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Things to buy at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Most of the time we might try to speed through the gift shop at the end of a ride, but that’s not necessarily true at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a magical place, and the shops are part of the experience! Today’s blog post features 7 things to buy at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
There are some things that you do need to purchase at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter but don’t worry; I also have a post about the things you should buy before going to Harry Potter World. So make sure you don’t miss that!
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Things to buy at Harry Potter World
Let’s get right to it. Here are 7 things you don’t want to miss at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
Now, let’s get to the things to buy at the Wizarding World!
1. Interactive wand
An interactive wand is the #1 product that you need to buy at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If you only buy one thing from this list, it should be this one.
In both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, you can visit Ollivanders shop and watch a wand ceremony. You may even get chosen to participate!
My son was “chosen” by a wand in the wand ceremony, which was fitting since it was his 11th birthday! Being a child and wearing a robe or other Harry Potter clothing will help your chances of being chosen for the wand ceremony.
Interactive wands are about $55, and non-interactive wands are about $47. It’s worth the extra money to get an interactive wand.
2. Butterbeer or another Wizarding favorite
You can’t visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter without trying a Butterbeer or another favorite Wizarding beverage!
If you are vegan or have any issues with dairy, try a Pumpkin Juice. It’s my favorite!
Adult drink options are also available at the Hog’s Head. Don’t forget to check out 5 things to do at Universal Studios for Adults for must-have drinks and more.
My personal favorite, Pumpkin Juice! One of the vegan food options at Universal.
3. House robes at Madam Malkin’s
Even in the heat of the summer, you’ll see wizards walking around in house robes. The best place to buy your house robes?
Madam Malkin’s of course. I do recommend purchasing things like t-shirts, hats, etc. in advance because they’re pricey at the park, but one area where it might be worth splurging is robes. Robes start at around $100.
If you want to see my list of recommendations of house gear, check out my Harry Potter gear for Universal list.
Don’t forget to check yourself out in the mirror, but be warned: it can be a bit snarky!
My kids as Harry and Hermione for Halloween a few years ago.
4. Every flavour beans or Chocolate frogs at Honeydukes
If you want a relatively inexpensive and fun treat, try Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, chocolate frogs, or other favorite wizard treats at Honeydukes.
The chocolate frogs come with trading cards that can be traded during normal times. They have not been trading the cards since reopening in 2020, but fingers crossed it will happen again soon.
5. Postcards and stamps (send at owl Post)
Purchasing postcards is a fun way to share some magic with your friends back home. You can even send one to yourself! You can also have the cards stamped at the Owl Post and mail them directly from the park.
6. Pygmy Puff at Magical Menagerie
Pygmy Puffs are adorable creatures that are popular in the wizarding world. Luckily, you can buy one at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and bring it back to the Muggle world. 😉
The keychain and small size pygmy puffs are around $10. The huge pygmy puff is about $30. If a pygmy puff isn’t for you, there are plenty of other magical creatures for sale at Magical Menagerie.
You can choose from Hedwig, Crookshanks, Fluffy, Buckbeak, Fang, Fawkes, and many more at Magical Menagerie.
7. A magic potion
There are plenty of magical potions. I recommend a Love Potion from Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes if you’re looking for love. Already found love?
Maybe some Felix Felicis (Liquid Luck) from Honeyduke’s (and other stores) will bring some luck your way instead.
If you’re fortunate enough to have a life full of both love and luck, head to Eternelle’s Elixir of Refreshment. This small beverage kiosk sells potions that transform your regular water into colorful, unique beverages.
Note that Eternelle’s has not been open since 2020 but you can currently purchase the elixirs at the Hog’s Head.
Chose from Fire Protection Potion, Babbling Beverage, Elixir to Induce Euphoria, and Draught of Peace.
Things to buy at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
There you have it, 7 things to buy at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You might also want to check out 7 things to buy BEFORE heading to the Wizarding World.
If you’re looking for Wizarding World of Harry Potter tips, I have a blog post that’s full of them! You can also check out 20 things to know before going to Universal Orlando.
More Universal Orlando Travel Tips
My number one tip for an epic Universal vacation is to stay at a Universal Resort. You can check prices for Universal Orlando resorts here:
- Hard Rock Hotel
- Loews Portofino Bay
- Loews Royal Pacific
- Aventura Hotel
- Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
- Cabana Bay Beach Resort
- Universal Endless Summer Resorts – Dockside Inn and Suites and Seaside Inn and Suites.
More Universal tips:
- Is it worth it to visit Universal in 2021?
- 30+ movies to watch before going to Universal
- Rip Ride Rockit Secret Song List 2021
- 15 Genius Universal Studios Hacks
Book your Universal Orlando trip
Although I am a graduate of the Universal Orlando Resort Travel Agent Training Program, I’m not taking on many new clients for 2021. However, you can contact me to check availability.
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