Interactive wands

Roobear77

Mouseketeer
Joined
May 14, 2014
Hey everyone, planning a trip to Universal for November, first time with our kids!

We are looking at interactive wands and wondering if the price on the universal shop online is the same in the park. They are listed for $59 and we were considering buying them ahead of time, but seeing as we are on Canada, it's another $70 for international shipping.

If they are the same price in the park we will just wait till we get there.
Thanks!
 

cdoc29

Cruising with the Crazies
Joined
Apr 22, 2010
The same price in the park. I would also wait and do the Olivander’s wand experience. Get there first thing and if your kids are chosen you can buy the wands that choose them. We did this, my kids were both chosen and they didn’t even consider any other wands after their wands choose them. It was a great experience
 

Roobear77

Mouseketeer
Joined
May 14, 2014
Great, thanks everyone.

When we were there 7 years ago (without kids) I feel like we randomly lined up and got into the Ollivander's wand ceremony. How does it work now? How often do they do it?
 

cdoc29

Cruising with the Crazies
Joined
Apr 22, 2010
Great, thanks everyone.

When we were there 7 years ago (without kids) I feel like we randomly lined up and got into the Ollivander's wand ceremony. How does it work now? How often do they do it?
It looked like they ran it all day. One groups after another. Just get there early when the park opens and you should be quick to get in. The day we went the park opened at 8am and we were in Diagon Alley around 8:30. A few groups had already gone but we had zero wait time.
 

Roobear77

Mouseketeer
Joined
May 14, 2014
It looked like they ran it all day. One groups after another. Just get there early when the park opens and you should be quick to get in. The day we went the park opened at 8am and we were in Diagon Alley around 8:30. A few groups had already gone but we had zero wait time.
Thank you!
Is it obvious where you should line up?
 

Mom2Anna&Elsa

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jun 22, 2017
I also had really good luck going at night to the wand ceremony at Olivander's in Diagon Alley-- we arrived around 7:30 or 8 p.m. and there was no line. It was a Sunday night in June.

Everybody is trying to get in one last ride or see the nightly entertainment. They're not waiting in line for the wand ceremony.
 

CAPSLOCK

DIS Veteran
Joined
Jul 22, 2017
I've also had excellent luck late afternoon - no line, we were in the next show & it wasn't a full show (once in Diagon Alley & once in Hogsmeade, same story). But I don't think wand choosing shows are always running all the way until park close, so you might not want to save it for very last.
 








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