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Tourist attractions in California: Universal Studios Hollywood adds Harry Potter spectacle

Known for their amazing light shows, the Universal Studios is set to add a stunning nocturnal show to its Harry Potter world

May 29, 2017 | By AFP Relaxnews

Visitors of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood will be offered a nocturnal experience this summer that will shine a new light on Hogwarts under the cloak of night. As night falls on Hogsmeade Village, visitors will be treated to a new special effects and light show that will be projected against Hogwarts Castle.

Set against a musical arrangement by composer to the stars John Williams—whose soundtrack credits include the Harry Potter movies, “Jaws,” “E.T.” “Star Wars” “Indiana Jones” —”The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” will showcase the four houses of Hogwarts: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin. The new show will be projected multiple times a night, beginning from June 23.

The thrill ride “Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey,” which combines action sequences with a robotic ride system, was also upgraded from 3D to 4K-HD for a more hyper-realistic experience, at 120 frames per second.


The ride will take guests through the corridors of Hogwarts, Dumbledore’s office, the Gryffindor common room, and above the castle grounds.

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