We Are Giving Away an Interactive Harry Potter Wand! Enter Here

Edited: October 29, 2014, 10:17 PM

Update: Contest is closed! Congratulations to our winner, Mike Saperstein.

Let's kick off our week-long series of giveaways with an interactive magic wand from Ollivander's in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida.

Interactive wand

The prize also includes a signed copy of our new guidebook, Theme Park Insider Visits The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, a 63-page, in-depth look at Universal's new Harry Potter land.

Here are the rules for the giveaway:

To enter, simply reply to this thread. Only one reply per person will be counted as an entry. I will pick the winner by selecting one entry at random at the deadline. (I will contact the winner via your email address in your registration profile. If the winner does not respond to me within 48 hours, I will disqualify that winner and pick another one, until I get someone who does respond.) Once we have a winner, I will post that to this page.

So when's the deadline? Here's "part two" of what you need to do to win. I will declare this giveaway closed and pick the winner after we get an additional 100 "likes" on our Theme Park Insider Facebook page. Facebook never bothers to recommend our page to anyone, so it's up to you to spread the word. Like our page if you have't already, then urge your friends and followers on Facebook to do the same. Once we hit an additional 100 likes on the page, I will pick a winner from among the entrants on this page.

Of course, the quicker that we hit those 100 likes, the quicker this contest closes, meaning the better the odds of winning for those who have entered. So you early entrants have an incentive to help us hit those 100 likes as soon as possible.

Get to it, and good luck!


Replies (162)

October 27, 2014, 10:39 AM

Great prizes!

October 27, 2014, 10:39 AM

Here is a positive spell upon you! Happy Birthday.

October 27, 2014, 10:40 AM

Definitely a cool give away. This is my favorite site to visit, and I try to spread the word about it. Keep up the good work and thank you all for the hard work you do.

October 27, 2014, 10:41 AM

Would love to win this for my little brother!

October 27, 2014, 10:42 AM

Cool idea!

Edited: October 27, 2014, 11:54 AM

Thanks Robert and Happy B-day...
Expecto petronum..

I already bought the book - Just need wand...

October 27, 2014, 10:43 AM

Thanks for the opportunity! My girlfriend loves Harry Potter, this would make for a GREAT Christmas present!

October 27, 2014, 10:44 AM

This week is going to be fun with these giveaways!

October 27, 2014, 10:47 AM

"It's leviOsa, not leviosA" .. thanks for the giveaways ;)

October 27, 2014, 10:47 AM

Love what you are doing and would love to win the price to try out the wand this January!

Edited: October 27, 2014, 10:53 AM

I hope i win. I all ways wanted to win a Harry Potter wand. I would love to use it when I go. I cant offered mine owe i bearly have money to buy one. Harry Potter saved my life. I all ways wanted to feel like a real wizard. It will be dream come true. I want to tell people i am wizard and i can do spells. My mom cant get me anything for my birthday they dont have enough money to get me birthday gifts.

October 27, 2014, 10:49 AM

Cool giveaways. My son would love the wand, he has been a Harry Potter fanatic his whole life.

October 27, 2014, 10:50 AM

The wand giveaway is a great idea! I hope I win it.

Edited: October 27, 2014, 10:51 AM

Awesome prize

October 27, 2014, 10:51 AM

nice giveaway thanks! also Belated Happy Birthday wishes!!

October 27, 2014, 10:53 AM

Neato love a wand

October 27, 2014, 10:53 AM

This would be awesome! :D

October 27, 2014, 10:55 AM

I'm too cheap to buy one myself, so here's my post.

October 27, 2014, 10:56 AM

Let's hope I win!

October 27, 2014, 10:58 AM

Very nice giveaway and items! love the site and have already liked and shared on facebook.

October 27, 2014, 10:58 AM

Thanks for the opportunity

October 27, 2014, 11:02 AM

Love this site, always use it when planning a trip to Universal!

Edited: October 27, 2014, 11:04 AM

Happy Belated Birthday, Robert!

October 27, 2014, 11:04 AM

Happy Birthday, Robert! Thanks for a great giveaway!

October 27, 2014, 11:06 AM

Would love to use this next time I visit Diagon Alley!

October 27, 2014, 11:12 AM

Always enjoy your theme park coverage, Robert! Keep it up!

October 27, 2014, 11:13 AM

Cool wand

October 27, 2014, 11:13 AM

Thank you for the giveaway! I'll throw my entry in.

