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Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Souvenir Shops, Universal Studios

I sent Christa Thompson, aka the Fairtytale Traveler, on a mission to photograph her favorite Harry Potter souvenirs at Hogsmeade Village in Orlando’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios (soon to be joined by Diagon Alley shops). Check out Christa’s fabulous photo finds below!

Note: If you can’t make it to the live shops, you can pretty much buy everything online here at the official Harry Potter shop

It’s understandable why muggle children don’t get very excited about back-to-school shopping. An afternoon spent in office supply stores searching for pencils and notebooks, followed by a trip to a department store for some “nice” pants and new shoes, all the while dreading the return of homework is enough to ruin anyone’s afternoon.

But imagine if you were a young wizard like Harry Potter, shopping for your first school year at Hogwarts. Instead of pens, you would shop for quills, inkwells, and a magic wand. You would skip the mall and those drab big box stores in favor of the charming cobblestone streets and thatched-roof shops of Hogsmeade village. 20140408_101550The Wizarding World at Harry Potter Universal Studios has brought Harry Potter’s shopping experience at Hogsmeade to life by recreating a walkable replica of the adorable shopping village. Just like Harry Potter and friends, you too can wander the storybook village of Hogsmeade, browse the very same shops and even buy some of the same wizarding “supplies.”

The Best Harry Potter Souvenirs at Hogsmeade Village, Wizarding World Orlando

There is no one “gift shop” at Harry Potter’s Wizarding World– instead Hogsmeade village is made up of multiple separate shops, designed to reflect the actual independent shops portrayed in the Harry Potter books and movies. Most shopfronts in Hogsmeade village are real stores that you can actually walk into and shop. Other shopfronts are only facades (while you can’t actually shop at them, they are still fun to peek through the windows).

Here’s what to expect on your visit to the shops at Hogsmeade village (and a sneak peek at the new shops at Diagon Alley opening this summer):

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Universal Studio’s version of Hogsmeade almost feels like you are walking through a real wizarding village- but instead of greeting other wizards like Harry and Weasley, you’ll have to dodge mobs of shorts-wearing tourists.

Honeydukes– Harry Potter’s go-to spot for sweet treats

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There were shelves upon shelves of the most succulent-looking sweets imaginable. Creamy chunks of nougat, shimmering pink squares of coconut ice, fat, honey-coloured toffees… there was a large barrel of Every Flavour Beans, and another of Fizzing Whizzbees, the levitating sherbet balls that Ron had mentioned…Drooble’s Best Blowing Gum…the strange, splintery Toothflossing Stringmints, tiny black Pepper Imps (‘breathe fire for your friends!’), Ice Mice (‘hear your teeth chatter and squeak!’), peppermint creams shaped like toads (‘hop realistically in the stomach!’) , fragile sugar-spun quills and exploding bonbons.

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I love that you can walk straight into Honeydukes and buy the very same sweets described so vividly in the Harry Potter books.

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u no poo and jumping snakes from Honeydukes sweets shop.

At Honeydukes, be on the lookout for favorite Harry Potter sweet souvenirs like Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans, Chocolate Frogs (with wizard trading cards inside), Cauldron cakes, Fizzing Whizzbees, Acid pops, exploding bonbons, lemondrops, Chocolate Wands, Fudge Flies, Peppermint Toads, Candy Floss, Exploding Bonbons, Pepper Imps and more.

Hogsmeade Village’s Best Shops for Wizarding Supplies

After you have your fill of Harry Potter inspired sweets, hit the rest of the shops in Hogsmeade for “school supplies.”

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At the Tricks and Jokes souvenir shop, find gag gifts like Chinese Fortune Sticks, Crazy face flyer, Jacob’s Ladder, Screaming Yo-yo, Duck on a bike, Extendable Ears and Rubby O’ Chicken, among others.

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In the Harry Potter books, Dervish and Banges is described as featuring magical musical instruments and other wizarding goods  like Spectrespecs and Omnioculars.

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Need family brooms, vintage brooms, toy brooms or racing brooms? Look no further than this shop.

Our Favorite Harry Potter Souvenir Finds at the Shops at Hogsmeade Village

20140408_095407The giant, furry Monster Book Of Monsters is a delight.

20140408_095428Flick the power switch and watch the monster book come to life.

20140408_100159(1)Ready for some quidditch? Look for these brooms that feature adjustable foot pedals and light-up broom bristles.

20140408_100130The Little Fairtytale Traveler (Christa’s adorable son) test drives a quidditch broom.

Of course no quidditch competition is complete without the big prize– this Triwizard Cup with light-up stem. Another souvenir favorite– the Ireland Quidditch World Cup pin.

20140408_114744The Golden Egg Opening Pin (modeled after the golden egg from the Twizard Tournament) opens to reveal a pearly egg inside.

20140408_100328You’ll find other quidditch accessories like sweaters, Golden Snitches, Bludgers, Quaffles and these House crest banners, waved by Hogwarts students to cheer on their favorite house in the quidditch matches.

20140408_095544If you’re looking for a more practical souvenir this Hogwarts crest glass stein will be sure to get plenty of use back home.

