by: The HORROR Man
This October, we set sail!
You may be saying “Doesn’t the Queen Mary already promote a haunted cruise ship for October?” You would be correct. But there is a very big difference between that ship and the new 2011 Ghost Ship that is being presented by the fine folks who gave us the L.A Haunted Hayride.
This ship actual sets sail while you’re on board! Expect to see yours truly haunting the decks soon. Here are all the details.
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 to 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.