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Is It Possible To Make Your Wand Light Up at Universal Studios?

Wands at Universal Studios have numerous interactive elements that can be used across The Wizarding World to bring the magic to life.

You may have seen videos or pictures of what seemingly is a wand lighting up at Universal Studios. In this guide we're here to explain just how this can happen and what kind of wand you need for light up effects.

Questions We'll Answer About Wands At Universal Studios:

  • Types of Wands
  • Can Your Wand Light Up at Universal Studios?
  • Other Wand Features
  • Light Up Wands

Types of Wands

The two major different types of wands are interactive or "regular"/non-interactive wands. Interactive wands allow you to cast spells and interact with different objects throughout The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. 

Wands at Ollivanders Wand Shop

If you're hoping for any sort of magical effects to activate while visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter you're going to need to purchase an interactive wand.

You can learn more about interactive wands and their features in this guide!

Can Your Wand Light Up at Universal Studios?

Unfortunately, none of the wands sold directly from Universal Studios light up. While the interactive Universal Studios wands can make certain things light up within Hogsmeade Village and Diagon Alley, the wand itself cannot light up. 

However, The Noble Collection (another authorized wand seller) does have a selection of wands that light up though these wands are not interactive and cannot be used to "cast spells" within the wizarding world. 


The Noble Collection makes very high quality wands, but their illuminating wands aren't our favorites. We feel that the bulb at the end of the wand cheapens the look what is a typically very high quality wand from The Noble Collection. 

Other Wand Features

Wands can be used to activate all sorts of magical effects across Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood. While the wands sold at Universal may not light up you will be able to illuminate lamps, bring inanimate objects to life and much more!

We don't want to spoil all of the surprises, but if you're interested in learning more then the video below shows you the magical interactions you can have at Hogsmeade Village and Diagon Alley. 

Light Up Wands

If you're still looking for a light up wand then we'll share with you some of our favorites!



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