Universal Orlando announces Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle

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Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle

Universal Orlando unveiled a new sinister, spellbinding spectacle arriving at Hogsmeade Village (Islands of Adventure, FL) this month. Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle invades the Wizarding World starting September 14th!

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle features evil forces gathered by He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. Only brave wizards with the courage to stand together and protect the Castle stand in the way.

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Of note, a similarly named show debuted at Universal Studios Hollywood. This West Coast version, shown below emerged last April.  However, that show was limited to a two-day run.

Premiere Event Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle

On Saturday, September 14th, a dark shadow invades Hogsmede Village. Lord Voldemort, the support of a vicious gathering of evil creatures lays siege to Hogwarts Castle! Will the students and professors muster magic powerful enough to repel this angry advance?

Discover details of Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle

Islands of Adventure, Hogsmeade Village in particular, just got a bit more dangerous after dark.  On select nights between September 14th and November 15th, the Dark Lord casts his spell upon Hogwarts Castle. Epic music, enchanted lighting and spellbinding special effects transform the iconic Castle into the ultimate battle of evil vs good.

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Dementors, Death Eaters and other unspeakable creatures – such as Aragog, Mountain Trolls, Thestrals and more – will cloak the castle with sinister images from the darker side of magic, until the Patronus spell – one of the most famous, difficult and powerful defense of the Dark Arts charms in the Wizarding World – is cast.” –Universal Close-Up

About Hogsmeade Village and Hogwarts Castle

Hogsmeade Village materialized in the spring of 2010.  As the first Wizarding World themed, immersive experience in Universal Studios parks, this Florida favorite features three attractions. Flying Hippogriff, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey and the new Hagrid’s Motorbike Adventure provide Potter powered excitement for muggles visiting the Orlando theme park. Hogwarts Castle, home to Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey stands tall as an anchor to this magical manifestation.

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Modern magic, by way of high-tech digital projection, enables exciting after-dark adventures.  Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle promises to be just such an adventure when it debuts next week.

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