A Quick Look at Ollivander’s Wand Shop
March 12, 2010
Today we have chose to show you a quick video that will open up your imagination, when you think of the Ollivander’s Wand shop. This shop is considered to be one of the premier shop destinations in the upcoming harry potter theme park. The theme park should be open by Memorial Day Week end 2010.
In this magical shop visitors will be able to choose magic wands, or if to be completely accurate the wand will “choose you”. Close sources told us that Universal hired professional actors to work as shop keepers. Those shop keepers will help the kids, with the wand choosing process thus providing exactly the same experience that Harry Potter had when it was his time to pick a wand.
When the guest enters the wand shop to speak with the wand keeper, he or she will be asked a series of questions to start the matching process. The questions that will be asked from the wand keeper to the wizard are very individual, very tailored to each person based on their birth date and other questions which will determine the kind of wood and kind of narrow down the choices of wands. From here, the wand keeper will offer the guest a series of wand options until the right match is found. And like in the “Harry Potter” story, a series of “magical mishaps” will occur before the right wand is found. Lightning, thunder and similar effects can occur when choosing a wand.
A very important thing to point here is that the visitors DO NOT have to purchase the wand. The shop is first and foremost an experience. The process should take 2 to 5 minutes, and to keep the experience intimate no more then 30 people would be allowed in the shop at a time.
To Each Their Own Wand
Sources tell us that there will be different kinds of wands to be purchased. Each wand will have it’s own characteristics.
Some will be longer some shorter, heavier and lighter . And they all will be made of different wood. But… and this is the most important part here, besides the differences in sizes of the wands. There will be a difference in what magical spells the wands can do.
We are being told that the top shelf wands will have the ability to turn on and of the TV, light up, and even move objects around(don’t ask how, that is what we heard).
The wands will range in price of $25-$120, and will be available for purchase in the shop.
Why Is the Shop in Hogsmeade Village?
Now if you are a devoted Harry Potter books-movies fan you will notice that Ollivanders shop is actually located in London’s Diagon Alley, and not in Hogsmeade Village. And you will be correct with that observation, but Thierry Coup, the vice president of creative development for Universal has said that “putting the Ollivander’s in Hogsmeade got J.K. Rowling’s stamp of approval.” So all is fine and dandy.
Oh by the way we have some great photos from the construction site.
So now that you have all this information at hand, are you excited about visiting Ollivander Shop?