It’s been an incredibly busy week for the world of American theme parks, but perhaps an even busier week for the world of projection-mapping technology, which had new light shows make their debuts at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and now at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Hollywood.
This weekend Universal began unannounced technical rehearsals of its new show “Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” during regular operating hours, corralling guests into viewing areas in Hogsmeade Village and running several performances per night.
WATCH NIGHTTIME LIGHTS AT HOGWARTS CASTLE:
The show had been officially announced just ten days ago, after many months of speculation. A very similar projection-mapped sequence was run during the Wizarding World’s grand opening ceremony back in the spring of 2016.
WATCH WIZARDING WORLD HOLLYWOOD OPENING CEREMONY:
“The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” officially premieres on Friday, June 23rd at Universal Studios Hollywood.