Have you had your Ollivanders wand confiscated??!! We’ve heard from some guests that TSA agents at some airports are confiscating these “toy” wands as “weapons” at certain airports! Can you believe this? Well…I can…but that’s another story for another time.. 🙂
Yes, at certain airports, you may have your Ollivanders wand confiscated if you try to carry it on to the airplane. We felt this was an important tip for our readers. As of yet, we haven’t heard of this happening at Orlando International Airport, but Jacksonville, Tampa, and Sanford — all nearby airports — could take your wand away!
To avoid this tragedy, you may just want to pack it into your checked luggage, assuming you have some with space. Additionally, you could ship the wand home. Most area resorts provide some type of shipping service, although you may pay more to ship it home than you did for the wand. Finally, although not glamorous and exciting, you could just buy the wand online at the Harry Potter shop before or after your vacation and have it shipped right to your home for about the same cost as in the Harry Potter park.
Want to get all our tips and tricks for visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter? We wrote a travel guide for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hogsmeade! We included all our tips and tricks that we’ve learned over the last year to make your visit to the Wizarding World as magical as possible. Be sure to check it out!
Get your Harry Potter theme park souvenirs from the official Harry Potter shop, the WB Shop!