This summer is going to be magical in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood, with all-new wand magic experiences, authentic replica costumes, a new lunchtime menu, as well as the return of “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle.”
With a good flick and swish, guests can cast new spells in Hogsmeade. This summer, two additional spells will be installed, bringing the tally up to 15 total wand magic experiences.
The Incendio fire-making spell will create flames of varying size depending on the wizard’s skill level, and the Alohomora spell will unlock a series of intricate locks that could reveal the fiery breath of a creature hidden behind a door.
Three Broomsticks will expand its lunchtime offerings with a new selection of British fare, including:
- Ploughman’s Lunch – Featuring an imported selection of ham, country paté, salami, homemade pickles, English cheese and a warm scotch egg served with bread, cranberry chutney and grain mustard
- Sunday Roast Sandwich – Served on a freshly-baked baguette filled with warm prime rib, English Cheddar, caramelized onions, horseradish sauce and homemade garlic pickles served with fresh salad or potato wedges
- Cheese Toastie with Chicken – Featuring grilled English Cheddar cheese with chicken, bacon, mustard and sliced tomato, topped with a sunny-side egg served with a fresh salad or potato wedges
Guests will be able to channel their inner wizard at Gladrags Wizardwear with a wide array of apparel inspired by the “Harry Potter” films. New for this season is a high-end replica of Professor Snape’s robe; along with a replica of Hermione’s dress work at the Yule Ball in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,” which will be available in adult and children’s sizes.
Madam Malkin’s Talking Mirror will make a reflective entrance this summer, and be located in the corridor between Dervish and Banges and Gladrags Wizardwear. The Talking Mirror will entertain guests with a variety of complimentary remarks on their magical wardrobe.
As a special summertime treat, “The Nighttime Lights of Hogwarts Castle” will return for a limited time, starting on Sunday, June 24. This spellbinding nighttime show showcases the four houses of Hogwarts, and is sure to stir up House Pride for everyone.
To learn more about other offerings in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, visit UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.
Check out our video of “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” at Universal Studios Hollywood below: