Wednesday, July 26, 2017

My Wand Experience at Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Harry Potter Month is hosted by Faith at Geeky Zoo Girl and Micheline at Lunar Rainbows Reviews. This awesome event runs all through July, and you can find more information about it here.

Even though I’ve lived in Florida for nearly half my life, I am ashamed to say that I had not been to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (let alone Universal) until last year. Boy, was it worth the wait! I can hardly put my amazement into cohesive phrases about what it feels like to actually step into the books. It was breathtaking to see that the abstract world I had grown up loving had become a physical place that was actually accessible to me. For any book lover, it was a dream come true. In those regards, the whole day is pretty much a happy blur to me that I really wished I remembered in greater detail. That being said, I will attempt to retell my wand experience.

If you’re not familiar with the park or its attractions, they have pretty much everything important that is mentioned in the books. You can actually go to Ollivander’s and they have this really cool interactive show where someone from the audience gets picked and they go through their wand ceremony. And by golly, I actually got picked! Now, before you all go: that lucky bastard, I have to admit that I am pretty much the unluckiest person ever when it comes to raffles, winning by chance, or any sort of fate induced contest. I was fully expecting some nice kid in the audience to get picked, but no, the lady picked me. And yes, I had the cliché awkward moment where I checked to see if she was pointing at the person behind me. So, that’s how I got suckered into buying a ridiculously expensive piece of plastic that I display quite proudly in my room.

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  1. What a GORGEOUS wand though!! ♥ I would have been an awkward mess but I'd still want to get picked LOL! And yes I would also clearly be suckered into buying my Chosen piece of plastic too XD

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    1. I felt like after that experience, I kind of had to buy the wand! XD I don't regret it!

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    1. Thank you! I am very glad I ended up getting it. :)

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  3. If I was picked I would probably fork over the money for a ridiculously expensive piece of plastic as well! I'm so happy that when it counted, the odds were finally in your favor :)

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    1. Me too! I still can't believe how lucky I was! XD

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  4. This is awesome! I've never been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter but it's definitely on my bucket list.

    Your wand is so cool, and I admit I'd definitely have paid the ridiculous amount of money too. I live not too far away from the Harry Potter studio tour so I've been a couple of times, and every time I go I end up buying something extortionate from the gift shop.

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    1. It is sooo difficult to not buy anything HP related, especially with my terrible impulse control!

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  5. This is amazing! I'm so glad you had the opportunity to go and not only that you got chosen in Ollivanders! What an experience. They really draw you in, don't they. :D

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    1. Thank you! It was an incredible experience!

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