Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Is Returning to Universal Orlando!

Source: Universal Orlando

Hold the phone Insiders! One of the most popular attractions at Universal Studios Orlando is making its way back to Harry Potter World. The Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle will return September 18 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure just in time for the Halloween season!

Source: Universal Studios Orlando

As shown above, the show will return nightly from September 18 through October 31. If you are not familiar with the Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle, here is the official description on the Universal Studios Orlando website:

As darkness falls on Hogwarts™ castle, Dementors™, Death Eaters™ and other unspeakable creatures cloak the stone walls in sinister images and fiendish magic. Chaos erupts as the image of Lord Voldemort™ joins the fray, summoning his cruel legions to swarm the castle. Stare in awe at the castle’s takeover during this ominous spectacle of light and music. This powerful spectacle is accompanied by an atmospheric musical score created by John Williams.

Whether you are a muggle or a wizard, you will not be safe from Voldemort and his Death Eaters! This spectacular show originally debuted in Orlando in September of 2019. The show did not make a return the following year due to the pandemic, so we are absolutely delighted that the show will be returning for a second time this year!

Universal still has made no announcement on whether or not the Dark Arts at Hogwarts will also be returning to Universal Studios Hollywood. Their website still currently states to check back soon for more details, but we could be hearing an announcement very soon as Halloween Horror Nights return to the Hollywood theme park this weekend.

How excited are you for Dark Arts at Hogwarts to return to Universal Orlando this Halloween season?!

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