Starting Jan. 31, guests of every Hogwarts house will be able to share their pride with an all-new projection show in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle.” [Read more…]
The “most wonderful time of the year” is here, and with it comes a sleighful of fresh Universal holiday entertainment in both Orlando and Hollywood, featuring the parks’ first-ever Harry Potter Christmas celebration. [Read more…]
Whether it be Halloween Horror Nights, the upcoming changes to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, or expansions to Volcano Bay, Universal Orlando is doing quite a lot.
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.