A few of us from That Hashtag Show got to go check out Universal Studios Hollywood’s new show, Dark Arts At Hogwart’s Castle recently and it is one of the best shows of its kind. You can watch the teaser above and see some stills down below, but it is truly an event that you need to see live.

The show is similar to what Disney does with Once Upon a Time, with pixel mapped projections bringing the castle to life and taking us on a brand new Hogwarts adventure with Harry Potter, Dumbledore, and several others.

The Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle
The Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Light Projection Show at Universal Studios Hollywood

The show centers around Voldemort attacking Hogwarts castle and our favorite band of wizards needing to fight him off. You’ll see spiders and Dementors and fire and fog. The highlight of the event for us was the Patronus lighting up the sky right next to the castle.

The effect is created using dozens of drones outfitted with LED lights taking the shape of Harry’s Stag. Not only is it an amazing site to see, but it’s also an amazing feat of engineering. You can find videos, like ours, online, but they pale in comparison to seeing it in person.

Check out the rest of the gallery below and if you’re able to visit Universal Studios Hollywood between now and April 28th, 2019 or between May 25th and 28th, 2019 make sure you see the show live.

Dark Arts at Hogwarts Castle Image Gallery