Interactive wands revealed in Wizarding World of Harry Potter for Diagon Alley, Hogsmeade via Universal Orlando magic

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Long-rumored and finally announced today, Universal Orlando is adding interactive wands to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

Guests will be able to swish their wands in both Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade Village, speaking spells to make magic happen throughout both areas.

Ollivanders wand shops will sell the new wands, along with providing a map showing the locations in which the wands work. The video below, featuring the actors who portrayed the Weasleys in the “Harry Potter” films provides a first look at it in action.

Bronze medallions in the streets indicate the locations of where the wands work. Many of the previously animated features in Hogsmeade Village have now been converted to only move when commanded by wand-wielders.

(Medallion photos by @mattagins)

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