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Universal Shutting Down ‘Harry Potter’ Attraction Permanently

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A popular Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction is shutting down at Universal Orlando.

Universal Orlando Resort is a popular tourist location. Guests come from near and far to visit Universal for its thrilling, exciting attractions. Universal Orlando is home to two theme parks: Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure, as well as Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Park. harry potter Credit: Universal Studios Orlando

While Universal already has several theme parks and a water park, they are in the process of building a third theme park called  Epic Universe, which will open in 2025. Universal is also in talks about opening a third theme park in the United States which would be located in Texas. With all this change happening and coming to Universal, they are known for updating, removing, and adding new attractions.

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A new Minions-themed attraction will soon be opening in the summer of 2023, so several attractions have been getting a facelift over at Universal Studios Florida. Next door, at Universal Islands of Adventure, changes have been happening, such as Jurassic World VeleicoCoaster changing their safety features. In May, several changes will occur at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, including the permanent closure of Poseidon’s Fury and a beloved Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction.

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ThrillGeek on Twitter tweeted that on May 10 “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” will end.

NEW – Also beginning on Wednesday, May 10, “The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle” in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade will undergo an extended closure to make way for future show enhancements

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts is an experience of a dazzling spectacle of music and lights. On select nights, watch in awe from Hogsmeade™ village as projections are cast against the majestic backdrop of the castle. Embrace your Hogwarts™ pride as the four houses are celebrated in stunning light and sound. It’s a beautiful way to end your day at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Luckily, there are plans to bring future enhancements to the show, but it is unclear if it will keep the same name or if it will be an entirely different attraction when it reopens.

Have you gotten to witness this show?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.