Ollivander's has been selling wands to the witches and wizards selected by them since 382 B.C., in the Harry Potter canon. Harry Potter bought his holly-and-phoenix-feather wand from Garrick Ollivander in the Diagon Alley Ollivander's. And in all of Universal's Ollivander's shops, a young wizard or witch is chosen to re-enact the same "wand choses the wizard" moment depicted in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
But you can buy a wand without seeing the show (and waiting in what can be a long time for it on busy days). Wands are available for sale in the shop accessible from the small room in which the wand-choosing-the-wizard moment takes place as well as from Dervish and Banges.
A larger selection of wands is available in Owl Post, located on the Hogsmeade High Street next to Ollivander's entrance.
Visitors will have a choice of traditional or slightly higher-priced interactive wands, which can trigger animation effects in windows throughout Hogsmeade.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens officially at Universal Studios Hollywood on April 7, though soft-openings are expected to start at any time. A limited selection of wands and other Harry Potter souvenirs are now on sale in a special preview store near the front of the park.
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