Something sinister is coming to Universal Orlando. The all-new light projection experience, Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle will make its debut at the Orlando theme park September 14. As darkness falls on the Hogwarts Castle, the all-consuming Dark Arts will be unleashed in Hogsmeade for a castle show you don’t want to miss. Here are five reasons to see the new show this September 14:
Dark Arts Comes to Life
You’ve seen the Dark Arts performed in the Harry Potter books and films, and now you will get to experience it in real life during this brand-new production. Using state-of-the-art projection mapping, special effects and lighting, Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle brings a new level of (dark) magic to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Hogsmeade will become something you don’t recognize as the Dark Arts permeate the village. As the Dark Arts enter green light and fog roll in, signaling the arrival of the Death Eaters.
Encounter Death Eaters
For the first time at Universal Orlando, guests will be able to encounter Death Eaters, the devoted followers of Lord Voldemort, as part of their experience at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade. As the Dark Arts take over, the Death Eaters will eerily roam throughout Hogsmeade, lurking amongst guests and practicing evil spells.
Hogwarts Castle in a New Light
Hogwarts Castle is typically a place of excitement but when the Dark Arts take over the castle will illuminate a darker side of the wizarding world. Dementors, Aragog, Mountain Trolls, Thestrals and more will cover the castle through a display of light, music and special effects.
You’ll Get to Use Magic
As the Dark Arts engulf the castle, you’ll be asked to summon your inner strength and face the evil magic and Lord Voldemort, until the Patronus spell - the most famous, difficult and powerful defense of the Dark Arts is cast and saves the wizarding world.
Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle will run select nights from September 14 through November 15 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.