Let's see the new Harry Potter wands in action
ORLANDO — Universal's showing off its new interactive wands for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with a video showing some of the Weasley kids having a go in Diagon Alley.
We're in Orlando for the media preview this week but haven't yet gotten our hands on a next-generation wand. We will report when we do, however!
Looks ok, but not that good tbh. Surely there will be hundreds of people all trying to crowd around these little things on the floor then? Have USF staff been trained to deal with stampedes? Do we let little kids have a god first, or are adults allowed to push in? Seems very half-hearted by Universal this, I think it should have been shelved until further thought was put in.
That is pretty cool! But as if the streets were not already going to be busy enough in Hogsmeade and DA for the next few months now they are going to have lines of people standing in front of the windows blocking the walkways trying to use these things. And how many people will buy the $30 wand thinking it will work on the windows only to find out they bought the wrong one.
Hey, keeps 'em out of the queues for Gringotts and Hogwarts Express....
Pretty cool. I wonder how they work exactly? Maybe just your voice or the movement of your hand?
I doubt the voice/spell portion really does anything except make the user FEEL like they are actually casting a spell.
Hate to be negative, but this seems kinda lame. So there will be 300 kids in line casting the same spell as the kid before and watching the same result?
Brandon, I expressed the same sentiment a few days ago, but maybe there'll be more than one effect per pad to keep things randomized.
There is an RFDI chip to sense someone is there and a camera following the motion. There are some point where, when you do it wrong, another effect starts.
So a theme park company makes an area more immersive and that is a bad thing?
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