Wand engraving is now available in Diagon Alley at the Ollivanders Wand Shop in Universal Studios Florida and Dervish and Banges in Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.
Wand Personalization at Universal Orlando Resort
Engravings are priced at $30 and can be picked up at Borgin and Burkes in Universal Studios Florida after an estimated 45 minutes, or the Heraldry in the Lost Contintent if ordered in Islands of Adventure.
There are no discounts available for the actual engraving; however, any applicable discounts may be used for the wand that is being engraved.
All engravings have a maximum limit of 11 characters, letters only, with your name or any Harry Potter character’s name. There are some exceptions to this rule — the “Albus Dumbledore” engraving shown above is well over 11 characters, but specific wands with extra clear space may accommodate longer names. If something doesn’t fit, a nickname or truncated version might be required. Placement of any engravings will be toward the handle or in the middle, depending on the style.
No engravings can be done on old Ollivanders originals, non-interactive, or poplar wands. All others are eligible. Guests may not engrave a wand they already possess, and any desired engravings must be ordered on the same day as their purchase. If anyone does purchase a wand and decides to return later in the day for an added engraving, they must retain and present the box and receipt.
This sample has “English Oak” printed down toward the handle, showcasing the different potential locations for an engraving. Comparatively, the “Albus Dumbledore” sample has its text closer to the center.
The Heraldry is located in The Lost Continent, across from the Mystic Fountain, at Islands of Adventure.
Borgin and Burkes is located in Knockturn Alley, adjacent to Diagon Alley, at Universal Studios Florida.
A Week of Major Wizarding Announcements
Author J.K. Rowling is set to produce a new series adaptation of the Harry Potter books for HBO Max, soon to be referred to solely as Max. This new show is anticipated to run for seven seasons over the span of an entire decade. In a press release, Warner Bros. Discovery eleborates:
The stories from each of Rowling’s Harry Potter books will become a decade-long series produced with the same epic craft, love and care this global franchise is known for. The series will feature a new cast to lead a new generation of fandom, full of the fantastic detail, much loved characters and dramatic locations that Harry Potter fans have loved for over twenty-five years. Each season will be authentic to the original books and bring Harry Potter and these incredible adventures to new audiences around the world, while the original, classic and beloved films will remain at the core of the franchise and available to watch globally.
J.K. Rowling also spoke about her involvement and excitement in the project:
Max’s commitment to preserving the integrity of my books is important to me, and I’m looking forward to being part of this new adaptation which will allow for a degree of depth and detail only afforded by a long form television series.
No release date or release window has been announced yet, but we will provide all available information as this story develops.
What do you think of the new personalized wand offerings? Will you be customizing one with your own engraving any time soon? Are you excited about all of these new Harry Potter media announcements? Let us know in the comments.