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From the Universal Orlando Resort Blog:
So, you’re planning your trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
You have your robe…
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, there are 22 interactive wands in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter inspired by the wands of your favorite characters from the Harry Potter film series.
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…
as well as Wands by Gregorovitch.
as well as the wand cart on the path to Hogwarts castle.
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.
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.
At the location, a gold medallion shows wizards and witches where to stand as well as the correct wand movement for the spell.
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!