7 things to buy at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Are you planning a Universal vacation and wondering what things to buy at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? We’re here to help! 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 in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter!
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a magical place; the shops are part of that experience. Today’s blog post features 7 things to buy at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
For the experience, 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.
This list is excellent for muggles and wizards alike. Want more Wizarding World fun? Check out the best food at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and First Timer Tips for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
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!
A few years ago, Kainan was “chosen” by a wand in the wand ceremony, which was fitting since it was his 11th birthday! Being a child around the age of 11 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 definitely 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!
Even if you are vegan or lactose intolerant, you can still enjoy Butterbeer as of 2022! Yes, that’s right, they are finally offering Butterbeer without the topping! Check out NEW Vegan food at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to learn more.
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. So, what is 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!
The older kids as Harry and Hermione for Halloween but this was a few years ago!
4. Chocolate frogs, Every Flavour Beans or another candy at Honeydukes
Raiding Honeydukes is a must at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If you want a relatively inexpensive and fun treat, try Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans, Chocolate Frogs, Fizzing Whizbees, 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 but fingers crossed it will happen again soon. They also have dark chocolate frogs which are oddly not dairy-free which is worth mentioning for those who are lactose intolerant or vegan since most would assume that they are dairy free.
If you do have allergies, you can always ask the kind attendants at Honeydukes to help you check ingredients!
5. Postcards and stamps
Purchasing postcards is a fun way to share some magic with your friends back home via the Owl Post. 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 fun creatures such as Hedwig, Crookshanks (did you know we have a cat named 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. You can also purchase a “Gilly Water” to mix with your potion for about $4 but just so you know, Gilly Water is just plain water.
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.
Universal 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.
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- What to pack for Universal Studios (and what to wear at Universal)
- 2023 Universal Orlando Planning Guide
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