Nighttime in Hogsmeade is about to get a lot more exciting over at Universal Studios Japan as the park just announced today that a new nighttime projection show will be taking place on Hogwarts Castle.
Here is a description of the show via press release:
The night show in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will use magnificent projection mapping to bring the magic and wonder of Harry Potter to life in a way never before seen at Universal Studios Japan. The immersive show, that will leave fans in awe, unfolds above the Black Lake with Hogwarts castle serving as the backdrop and focal point. The incredible technology will brilliantly light up the night sky as Dementors fly ominously along the castle.
Could this be the same rumored projection show we are supposedly getting here in Orlando? It sure seems that way. Several changes and developments have happened over the last several months to make us believe that Universal Orlando and possibly even Hollywood are gearing up for some sort of projection show. One of the most noticeable is that several trees have been replaced in front of Hogwarts Castle at Universal Orlando, providing for a much better view of the rockwork on the side of the castle, providing a much better viewing area on the bridge between Jurassic Park and Hogsmeade. Also, Universal Parks announced a partnership with Christie Digital Systems, who will be the preferred projector provider for the parks.
The show officially kicks off at Universal Studios Japan on April 21, 2017 and runs until November 5, 2017.
Universal Studios Japan also announced new Interactive Wand locations for guests to enjoy throughout Hogsmeade.
These announcements come just weeks after NBComcast announced that they are purchasing the remaining 49 percent ownership of Universal Studios Japan. Universal Studios Japan will also be among the first Universal theme parks to get a Nintendo themed area, which is scheduled to open in 2020, just in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.