Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sneak Peek at the New Interactive Wands at Universal Orlando's Diagon Alley!

We can officially put to rest any speculation on the matter of interactive wands being part of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Diagon Alley expansion. They're there, no question about it now!

Earlier in the week markers were spotted in the original Hogsmeade section of the park in Islands of Adventure, but until now we never really got an idea of just what these would do or how they'd work.

With special wands bought at Olivanders or other shops within Diagon Alley or Hogsmeade we'll finally be able to cast spells and see what happens throughout both areas of the park! It's about time, right? You'll also be able to get a map that shows the location of all the interactive hot spots throughout Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade as well when you pick up your wand.

According to the official Universal Orlando Blog, "Once you’re there, just perform the correct spell and watch the magic come to life. With a simple swish and flick, you can levitate a feather quill at Scribbulus. Use a Silencing Charm to quiet the maddening song of the Fwooper bird at Magical Menagerie. And light all the lamps and chandeliers in Flimflam’s Lanterns window…

Seriously awesome stuff if you ask me and I can't wait to try them later this year when +Carrie H.C. make the trip down to Orlando to see everything first hand (What? We're not crazy enough to do Orlando parks in the summer, no one should be!). Anyway, here's a video featuring James and Oliver Phelps (Fred and George Weasley) and Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley) trying out the Interactive Wands for the first time in Diagon Alley!


Be sure to keep it here all week as we'll keep you up to date with all the newest information on Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando!