The Hogwarts Castle Harry Potter at Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Hollywood is pretty spectacular to look at any time of the day. The theme park has seen a nice jump in attendance numbers, and in order to keep that up, a brand new show is being added that will surely make things at Hogwarts Castle sparkle.
Starting on June 23, the themed area will showcase a brand new laser light show called “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle.” It is a new light projection experience that is set against the backdrop of Hogwarts Castle, where guests will be able to see an awe-inspiring spectacle that four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin that culminates with awesome beams of lights that fan into the night sky.
As the lights dance on the surface of the castle and across the sky, 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.
The books that J.K. Rowling wrote in the Harry Potter series inspired the castle. Fans of both the books and films are immediately transported to a new world where wizardry exists and they could put their skills to the test. Not only that, but there’s also the “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey” 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 Potter’s world, as well as “Flight of the Hippogriff™,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s first outdoor family coaster.
In addition, guests are encouraged to have some butterbeer and other foods found only in the Harry Potter world at multiple locations, including Three Broomsticks and Hog’s Head pub, as well as the Magic Neep and Butterbeer carts. They could also purchase some themed items at Honeydukes, Ollivanders, Owl Post, Zonko’s Joke Shop, Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, Dervish and Banges, Gladrags Wizardwear and Filch’s Emporium™ of Confiscated Goods.