Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter confirms interactive wands

Posted By on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 8:27 PM

“You’re a wizard, Harry,” said Hagrid in a memorable line from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Thanks to theme park magic, park-goers at Universal’s Islands of Adventure can be wizards as well.

On Tuesday, Universal Orlando Resort debuted a product for guests to “cast spells and watch magic come to life,” which we predicted back in April. Muggles can now swish and flick interactive wands available for purchase at Ollivanders wand shops in both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. A handy map marking locations where spells can be cast is be included with the wand purchase. Bronze medallions are sprinkled throughout the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to signal where the interactive wands can be used. Newly crowned wizards can twirl their wands at Flimflam’s Lanterns to light the chandeliers in the shop window or at Magical Menagerie to quiet the maddening song of the Fwooper bird.

The official opening date for the new Wizarding World additions is July 8, but until then, these pics will have to hold you over:

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