The Dark Arts are Taking Over Hogwarts Castle #UniversalStudiosHollywood

 “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

What house do you belong to? Here’s a little known secret about me. I was officially sorted, by the Sorting Hat himself, into the house of Slytherin. Now, I would have liked to have disagreed, because I always felt more of a Gryffindor at heart. But, I must embrace what the hat says. So when Universal Studios Hollywood announced that the Dark Arts were taking over the lights at Hogwarts Castle, it kind of gave me the chills. I mean, the lights at Hogwarts ALWAYS gives me the chills. Whether it be the Nighttime lights, during the Summer or the beautiful Christmas version, it kind of takes my breath away every time. I can’t wait to see the Dark Arts take over!

Experience an exciting new dimension of sorcery at “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter TM” with the introduction of the “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle,” a powerful, original and breathtaking projection experience.

The “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” will illuminate Hogwarts castle and “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” nightly from April 13 – 28 at Universal Studios Hollywood then return from May 25 – 27. This exciting all-new experience in “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” will cast a mesmerizing display of light, music and special effects, unleashing the darkest creatures and villains, including the powerful Dark wizard Lord Voldemort.

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.

With so much to see and do at Universal Studios Hollywood, the all-new 2019 Season Pass invites guests to experience the fun throughout the year for $149 when purchased online. Blackout dates and restrictions apply. Visit for more details.