Question About Ollivander'sUniversal Orlando: How do I get chosen for the Ollivander's Wand Shop experience?
From Noah VillaverdeHello, me and my family will be visiting Florida in 2011 or 2012, we will be visiting Disney and Universal. I'm asking about how to get chosen for the Ollivander's Wand Shop Show. I am a huge Harry Potter fan, and I really want to be the one to have the wand "choose" me. What do i do?
Posted August 9, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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From Nick Markham^Just wait in the line to get in. Every group no matter the ammount gets in together, and the actor chooses. If you are in a smaller group, you can kind of stand yourself out as a better choice, but I am not sure how exactly he chooses.
Posted August 9, 2010 at 8:11 AM
From Hermione PotterAct very excited and try to get in a group with no children or at least no wish kids (the buttons give it away. Don't get me wrong, they should get their dream vacation but it doesn't work out for anyone else near them).
Posted August 9, 2010 at 8:59 AM
Easier said then done, but it does give you the best chance. :)
From Joshua CounsilDid anybody else think the Ollivander's exhibit was kinda lame? From what I've witnessed in videos, the effects seem very cheesy.
Posted August 24, 2010 at 11:15 AM
From Hermione PotterIt's one of those things you have to do at least once and actually experience it and then it's not worth the wait ever again. When you're in there though, it feels real.
Posted August 24, 2010 at 11:34 AM
I have to go when it's totally dead and get picked just so I can buy a wand that comes in the dusty, dented ollivanders box - the owl post ones don't say ollivanders.
From Paul StockYou're right, the effects aren't really anything that spectacular, but to an 8 year old fan, they are nothing short of amazing! My son was lucky enough to be chosen on his first (and only) visit to Olivanders, and it seemed to me like the shopkeeper simply chose him because he was the closest child to him.
Posted August 24, 2010 at 1:01 PM
I thought perhaps he would ask for volunteers from the children, but instead he just turned to the first child he came to, which just happened to be my son.
And yes, looking back at the video I took, the effects really aren't that great, but my son was so thrilled he told everyone he saw for the rest of the day about how he got his wand.
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