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Harry Potter fans, listen up! 

Universal Studios Hollywood's latest attraction is the most magical thing our muggle eyes have ever seen.

The theme park recently announced a new night-time show at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and it's every bit as glorious as you imagined it would be. 

Dubbed The Night-time Lights at Hogwarts Castle, the new show invites fans to a spectacular light display on the grounds of the school of witchcraft and wizardry. 

Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff and Slytherin are all represented as their house colours are projected into the night sky.

The spellbinding light and special effects display will be accompanied by a fantastic musical arrangement from Harry Potter's composer and Academy Award winner, John Williams.

Speaking to The LA Times, the park's senior manager of audio and visual production, Stacey Quinealty said: "We really wanted the guests to have that bone-chilling moment and go, 'Wow, this is something I've never experienced before'. It's really spectacular."

The show will premiere at the theme park on Friday, June 23 and is scheduled to take place several times a night during its run. 

Yet another thing to add to our bucket lists. 

 

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It was Walt Disney who invented modern-day theme parks when he opened his first Disneyland attraction in California in 1955.

Sixty years later, Disney theme parks remain wholly magically places – and they’re big business too.

In fact, in 2013 alone its 11 parks around the world provided nearly a third of the company’s astonishing €45bn revenue.

All but one of the ten most-visited parks worldwide are run by Disney; the exception being Universal Studios in Japan.

And in total, Disney locations attract 132.5million guests every year – so it’s no wonder that they have to run like clockwork.

HERE, SHEmazing! unveils some of the corporation’s hidden secrets and tricks of the trade…

 

Disney doesn’t do smelly bins:

Bins aren’t emptied in Disney theme parks, instead small pipes vacuum rubbish underground at speeds of 100km/h. The process happens every 20 minutes.

 

Actually… it simply doesn’t do bad smells:

‘Smellitizers’ are hidden around the parks to maintain a pleasant aroma in the air at all times. So Main Street smells of baked goods – more specifically outside the Candy Palace it smells of mouthwatering vanilla and waffle cones. And the Pirates Of The Caribbean attraction is tinged with fresh salty sea air.

 

Tuck in:

Food is notoriously pricey in the parks, but some of it is actually free. Yes, if you’re hungry but don’t want to splash out on a burger, pop into Tomorrowland – where all the plants are edible.

 

Sleep tight:

There is a secret suite inside Cinderella’s castle which cannot be booked – no matter who you are. Instead, it is exclusively for promotional giveaways.

 

What lies beneath:

There are many kilometres of tunnels underneath the parks. They are used for employees and cast members to walk through to reach their destinations without characters being spotted in the wrong land. The tunnels also contain the costume departments and a resident hairdresser.

 

It’s delicious – and a secret:

In the Be Our Guest restaurant, ask for The Grey Stuff – famously referred to in Beauty And The Beast. From Disney’s secret menu, it’s a delicious chocolate mousse-like dessert.

 

Not lion around:

In the Animal Kingdom, there is piped chilled air on the ledge of Pride Rock – this encourages the lions to sit up straight, which in turns makes for much better pictures for the park’s visitors.

 

Anything is possible:

Construction for the original Disneyland in California began in July 1954; it opened within a year. At the time, it cost €15.5m to complete.

 

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