October 27, 2014, 11:14 AM

Love your site and love Diagon Alley!!!

October 27, 2014, 11:15 AM

Happy belated Birthday from Cleveland!

October 27, 2014, 11:15 AM

Happy Belated Birthday!

October 27, 2014, 11:17 AM

Another reason to love Theme Park Insider as a source of information. I hope I win.

October 27, 2014, 11:18 AM

I could use a wand in my life

October 27, 2014, 11:20 AM

Free stuff is great, but getting more people to read this site is even better.

October 27, 2014, 11:24 AM

Nice Prizes.

October 27, 2014, 11:25 AM

Thanks for editing such a great site!!

October 27, 2014, 11:31 AM

This is one of my daily website checks every morning to get my Theme Park fix.

October 27, 2014, 11:31 AM

My son would LOVE this for our trip in January!! Thanks for the week of giveaways! (And all the tips year-round!)

October 27, 2014, 11:33 AM

Thanks for such an informative yet FUN site!! Universal is by far my favorite theme park hands down!

October 27, 2014, 11:38 AM

Thank you!

October 27, 2014, 11:44 AM

I was lucky enough to catch a soft opening of Diagon Alley (all but Gringott's) in July, but I wouldn't let myself splurge on a wand, so I'd love to win this one! Happy Birthday, Robert!

October 27, 2014, 11:46 AM

Great Prize.

October 27, 2014, 11:46 AM

Liked, shared, and Joined:) thank you!

October 27, 2014, 11:47 AM

I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win...

October 27, 2014, 11:48 AM

I'm here to win too.

October 27, 2014, 11:49 AM

Here's hoping! Thanks for such a great site and such a generous contest!

Edited: October 27, 2014, 11:57 AM

Great giveaway!

October 27, 2014, 11:59 AM

Fantastic Giveaway and a super nice gesture from the Insider!!!! I have a few very serious Harry Potter fans in my house (my kids) that would LOVE this.

October 27, 2014, 12:00 PM

Love this! Sorry in advance to my wife if I win.

October 27, 2014, 12:00 PM

Great giveaway! Thanks.

October 27, 2014, 12:01 PM

Thanks for the giveaway, and as always, great site!

October 27, 2014, 12:01 PM

What a wonderful giveaway! Thank you for all the amazing work you do at Theme Park Insider. I hope that wand will choose this wizard.

October 27, 2014, 12:02 PM

pick me!!!

October 27, 2014, 12:02 PM

Happy Monday!! Thanks for keeping all of us disney fans up to date!! :)

October 27, 2014, 12:02 PM

My son would love this!

October 27, 2014, 12:03 PM

would LOVE to win this for our upcoming family trip!

October 27, 2014, 12:14 PM

Awesome fantastic stupendous prize and I'm going there in a week woot!

October 27, 2014, 12:17 PM

We were just at Universal last week and I said that I'd love to have one of those wands but I'm too cheap to buy one!

October 27, 2014, 12:22 PM

Happy Birthday Robert!

October 27, 2014, 12:22 PM

Thanks for the giveaway Robert! I sure would love to have a wand!

October 27, 2014, 12:29 PM

How fun! Would love this!

October 27, 2014, 12:29 PM

Thank you for all you do and I will spread the word!

October 27, 2014, 12:30 PM

Nice wand.

October 27, 2014, 12:36 PM

EXPECTO PATRONUM!!!!!!! Fantastic!

Edited: October 27, 2014, 12:42 PM

I can't win i'm from the U.K but Good Luck everybody :)

October 27, 2014, 12:38 PM


October 27, 2014, 12:41 PM

I am taking my family to Universal Orlando for the 1st time this winter. We would put this magic wand and guide book to good use!

October 27, 2014, 12:49 PM

Here we go!!!

October 27, 2014, 1:00 PM

Happy Deathday to you, Robert, may it be as rollicking as the 500th Deathday of Nearly Headless Nick!

October 27, 2014, 1:07 PM

Happy Birthday Robert, and thank you for all the great ongoing content. The site is fabulous.

October 27, 2014, 1:08 PM

Can you wish away evil co-workers with that wand...? Hmmmm.....

October 27, 2014, 1:10 PM

All my friends already like the page! I'm in!

October 27, 2014, 1:29 PM

Fingers crossed!! :)

October 27, 2014, 1:29 PM

Hoping to win. :)

October 27, 2014, 1:40 PM

This is so awesome! I hope I can win one before this is over!

