In the film The Deathly Hallows Pt. 2, right before The Battle of Hogwarts starts, Draco Apparates to the dungeons to get Goyle and Blaise Zabini.

Since it's impossible to apparate or disapparate within the walls of Hogwarts (aside from Dumbledore, of course) how was Draco able to do so?

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    That was the movie. This doesn't happen in the books. – Slytherincess Dec 30 '14 at 0:29
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    @Slytherincess - retagged correctly – DVK-on-Ahch-To Dec 30 '14 at 5:07

There's no definitive canon answer in the film canon that I know of (including on any of the extra features on DH2 Blue-Ray, interviews, or the script).

However, in DH2 film, Death Eaters are able to Apparate around the castle during the battle (and Voldemort, when fighting Harry as well); meaning that the Anti-Apparation Jinx isn't in effect anymore.

Possible explanations are that:

  1. Voldemort had managed to break the Anti-Disapparation spells when he broke the wards

  2. Or they were sabotaged by Snape earlier on his orders, acting as Headmaster. As we can see from Half-Blood Prince movie script, Harry and Dumbledore Apparated at the Astronomy Tower, and Dumbledore told Harry he can open/close "windows" for apparation, as Headmaster:

    DUMBLEDORE: Take my arm.
    HARRY: Sir, I thought one couldn'ta apparate within Hogwarts.
    DUMBLEDORE: Being me has its privileges.

    Harry and Dumbledore materialize on the rooftop ...
    Harry ... sees Dumbledore MUTTERING WEARILY as he GESTICULATES with his blackened hand.
    HARRY: Sir, are you... praying? DUMBLEDORE: (smiling faintly) No, Harry. I do not pray. I was merely closing a window -- the one that had allowed us to Apparate.

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    Or maybe, death of Dumbledore removed that for good? – Baby Yoda Dec 30 '14 at 4:46
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    i so love that last quotes !! +1 from my part – Rocket Dec 30 '14 at 4:48
  • @SachinShekhar - unlikely. But then again, these are the films, so anything's possible – DVK-on-Ahch-To Dec 30 '14 at 5:05
  • He doesn't actually say that as Headmaster he can open and close windows for appraration. While "being me has its privileges" could mean that he can do it because he is Headmaster, my reading of it was that he can do it because he's Dumbledore. – KSmarts Dec 30 '14 at 18:08
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    "Because he's Dumbledore" can explain anything. It's the HP version of "because he's Batman". – KSmarts Dec 30 '14 at 18:09

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