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Hogwarts Always: First Look at NEW Harry Potter Show


Experience the enchantment of Hogwarts Always, the newest show at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade. This seven-minute voyage through the pivotal moments of a year at the famous school of witchcraft and wizardry is set against the backdrop of Hogwarts Castle, the home of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. This offering is available on select nights and promises to captivate wizards and muggles alike.

Hogwarts Always at Islands of Adventure

As dusk falls, Hogwarts Always illuminates the castle with breathtaking visuals and storytelling, culminating in a spectacular finale. Each ending varies, celebrating one of the four Hogwarts houses – Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff, or Ravenclaw – with a dazzling display that honors the unique spirit and values of each house.

We’ve had the privilege of experiencing this show firsthand and are thrilled to bring you an insider’s glimpse into its magic.

A Glimpse Into the Magic: Our Firsthand Experience

Our adventure began much like every Hogwarts student’s: receiving the iconic acceptance letter. Along with this note is a list of materials needed for the upcoming year, so where else can you get it all but at Diagon Alley? The castle walls soon transformed into a vivid portrayal of Diagon Alley thanks to projection mapping technology.

The Hogwarts Express deserves its own mention, receiving a special tribute during the show that captures the excitement of the journey to the world’s most famous school of witchcraft and wizardry.

Hogwarts Always at Islands of Adventure
Hogwarts Always at Islands of Adventure

As soon as the newest students step into the hallowed halls of Hogwarts Castle, the sorting hat awaits, ready to determine their fate among the brave, the ambitious, the loyal, or the wise. The atmosphere is thick with anticipation and excitement, capturing the essence of every young witch and wizard’s first moments at Hogwarts.

Hogwarts Always at Islands of Adventure

What would a year at Hogwarts be without a touch of danger? Watch as the castle morphs into the Marauder’s Map and witness a game of Quidditch before transitioning to the depths of the Forbidden Forest. But fear not –  the show reaffirms the timeless theme of the Harry Potter series: good always triumphs over evil.

Hogwarts Always at Islands of Adventure

The show has four endings, paying homage to each Hogwarts house. We were lucky to witness Hufflepuff hailed as the house cup winner, with the castle bathed in a glorious yellow light and complemented by a small fireworks display.

Experience Hogwarts Always for Yourself

Hogwarts Always begins on June 14. Discover the magic with discounted theme park tickets available through Orlando Informer.

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About Kelsey Bowyer

Kelsey hails from the land of chocolate, ketchup, and Mister Rogers – known to most as Pennsylvania. Her family’s annual visits to the sunshine state instilled a love of storytelling and theme parks at an early age. In 2015, she packed her bags for the Disney College Program but decided to make this move permanent and call Orlando home. When she is not roaming Orlando’s world-class Theme Parks with her husband, she can be found lost in a book, planning her next vacation, or petting dogs.