Prepare Your Patronus: New Night Show Featuring Dementors Is Coming to Universal Studios Japan!

Think of your happiest memory, practice your incantation, and have some emergency chocolate ready: A new nighttime show is coming to Universal Studios Japan, and it will feature Dementors!

Beginning on April 21 and continuing until November 5, the show will feature projection mapping set above the Black Lake next to Hogwarts Castle. According to the press release, Hogwarts students will fight off Dementors as they swoop around the lake and castle. Let’s hope they’ve had Harry or Lupin as their Patronus teacher! The night sky will surely be lit with magic.

Additionally, new Wand Magic locations will be available in Universal Studios Japan’s Hogsmeade Village. Inside the Magic is reporting these could include spells to cast fire or snow.

If this new show is anything like the projection mapping show performed at the Universal Studios Hollywood grand opening, or like the Death Eater event previously held at the Japanese theme park, it is sure to be an absolute delight to witches, wizards, Muggles, and No-Majs alike.

Will you be seeing this new show? Let us know in the comments below!

Press Release
Universal Studios Japan Lights Up The Sky With A Large-Scaled Night Show In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
 
The brilliant light of magic will open guest’s eyes to an unbelievable world of wonder
April 21, 2017 (Friday) – November 5, 2017 (Sunday)
On April 21, 2017 (Wednesday), just before the Golden week holidays, a large scaled night show, will debut in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Guests will be immersed in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World as the students of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry fight off Dementors who descend across the Black Lake for an unforgettable show that’ll leave fans surprised and excited. On the same day, guests can experience new Wand Magic in Hogsmeade village. In 2017, Universal Studios Japan will offer a dazzling array of new attractions and entertainment that push the limits to bring more excitement than ever before for the 15th anniversary of Universal Studios Japan.
Harry Potter night show will debut!
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. The world of magic comes to life as never seen before. This immersive experience will make fans young
and old tingle with excitement.
Cast spells like the characters in the movie with new Wand Magic locations
Opening on the same day as the night show, are new Wand Magic locations where guests can experience the joy of casting spells. Following
the Magical Wand Map, guests can practice their magic throughout the land from the moment they encounter the Hogwarts Express conductor to when they approach Hogwarts castle. Wand Assistants are on hand to assist new witches and wizards as they try new
spells.