Harry Potter wands at Ollivander’s magic wand shop inside Universal Studios
One of the most popular items to buy inside the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park at Universal Studios is a Harry Potter wand inside Ollivander’s magic wand shop. In fact there has been up to a two hour wait to get into the shop!
But there has been some confusion about what types of magic wands you can buy there. Ollivander’s magic wand shop is based on the same magic shop in the Harry Potter movies.
In the movie the wand “picked” Harry Potter. At the Ollivander’s magic wand shop at Harry Potter theme park the shop keeper ask every 20th or so kid to step up to the table. He then puts on a show and has a wand pick the kid.
However again it’s been so crowded and the shop is so small they have been rushing through that. They even put up a smaller cart outside it for those who just want to grab and pay for a wand.
If you wait until after 3:00 PM or so the lines should be smaller. There are basically two types of Harry Potter wands you can buy at Ollivander’s. The first is collectible character wands.
These magic wands are replicas of the ones used by Harry Potter, professor Dumbeldore, Sirius Black, Draco Malfoy and the others from the Harry Potter movies. You also can buy them in sets. They come with their own wand boxes.
The other kind of wand you can buy at Ollivander’s magic wand shop is personal magic wands for kids, or yourself if your a big kid! No two wands are the same and they come in many different names.
The core of each magic wand contains different things that give it it’s own magical properties. For instance the Elder wand has strong protective powers and is 14 inches long.
The Alder wand is associated with intelligence and strength and is 17.5 inches long. And so it goes, each one a bit different. They all come with their own magic wand box.
One question many ask is if the Harry Potter wands are made of real wood, and if so if they use different types of wood for different wands? It’s nice to think so, but from my sources they seem to all be made from sculpted resin.
So that’s what you can buy inside Ollivander’s magic wand shop at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Collectible character wands and personal wands. If your lucky your kid may be picked to have a magic wand pick him or her.
You can buy many other Harry Potter toys and collectibles at the Harry Potter theme park, but the Harry Potter wands are the most popular by far. Ollivander’s wand shop should have been made bigger.
They have been running out of different types of Harry Potter wands each day and get more each day. Hopefully soon they will have plenty in stock. So make sure you stop into Ollivander’s magic wand shop and get your own Harry Potter wand!