Universal Studios Hollywood casts a dazzling spell on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter with The Night-time Lights at Hogwarts

19 May 2017

Guests are invited to experience the immersive land in a whole new light, beginning June 23

Beginning 23rd June, guests are invited to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in a whole new light when Universal Studios Hollywood introduces its all-new ‘The Night-time Lights at Hogwarts Castle’, featuring a dazzling light projection experience against the backdrop of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

As night falls on Hogsmeade village, ‘The Night-time Lights at Hogwarts Castle’ will shine brightly with an awe-inspiring spectacle that showcases the four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin that culminates with awesome beams of lights that fan into the night sky.

The colourful state-of-the-art light display and special effects projection, designed to dance across the stunning Hogwarts castle, will be accompanied by a special musical arrangement created by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams based on his original scores composed for the film series. The musical arrangement that will emanate in a surround sound environment was conducted by prolific arranger William Ross and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra.

This new summertime feature will take place multiple times a night during its run. Live rehearsals with limited guest access will begin in June in preparation for the 23rd June grand opening.

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 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 characterise 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.

The architecturally stunning land also includes the incredibly captivating and highly acclaimed Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey thrill ride, now enhanced with 4K-HD and ride film projecting at an astounding rate of 120 frames-per-second for an even more immersive glimpse into Harry Potter’s world, as well as Flight of the Hippogriff, Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor family coaster.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter resonates with immense detail, inviting guests to revel in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World with the opportunity to enjoy authentic food and beverages at multiple locations, including Three Broomsticks and Hog's Head pub, as well as the Magic Neep and Butterbeer carts.

A foray through the shops adds to the authenticity of the land with eight retail venues and locations, including Honeydukes, Ollivanders, Owl Post, Zonko’s Joke Shop, Wiseacre's Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filch’s Emporium of Confiscated Goods.

More information is available at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Film Page

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Film Page

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Film Page

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