October 27, 2014, 1:42 PM

What awesome fun! If I don't win your book, will definitely be picking up a copy before my next trip to Universal Orlando. (One note: I didn't see this contest until late in the day, as it doesn't show up in the flume and I overlooked it as a rotating photo at the top, not content.)

October 27, 2014, 1:53 PM

Would love to win. However I am a new zeslander. Happy to pay shipping :)

October 27, 2014, 1:54 PM

This would make a good Christmas present for my daughter!!!

October 27, 2014, 1:59 PM

Cool giveaway!

October 27, 2014, 2:03 PM

These would be great for my upcoming trip!

October 27, 2014, 2:09 PM

Love it.

October 27, 2014, 2:10 PM

Looks like a great prize! I've got my fingers crossed for this one!

October 27, 2014, 2:22 PM

I would love to win this.

October 27, 2014, 2:24 PM

Great prize. Happy Birthday! I have 2 cousins with your birthday too.

Edited: October 27, 2014, 2:26 PM

Would love to win this for my son. He loves Universal and Harry Potter.

October 27, 2014, 2:27 PM

What a cool prize! Would love to win this!

October 27, 2014, 2:32 PM

This is such a creative giveaway! Happy Birthday!

October 27, 2014, 2:34 PM

Looked to Theme park Insider for the best info on the Diagon Alley opening...Great info on Facebook!

October 27, 2014, 2:38 PM

I'd love to win a copy of your guidebook! The wand would be neat too.;)

October 27, 2014, 2:38 PM

Visiting in March...my kids would love that wand :)

October 27, 2014, 2:49 PM

I wish I had your guidebook two weeks ago, but it would be great to have for my next visit.

October 27, 2014, 2:56 PM

Awesome prizes, Robert! Would love a wand for my wanderings in the Wizarding World next week!

October 27, 2014, 2:58 PM

Great prizes, nice contest.

October 27, 2014, 3:09 PM

We've gotten about 40 new likes for the Facebook page so far, so we're not yet ready to award the wand. Keep spreading the word!

October 27, 2014, 3:13 PM

It would be awesome to win this! Great contest and always great info. :-)

October 27, 2014, 3:14 PM

This is a great idea for a contest!

Edited: October 27, 2014, 3:18 PM

Fun contest idea and great prizes! Happy Birthday Robert

October 27, 2014, 3:17 PM

That is an awesome wand!

October 27, 2014, 3:18 PM

Can't wait to cast some magic in Diagon Alley

October 27, 2014, 3:25 PM

I would love a free wand! Thanks :)

October 27, 2014, 3:28 PM

Done and done! I took my best friend to Universal at the end of September to experience all of Potter for the first time. He wanted a wand, but decided not to spend the money. If I win, I'm spreading the love!

October 27, 2014, 3:29 PM

I would like this obviously

October 27, 2014, 3:37 PM

I hope I am not too late! Thanks.

October 27, 2014, 3:40 PM

Great idea!

October 27, 2014, 3:42 PM

This would be great for my trip next month.

October 27, 2014, 3:46 PM

Here is my entry

October 27, 2014, 3:53 PM

Thanks for the giveaway. My son would love this.

October 27, 2014, 3:59 PM

Hope I'm lucky. Happy birthday and thank you for your wonderful tips and insights.

October 27, 2014, 4:09 PM

I think I am too late, but trying anyway.

October 27, 2014, 4:24 PM


October 27, 2014, 4:41 PM

Thanks for the giveaway and the great site

October 27, 2014, 4:48 PM

I want to be the winner! :)

October 27, 2014, 5:03 PM

Hey now.YeT

October 27, 2014, 5:14 PM

Wow, so many names in this thread I don't recall seeing on here. I wonder how many new members these giveaways will attract and how many it will bring out of hibernation.

Great contest idea, Robert!

October 27, 2014, 5:21 PM

Old Ollivander sayeth, "I remember every wand I've ever sold, Mr. Potter. It so happens that the phoenix whose tailfeather resides in your wand gave another feather... just one other. It is curious that you should be destined for this wand when its brother gave you that scar. "

I want one!!!

October 27, 2014, 5:23 PM

Would love to win this for my grandson

October 27, 2014, 5:26 PM

Keep up the great creative work!

October 27, 2014, 5:31 PM

totally want this!

