Dark Arts Projection Show Coming to Universal Orlando’s Hogwarts Castle

The home of Harry Potter isn’t just about friendship and Christmastime; the Wizarding World has a darker side, one that Universal Orlando is tapping into for its newest light projection show.

The resort has just announced that Hogwarts Castle, located in Islands of Adventure’s Hogsmeade side of the Wizarding World, will be the setting of a Dark Arts projection experience that focuses on the darkness that dwells within the Harry Potter Universe.

According to Universal, guests can expect to witness “Dementors, Death Eaters and other unspeakable creatures including Acromantula, Mountain Trolls, and Thestrals,” all making their presence known against the stone walls of Hogwarts. Naturally, Universal couldn’t create a show based on the Wizarding World’s dark arts without an appearance by its most notorious dark artist. Voldemort will indeed be there to supervise the supernatural display, but the show won’t conclude “until one of the wizarding world’s most famous defensive charms is cast.”

The show is set to begin later this year, but no official dates have been released as of yet.

Source: Universal Orlando Close Up


4 thoughts on “Dark Arts Projection Show Coming to Universal Orlando’s Hogwarts Castle

  • February 28, 2019 at 2:58 pm

    Disappointing that Thestrals are considered “dark.”

    • March 2, 2019 at 9:42 am

      I’m guessing b/c of those who have witnessed death can see them? (so, death = the part of the “darkness that dwells within the HP universe” part of the show?)

  • March 11, 2019 at 6:04 am





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