Are Harry Potter Wands Available at Disney World? | Simply Explained
With a towering castle at Magic Kingdom and lots of fairytales, pixie dust and magic all around you might be looking for a Harry Potter wand or seeing if your Harry Potter wand works at Disney World.
In this guide we'll explain if Harry Potter wands are available for purchase at Disney World or if the interactive Harry Potter wands work at any Disney park.
Can You Purchase Harry Potter Wands At Disney World?
Unfortunately, Harry Potter wands cannot be purchased at Disney World.
The good news is Harry Potter wands can be purchased online at Amazon or at Universal Studios Florida which is just a short drive away from Disney World.
Below we've outlined some of the best places to purchase a Harry Potter wand either online or in Hogsmeade Village at Universal's Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida.
- Ollivanders Wand Shop in Diagon Alley: This is the iconic location where Harry Potter bought his first wand as seen in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone movie.
- Ollivanders Wand Shop in Hogsmeade Village: This is a "branch" of the famous Ollivanders Wand Shop in Diagon Alley. While this location does not exist in the films or books it's also nearly identical to the Ollivanders seen in the Harry Potter films.
- Wand Carts: Wand carts can be found throughout Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade Village. They are a quick and easy way to quickly purchase a wand!
- Universal Studios Store: Another quick way to purchase a wand and you don't even need to step foot inside Universal Studios. The Universal Studios Store can be found at CityWalk in Orlando and CityWalk Hollywood.
- Amazon: There are also a variety of wands available on Amazon that are authentic to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. These wands are typically cheaper, but usually not available with interactive features.
It's worth noting Harry Potter robes are also not available to purchase at Walt Disney World!
Do Harry Potter Wands Work At Disney World?
Interactive Harry Potter wands do not work at Disney World. You're more than welcome to bring your wand with you to Disney Word, but unlike at Hogsmeade or Diagon Alley, you won't be able to cast any spells with it.
Harry Potter wands are very specific to Universal Orlando and will typically not be recognized by characters or experiences at Disney World. You may get some jokes from characters asking "what's that?", but otherwise your Harry Potter wand will largely go ignored at Disney World.
Walt Disney World actually doesn't sell very many "magic wands" at the moment in their parks as a way to differentiate themselves from Universal.
The most popular wands at Disney World are actually bubble wands which are devices that automatically blow bubbles for you, but these look nothing like or similar to Harry Potter wands in any way.
Sorcerer Mickey Bubble Wand
If you're looking to purchase or have some fun with a Harry Potter wand then Universal Orlando is going to be the way to go.
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