Wizarding World Hollywood announces epic nighttime show at Hogwarts Castle

A different look for the Nighttime Lights spectacle

A different look for the Nighttime Lights spectacle

At the time of the grand opening, I asked Universal staffers if they might expand the experience for park guests.

John Williams scored the first three "Harry Potter" films and the Wizarding World grand opening, and he composed the music for the new Nighttime Lights show as well.

Starting June 23, Universal Hollywood will debut The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle, a five-minute spectacular show of lights and sounds.

Now, The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle will be coming to the park on a regular basis, in a new projection mapping show that is said to spotlight the four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin.

Hogwarts Castle is getting a nighttime light show at Universal Studios Hollywood this summer.

You can check out photos from that grand opening projection show in the slideshow below.

At the time, I wrote, "the experience was so well done it seemed odd that it was only being done this one evening", and now it seems that Universal did indeed use that as a test for an ongoing nightly projection show. The new show will be different than the one presented at that event, but it gives you an idea of what to expect. The recorded score light show was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra. Live rehearsal previews for annual passholders and limited guest access will be available in preparation for the June 23 grand opening. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will be lit up by The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle, a unique light projection mapping display, set against the backdrop of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is going to become even more magical this summer. Join the conversation online using #WizardingWorldHollywood.

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