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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Interactive Wand Guide

January 23, 2019
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Interactive Wands

So, you’re planning your trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!

You have your robe, Butterbeer, and your interactive wand…

Wait, what do you mean you don’t have a wand? You don’t know where to get them? You know what they do though? What?! Okay, come with me and I will guide you along your journey.

What do the interactive wands look like?

Let’s start off simple, here are all 22 interactive wands inspired by the wands of your favorite characters from the Harry Potter film series. Go ahead and swipe through, I will wait.

Harry Potter Wand
Hermione Wand
Ron Wand
Dumbledore Wand
Bellatrix Wand
Cedric Wand
Cho Chang Wand
Ginny Wand
Fleur Wand
Draco Malfoy Wand
Death Eater Wand
Sirius Black Wand
Snape Wand
Volemort Wand
Yaxley Wand
Lupin Wand
Luna Lovegood Wand
Mad-Eye Moody Wand
McGonagall Wand
Narcissa Malfoy Wand
Neville Wand
Nymphadora Wand

Pretty awesome, right? And (in case you needed even more options) there are also interactive wands that are not based on a character and are instead unique to the witch or wizard’s personality.

Now that you are torn between 2 or 3 different wands, let me show you where you can find them in our parks.

Where do you go to find the wands?

In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley, you can find interactive wands at Ollivanders

Ollivanders in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

as well as Wands by Gregorovitch.

Wands by Gregorovitch in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

In The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade, you can find interactive wands at Ollivanders

Ollivanders in Hogsmeade

as well as the wand cart on the path to Hogwarts castle.

Hogsmeade Wand Cart

If you have the time, we recommend visiting the wand keeper in Ollivanders so you can witness the magic of a wand choosing its witch or wizard.

Wands can also be found at the Universal Store in front of Universal Studios Florida and at CityWalk.

What do the wands even do?

Now that you have your interactive wand, you are now ready to cast spells all along your journey!

In total, there are 16 spells you can cast in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley and 9 in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade.

Inside your interactive wand box is a double-sided map that comes with the details of all the spell casting locations.

Diagon Alley Wand Map
Hogsmeade Wand Map

At the location, a gold medallion shows wizards and witches where to stand as well as the correct wand movement for the spell.

Interactive Wand Medallion in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

With some practice, you’ll be creating magic in no time. Here’s a quick glimpse of Reparo, one of the many spells you can cast. This charm fixes something that has been broken.

Now you’re all set! You’ve got your robe, Butterbeer, and an interactive wand! Which wand is YOUR favorite all throughout #WizardingWorldOrlando? Tell us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or in the comments below!

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29 Comments

  • Reply Josie M January 26, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Cannot wait to visit this place!!

  • Social Media Team
    Reply Social Media Team January 26, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    Hi Josie! Thank you so much! We will see you soon!

  • Reply Paul Fretwell January 28, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Any idea how much these cost ??

  • Reply Cece P February 1, 2019 at 6:18 am

    I have Dumbledors wand. Why? Because his can do anything & everything!
    Signed 65 years young female

  • Reply Dan DeBartolo February 11, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Bringing my HP obsessed 9-year old on her first visit to USF on 2/26. We are staying at a Lowe’s on-resort hotel. Does this mean we can come see the HP area during the early access hour?

  • Social Media Team
    Reply Social Media Team February 11, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Hi Dan!

    On February 26th, 2019, Universal Studios Florida will have Early Park Admission so you would able to visit The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley prior to the park opening.

  • Reply Carla February 12, 2019 at 10:10 am

    If you have wand you bought and used in 2015 will it still work. We are planning on coming in August 2019. Just wondering if we need to buy new wands or we should just bring out wands we have to save us some money.

    • Social Media Team
      Reply Social Media Team February 12, 2019 at 10:15 am

      Hello, Carla!
      Wands traditionally work years after being purchased so you should have no difficulties.

  • Reply Kristin February 20, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Will a wand purchased at Universal Orlando also work in the Hogsmeade portion of Universal Hollywood?

    • Reply Katherine Powell February 22, 2019 at 11:07 am

      yes

  • Reply Bella March 16, 2019 at 12:30 pm

    If we have a wand from the last visit, will it work?

