Posted on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 by Peter Sciretta
Quality Quidditch Supplies
Quality Quidditch Supplies is a small shop filled with a ton of Quidditch themed merchandis: You can buy tshirts, scarfs, golden snitches, training brooms with fiber optic lights and much more.
Harry Potter Mythology: Quality Quidditch Supplies was a store featured in the Harry Potter films and books. It is also the storefront where Harry Potter saw his first broomstick, the Nimbus 2000.
On Closer Look: Be sure to check out the living poster for The Chudley Cannons on the wall, and the floating wizard broom in the storefront.
Unique Buys: Exclusive Quidditch team t-shirts and pendants that cant be found elsewhere in the Wizarding World including one for The Chudley Cannons, Rons favorite team, and The Holyhead Harpie, the all female Quidditch team that Ginny Weasley eventually played for.
Photo thanks to InsideTheMagic, used with permission
Wands by Gregorovitch
While most aspiring wizards will want to visit Ollivanders, some might not have time to wait in the long queue. Don’t frett, there is another wizarding wand shop in Diagon Alley called Wands by Gregorovitch. Of course, purchases here come without the experience and show wizards get in Ollivanders. The shop is also much smaller than Ollivanders, but has all of the classic wand options.
Harry Potter Mythology: Mykew Gregorovitch is a famous wandmaker who appeared in the books and was played by Rade Šerbedžija in the Deathly Hallows films. Many years ago, Gregorovitch came into possession of the Elder Wand, one of the Deathly Hallows and the most powerful wizarding wand in existence, but the wand was stolen from his workshop one night. Lord Voldemort hunted Gregorovitch down and killed him when he found out he no longer had the Elder Wand. Harry Potter witnessed Gregorovitch’s death through his link to Voldemort’s mind.
The Hopping Pot
On Closer Look: The water fountain in front of the Mermaid Statue can only be turned on with wizarding skills (and the new interactive wizard wand). But watch out, if too many wizards recite the spell it might anger the the mermaid statue behind the water fountain. When the statue gets mad, it spits water at the wizard. Above is a video of one of my new friends Terri Schwartz, associate editor of Zap2it, trying the fountain for the first time.
Other Storefronts in Carkitt Market
There are a bunch of storefronts in Carkitt Market for stores that don’t actually exist. They contain excellent displays which you may or may not be able to interact with the new interactive wands.
Watch a video of the stars of Harry Potter getting a tour of the new Diagon Alley expansion in this official video from Universal Studios Orlando: