“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle,” a dynamic, all-new light projection experience, comes to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” at Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort

A new sort of magic is brewing at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and it’s decidedly DARK! Both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort will be bracing for Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle! The new projection-mapped experience on the iconic Hogwarts Castle will summon

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.

An exclusive musical arrangement conducted William Ross and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra in London has been created for the show.

Similar — decidedly lighter — versions of the show are no stranger to either park with Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle (WATCH) lighting up the night throughout the year and Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle (WATCH) bringing a familiar glow during the holidays.

See it for Yourself

“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” will illuminate Hogwarts castle and “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” nightly at Universal Studios Hollywood from April 13 – 28, 2019 then again from May 25 – 27, 2019.

Universal Orlando Resort’s experience will debut later this year with dates to be announced at a later time.

But Wait, There’s More

Ditch the tickets and go for a pass for magical value all year long.

  • At Universal Hollywood, the all-new 2019 Season Pass for $149 when purchased online. (Blackout dates and restrictions apply.) Visit UniversalStudiosHollywood.com for more details.  
  • At Universal Orlando, get “six months free” on any Universal Orlando Annual Pass if purchased before April 4, 2019. Click here for more details about Annual and Seasonal Pass options.