Back To Hogwarts Events Announced

Good news for Harry Potter fans! Universal Orlando is planning back-to-Hogwarts style events on both sides of its Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the month of September. Time to grab your calendar and take notes!

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For those who have packed their best HP costumes, on Fridays dressed-up Potterheads will have group wizarding photo meet-ups. Locations will be at Hogwarts Express in Hogsmeade (Islands of Adventure side) at 2 p.m. on Sept. 7, followed by the Triwizard Stage at 12:45 p.m. on Sept. 14.

On the Diagon Alley side at Universal Studios theme park, folks will gather at Carkitt Market Stage at noon on Sept. 21 and at the Knight Bus at 2 p.m. on Sept. 28.

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A one-day event is set for Sept. 1 will kick off the Back to Hogwarts promotion. Details for how to attend the limited / first-come, first-served event can be found on the official Universal Orlando blog (

Details about the planned month-long photo scavenger hunt through Wizarding World will also be revealed there, Universal says.

The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle, a projection show, will run on select nights during the month.