The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter Just Got A Magical Christmas Makeover
While the wreaths lining the streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley are all well and good, it’s after dark that the real show begins: The Magic of Hogwarts Castle sees the lifesize Hogwarts castle “wrapped” by a huge projection featuring Harry Potter-inspired holiday adornments (and an advertisement for Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes).
It then appears to be consumed by ice, transforming into a Yule Ball-inspired ice sculpture complete with animated characters performing the “Potter Waltz”.
But the fun doesn’t stop there: inside, the projections continue in an eight-minute show, with ghosts signing Christmas carols, students building snowmen and a surprise appearance from a flying Ford Angila.
The whole thing is topped off with a festive fireworks display.
It’s Universal Studios’ first attempt at a holiday show, and it’s a pretty admirable effort. It’ll run at Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios – both of which feature the Hogwarts Castle and Hogsmeade – until January 7, 2018.
(Images courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort)