Universal Studios is bringing the magic back this summer as the “Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” make its triumphant return. As the sun sets on Hogsmeade village, the show begins, creating a one of a kind experience that gives Witches, Wizards, and Muggles an explosion of colorful visuals right in the heart of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

The show features elements from all four Hogwarts Houses: Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin. The state of the art visuals are also accompanied by the iconic musical arrangements of John Williams and are conducted by William Ross. The show is a perfect way to end your magical journey, complete with fireworks and memorable sequences. A warm butterbeer is recommended for the best experience.

As the summer begins, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will continue to wow guests with new offerings and additions. There will be new magic wand experiences, as young Witches and Wizards will be given the opportunity to master two new spells. The Incendio fire-making spell will conjure flames of varying size based on skill level, and the Alohomora spell will unlock a series of intricate locks that may reveal the fiery breath of a creature hidden behind a secret door. With the new installations, you are now given the opportunity to practice 15 different experiences, so don’t forget to bring your wand. If you haven’t had a chance to acquire a wand, Ollivander’s will be your first stop, making sure you have the opportunity to go through the world famous, Wand Selection Ceremony.

Once you master your magic skills, The Three Broomsticks will be featuring new fare on their lunch menu, which can be seen below:

Ploughman’s Lunch: Featuring an imported selection of ham, salami, country paté, English cheese, homemade pickles and a warm scotch egg served with bread, cranberry chutney and grain mustard.

Cheese Toastie with Chicken: featuring grilled English Cheddar cheese with chicken, crispy bacon, mustard and sliced tomato topped with a sunny side egg served with a fresh salad or potato wedges.

Sunday Roast Sandwich: Served on a freshly baked baguette filled with warm prime rib, caramelized onions, English Cheddar, horseradish sauce and homemade garlic pickles served with fresh salad or potato wedges.

To bring the full wizarding experience together, travelers are now given the opportunity to add to their warddrobe by new additions at Gladrags Wizardwear. Two new pieces are now available for purchase, including Severus Snape’s iconic robe, as well as a replica of Hermione’s stunning Yule Ball gown from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The dress will be available in both adult and children’s sizes. Robes, scarves, and other Hogwarts apparel will be in stock, just in time for your next adventure in the wizarding world.

You can learn all about what’s coming next by visiting Universal Studios’ official site. Prepare yourselves for a summer full of fun and magic!

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