Death Eaters to Roam Universal Studios Hollywood for the First Time Ever
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood will be overrun by followers of the Dark Lord for the first time as part of the theme park’s annual Halloween Horror Nights celebration. NBCUniversal, the parent company of Universal Parks & Resorts, announced today that attendees of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood would come across groups of Death Eaters roaming Hogsmeade village, looking to find others willing to show loyalty to Lord Voldemort’s cause.
For fans of spooky thrills, Universal Studios Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights is a tradition that “brings together the sickest minds in horror to immerse guests in a living, breathing, three-dimensional world of terror inspired by TV and film’s most compelling horror properties.” In the past, Potter fans on the West Coast were left out of the spooky celebrations during the annual event, but the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Orlando featured the masked Dark Magic practitioners during previous Halloween events and Halloween Horror Nights.
The Death Eaters featured in the past in Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure have roamed the village taking photos with guests, dueling with attendees brave enough to face them, and creating an overall aura of spookiness that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter needed as part of the Halloween festivities. Shrouded in emerald smoke, the Dark Lord’s followers enter Islands of Adventure with a quick but spellbinding show of intimidation, magic, and fireworks. They also leave the village in a nail-biting scene of terror when they try to kidnap a Butterbeer Cart staff member – who bravely fights back and makes their escape through the Floo Network with the Death Eaters in tow. No word on if these scenes from the Orlando theme park will make their way to Universal Studios Hollywood, but we hope they do!
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood will be open during Halloween Horror Nights, which begins Thursday, September 8, and will run on select nights through Monday, October 31. For more information, visit www.HalloweenHorrorNights.com.