Plenty of high schoolers probably wish ‘Defence Against the Dark Arts’ was one of their subject choices. Parents are probably very thankful it isn’t. But there is a way for you to experience the thrill of dark magic.

Dark Arts Harry Potter

A dynamic, all-new light projection experience, comes to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”. Photo: Universal

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort have announced a brand new edition to “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter”. Witness an exciting new dimension of sorcery with the “Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle.” This all-new projection experience will illuminate Hogwarts castle every night from April 13 – 28 at Universal Studios Hollywood then return from May 25 – 27. The Dark Arts will arrive at Universal Orlando Resort’s experience later this year.

Dark Arts Harry Potter

Ready to take on the dark forces at Hogwarts. Photo: Universal


This Dark Arts experience unleashes the darkest creatures and villains, including the infamous Lord Voldemort. Lights, music and special effects will show a darker side of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.” As darkness falls on Hogwarts castle, Dementors, Death Eaters and Mountain Trolls will cloak the castle with sinister images. Lord Voldemort himself will make a chilling appearance, and can only be defeated by the powerful execution of the Patronus spell.

Dark Arts Harry Potter

Hogwarts castle at Universal Studios Hollywood. Photo: Universal

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando are must-visit spots for Harry Potter fans. Extraordinary sets, enthralling experiences and cherished memorabilia can be found at both attractions.

Find out everything you need to know about visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter World here.

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