The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Interactive Wand Guide

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Interactive Wand Guide

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

You have your robe…

GIF

Butterbeer…

GIF Butterbeer Pour

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.

bellatrix
cedric
chochang
deatheater
draco
dumbledore
fleur
ginny
harry
hermione
lunalovegood
lupin
madeye
mcgonagall
narcissa
neville
nympha
ron
sirius
snape2
voldemort
yaxley

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 Wand Shop

as well as Wands by Gregorovitch.

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

Ollivanders Hogsmeade

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

Hogsmeade 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.

gold medallion

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.

GIF Reparo spell

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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30 comments

  1. Josie M

    Cannot wait to visit this place!!

  2. Paul Fretwell

    Any idea how much these cost ??

  3. Cece P

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

  4. Dan DeBartolo

    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?

  5. 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.

  6. Carla

    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.

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

  7. Kristin

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

  8. Bella

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

  9. Hope

    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.

  10. Ryan

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

  11. Vjola

    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

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

  12. Lesley

    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.

  13. Jennifer T. Purtell

    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!

  14. Bob Steiner

    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?

  15. Craig J. Cox

    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…)

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

  16. Donna Flanigan

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

    • 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Dianne

    We are making our third trip to Harry Potter World next week and have our interactive wand, however, we do not have our map! Will that ruin the experience for us?

    • Hi Dianne! I recommend visting Ollivanders first-thing and letting them know that you do not have a map.