Wizarding World’s New ‘Dark Arts’ Conjures Spooky Shimmer

The haunting Hogwarts projection experience features some of the most fear-tastic characters from the Potterverse.

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The Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Light Projection Show at Universal Studios Hollywood debuted on April 11 with a special preview event. April 12 is also a preview, while the show itself will shimmer nightly from April 13 through 28, 2019.
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The Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Light Projection Show at Universal Studios Hollywood debuted on April 11 with a special preview event. April 12 is also a preview, while the show itself will shimmer nightly from April 13 through 28, 2019.
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The experience will enjoy a brief return engagement from May 25-27, 2019.
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Guests should expect to see "a mesmerizing display of light, music, and special effects..." during the display.
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Will all manner of villains from the Harry Potter universe pop up on the towering sides of the structure? In a word, indeed.
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The presentation is flush with "intense tones and drama," says the theme park.
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Both Dementors and Death Eaters will cameo, so keep your eyes peeled and your fortitude fierce.
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Even the tippy-top-iest points of the imposing castle aren't safe from the spooky sights.
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The Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Light Projection Show at Universal Studios Hollywood shimmers from April 13-28, and again from May 25-27, with special preview on April 11 and 12. (Universal Studios and NBC-owned TV Stations operate under the same parent company NBCUniversal)
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