He’s a Lakers legend, an NBA commentator, a rapper, a DJ and a mid-’90s movie genie, and now you can add haunted house MC to that list: Shaquille O’Neal will once again be hosting a Halloween event in Long Beach this fall.
Shaqtoberfest will take over the grounds outside of the Queen Mary from late September through Halloween with a mix of family-friendly attractions and after-dark haunts. Now that the oceanliner is open again, there’ll be programming on the Queen Mary this year, too, including a search for spirits in the belly of the ship.
From the same producers as the L.A. Haunted Hayride, the experience includes a mix of trick-or-treating, games, food and drink, live entertainment and haunted trails. By day, the experience will lean more kid-friendly with a focus on trick-or-treating. By night, the lights and music turn up and the attention switches to the half-dozen haunted areas. (Perhaps one of them will be Shaq shooting free throws? We kid, of course.)