“The Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” Coming to the Wizarding World at Universal Orlando and Hollywood

Darkness is falling on the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. A new nighttime projection experience is coming to both Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood when “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” premieres later this year.

  • This new original projection experience will take place on Hogwarts Castle at night and will feature Dementors, Death Eaters and other unspeakable creatures like Aragog, Mountain Trolls and Thestrals and yes, even Lord Voldemort himself.
  • “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” will bring more intense tones and drama to showcase the darker side of the Wizarding World, setting the new show apart from previous ones like “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” and “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.”
  • The new show will also be accompanied by an exclusive musical arrangement conducted by prolific arranger William Ross and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra in London.
  • The new arrangement will be based on the original scores composed for the film series created by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams.
  • “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” will come to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood with nightly shows from April 13 – 28, then again from May 25 – 27.
  • The new show will also premiere at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure later this year. Dates will be announced at a later time.

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