20140408_095818Less practical, but utterly irresistible are these Hogwarts’ House robes (priced up to $120, ouch!), modelled by the Little Fairytale Traveler.

There are plenty of less spendy, wearable Hogwarts souvenirs– like this house tie and scarf (as modeled by the lovely fairytale traveler).

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Pick up a sturdy mug from your favorite Hogwarts house.

Smaller items like Harry Potter key chains, pins and magnets make great wallet-friendly souvenirs.

Want to get the kids off the computer? Inspire them with some Hogwarts stationary and journals from their favorite house.

20140408_114206And of course it’s impossible to leave Hogsmeade village without a wand. The wand selection here is enormous– you’ll find replica wands from all your favorite characters (good and evil). To read more about the interactive wands, hop over to Christa’s awesome post.

20140408_101326Plush toys are some of the top sellers here. We loved this plump Hedwig puppet (with a movable head that swivels).

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Do these cute pygmy puffs remind anyone else of Star Trek’s tribbles?

But our favorite plush toys were these adorable pygmy puffs– check out the tiny white feet peeking out from these furballs.

20140408_114802Pygmy Puffs even have their own naming ceremony– after you select a name and purchase your pygmy, a shopkeeper will ring a bell and announce the official adoption.

For any of these above products, buy online at the official Harry Potter shop.

Harry Potter Shop Facades Only– Don’t try to shop here!

These shopfronts, all based on actual stores from the Harry Potter series, are just empty facades, presumably added in to complete the look of a real shopping village.

20140408_091727Gladrags is the local clothing store– you may remember that Harry Potter bought Dobby’s birthday present here– a pair of colorful socks.

Tomes and scrolls bespoke wizarding bookshop harry potterTomes and Scrolls is a bookstore in Hogsmeade village (peek in the windows to check out the stacks of dusty books).

20140408_091629Like the sign says, Potage’s sells cauldrons, both new and second hand. Glad to know that wizards recycle their old cauldrons.

20140408_091750Dogweed and Deathcap specializes in exotic herbs, plants and flowers.

New Shops at Diagon Alley– Coming Soon

  • Borgin and Burkes – find all your “Dark Arts” Harry Potter goods here like those super creepy Death Eater masks.
  • Weasleys’ Wizard Wheezes  a light-hearted shop focused on magic, jokes and novelty goods (perfect for the mischievous child or adult).
  • Madam Malkin’s Robes for All Occasions If you want to role play any of your favorite scenes you’ll find all the costumes here, from robes to school uniforms and full on costumes.
  • Magical Menagerie, Stuffed animals (hippogriffs!)
  • Wiseacre’s Wizarding Equipment, “scientific” supplies like telescopes, binoculars, compasses, hour glasses and magnifying glasses.
  • Quality Quidditch Supplies— bigger and better.
  • Scribbulus “authentic”  feather quills, inkwells, parchment paper, among other items.
  • Expansion to Ollivander’s Wand Shop.

Not a shop, but also located right in Hogsmeade Village– Don’t miss the Hogwarts Express Train

20140408_101555When the Wizarding World of Harry Potter opens its Diagon Alley addition (slated for summer 2014) you can be among the first muggles to get your ticket to the 9 3/4 platform and board the Hogwarts Express train. The train, which is currently stationary, will actually run and connect different areas of the park. Update: read Christa’s tour of Diagon Alley here!

What are your favorite Harry Potter Wizarding World shops and souvenirs? Share in the comments below!

Want to buy these souvenirs online? Visit the official Harry Potter gift shop!

Want to see MORE Harry Potter Souvenirs? Read on about the great Harry Potter items you can find at the Harry Potter Gift Shop at Platform 9 3/4 at King’s Cross Station in London!

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Christa Thompson is the Senior Editor and Founder of The Fairytale Traveler, which combines a passion for travel with fairytales, folk legend, history and myth. Fairytale Travel is a creative, fantastic, and exciting approach to trip planning– a way to connect with your children and even your inner child by exploring the places that are the catalyst to the greatest stories ever told.

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6 Responses to Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Souvenir Shops, Universal Studios

  1. sueslaght 05/15/2014 at 3:59 pm #

    A mint toad and a racing broomstick please and thank you! What a fun post!

  2. Christa Thompson 12/16/2014 at 3:51 pm #

    OMG I need to do one for Diagon Alley for you xx

  3. Seraphina 04/04/2015 at 6:52 am #

    Wow! I love the Diagon Alley shop! Is this the one in Orlando? I’m going to the Universal Studio in Japan during this summer.

    • Kristin Francis 04/04/2015 at 4:46 pm #

      yes, this is in Florida. How exciting, I wonder what the Japan one is like!

  4. Firsty Virginia 11/19/2016 at 7:03 pm #

    Hello , may i know how much does it cost to buy hermione’s wand ? And scarfs ? Thanks before 🙂

  5. Dev Flynn 12/20/2016 at 4:43 pm #

    Is there anywhere in Florida to shop for Harry Potter stuff without paying for a ticket to Universal Studios?

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