Nighttime Lights Will Dazzle at Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood is just over a year old, and it looks like it will be getting a dazzling makeover for its birthday! Beginning June 23rd, 2017, Hogwarts Castle will light up each night with a dazzling light projection experience entitled “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle.”

I am really excited about this. When the Wizarding World Hollywood was being built, I monitored the progress while driving down the 101 every week or so. You could see the castle walls being constructed bit by bit. Finally, the castle was complete, but the Wizarding World was not yet open. One evening as we were leaving the Hollywood Bowl, we saw brilliant lights across the freeway at Universal Studios Hollywood. It was Hogwarts! The Castle was lit up with points of light shooting into the sky!

Then I come to find out that at the opening of Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the attendees were treated to a beautiful Hogwarts Castle Nighttime Light experience. Many people that night said that this should be park of the nightly entertainment. Well, I’m happy to announce that it has arrived! Read on for details.

"The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle" at "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" - Universal Studios Hollywood

“The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” at “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” – Universal Studios Hollywood

From the Press Release:

As night falls on Hogsmeade village, “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” will shine brightly with an awe-inspiring spectacle that showcases the four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin that culminates with awesome beams of lights that fan into the night sky.

The colorful state-of-the-art light display and special effects projection, designed to dance across the stunning Hogwarts castle, 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 Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle" at "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" - Universal Studios Hollywood -- Hufflepuff house featured

“The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” at “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” – Universal Studios Hollywood — Hufflepuff house featured

This new summertime feature will take place multiple times a night during its run. Live rehearsals with annual pass previews and very limited guest access will begin in June in preparation for the June 23 grand opening.

More information is available at www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com. Join the conversation online using #WizardingWorldHollywood. Like Universal Studios Hollywood on Facebook and follow @UniStudios on Instagram and Twitter.

 

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About Richard & Sarah Woloski

Richard and Sarah Woloski are the co-hosts and creators of the Disney / Star Wars Podcast Skywalking Through Neverland. The husband and wife team strives to create a polished, positive and fun weekly show celebrating fandom. They also love writing for Adventures By Daddy. Find them @SkywalkingPod