Would be wizards and witches finally have an opportunity to learn magic! Just a short drive from Hogwarts (Islands of Adventure, FL), Mad Dragon Studios not only offers magical supplies but also teaches eager students about spells and potions.
Although many Harry Potter fans dream of that magical letter announcing they are going to Hogwarts (or any of the other Wizarding World schools of witchcraft and wizardry), such letters rarely arrive. Short of visiting Hogwarts at Universal Studios parks, entering such establishments is the stuff of dreams, until now . . .
Harry Potter fans, magically inclined individuals and anyone seeking spellbinding gifts need only to make their way to Zephyrhills, FL (near Tampa). That’s where Mad Dragon Studio calls home. Within the walls of this enchanting shop, a cauldron full of wizarding wonders awaits.
“Mad Dragon Studios sells handmade Wizard wands and magical miscellany such as feathered quills, cosplay props and costumes, gifts for the Harry Potter fan.”
– Mad Dragon Studio Facebook page
Artist and former elementary school teacher Sarah Hamilton first offered her whimsical wares online. Now she has now set up shop in Florida. At Mad Dragon Studios, Potter-inspired jewelry, housewares, hats, wax seals and wands entice would be witches. Hamilton also manages to make magic materialize with private party possibilities (aka classes).
Potter powered Parties
Mad Dragon Studios’ parties are, perhaps the closest thing to attending any of the Wizarding World schools. During the enchanted event, each attendee is sorted into their house and then taught how to make their own wand. Once this is complete, Divination school shows students their fortune via magical “color changing soda.” The hour-long experience allows classmates to bring and serve their own food when they return to the common room after class (or take advantage of several add-on opportunities).
Add on options include Butter Beer, Potions Class (with “an explosive fizzing potion”), Spell Casting Class, and Party Favor Bags (stocked with treats like wizard glasses, Bertie Bott’s Every Flavor Beans, fizzing potion, dragon egg and feather quill pen). Extra Common Room time is also available.
Students/party participants should arrive at Mad Dragon Studios a quarter hour prior to scheduled time. Party/classes require a minimum of six guests. Prices and add-on information can be found on their website.
Mad Dragon Studios does not limit itself to spell casting education or potion instruction. Magical merchandise (including Hogwarts house items) can found within their Zephyrhills store or online.