This video and guide will walk you through the spells that you can perform with special interactive wands at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal Orlando.
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Throughout Diagon Alley, you will find 16 interactive wand spell locations. Eleven in the greater Diagon Alley area and 5 in Knockturn Alley. Hogsmeade has 9 interactive spell locations.
You can follow along with my family in the video as we try each of these spell locations at both Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley and Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade. You can see how to use the spells and the special effects!
The interactive spells are marked with a brass medallion embedded in the ground. When you purchase your interactive wand, you will also get a map. You can follow the map to find the different locations and then look for the brass medallion embedded in the ground. Here is a list of all of the spell locations at both parks.
Diagon Alley Harry Potter Spells Locations
1. Location: Pilliwinkle’s Playthings Spell: Tarantallegra The dancing feet spell causes trolls to dance in Pilliwinkle’s window.
2. Location: Flimflams Lanterns Spell: Incendio This spell lights the lanterns at Flimflams Lanterns.
3. Location: Umbrella Sign Spell: Metelojinx Make it rain!
4. Location: Magical Menagerie Spell: Silencio Causes a creature to stop chirping.
5. Location: Wiseacres Wizarding Equipment Spell: Dark Detectors This one’s really kind of boring. Wave your wand a bit and eyes open up in the window. Maybe.
6. Location: Wiseacres Wizarding Equipment Spell: Specialis Revelio This one is pretty cool. It reveals an archer on a star map. He fires an arrow and his dog retrieves it.
7. Location: Scribbulus Spell: Wingardium Leviosa Levitates a quill above a parchment.
8. Location: Bowman E. Wright Blacksmith Spell: Reparo Repairs a suit of armor.
9. Location: Bowman E. Wright Blacksmith Spell: Locomotor Bellows Works a bellows to stock the blacksmith’s fire.
10. Location: Mermaid Fountain Spell: Aquamenti Creates a stream of water from the fountain. The fun part? Where is the water going to hit??
11. Location: Weasley’s Wizard Wheezes Spell: Descendo Flushes a plunger down a toilet!
Knockturn Alley Interactive Spell Locations
1. Location: Chimney Sweep Elf Sign Spell: Locomotor Chimney Sweep This one may be a bit tough to spot. You have to look up! You’re looking for a red sign in the shape of a chimney. The spell causes a little chimney sweep to climb the chimney.
2. Location: Dystal Phaelanges Spell: Moving Skeleton One of the most popular spells in the new park. Your body motions will be mirrored by the skeleton in Phaelanges’ window.
3. Location: Noggin and Bonce Spell: Mimblewimble Silences the talking heads in the window
4. Location: Tallow and Hemp Toxic Tapers Spell: Incendio Has various effects on the bird in the cage.
5. Location: Trackleshanks Locksmith Spell: Alohomora This one might give you a scare! A gust of wind is the effect.
Hogsmeade Interactive Spell Locations
1. Location: Zonko’s Joke Shop Spell: Incendio Sets off spinning wheels and rockets.
2. Location: McHavelock’s Spell: Arresto Momentum Stops water from pouring into a cauldron.
3. Location: Honeydukes Spell: Revelio Opens a chocolate frog box to reveal the frog
4. Location: Dogweed and Deathcap Spell: Herbivicus Watch the plant in the window. The leaves will turn green
5. Location: Gladbags Wizardwear Spells: Ascendio and Descendio Raises and lowers a measuring tape on the robe in the window.
6. Location: Madam Puddifoots Spell: Locomotor Snowman Moves the snowman cake topper.
7. Location: Dervish and Banges Spells: Locomotor and Arresto Momentum Starts and stops the music box in the window.
8. Location: Tomes and Scrolls Spell: Alohomora Opens/Unlocks a copy of Tales of Beedle the Bard
9. Location: Spintwitches Spell: Wingardium Leviosa Causes the Quidditch balls on display to levitate.
There are some “hidden” spell locations! They do not have medallions marking the locations of these Harry Potter spells. Be sure to ask around to see if you can find some of them. I’ll give you your first one, it’s at Scribbulus in the second window.
Tim Jones lives just down the road from the #1 family travel destination, Walt Disney World. Although he, his wife, and two kids visit this area quite often, they’ve also traveled to Peru, Costa Rica, on an 8,600 mile road trip around the U.S. (yes, two kids and parents in a car for 8,600 miles!), and cruises through the Caribbean. Tim has worked in the travel industry for 17 years and is currently planning his next adventure! You can follow Tim and all of his travel adventures on Jones Family Travels.