Universal Orlando announces cardholder night details including nightly lightshows at Hogwarts Castle

It’s Time to Celebrate Being a UOAP – Cardholder Night returns this weekend and Universal Orlando Resort has announced new details on what will be on offer during the event. Cardholder Night is an exclusive after-hours event for Universal Orlando Resort annual ticket holders during Cardholder Appreciation Days 2023. This year, Cardholder Night will be at Universal Islands of Adventure on Saturday, August 26th and will include a special Night Lights Show at Hogwarts Castle. Advance reservation is required to attend the event, and currently, there are no more reservations available. The event was last held at Universal Studios Florida in the summer of 2019, before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s take a look at what attendees can expect during Cardholder Night.

Cardholder Night Benefits

  • Discounts are applied on premium foods and merchandise (15%) and favorites (10%) for pass holders.
  • A dining discount of 10% applies to cardholder appreciation days and season pass holders.
  • Ticket holders receive an additional 10% off their existing discount on food and beverage at UO owned and operated restaurants excluding food, beverage and liquor carts when using the Mobile Food and Drink Ordering App on the official UOR app.
  • The cardholder’s exclusive Coca-Cola Freestyle Commemorative Cup will be available for purchase at the UOAP Lounge and Captain America Diner for $17.99 + tax, while supplies last.
  • Cardholders will receive $6.99 + tax activations on Coca-Cola Freestyle cans during the event.
  • Exclusive menu items for ticketholder appreciation days are available for purchase.
  • Standard parking entitlements for ticket holders are valid for this event.
  • The UOAP Lounge will be open during exclusive event hours from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
  • Collectible art prints of the passport holder are available at the UOAP Lounge
  • Cardholder merchandise will be available for purchase, while supplies last, at the UOAP Lounge, Island of Adventure Trading Company and Jurassic Outfitters during the event, while supplies last.
  • Cardholder is assigned last seat at Mythos Restaurant and Confisco Grille at 7:00 PM (must have a blue UOAP wristband for last seating).
  • Colorvision photographers will be on hand from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

Starbucks exclusive items

NEW – Starbucks® Cookies & Cream Cold Brew

  • A cold drink with a touch of vanilla, topped with a cool foam of sweet biscuits
  • Tall – $5.49 + tax
  • Grande – $5.99 + tax
  • Twenty – $6.49 + tax

New – Starbucks® Banana Split Frappuccino

  • Frappuccino mixed with vanilla bean, strawberry, java chips, banana topped with whipped cream and mocha drizzle
  • Tall – $8.49 + tax
  • Grande – $8.99 + tax
  • Twenty – $9.49 + tax

Attractions and open places:

port of entry


  • Select meet and greet characters
  • DJ dance party

the shopping

  • Adventure Islands Trading Company

eat the food

  • Confisco Grille – Last seated will be at 7:00 PM for ticket holders only
  • Backwater Bar – open until 10:30 pm
  • Port of entry is lime mud
  • Starbucks®

Seuss landing


  • The Cat in the Hat™
  • Caro Ceos L™
  • One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish™
  • High in the Sky Seuss Trolley!™ train ride
  • Select meet and greet characters

the shopping

  • Cats, Hats & Stuff™
  • Snooker and snooker cooks sweet dessert

eat the food

  • Hop into Pop™ Ice Cream Shop
  • Green Eggs and Ham™ Café

The lost continent


  • Coca Cola area with lounge and DJ

eat the food

  • Mythos Restaurant – Last seating time is 7:00 pm for ticket holders only

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogshead

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  • Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorcycle Adventure™
  • Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey™
  • Hippogriff™ Journey
  • Select meet and greet characters
  • Night Lights at Hogwarts Castle – Showtimes 8:30pm, 9:00pm, 9:30pm, 9:45pm, 10:00pm

Projection show The Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle, closed for an extended renovation in May. Ticket holders will be able to enjoy the show during the cardholder’s night. It appears that these screenings are only for Passholder Night and are not necessarily a preview of the show’s return. It may be a while before it’s officially back for all the guests.

the shopping

  • Dervishes and Bangs™
  • Filch’s Emporium™ for forfeited goods
  • Honeydox™
  • Olivanders™
  • The Owl Post™

eat the food

  • Three Brooms™
  • Pig’s Head™
  • Butterburr™
  • Snowman cart

Jurassic Park



  • Jurassic World Veloce Coaster
  • Jurassic Park adventure trip
  • Skull Island: The Kong Reign
  • Select meet and greet characters

the shopping

  • Jurassic Outfitters
  • dinostore

eat the food

  • Thunder Falls Terrace
  • Kong cart
  • Jurassic Park™ popcorn cart
  • Predatory pizza
  • Fossil burger
  • watering hole

Toon Lagoon

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Take our tour of the UOAP Lounge.

eat the food

  • Wimpy burger
  • blondie
  • popcorn toon

Marvel Super Hero Island


  • The Incredible Hulk Ship®
  • The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®
  • The Fall of Fear of Doctor Doom®
  • Select meet and greet characters

the shopping

  • Spiderman Store
  • Alternative Marvel Store®

eat the food

  • Cafe 4
  • Marvel Super Hero Island® popcorn cart
  • Marvel Super Hero Island® Snacks and drinks cart
  • Captain America Restaurant®

Full terms and conditions for the event are on the Universal Orlando Resort Passholder page.

Cardholder Night requires a reservation to attend, but there are plenty of other great perks available during Cardholder Appreciation Days. Are you attending Cardholder Night this year? Let us know in the comments.

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