Beginning June 23, guests are invited to see â€œThe Wizarding World of Harry PotterTMâ€ in a whole new light when Universal Studios Hollywood introduces its all-new â€œThe Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts TM Castle,â€ featuring a dazzling light projection experience against the backdrop of Hogwartsâ„¢ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
As night falls on Hogsmeade village, â€œThe Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castleâ€ will shine brightly with an awe-inspiring spectacle that showcases the four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin that culminates with awesome beams of lights that fan into the night sky.
The colorful state-of-the-art light display and special effects projection, designed to dance across the stunning Hogwarts castle, will be accompanied by a special musical arrangement created by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams based on his original scores composed for the film series. The musical arrangement that will emanate in a surround sound environment was conducted by prolific arranger William Ross and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra in London.
This new summertime feature will take place multiple times a night during its run.Â Live rehearsals with annual pass previews and very limited guest access will begin in June in preparation for the June 23 grand opening.
Inspired by J.K. Rowlingâ€™s compelling stories and characters that were brought to life in the Warner Bros. films, â€œThe Wizarding World of Harry Potterâ€ at Universal Studios Hollywood is a masterful recreation, faithful to the visual landscape of the fiction and films, including as its iconic focal point, Hogwarts castle.
From its snow-capped roofs and cobblestone streets to the historic British sensibilities that characterize the whimsical look and feel of the land, â€œThe Wizarding World of Harry Potterâ€ transports guests of all ages to the very places they watched on the silver screen.
The architecturally stunning land also includes the incredibly captivating and highly acclaimed â€œHarry Potter and the Forbidden Journeyâ€ thrill ride, now enhanced with 4K-HD and ride film projecting at an astounding rate of 120 frames-per-second for an even more immersive glimpse into Harry Potterâ€™s world, as well as â€œFlight of the Hippogriffâ„¢,â€ Universal Studios Hollywoodâ€™s first outdoor family coaster.
â€œThe Wizarding World of Harry Potterâ€ resonates with immense detail, inviting guests to revel in J.K. Rowlingâ€™s Wizarding World with the opportunity to enjoy authentic food and beverages at multiple locations, including Three Broomsticksâ„¢ and Hog’s Head pub, as well as the Magic Neep and Butterbeerâ„¢ carts.
A foray through the shops adds to the authenticity of the land with eight retail venues and locations, including Honeydukesâ„¢, Ollivandersâ„¢, Owl Postâ„¢, Zonkoâ€™sâ„¢ Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Bangesâ„¢, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filchâ€™s Emporiumâ„¢ of Confiscated Goods.