Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Is Coming To Universal Studios

Looks like another great Harry Potter experience. We have enjoyed visiting and look forward to what they have next.



“Dark Arts at Hogwarts™ Castle Premiere Event” Offers Guests an Exclusive

Sneak Peek at the All-New Wizarding World-Inspired Light Projection Experience at

Universal Studios Hollywood on April 11-12—Before It Opens to the Public

First-Look Event Features Coveted After-Hours Access to

“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”

Click HERE to Purchase Tickets as Tickets will Sell Out

Universal City, CA, March 8, 2019 – Universal Studios Hollywood rolls out the red carpet for the “Dark Arts at Hogwarts™ Castle Premiere Event,” a special experience that offers fans a first look at the new light projection show at “The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM” on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12, 2019.

This premium evening event invites guests to be among the very first to experience “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” with exclusive, coveted after-hours access to Hogsmeade™ village, where fans can also explore the shops and experience the land’s signature rides, “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™” and “Flight of the Hippogriff™.”

The event’s main attraction is an exclusive first-look at the all-new “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” projection display that brings to light an exciting new dimension of sorcery within “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.” A mesmerizing pageantry of light, music and special effects will unleash the darkest creatures and villains from the Wizarding World, including the powerful Dark wizard Lord Voldemort.

Guests will be challenged to summon their inner strength and bravery in the face of the all-consuming Dark Arts as some of the awe-inspiring moments and creatures inspired by the films come to life within the majestic light display accompanied by an atmospheric musical score created by John Williams.

Additionally, guests will be treated to a premium catered feast of foods, beverages and desserts as part of this exclusive opportunity.

A new wand will also debut in conjunction with the exclusive event, offering fans a chance to purchase this limited edition memorabilia and add to their wand collection.

Event tickets are on sale now, which includes early entry to Universal Studios Hollywood, and are available to purchase here. Advance purchase is recommended as limited tickets are available, and event nights will sell out.

“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” opens to the public on Saturday, April 13 and will continue through Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Universal Studios Hollywood.

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.


Universal City, CA; Orlando, Fla., February 28, 2019 – Universal Studios
Hollywood<https://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/> and Universal Orlando
Resort<https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/index.html> invite guests to
experience an exciting new dimension of sorcery at “The Wizarding World of Harry
PotterTM” with the introduction of the “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle,” a powerful,
original and breathtaking projection experience.
The “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” will illuminate Hogwarts castle and
“The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” nightly from April 13 – 28 at
Universal Studios Hollywood then return from May 25 – 27.
Universal Orlando Resort’s experience will debut later this year with dates to be
announced at a later time.

This exciting all-new experience in “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will cast
a mesmerizing display of light, music and special effects, unleashing the darkest
creatures and villains, including the powerful Dark wizard Lord Voldemort.
Illuminating a darker side of the Wizarding World, this spectacular new light
projection experience will be a departure from previous “The Nighttime Lights at
Hogwarts Castle” and “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.” “Dark Arts at
Hogwarts Castle” will bring more intense tones and drama that reflect the Dark
creatures and wizards that challenge goodness in the Wizarding World.
Guests will be asked to summon their inner strength and bravery in the face of the
all-consuming Dark Arts as some of the awe-inspiring moments and creatures inspired
by the films come to life within the majestic light display.

As darkness falls on Hogwarts castle, Dementors™, Death Eaters and other unspeakable
creatures from Aragog and Mountain Trolls to Thestrals will cloak the castle with
sinister images from the darker side of magic—even conjuring the visage of Lord
Voldemort™ himself, until the Patronus spell—one of the most famous, difficult and
powerful defense of the Dark Arts charms in the wizarding world—is cast.
The “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” will be accompanied by an exclusive musical
arrangement that will emanate in a surround sound environment. It was conducted by
prolific arranger William Ross and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra in
London, based on the original scores composed for the film series created by Academy
Award®-winning composer John Williams.

Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters that were brought to
life in the Warner Bros. films, “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal
Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort is a masterful recreation, faithful
to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including as its iconic focal
point, Hogwarts castle.

From its snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets to the historic British
sensibilities that characterize the whimsical look and feel of the land, “The
Wizarding World of Harry Potter” transports guests of all ages to the very places
they watched on the silver screen.

With so much to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood, the all-new 2019 Season
Pass invites guests to experience the fun throughout the year for $149 when
purchased online. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Visit
www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com<https://www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com> for more

At Universal Orlando, guests can take advantage of an unprecedented offer featuring
up to six months free on any Universal Orlando Annual Pass if purchased before April
4, 2019. Click
for more details about Annual and Seasonal Pass options.

About Wizarding World
More than two decades ago, a young Harry Potter was whisked onto Platform 93⁄4 at
King’s Cross Station, and readers everywhere were swept along with him into a
magical universe, created by J.K. Rowling. In the years since, the seven Harry
Potter bestsellers have inspired eight blockbuster movies, an award-winning stage
play, and, more recently, the start of the Fantastic Beasts five-film series. People
of all ages have been enthralled by these extraordinary adventures, set within an
expanding universe, inspired by the vision of J.K. Rowling.

For today’s growing worldwide fan community, and for generations to come, the
Wizarding World welcomes everyone to explore more of this magical universe — past,
present and future. The Wizarding World also provides fans with an instant, trusted
kite-mark of quality and authenticity.

About Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood<https://www.universalstudioshollywood.com/> is The
Entertainment Capital of L.A. and includes a full-day, movie-based theme park and
Studio Tour. As a leading global entertainment destination, Universal Studios
Hollywood delivers highly themed immersive lands that translate to real-life
interpretations of iconic movie and television shows. Recent additions include “The
Wizarding World of Harry Potter™” which features a bustling Hogsmeade village and
such critically-acclaimed rides as “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” and
“Flight of the Hippogriff™”. Other immersive lands include “Despicable Me Minion
Mayhem” and “Super Silly Fun Land” as well as “Springfield,” hometown of America’s
favorite TV family, located adjacent to the award-winning “The Simpsons Ride™” “The
Walking Dead” daytime attraction and the DreamWorks Theatre featuring “Kung Fu
Panda: The Emperor’s Quest.” The world-renowned Studio Tour is Universal Studios
Hollywood’s signature attraction, inviting guests behind-the-scenes of the world’s
biggest and busiest movie and television production studio where they can also
experience such authentic thrill rides as “Fast & Furious—Supercharged.” The
adjacent Universal CityWalk<https://www.citywalkhollywood.com/> entertainment,
shopping and dining complex also includes the all-new multi-million dollar,
redesigned Universal CityWalk Cinema, featuring deluxe recliner seating in screening
room quality theatres, and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert stage.

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About Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Resort<https://www.universalorlando.com/> is a unique vacation
destination that is part of the NBCUniversal Comcast family. For more than 25 years,
Universal Orlando has been creating epic vacations for the entire family –
incredible experiences that place guests in the heart of powerful stories and

Universal Orlando’s three theme parks, Universal Studios
Universal’s Islands of
and Universal’s Volcano
are home to some of the world’s most exciting and innovative theme park experiences
– including The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and The Wizarding World
of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels are destinations
unto themselves and include Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews
Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach
Resort and Universal’s Aventura Hotel. Its entertainment complex, Universal
CityWalk, offers immersive dining and entertainment for every member of the family.

Universal Orlando Resort continues to unveil all-new guest experiences, including
powerful attractions, incredible dining options and dramatically-themed hotels. Now
open is Fast & Furious – Supercharged, where guests can join the Fast family and
step into the blockbuster Fast & Furious films at Universal Studios Florida. And at
Universal CityWalk, Voodoo Doughnut is now serving more than 50 types of
delightfully weird and sinfully delicious doughnuts.

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