Harry Potter fans, rejoice! Universal Orlando wants you to step inside the books and films and become a part of the Harry Potter story with your very own wand. The Orlando theme park is home to dozens of different types of interactive wands that not only look the part, but they cast spells as well. If you’re interested in a wand, here is a quick Interactive Wand Guide for Universal Orlando:
There are 22 interactive wands inspired by the wands from the Harry Potter book and film series. There are also wands that are not based on a character. Instead they are unique to the witch or wizard’s personality.
So where exactly can you find these wands? There are several wand stores located throughout Universal Orlando. At The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, Ollivanders is the place to find your special wand. Wands by Gregorovitch is another great place. There is also an Ollivanders at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade, and the wand cart on the path to Hogwarts castle. And if you really want to see something magical, visit the wand keeper in Ollivanders, where you’ll get to watch a wand choose its witch or wizard.
Wands can also be found at the Universal Store in front of Universal Studios Florida and at CityWalk.
Once you have found your perfect wand, you can begin casting spells. There are 16 spells you can cast in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Diagon Alley and 19 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade. Inside each wand box is a double-sided map with the details of all the spell casting locations.
At each location, find the gold medallion. The medallion will show you where to stand and the correct wand movement for the spell.