ship“!
You may be asking yourself, “Isn’t there already a haunt on a ship?” Yes, but Queen Mary stays docked. Ghost Ship actually sets sail. . . in the dark. It may be the first full-fledged haunt to take place out in the open ocean. We’ve heard of “haunt cruises” before, but we don’t know of anything that sounds quite like this.
Here’s the back story: In the 1930s, there were criminals (residents of “Psych Ward 7”) so dangerous that California decided the best idea was to house them on a boat 100 miles off shore. The boat became the first “floating asylum.” One night, the ship disappeared. But it’s been found in 2011, and now you can check it out–for a fee of course.
Ghost Ship departs from Newport Beach for a 75-minute voyage. The ship will contain 3 floors of “highly interactive content.” The main floor will house a maze that takes you through the “treatment deck” (you’ll visit the shock therapy room, hydrotherapy room, sleep disorder clinic, examination rooms, and the morgue). The middle floor is a place a get a drink and some food in a “1930s” setting, but Ghost Ship warns you not to let your guard down while on this deck. Finally, the top deck is home to something they’re calling “an interactive execution experience.”
Ghost Ship sets sail Friday and Saturday nights from October 14 to 29. There are three departures each evening, and tickets are $59 per person (which does not include any drinks or food). Tickets are limited to 400 per voyage, so you might want to think about buying in advance. Tickets go on sale July 15. For more information, go to Ghost Ship’s Web site.
Scare Zone is definitely going to check out this new haunt. The creators of L.A. Haunted Hayride are bringing unique haunt ideas to Southern California, and we can’t wait to see what this creepy cruise entails.
* PER RECENT COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE QUALITY OF THIS ATTRACTION, SCARE ZONE DOES NOT ENDORSE NOR WORK DIRECTLY WITH GHOST SHIP. WE REVIEW HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS FOR OUR READERS. WE DO HAVE PLANS TO VISIT THIS ATTRACTION TO PROVIDE OUR OWN REVIEW, GOOD OR BAD. VISIT AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION*