Shaqtoberfest at The Notoriously Haunted Queen Mary

Shaquille O’Neal, the five-time All-Star and basketball Hall of Famer, has teamed up with Authentic Brands Group and Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, the premier Halloween-themed entertainment company, to bring back “Shaqtoberfest.” The event will be held for its second Halloween season at the iconic Queen Mary in Long Beach, California from September 28 to October 31. Tickets are available at with prices starting at $29.99 for selected nights.

“We aim to come back bigger and more thrilling this year,” O’Neal commented. Chris Stafford, CEO of Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group, added, “With the Queen Mary open again, we’re excited about new haunted experiences aboard. It promises to be another exhilarating Shaqtoberfest!”

Shaqtoberfest Highlights:

  • The event encapsulates a multitude of horror-themed attractions capturing O’Neal’s unique flair.
  • Features include haunted trails, live shows, carnival rides, themed bars, and VIP experiences.
  • Special for 2023: “The Grey Ghost Haunted Trail” and “The VIP Engine Room Experience.”
  • LVCRFT Block Party offers live music with Halloween hits.
  • Family-friendly hours with trick-or-treating are scheduled for the last three Sundays in October.

For a detailed list of attractions, visit HERE. For additional details and announcements, visit or follow Shaqtoberfest on Facebook and Instagram.

About Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group: Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group is the top producer of theme park-quality events, with 36 attractions across 18 U.S. cities. Visit

About Shaquille O’Neal: A 15-time NBA All-Star, O’Neal is not just an athletic legend but also a business mogul, restaurant owner, and philanthropist. He is currently an analyst on TNT’s “Inside the NBA.” Follow him on social media platforms.

About Authentic Brands Group: Authentic is a global brand development and marketing platform owning over 50 iconic brands. With a commitment to innovative business models and compelling content, Authentic ensures long-term value in the marketplace.

For additional details and announcements, visit or follow Shaqtoberfest on Facebook and Instagram.

September 28-October 31

Location: 1126 Queens Hwy., Long Beach

Photo credits: Shaqtoberfest


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