On the Road to the Wizarding World Hollywood: Dervish and Banges

January 25, 2016, 11:34 AM · Let's continue our look at the shop and attractions in Universal Studios Hollywood's upcoming Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a peek inside Dervish and Banges.

Dervish and Banges

In the Orlando version of the Wizarding World, you can find this Hogsmeade shop across High Street from The Three Broomsticks, sharing a building with the Hogsmeade Owlery and Ollivander's. (We expect Hollywood's version to match the layout of the Orlando original — with the omission of the Dragon Challenge roller coaster. All photos are of the Orlando version.)

Dervish and Banges sells magical instruments to the students of Hogwarts. Its inventory includes Sneakoscopes, Spectrespecs, and Omnioculars, as well as broomsticks, Quidditch supplies and house-themed souvenirs and apparel.

Inside Dervish and Banges

As with all locations in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you will find abundant detail awaiting your inspection inside Dervish and Banges. But its main attraction likely will be the Monster Book of Monsters, on display in its cage in the middle of the shop.

Monster Book of Monsters

Linger a moment to watch the book come to life, snarling and growling at would-be buyers.

Dervish and Banges is a small shop, much more intimate than Filch's Emporium of Confiscated Goods (which is located the exit of Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey). But there are four ways into and out of Dervish and Banges, at least in its Orlando version: an entrance from the owlery (pictured above), from the side street (below), and from Owl Post and the exit of Ollivanders.

Outside Dervish and Banges

The multiple entrances tend to make the flow of traffic within Dervish and Banges somewhat chaotic, though at least you avoid the ongoing flow of riders exiting Forbidden Journey that crowds Filch's. We will continue our preview next week with a look at Owl Post.

Previously On the Road to the Wizarding World Hollywood:

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