I love theatre, I love sets and I love film. Which is why it's easy for me to love visiting Universal Studio. But once all the shops close down for the day it is even more fun to walk through Hogsmeade because the crowds are smaller and you can wave you're wand in front of shops without the judgement of strangers and let's not mince words here it is strange to see a man in his mid 20's wave a wand in front of a closed store to see if objects inside will move.
Places to go at night in hogsmeade
There aren't too many places open late at Hogsmeade; Ollivander's closed so budding witches and wizards have to wait until the next day to get their wands. And even though you can still wander through Hogwarts and the local gift shops, the entire atmosphere is a lot quieter after the kiosks close down. They do, however, have this place called Dogweed and Deathcap that looks like it could possibly be opening soon. They're probably just waiting for the the US to legalize their product. The stores that tend to stay open after dark are the gift shops. There you can pick up a robe or any assortment of treats. But what is nice about the place is that there aren't many people on the streets, so you can look at the shops and stores in greater detail. Notice how they make the windows smaller on the top of the buildings to make everyone feel like the stores and town are larger than they actually are. Forced perspective is something that is used a lot in theater and film but this is the first time I've seen it used in such a large scale. It's nice touch and an innovative to make the world seem larger than life.