Harry Potter Theme Park Merchandise

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    Harry Potter Theme Park Merchandise - 10 of the Most Unusual Potter Items to Buy

    In the Harry Potter books and films, Omnioculars are used like binoculars to magnify viewing.
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    Unlike any other land within a theme park, the shops at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter stay completely true to the theme. Looking for sunscreen, batteries, or a bottle of Mountain Dew? Forget it. But if you are looking for Quidditch gear, golden snitches, or flying brooms, you're in luck. Those and other items that would be for sale in the "real" Hogsmeade Village can be purchased in Universal Orlando's Harry Potter theme park. The following are ten of the most unusual items found in the shops at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

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    10. Omnioculars

    • For sale at Dervish and Banges
    • $34.99

    In the Harry Potter books and films, Omnioculars are used like binoculars to magnify viewing. Unlike binoculars, however, they can also replay and slow down action. The actual Omnioculars at the Harry Potter theme park are more like ViewMasters (remember those?) and come...MORE pre-loaded with scenes from the Potter movies.

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    Wizarding World of Harry Potter Merchandise - 9. Remembrall

    In the Harry Potter books and films, a Remembrall glows red.
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    • For sale at Dervish and Banges
    • $12.95

    In the Harry Potter books and films, a Remembrall glows red when one of the characters holding it forgets something and changes to clear when the character remembers the forgotten thought. The actual Remembralls for sale at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter only glow when users press a button. And instead of being powered by magic, they require batteries.

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    Harry Potter Theme Park Souvenirs - 8. Bertie Bott's Every-Flavour Beans

    Bertie Bott's Every-Flavour Beans
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    • For sale at Honeydukes
    • $8.95 for a 3 oz. bag or $2.99 per 1/4 lb. purchased in bulk

    Harry Potter fans with a sweet tooth--as well as a sour, salty, bitter, and plain weird tooth--will want to sample these jellybeans-gone-crazy treats. Among the many flavours are sausage, onion, pizza, and gravy. Yum!

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    Harry Potter Theme Park Merchandise - 7. Extendable Ears

    One of the inventions of the Weasley twins, extendable ears
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    • For sale at Zonko's

    One of the inventions of the Weasley twins, extendable ears, which are ears on the end of long tubes, allow users to snoop on what people in the distance are saying.

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    Wizarding World of Harry Potter Merchandise - 6. Quidditch Gear

    All kinds of Quidditch gear is for sale at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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    • For sale at Dervish and Banges
    • $21.95 for Bludger Bat and Ball Set

    All kinds of Quidditch gear is for sale at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, including quaffles, golden snitches, and bludger bat and ball sets. Without the ability to fly, however, it's questionable how much use the gear gets among muggles.

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    Harry Potter Theme Park Shops - 5. Owl Post Postmark

    The clerk at the Owl Post will gladly postmark your postcard
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    • For sale at Owl Post
    • Free for the asking

    One of the most unusual items available at the Harry Potter Theme Park is absolutely free. The clerk at the Owl Post will gladly postmark your postcard--or any item, such as a piece of paper--with the official Hogsmeade stamp. Postcards bearing the Hogsmeade postmark would make quite a conversation piece for recipients. And you can mail postcards (or other mail) right at the Owl Post.

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    Wizarding World of Harry Potter Merchandise - 4. Chocolate Frogs

    Chocolate Frogs at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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    • For sale at Honeydukes
    • $9.95

    Milk chocolate treats in the shape of frogs. I suppose they are no stranger than chocolate bunnies. Each frog comes with a trading card of famous witches and wizards.

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    Harry Potter Theme Park Merchandise - 3. Hedwig Owl Puppet

    Hedwig Owl at the Harry Potter Theme Park
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    • For sale at Filch's Emporium
    • $29.95

    Harry Potter's pet Snowy Owl can be yours--or at least a puppet version of it. The lifelike reproduction of Hedwig includes a moveable head and owl sound effects that can be triggered.

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    Wizarding World of Harry Potter Merchandise - 2. Wands

    Wands at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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    • For sale at Ollivanders
    • $29.95

    Ollivanders wand shop is an attraction in its own right at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Guests are treated to a short presentation in which a wizard/clerk demonstrates how "the wand chooses the wizard." Note the dust that's collected on the wand box in the "ancient" shop.

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    Harry Potter Theme Park Merchandise - 2. Wands

    Ollivanders at the Harry Potter Theme Park
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    • For sale at Ollivanders
    • $29.95

    After the presentation, guests can browse in Ollivanders and check out the many varieties of wands for sale. It's not necessary to experience the demonstration to purchase a wand. (Lines for the short presentation can get quite long.) Guests can also access Ollivanders by entering through the Owl Post.

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    Wizarding World of Harry Potter Merchandise - 1. Butterbeer

    Butterbeer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
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    • For sale at Hog's Head and at the Butterbeer cart
    • Prices start at around $3

    The unequivocal gotta-have item at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the addictive butterbeer. It comes in two varieties: frozen and non-frozen. Both are delicious, if a bit unusual. Containing neither butter or beer (or any alcohol for that matter), the sweet drink has traces of shortbread and butterscotch.

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    Harry Potter Theme Park Merchandise - Honorable Mention: Pumpkin Juice

    Pumpkin Juice at the Harry Potter Theme Park
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    • For sale at Hog's Head, the Butterbeer cart, and Zonko's
    • $5.99 for a 16 oz. bottle

    Overshadowed by the more popular butterbeer, pumpkin juice is nonetheless another unusual beverage-come-to-life from the Potter canon. It is also sweet, although not as cloying as butterbeer, and tastes like--yup--pumpkin.