“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” Now Open at Universal Orlando Resort

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN NEWS) – Source: Universal Orlando Resort // The darker side of the wizarding world has now cast a shadow over The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade with the debut of the all-new, breathtaking projection mapping experience at Universal Orlando Resort – “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle.” Guests will watch as some of the awe-inspiring moments and creatures inspired by the Harry Potter films come to life on Hogwarts castle through state-of-the-art projection mapping, special effects, lighting and more – making this a “must-see” Wizarding World experience.

And, guests can now come face-to-face with Death Eaters – devoted followers of Lord Voldemort known for their allegiance and practice of the Dark Arts – while in Hogsmeade. Ominous green light and fog will permeate the village as the Death Eaters eerily roam throughout Hogsmeade, lurking amongst guests – practicing the Dark Arts with complete disregard of wizarding laws.

Then, guests will witness Dementors, Aragog, Mountain Trolls, Thestrals and other unspeakable creatures cloak the castle for “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle.” Guests will be asked to summon their inner strength and bravely face the all-consuming Dark Arts and the visage of the powerful Dark wizard Lord Voldemort until the Patronus spell – ones of the most famous, difficult and powerful defense of the Dark Arts charms in the Wizarding World – is cast.

“Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle” is the third projection mapping experience created for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade. During select times throughout the year, guests can also enjoy “Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” and “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.”

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort allows guests to experience the wonder, excitement and adventure of the Harry Potter books and films in the most spectacularly-themed environments ever created. Inspired by J.K. Rowling’s compelling stories and characters, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter includes two incredibly detailed lands – Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley – featuring multiple groundbreaking attractions, shops, restaurants, entertainment and more. Guests can visit the famed Hogsmeade village, enjoy a frothy Butterbeer, soar over Hogwarts castle with Harry Potter in the incredible attraction, Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, pass through the iconic brick wall into Diagon Alley, experience the pulse-pounding next generation thrill ride, Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts, and more. They can also travel between the two lands with a park-to-park ticket on the iconic Hogwarts Express – allowing them to take the same journey as the famed boy wizard.

“Darks Arts at Hogwarts Castle” runs select nights now through November 15. For more information, visit

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