The most wonderful time of the year will be a little more wonderful as Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates the holiday season with an array of offerings that families are sure to enjoy. [Read more…]
Universal Studios Hollywood has confirmed that ‘Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter,’ featuring a holiday projection show on Hogwarts Castle like the one announced over a month for Universal Orlando, will be coming to the west coast park this year.
Testing has only recently begun for Universal Studios Hollywood’s ‘Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle’ projection show, which will begin nightly performances on June 23, but we now know that show will switch out with a Christmas themed version in time for the holiday season. The Hogwarts Castle projection shows were inspired by the one-time-only presentation created for the Wizarding World’s grand opening in 2016. (Note that the new castle shows will only feature projections and music, but no fireworks.)
As night falls on Hogsmeade village, the familiar sounds of Harry Potter music will resonate throughout The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Multiple times an evening, colorful projection mapping will illuminate Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry with dimensional animations that melodically dance across Hogwarts castle in tandem to a musical arrangement from of the Harry Potter movies.
In addition to the projection show, Hogsmeade village will also feature festive décor uniquely themed to each of the individual storefronts, along with holiday-themed food and beverages including hot Butterbeer.
Watch Universal Studios Hollywood’s Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter announcement video below, followed by video of the USH Harry Potter grand opening projection show.
By Gavin Hatch
I’m back after a magical week in California. This episode we take a look at some of the decor around Disneyland Resort and stop over at Universal Studios Hollywood to check out their Harry Potter construction. Before all that though, we look at some of the offering at SeaWorld’s Summer nights event.
By Gavin Hatch
This week we check out lots of construction around the resort, try the whisky drink in the Wizarding World, show you some recently added shopping locations, and much talked about metal detectors. [Read more…]
A second story from The Tales of Beedle the Bard is now being performed inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando. [Read more…]
Guests attending the LeakyCon fan conference in Orlando have the chance to attend a special private party inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley. The party starts after the area closes to the general public on July 30, 2014. [Read more…]
All aboard! Guests will be able to take the Hogwarts Express to Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando beginning on July 8, 2014.
Walls have been taken down today at Universal Studios Florida, revealing the London waterfront facades that are part of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley expansion.
Harry Potter fans from all over gathered at Universal Orlando Jan. 24-26, 2014 for a special celebration featuring stars from the films, Q&A’s, presentations, and more. We were there all three days and have our recap below.
Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Entertainment are hosting a special event that will celebrate all of Harry’s adventures, from the beloved books to the feature films, called “A Celebration of Harry Potter” from Jan. 24 to 26 at Universal Orlando. [Read more…]
The former “Murder She Wrote” show building is now fully demolished at Universal Studios Florida. Demolition began just three weeks ago, and we have photos to share of the process. [Read more…]
Ascendio and their “Night of a Thousand Wizards” are returning to Universal Orlando Resort this July 12 through 15, 2012. Ascendio, dubbed as Infinitus in 2010, is a Harry Potter conference (or convention), and features presentations, music, meet-ups and social events. Their Night of a Thousand Wizards 2 is an exclusive after-hours event at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. [Read more…]
We have a video showing a unique view from the air of construction of the former Amity Island/Jaws area at Universal Studios and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Blueprints have also been found online that show what and where buildings might be going in the former Jaws place. [Read more…]
Join hosts Samantha Sanders and A. Ali Flores as they bring you the latest Orlando theme park and attraction news and more. [Read more…]
Universal Orlando is planning “A Celebration of the Harry Potter Films” for three days this November. Fans who buy special vacation packages will get to hobnob with cast and filmmakers from the Harry Potter films. [Read more…]
Join hosts Samantha and Courtney Sanders as they bring you the latest Orlando theme park and attraction news and more. [Read more…]