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Universal Orlando to unveil “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” projection mapping

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle

Universal Orlando Resort has announced that the eagerly awaited “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” projection mapping experience will make its debut on the 14th September

Universal Orlando Resort is gearing up for the spooky season with the launch of a brand new light projection experience. “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” will introduce guests to the darker side of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

This new experience will feature Death Eaters in a first for the resort. Lord Voldemort’s followers will be let loose on Hogsmeade, amidst swirling fog and sinister green lights. Visitors should beware as these dark wizards prowl through the wizarding village showing off their Dark Arts skills.

The dark side of Hogsmeade

On selected nights this autumn, from the 14th September to the 15th November, as the evening darkness creeps in, so will the dark arts. The light projection show features cutting-edge projection mapping alongside special effects and lighting to bring new a new side of the wizarding world alive at Hogwarts.

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Universal Orlando

“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” will illuminate creatures and villains from the much-loved universe, including the fearsome Dementors, Aragog the giant spider, ghostly Thestrals and more. The castle will be lit up and guests will also enjoy music and special effects. In a battle between light and dark, the visage of Lord Voldemort himself will appear, before being chased away by the casting of a powerful Patronus spell.

The all-new experience will be taking place this autumn, at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Orlando has been busy preparing for the spooky season elsewhere in the resort too, with reports that this year’s Halloween Horror Nights will be the scariest yet. It has unveiled a new unique nighttime lagoon show called ‘Halloween Marathon of Mayhem’ which will highlight horror and pop culture in the Universal Studios Lagoon.

Blooloop recently spoke to Patrick Braillard, Creative Development Show Director and Writer at Universal Orlando Resort, to find out more about Halloween Horror Nights 29.

Image: Universal Orlando Resort

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