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Wand Chooses the Wizard?

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  1. ChrisG00fy

    ChrisG00fy Earning My Ears

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    Can an adult do this or is it strictly for children? I would love to have a wand choose me, but I don't want to be the only adult standing in line for this.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. derekburgan

    derekburgan Mouseketeer

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    I've seen the wand choose teenagers, but I think the only way an adult is going to get picked is if you can go with a large group and guarantee no kids get into the room. The whole process is designed to get kids to the front of the room and they are always going to be chosen over an adult, no matter how passionate a fan they may be.

    Although to be fair, I've never tried slipping the witch or wizard $20 at the door... :)
     
  4. mesaboy2

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    An adult certainly can be chosen, but usually the shopkeeper will choose children. There is no surefire method for anyone to get picked. Your chances are about 1 in 25--the approximate size of the group let in to Ollivander's.
     
  5. ChrisG00fy

    ChrisG00fy Earning My Ears

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    Thank you, I didn't know how it was done. Can you buy a wand there?
     
  6. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

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    you'll be welcomed with open arms to buy a wand there.......

    aftr the show at olivanders, you'll empty into the shop connected to it. buy the wand there.
     
  7. Akwafunk

    Akwafunk Mouseketeer

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    Absolutely - you should also know that the wand that chooses the wizard is also slightly more expensive than the others. We were standing close when the shop assistant came over to the ecstatic child and his family after the show and said in a hushed tone:

    "YOUR wand will cost $35.95..."

    :lmao:

    Also, the shop assistants do sometimes play it up a little - one very solemnly measured my son's mouth to help him decide which one to pick.

    Enjoy it - it's a lot of fun either way.
     
  8. mesaboy2

    mesaboy2 DIS Veteran

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    Yes. Be aware OP that you do not have to do Ollivander's (the show) to buy a wand. The line for Ollivander's can be long, but it is just a show.
     
  9. PDJPrinceCharming

    PDJPrinceCharming <font color=peach>I'll be easy to spot. Come & say

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    We were chosen last year, not exactly sure how but it happened & it was awesome. I have the wand that was chosen for me as well. We were 26 & 29 respectively. She had on a Ravenclaw shirt, I was wearing an Impact Wrestling shirt. We were by ourselves & wearing birthday buttons. It's definitely worth it if you get picked & if you do, your AAA card can be used to buy the wand afterwards so you win both ways. Good luck on getting picked & enjoy yourself.
     
  10. soccerchick

    soccerchick Dis Veteran<br><font color=red>My husband has rice

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    We were there last week and an adult was selected (I'd guess that she was probably late 40s/early 50s) during our visit. There were at least 8-10 kids in there too.
     
  11. bumbershoot

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    Yep. Just go into the store that Ollivander's is attached to, to get the "birthday" wands.
     
  12. *LittleMermaid*

    *LittleMermaid* Mouseketeer

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    The adult that I have seen being chosen are adults that look really excited and happy to be there...
     
  13. damo

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    We've had an adult in our party chosen. She is very charismatic with a a gorgeous smile. Try flashing your pearly whites at the wandshop keeper. I've also seen a family of 5 go in and the mother was chosen.
     
  14. oneandonlytara

    oneandonlytara Earning My Ears

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    I was chosen last week while there and I'm 27. I thought for sure the wandkeeper would choose a child since there was definitely kids beside *and* behind me. At first, I didn't even realize he'd chosen me and thought he was talking to someone behind me. Just goes to show that the wand really does choose the wizard ;)

    It was a great experience and I'd be willing to stand in line again, just to see it through someone else's eyes.

    And, my wand was $34.95, so yes, they do mark up the price just a bit if you're the chosen one. But, I couldn't not get it. I would've probably gotten the Hawthorne wand (which is my birthday wand and one that I "tested" during the show at Ollivander's, but it wasn't the right one) if I hadn't bought the wand that chose me. My wand is birch with a phoenx tail feather core.
     
  15. kitgal421

    kitgal421 Earning My Ears

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    It's exciting to see that adults were chosen! I'm 22 and going next month and I REALLY hope I get picked!

    Slipping a $20 doesn't sound like such a bad idea. ;)
     
  16. elovell

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    Just out of curiosity since the "chosen" wands are more expensive, are they any different than the ones in the shop?
     
  17. fairyprincess88

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    The wand that "chooses" you is not more expensive than the other birthday wands sold in the Owl Post. I was selected for a wand to choose me and I paid the same for that as I did for other wands I purchased off the shelf.

    And OP, yes adults get chosen. I was and that was with children in the room.
     
  18. Kristine316

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    My son just got chosen for this and he is 18. We were there Tuesday and there were kids in the room but, he chose my son who was standing in the back corner. I felt sort of bad for the kids who didn't get picked. I never imagined they would choose an adult over a little kid. However, the man who was standing by the front door letting the groups in the room told us all that it could be anyone of any age from children to grandparents... I just didn't necessarily believe him.. lol


    My son was pretty thrilled about being chosen and we did end up purchasing the wand for him. Even at 18 he said it made him feel like a kid again and he grew up with Harry Potter.
     
  19. chrystined

    chrystined Earning My Ears

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    Someone mentioned aaa. Is there a discount when you show your card? Or is aaa referring to some kind of universal item? Lol
     
  20. SnapesGirl

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    I was able to use my CAA card in every store at the Wizarding World, so yes, you can get a discount on the want by showing your AAA card.

    On another note, we did the Ollivander show and a kid got chosen. I figured I wouldn't get chosen as a 27 year old, but it was still nice. The next day we went into the shop (Owl Post) in the back to buy a wand. The show must have just finished because Ollivander was there and actually helped me pick out a wand. He did the
     
  21. dvcterry

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    the wand chose our son, we did buy it for him & used our annual pass discount.

    it is a bit different, heavier. the other wands we have are about 13 inches and this one is about 16 inches. it is like a hybrid of two other wands & told it made of oak.


    The chosen wand is on the left here:
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    Here is the Snake/skull design:
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    And the body of the wand:
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