When planning your visit to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter there are a few items every witch and wizard plans to grab, your house robe, a butter beer and of course your very own wand!
Getting a wand inside the Wizarding World truly takes your experience at the parks to the next level! You can choose to purchase an interactive wand! These wands have been crafted with a bit of extra magic that allows you to use your wand for some pretty amazing interactive experiences within the park! You can give your wand a “swish and a flick” and cause some magical surprises to take place!
Let’s take a closer look and answer some of your questions about interactive wands!
What do they look like?
Universal has 22 styles of interactive wands based off of the movie characters. Each wand is inspired by the wands of one of your favorite Harry Potter film series characters! If you are looking for even more options, Universal has you covered! Additionally there are interactive wands that are not based on a character. These wands are unique to the witch or wizard’s personality!
Where do you find them?
When you are ready to pick out your wand you have a couple of places you can go. In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, you can find interactive wands at Ollivanders. You can also find them at Wands by Gregorovitch.
In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, you can find interactive wands at Ollivanders. You can also find them at the wand cart on the path to Hogwarts castle.
If you have the time and are looking for a unique experience then I definitely recommend visiting the wand keeper in Ollivanders! Here you can witness the magic of a wand choosing its witch or wizard! You yourself may even get selected to participate in the experience!
Additionally you can also find wands for sale at the Universal Store in front of Universal Studios Florida and at CityWalk.
What do the wands do?
Now that you have your interactive wand, you are ready for the fun part! It is time to cast spells during your journey through the Wizarding World! In total, there are 16 spells you can cast in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley and 9 you can cast in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade.
Inside the box that your interactive wand came in, you will find a double-sided map that provides the details of all the spell casting locations.
The location for an interactive wand stop will be marked with a gold medallion. This shows wizards and witches where to stand and indicates the correct wand movement for the spell that they should cast.