Guests to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando will soon get to experience a new dimensions of sorcery. Hogwarts Castle will be illuminated with a darker side of the Wizarding World in the new projection experience, Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle.
Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle will use lights, music and special effects to unleash the darkest creatures and villains, including the powerful dark wizard Lord Voldemort, into the park.
According to a press release, “The spectacular new light projection experience will be a departure from previous The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle and The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle. Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle will bring more intense tones and drama that reflect the Dark creatures and wizards that challenge goodness in the Wizarding World.”
During the experience, guests will be asked to summon their inner strength and bravery in the face of the Dark Arts as some of the best moments inspired by the films come to life. Demeanors, Death Eaters, Lord Voldemort and other creatures will cover the castle with sinister images until the Patronus spell, one of the most famous, difficult and powerful defenses of the Dark Arts charms in the wizarding world, is cast.
An exclusive arrangement conducted by William Ross and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra will accompany the projections.
The Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle will light up Hogwarts castle and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter nightly from April 13 – 28 at Universal Studios Hollywood then return from May 25 – 27.