The first ever
Regional Macintosh Gathering
for Southern California Mac users

   Attendee Details

Wondering where you can buy tickets or need other ticket info. See the ticket page.

NOTE: as this event has passed, we do not have the ticket page active now.



Parking is $8 per day whether you come for the day or stay overnight. Either way, even as a day guest, you can go in & out. Simply present your receipt upon return. There is not free parking area within walking distance of the Queen Mary so if you'd like to cut costs, carpool.
Visit the Queen Mary parking rates page.



For your convenience, the ship's fast food service will be selling fresh food right in the Exhibit hall Saturday & Sunday from 11-2. This is the same food that's served in the ship's deli.

Hot dogs          $3.50
Sandwiches      $5.75
Pizza                $4.00
Chef Salad        $5.00
Garden Salad    $3.50
Soda (bottles)   $2.50
Pastries           $1.75
Cookies            $1.50

At other times, churros and other snacks will be on sale outside, for you and other QM visitors.

Or, if you'd like to take a very short walk and enjoy some fresh air, you can visit the Queen's BBQ in the Queen's Village, just outside the ship. There, you can purchase Hamburgers cooked on a real grill. (We're not 100% sure this will be open.)

Please bring cash for all food puchases as we do not expect any to take checks or credit.
Note that prices do not reflect the 8.25% sales tax.
For dinner, you're welcome to dine on board in any of the ship's restaurants.


Staying at the Queen Mary Hotel

Weekend rates to stay at the Queen Mary are $129 - $219 for the rooms we're being offered. For us, they are specially priced at $119. That’s $133.28 including tax. We're told it's their lowest price for these rooms. The window for our pricing is closed, but if you ask, they may still honor it. There may also be other, "inside" rooms that are a bit less money. You can book a room by calling the hotel at 562-435-3511. To inquire about our pricing, you need to tell them it is for the Regional Macintosh Gathering.

Booking under our group doesn't put any money in our pocket, but it does help us to have a great event this year and an even better event next year. And it may help us to put up the people who so generously volunteer their time to help us.

(All hotel stays include the Self-Guided Shipwalk Tour. Normally, it costs $25 to come on board the ship. The Queen Mary is a maintained by a non-profit organization dedicated to maintaining its heritage and history.)


Getting to the Queen Mary

The Queen Mary is located at the southern end of the 710 Freeway. Wherever you're driving from, find your way to the 710 South and simply follow the signs. They'll take you right to the parking lot toll booths. Visit this map at, use the driving directions map linked from there, or use this interactive MapsOnUs map.

From the airports:

From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
By car, take the 405 Freeway south to the 710 Freeway south (23 mi).
SuperShuttle (800-554-3146) is $15 one-way.

From John Wayne International Airport
By car, take the 405 Freeway north to the 710 Freeway south (25 mi.)
SuperShuttle (800-554-3146) is $34 one-way. Each additional person is $9.00.

From Long Beach Airport (LGB)
By car, take the 405 Freeway north to the 710 Freeway south (8 mi.)
SuperShuttle (800-554-3146) is $17 one-way.

From the Blue Line

The Metro Rail Blue Line goes into Long Beach and from there, a free Long Beach Passport Shuttle takes you the rest of the way. The free shuttle picks you up on Pine. It runs every 20 minutes during the day and if I recall correctly, every 30 minutes until midnight. Call 1-800-COMMUTE for schedules, routes and information. The Blue Line begins in downtown LA and has transfer points from the Red and Green lines.

Other Transit Info has a page about Long Beach transit including bicycles, buses, and airlines.


Want to know more about Long Beach?

That's easy. Just visit the Visit Long Beach site.

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This page was last updated on Saturday, July 8, 2006 at 2:12 AM.

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