    • Social Media Team
      Reply Social Media Team March 16, 2019 at 12:35 pm

      Yes, your interactive wand will work for future visits!

  • Reply Hope March 16, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    I have Harry Potter’s wand because well it’s Harry Potter of course!! Got my wand, robe and drank loads of butter beer on our first trip. On our second trip my wand was not working and I was directed to the wand maker in Ollivanders where it was very happily repaired (at no charge at all) for me so I could carry on with my spell casting. I also am a very ‘senior’ student at just past 64 muggle years but no one seems to mind at all and everyone is having the very best time possible. Can’t wait to get back soon!! P.S. Butterbeer is just so very Wicked isn’t it?!?!? Best. Drink. Ever.

    • Social Media Team
      Reply Social Media Team March 16, 2019 at 6:17 pm

      That’s so awesome, Hope! We can’t wait to see you soon.

  • Reply Ryan March 16, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Any chance we’ll see wands from some of our Fantastic Beasts favorites anytime soon?

    • Social Media Team
      Reply Social Media Team March 16, 2019 at 8:34 pm

      We do have a couple of wands from the movie!

  • Reply Vjola March 17, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Hi,
    My family and I will be visiting USF for the first time in April. We will definitely buy interactive wands (can’t wait). Quick question I see that you can purchase the wands also online and then pick them up at the park. If we go at Ollivanders (as the plan is) with an online purchased wand will it be possible to go through the choose the wand (be chosen by the wand) experience for the kids?
    Thanks,
    Vjola

    • Social Media Team
      Reply Social Media Team March 17, 2019 at 7:41 am

      Hello! The Wizard selected for the wand experience cannnot be set up beforehand. Afterall, the wand chooses the wizard!

  • Reply Lesley March 17, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Hi there, my friend and I visited 3 y ears ago and had so much fun that We are comi ng Back with 2 more friends at the end of October and will be bring our wands that we purchased last time,(interactive ones) and hoping that they will still work. We are counting the days, and I am 75 y ears young back in my teen years when I visit Harry Potter world. Dragon alley I just love. Proud to be English like Harry.

    • Social Media Team
      Reply Social Media Team March 17, 2019 at 9:49 am

      We can’t wait to practice spells with you!

  • Reply Jennifer T. Purtell March 17, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    I just returned from from a week at Universal parks. We visited all three parks and stayed at the Adventura. My grandchildren have visited many other parks, even went on a cruise to Nassau, but they insist nothing compared to their week at Universal. EVERYTHING was extraordinary, from the resort to Volcanoes Bay. We had the best spring break EVER!

  • Reply Bob Steiner March 17, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    My wife & I are planning to visit HPF – We just finished a HP 3-D Puzzle and it was a blast. Question- Do all the wands do the same thing or do some access different things than the others?

  • Reply Craig J. Cox March 30, 2019 at 7:09 pm

    I am a proud Ravenclaw and have been visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter since it first opened in Orlando!
    I purchased my interactive Sirius Black (my favorite character) wand my first visit, and have been enjoying it ever since!
    Our collection has grown to almost 60 named wands, many of which are interactive!
    Being able to cast spells is the best things about carrying your wand!
    (Just don’t put it in your back pocket! What if it ignited?! Better wizards than you have lost buttocks, you know! Elementary wand-safety! Nobody bothers about it anymore…)

    • Social Media Team
      Reply Social Media Team March 30, 2019 at 7:14 pm

      Hi Craig! We appreciate your kind words, and we are glad you are enjoying the wands. Thank you so much for sharing!

  • Reply Donna Flanigan May 5, 2019 at 11:52 am

    I have a Harry Potter wand and lost my double sided map. Can I get a replacement?

    • Social Media Team
      Reply Social Media Team May 5, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      Hi Donna,

      We do not have extra maps to give out; however, you are more than welcome to take a photo of one of our maps.

  • Social Media Team
    Reply Social Media Team May 5, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Hi Donna,

    We do not have extra maps to give out; however, you are more than welcome to take a photo of one of our maps.

  • Reply Sarah Livesay June 29, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Hi,
    I’ve also got a wand from a couple of years ago, but not my map. Any chance you all have spare maps now?

    Also, have the interactive wand areas changed at all or are they still the same?

    Thank you!
    Sarah

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