The Nighttime Show at Hogwarts has been a fan favorite at Universal Studios Hollywood since it debuted in 2017. Now, the show has three different versions that are all pretty incredible in their own way. The original show celebrated the four Hogwart houses. Next, came the Christmas version which was then followed by the Dark Arts show.

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Where is the best place to view the show? I recommend being in the front of the viewing section even with Ron’s car. Though as long as you’re in the roped-off viewing area I really can’t imagine that there would be a bad view. However, if you’re on the shorter side like I am tall people can ruin your chance to see the show and/or take good pictures. Which is why I recommend being in the front of the viewing section.

Unfortunately, the show does not take place every night. If you can be sure to try and plan your visit on a day when you can see it. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter tends to get very crowded for the show. Normally, the line begins outside the entrance to the land. Once it is close enough to show time they will let you into the viewing area. There is almost always at least two showtimes. The second showtime is less crowded.


If you would like to see what the Dark Arts Show looks like you can view my IGTV.

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Not only is the show fabulous but the way the Hogwarts castle looks afterward is really what makes it spectacular. The castle doesn’t stay lit up for long so be sure to take your photos as soon as it ends.

For more information about the park be sure to check out my post on Universal Studios Hollywood Tips and Tricks.

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