Friday, March 22, 2019

Universal's New LE Wand For 2019: Art Deco Goodness!

On Wednesday of this week Universal's Wizarding World quietly debuted their third Limited Edition wand, and you guys, she's a beauty.

Art Deco Hufflepuff vibes, anyone?

I haven't seen any official announcements of the wand yet online, but luckily someone posted about it in my local Slug Club group within a few hours of it hitting shelves. John and I took one look at the photo and made a beeline for the parks the very next day, ha. 

I'm mostly functional again after being out of commission all week with this migraine madness, so strolling around Universal was just what the doctor ordered, despite the heavy Spring Break crowds. The weather yesterday was lovely, and lemme tell ya, getting a little sun and breeze is heaven after a week of couch-wallowing.


We headed straight to Ollivander's, where they had about 20 LE wands still in stock for the day at around 6PM. I've heard there are more wands on order, so they're not in danger of selling out completely just yet. That said, if you want one, go now. The past two year's models were limited to 1,000 wands, and last year's (which debuted during Celebration) sold out before the weekend was even over. 

We asked 2 different Ollivander's workers, but no one seems to know how many this design will be limited to. Given the demand last year you'd think they'd make more than 1,000, but they may keep to that number again.
 My pictures taken in Olivander's aren't great, but they're a little more accurate on the color of the gold filigree:

The wand is a true black, so this is very Hufflepuffy. Just sayin'.

The wands cost $70 each, and because they're considered a "collectible" there are no discounts for AP holders or cast members. They are the interactive models, though. They're also not available online, so you'll have to hit up your local friends to grab one for you if you don't live here. (Much as I love you all, I am NOT volunteering as tribute. Sorry!)

I will say we were *slightly* disappointed in person, because the filigree isn't actually metal, it's the same plastic/resin as the rest of the wand. It photographs like metal, though, and the paint and finish work are gorgeous. So after that minor deflation, we still gave them all our money.

Here's a quick video I also took in the shop:

Now I'm going to show you a few photos I took around the park, because eye candy:

This one is honestly making me dizzy.  It may be time for more meds again...

Gah, I've missed playing with photos. I can't wait for convention season to get crankin' again.

A rare detour outside the Alley:

Then right back in again:

Here's to a magical, migraine-free weekend, my friends! I think John and I may be designing another wand display. [eyebrow waggle]

(If you're new here, we've made two wand displays so far: an Ollivander's sign one and a large framed one for a whole collection!)


  1. Believe I may need one of these wands, especially since they are my house colors. Any Disney/Epbot folks going there soon and are willing to pick one up for me?

  2. Love these dragon 🐲🐉🐉🐲 photos! I'm currently obsessed with all things dragon since I am reading the 9th (and final) Temeraire book. It's been quite a binge! Highly recommend.

    1. I love, love, LOVE the Temeraire books! =-)

    2. The Temeraire series is so good! I have to finish it, I read it up to the most recent one, like, 6 years ago and then forgot to keep up. Need to get back to it.

    3. I am all about this series right now. I just finished book five and I think it was the best yet! I'm glad to know the series stays strong through to the end.

    4. I just read the first one a few months ago, thinking I wouldn't like it, but I surprised myself and really enjoyed it.

  3. The wand and all your photos are so pretty! I especially like the dizzy ice-cream cone and the train with the flowers.

    Glad you're feeling better!

  4. I'm jealous of how you guys can just decide on a whim to go to these parks! Hopefully I'll be able to check one out for myself one day (Or maybe they'll open up a Disneyland Canada sometime ha ha).

  5. Oh dear, I haven't Needed a wand until now. And it's limited. LoL I may have to see if I can send my sis over when her cheer team goes to Disney.

  6. This wand is absolutely gorgeous. It looks pretty similar to Credence's wand from Crimes of Grindewald. I wonder if it was inspired by the same design.


Please be respectful when commenting; dissenting opinions are great, but personal attacks or hateful remarks will be removed. Also, including a link? Then here's your html cheat sheet: <a href="LINK ADDRESS">YOUR TEXT</a>