New Wizarding World ‘Dueling’ Experience Coming to Universal Park, Report Claims

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A delighted Harry Potter is superimposed next to a glowing open box. In the background, the dramatic, illuminated castle of the Wizarding World stands with intricate details. The dark sky adds to the enchantment of the scene.

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Universal Orlando Resort is reportedly getting a new “dueling” experience heading to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Here’s what we know.

A bustling crowd of visitors under a clear sky at a theme park featuring a large, impressive castle modeled after hogwarts from the harry potter series.
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Report Claims New Wizarding World Location on the Way to Universal Park

According to a new report from a theme park insider and journalist, a new “dueling” location could be coming to Hogsmeade Village at Islands of Adventure in Universal Orlando Resort.

The report came out a few days back, as a new mysterious location tent has popped up, leading guests and fans of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter to speculate on what could be coming. According to Alicia Stella on X, the new location is reportedly set to be an all-new “dueling” location for guests:

Permits say it’s a new interactive wand element named Dueling Dummies.

@AliciaStella on X

According to Alicia and a new permit she discovered, the new tent location in front of the Hogwarts Castle inside Hogsmeade Village will be a new “dueling” experience called Dueling Dummies. Alicia was able to provide further details on the permit given above, allowing for more information to pour out on what guests can expect sometime soon at this mystery location:

And yes this particular permit doesn’t mention wands, but the project number is used on other permits that do describe interactive window enhancements for other areas of both Wizarding World lands.

@AliciaStella on X

As reported from Inside The Magic some time ago, new enhancements and additions are coming soon to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort, including Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

These locations are set to add more wand locations to the already 40 different spots, and guests can use your interactive wands to cast spells from films and books. The locations now have been reported to be complicated, even for children learning and understanding how to use them, prompting Universal to make these enhancements.

Characters from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Credit: Universal Pictures

On the Orlando Park Stop website, you can also read about these permits and more as the theme parks prepare to change things up to make it easier for families and guests to use their rather expensive interactive wands to cast those excellent spells across Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade Village.

With the above tent going up, it confirms these permits further, giving way to cementing these wand experiences being updated and allowing for more locations to open across both parks for folks to use the wands they can purchase at Ollivanders or Wands by Gregorovitch (among other places).

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort is a captivating destination that brings J.K. Rowling’s iconic series to life with remarkable detail and immersive experiences. Spread across two parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, it features meticulously recreated environments from the Harry Potter books and films.

Visitors can explore Diagon Alley, its bustling shops, and the thrilling ride Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts.

They can also board the Hogwarts Express for a journey to Hogsmeade Village, where the majestic Hogwarts Castle houses the enchanting ride Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. The village of Hogsmeade Village offers magical dining experiences and unique attractions like the roller coaster and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.

From interactive wand experiences to authentic cuisine at themed restaurants, every aspect of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is designed to transport guests into the heart of the magical universe, making it a must-visit for fans and theme park enthusiasts.

A signage inside of Diagon Alley in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Orlando
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Adding new interactive wand locations at Universal Orlando Resort’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter enhances the experience for guests of all ages in several meaningful ways.

For younger visitors, these interactive spots offer a sense of wonder and excitement, allowing them to feel like true wizards and witches as they cast spells and see the magical effects come to life. It transforms the park into a living, breathing fantasy world where their imaginations can soar.

For older fans, including adults who grew up with the Harry Potter series, these interactive wand experiences provide a nostalgic and immersive journey back into the beloved stories.

They add an engaging layer to the theme park visit, allowing them to participate actively in the magic rather than just observe it. This hands-on involvement fosters a deeper connection to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, making the visit more memorable and personalized.

Moreover, these new locations spread the interactive elements throughout the park, reducing congestion at existing spots and enhancing crowd flow. This improvement ensures a more enjoyable experience for everyone, as guests can discover and enjoy these magical moments without long waits.

Adding more interactive wand locations also encourages exploration of the entire park, leading to more discoveries and a richer, more fulfilling visit overall.

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