New Wizarding World projection experience: ‘Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle’

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando have announced an exciting new projection experience, named ‘Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle’.

The new feature will illuminate Hogwarts Castle and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood nightly from April 13 to April 28.

It will return from May 25 to May 27.

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle will also debut at Universal Orlando Resort later this year, with dates to be confirmed.

A mesmerising display of light, music and special effects, the attraction will unleash the darkest creatures and villains on guests.

Illuminating the dark side of sorcery, this intense and dramatic projection experience will be unlike The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Caste and The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.

As darkness falls on Hogwarts, Dementors, Death Eaters, and creatures including Aragog, Mountain Trolls and Thestrals, will cloak the castle with sinister images.

Even Lord Voldemort makes an appearance – though the Patronus spell will be cast to protect the attraction’s visitors.

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle will be accompanied by an exclusive musical arrangement in surround sound.

Conducted by William Ross and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra in London, it’s based on the original scores by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams.

‘Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure’

It comes after Universal Orlando Resort confirmed its highly-anticipated new ride will be named ‘Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure’.

According to Universal, the ride in Hogsmeade at Islands of Adventure will feature their most highly themed coaster to date.

Guests will fly with Hogwarts gamekeeper Hagrid on a thrilling roller coaster ride into the path of creatures found throughout the Wizarding World.

Also announced was the opening date – Thursday, 13th June 2019. More details of the ride will be confirmed this month.