Universal Studios Hollywood Announces Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Premiere Event

Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal City, CA

So… you know how Universal Studios has been doing a cool Harry Potter projection show imposed on the exterior of Hogwarts Castle for a little while now? No? Well, they have. It’s called Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle, and it’s a pretty impressive and wondrous feat of projection mapping and music.

For a limited time next month, though, this show takes a darker turn in the form of Dark Arts at Hogwarts, and Universal Studios is offering fans and guests a chance to see it first via a specially-ticketed preview event on Thursday and Friday, April 11 and 12. It should be a magically good time, complete with after-hours access to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, exclusive ride time, and of course, an advanced viewing of the new show. Sound cool? Then fly on by to grab your ticket today!

From the press release:

“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 – 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. 

(Poster courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

(Poster courtesy of Universal Studios Hollywood.)

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.

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