First Look at Hogwarts Always NEW Castle Projection Show

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Tonight, Universal’s Islands of Adventure will premiere its newest Hogwarts Castle projection show, “Hogwarts Always.” However, the Chip and Co team was fortunate to receive an exclusive sneak peek last evening, and we are thrilled to share our first impressions.

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On select nights, guests visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade will be treated to the nighttime extravaganza, “Hogwarts Always.” This incredible new projection show takes guests on a magical journey through iconic moments of a school year at Hogwarts, set against the majestic backdrop of Hogwarts Castle. The show brings to life enchanting scenes, from supply shopping in Diagon Alley and the exhilarating ride aboard the Hogwarts Express to participating in the Sorting Ceremony, celebrating the House Cup winner, and so much more. This visually stunning experience promises to captivate witches, wizards, and Muggles of all ages.

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One of the highlights of “Hogwarts Always” is the inclusion of four different possible endings, each celebrating a different Hogwarts house. During our preview, we were delighted to see two versions of the show: one where Ravenclaw won the House Cup and another where Slytherin claimed victory. The unique house-specific endings add an exciting element of surprise for repeat visitors.


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The show also features a colorful pyrotechnic display that adds an extra layer of magic to the evening. Fans will be thrilled to hear familiar dialogue from beloved characters like Professor Dumbledore, Hagrid, the Sorting Hat, and more throughout the show. These character cameos bring an added sense of nostalgia and connection to the Harry Potter universe.

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Our review of “Hogwarts Always” is overwhelmingly positive. The show is a fantastic update to the projection experience in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade. It successfully blends the beloved lore of the Harry Potter series with stunning visuals and engaging storytelling. At just over 6 minutes in length, it is just long enough to cap off your evening at Islands of Adventure without being TOO long considering there is really no seating in the immediate area.

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Whether you are a die-hard Harry Potter fan or someone not as familiar with the books and movies, “Hogwarts Always” is an experience you will enjoy and remember. Don’t miss this magical new addition to Universal’s Islands of Adventure. “Hogwarts Always” is set to become a must-see attraction for anyone visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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Chris is a Pennsylvania native who escaped the cold and relocated to the Orlando area. Our resident Universal expert, Chris has been visiting the Universal Orlando Resort since the 1990s. Chris is a Universal and Walt Disney World Passholder, and can often be found exploring the parks taking in the sites (and finding new things to write about!).
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