Everything You Need to Know About the Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Show at Universal Studios Hollywood

The theme park is bringing the magic of Harry Potter alive with modern technology.

The Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Light Projection Show at Universal Studios Hollywood. (Photo Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood)

If you’re a fan of Harry Potter, Universal Studios Hollywood‘s newest show Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle is a must-see spectacular.

The exciting all-new experience casts a mesmerizing display of light, music and special effects, unleashing the darkest creatures and villains, including the powerful Dark wizard Lord VoldemortIlluminating a darker side of the Wizarding World, this spectacular new light projection experience will be a departure from previous The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle and The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle. Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle will bring more intense tones and drama that reflect the Dark creatures and wizards that challenge goodness in the Wizarding World.

The show’s use of projections, pyrotechnics, and drones are executed masterfully and take you on an eight minute long journey into the Wizarding World that touches on various aspects of the entire film franchise.

From Aragog to Death Eaters, you’ll pretty much see everything from Harry Potter that was meant to scare you come alive on the walls of Hogwarts Castle. Using precise 3D mapping, it really does seem as if giant spiders are crawling across the castle or that it’s being overrun by Dementors.

It’s not all dark and demise though. 

Without spoiling too much, the show ends with a high-tech finale using drones to accent the spell that’s cast to save Hogwarts and ensure that students will be able to attend for years to come.

The Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Light Projection Show at Universal Studios Hollywood. (Photo Credit: Universal Studios Hollywood)

You can catch the Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter nightly until April 28th before its return from May 25-27, 2019. You can purchase tickets for the theme park here.  

Reporting by Frederick Ochoa