|Outside Flourish & Blotts|
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Harry Potter first entered our lives in 2007. My oldest son had just started second grade when my wife read him "Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone." I didn't pick up the books until the last one was released, but got hooked quickly. We'd read the book and then see the movie. We got caught up by the time Half Blood Prince was released in theaters and actually saw it on the big screen.
|Waiting for the Hogwarts Express|
|In the bank lobby|
|Working her magic|
One of the other really cool parts of the whole Wizarding World Experience now is the interactive wands they sell in addition to the usual collector's wands. These interactive wands can be used at the various store fronts (that have a special marking in front of them) and the holder of the wand can perform some magical task. A sensor in the window reacts to the sensor in the wand to make things happen. There's a cake topper that dances around, a tape measurer that comes unrolled, among other things. It's neat, but again, an added price of about $50 per wand.
|Don't touch wands|