Celebrity Magicians Kyle and Mistie Knight, Christopher Hart, Joel Ward, Derek Hughes, Mentalist Max Maven and More
[Long Beach, Calif.] – The 2nd Annual FantaSea: Where Magic Lives returns to the legendary Queen Mary for one spellbinding day on Saturday, April 8 with unbelievable feats of magic by celebrity magicians Kyle and Mistie Knight, Christopher Hart, and more. The glory of the Queen Mary and the mystique of the Academy of Magical Arts, and their World-Famous Clubhouse – The Magic Castle, will converge to create captivating show-stopping performances and sleight-of-hand tricks fun for all ages.
Casting a spell throughout the Queen Mary, the ship’s salons and decks will be transformed into The Hocus Pocus Parlour, Wizard Alley, The Cauldron and The Secret Circle Study. Starting at noon, magic enthusiasts of all ages are invited to experience jaw-dropping illusions and tricks by world-renown magicians Jon Armstrong, Karl Koppertop, Siegfried Tieber, Funny Eddie, and Lindsay Benner. Joel Ward, who’s appeared on Jay Leno’s The Tonight Show, Comedy Central’s Tosh.0, and headlined the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey Circus show, “Boom A Ring,” will also be among the talented performers astonishing guests with his original and interactive, close-up magic.
Following a day of tantalizing fun, experience the one-of-a-kind evening magic shows with celebrity magicians and world-famous illusionists. Enjoy the jaw-dropping Night of Illusions Show at 6:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. with performances by David and Leeman, Derek Hughes, and Christopher Hart, who played the featured role as “Thing” the expressive disembodied hand in the film “The Addams Family,” and its sequel “Addams Family Values.”
Enjoy the Mysteries of Magic Dinner Show at 7 p.m. in the Grand Salon with an elegant, chef-prepared 4-course dinner along with thrilling acts by master magicians, Kyle and Mistie Knight, regular performers on multiple hit television shows, in Las Vegas, at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, and on Disney Celebrity Cruise Lines. Bewilder and mystify the senses with a one-of-a-kind mind reading in the Mentalist Show with Max Maven at 9 p.m.
From the very best of stage illusions to intimate close-up parlor performances, roaming magicians, and kid friendly shows, FantaSea offers magical fun for all ages. Catch the 2006 film The Prestige in the Queen Mary’s Theater, experience tarot card reading, Magic Mixology, sword swallowing, magic vendors and more.
For an added enchanted treat, grab the young wizards and witches and spend Sunday morning aboard the Queen Mary. Abracadabra Brunch is a special charmed version of the Queen Mary’s Signature Brunch in a more intimate setting with added twists and extra helpings of magic. Located in the beautifully appointed Windsor Salon, Abracadabra Brunch kicks-off at 9:30 a.m.
FantaSea returns to the legendary Queen Mary on Saturday, April 8. Tickets start at $29 for adults and $15 for children. The Mysteries of Magic Dinner Show is 21+ and is $99 per person. Night of Illusions Show and Mind Reading Mentalist Show is $49 per person and includes (2) drink tickets. Abracadabra Brunch is $19 per adult and $9 for children (ages 4-11) on Sunday, April 9. Haunted Encounters Tour is $19 per person and Magic Mixology is $29 per person and 21+ only. Hotel packages are also available and include 2 general admission tickets. For more information and to purchase tickets visit queenmary.com/events/fantasia.
About the Queen MaryLocated in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary’s signature restaurants include Chelsea Chowder House, Observatory Bar, as well as, a weekly Champagne Sunday Brunch served in the ship’s Grand Salon. History buffs enjoy the ship’s museum with various daily tours, and currently the ship is featuring the renowned Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibit. The Queen Mary features 80,000 square feet of event space in 17 remarkable Art Deco salons as well as a tri-level, 45,000-square- foot Exhibit Hall. The Queen Mary boasts 346 staterooms including nine full suites. For more information or for reservations, see www.queenmary.com or call (800) 437-2934. The Queen Mary is located at 1126 Queens Highway in Long Beach.