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A Trippy New Light Show Is Coming To The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Things are getting psychedelic at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. The Universal Studios Hollywood theme park, which opened on the West Coast in 2016, is no longer content with simply stuffing patrons full of Chocolate Frogs and sending them on a barf-inducing "Forbidden Journey" roller-coaster ride; starting June 23, the Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts™ Castle lights-and-music spectacle will allow visitors to "experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ in a whole new light." (Skillful pun courtesy of the Universal Studios website.)

The Nighttime Lights show will feature illuminated projections against the backdrop of Hogwarts Castle, NBC Los Angeles reports, accompanied by soaring surround-sound music arranged by Academy Award-winning composer John Williams. The show will run several times a night, and Universal Studios Hollywood ticketholders will be able to marvel at the lights for free (or get really, really stoned, freak out at all the colors and noise, and retreat to the safety of Filch's Emporium of Confiscated Goods.)

Harry Potter nerds of L.A., we look forward to watching your totally impromptu, not-at-all-staged engagement photos at the Nighttime Lights show clog up our Instagram feeds all summer.