October 27, 2014, 5:50 PM

Excited about the new book. planning on getting it if I don't win.

October 27, 2014, 5:59 PM

Remember - the wand chooses the wizard.

October 27, 2014, 6:02 PM

Accio prize!

October 27, 2014, 6:35 PM

This would be awesome to get!

October 27, 2014, 6:47 PM

Great contest!

Edited: October 27, 2014, 7:31 PM

Not sure if I should tell you how great the website is or if these contests are great or even if I would like to win the wand heck I Love them ALL!!!!LOL

October 27, 2014, 8:10 PM

I've been reading all the great stuff on the site, even if I haven't written to contribute for a while. My kids would really enjoy having a Harry Potter wand, so here's my entry.

October 27, 2014, 9:15 PM

Very cool prizes love the site

October 27, 2014, 10:21 PM

I see that free stuff brought out all the lurkers. ;)

October 27, 2014, 10:36 PM

Lol^ I have never joined the community but I have been a fan since I stumbled onto the page a few years ago. I would love to win this. We are doing a Harry potter themed birthday for my three children. I stocked up on robes last year after Halloween for each child to wear so there will be five from each one. It is going to be an epic party.

October 28, 2014, 3:11 AM

I am really hoping they do something like these for the Harry Potter area of Universal Studios Hollywood...

October 28, 2014, 5:25 AM

Awesome giveaway - crossing my fingers!!

October 28, 2014, 5:57 AM

Best Birthday celebration ever!

October 28, 2014, 6:02 AM

Accio wand! (I hope!)

October 28, 2014, 6:17 AM

Has it been given away yet?

October 28, 2014, 6:17 AM

Pick me Robert! Keep up the good work.

October 28, 2014, 7:36 AM

Hmmm.... I'd really like a wand!

October 28, 2014, 7:36 AM

Great giveaway!!!

October 28, 2014, 7:57 AM

me please

October 28, 2014, 8:07 AM

Theme Park Insider giveaway madness! Thanks for all the hard work, love the website, and happy belated Bday!

October 28, 2014, 8:11 AM

Love the site! We used a lot of your tips when we were there last month ... and we're going back in February!! Florida is much warmer than Wisconsin

October 28, 2014, 8:40 AM

Great giveaway! My son would love this.

October 28, 2014, 9:23 AM

Cool giveaway!

October 28, 2014, 9:36 AM

Let's keep making TPI grow! Great prize too!

October 28, 2014, 9:58 AM

Great site. Great giveaway!

October 28, 2014, 10:01 AM

Wand, please!

October 28, 2014, 10:05 AM

Almost there! Just need about another 30 likes on https://www.facebook.com/themeparkinsider to give away the wand. Please recommend the page with your Facebook friends, if you haven't already!

October 28, 2014, 10:17 AM

Great site, glad I'm able to contribute

October 28, 2014, 10:20 AM


October 28, 2014, 11:56 AM

A wand would be an awesome thing to have for my next trip to Universal.

October 28, 2014, 12:04 PM

That looks terrific, so excited to visit the new land sometime soon!

October 28, 2014, 12:24 PM

That is awesome! I know a certain young one who would LOVE that!

October 28, 2014, 12:56 PM

Hello and Happy Birthday Robert! Thank you for a great read day in and day out.

October 28, 2014, 2:14 PM

Have a trip planned for 1st weekend in December with the God children. They would have a BALL with the wand! We all would!

October 28, 2014, 3:08 PM

I've enjoyed the content of this site for years; love the contest!

October 28, 2014, 3:42 PM

Great site!!!

October 28, 2014, 3:47 PM

Entering! Already bought the book off Amazon.

October 28, 2014, 4:41 PM

Great giveaway!

October 28, 2014, 6:10 PM

I want that wand!

October 28, 2014, 6:41 PM

Me, me, me!

October 28, 2014, 10:48 PM

Would love to have the wand, but I'd be more excited for the book!

No, really. I don't know that I'll ever get to Uni FL but I love reading about it.

October 29, 2014, 1:04 PM

I would love to win this. It would be great to have just in time as my fiancee and I are going to Orlando, Florida the 2nd week of December coming up. We have not seen the new Diagon Alley yet, so this would be really cool to win and use around down there.

October 29, 2014, 1:44 PM

Happy Birthday!!!

October 29, 2014, 5:50 PM

Contest is closed! I've emailed the winner, and am awaiting a response. Thank you to everyone who entered.

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