Universal Studios appears to be doubling down on the projection-mapped Wizarding World light shows with the announcement that Universal Hollywood will debut The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle starting on June 23rd.
The LA Times notes that the show will run five minutes and that it will be performed multiple times per night throughout the summer. It will kick off with a quote from the Sorting Hat:
“There’s nothing I can’t see, so try me on and I will tell you where you ought to be.”
I say “doubling down” because these light shows are now a regular event after being utilized at the Wizarding World’s grand opening and at Universal Studios Japan for a Dementor attack event this past April. You can check out videos of those events below to get an idea of what The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle will look like:
You can also check out the LA Times preview of the upcoming event. More details are available in the press release below:
Universal Studios Hollywood Casts a Dazzling Spell on “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter” with Its All-New Summertime Enhancement, “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle,” Inviting Guests to Experience the Immersive Land in a Whole New Light, Beginning June 23
Universal City, CA, May 18, 2017 – Beginning June 23, guests are invited to see “The Wizarding World of Harry PotterTM” in a whole new light when Universal Studios Hollywood introduces its all-new “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts TM Castle,” featuring a dazzling light projection experience against the backdrop of Hogwarts™ School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
As night falls on Hogsmeade village, “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” will shine brightly with an awe-inspiring spectacle that showcases the four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin that culminates with awesome beams of lights that fan into the night sky.
The colorful state-of-the-art light display and special effects projection, designed to dance across the stunning Hogwarts castle, will be accompanied by a special musical arrangement created by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams based on his original scores composed for the film series. The musical arrangement that will emanate in a surround sound environment was conducted by prolific arranger William Ross and recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra in London.
This new summertime feature will take place multiple times a night during its run. Live rehearsals with annual pass previews and very limited guest access will begin in June in preparation for the June 23 grand opening.