When Universal Studios opened the Wizarding World of Harry Potter there was a merchandise item which was pure genius: the magic wands of Harry Potter and his wizards friends. Sure, all the kids fans of Harry Potter would want to get one, and it’s exactly what happened, Universal sells tons of them. It don’t happen that often to have a merchandise item being a pure bingo and chances are that Harry Potter magic wands probably made jealous the folks of WDW merchandise dept. Well, i’m happy to say that Disneyland Paris, in collaboration with Arribas – a company specialized in Crystal items – introduced last week its own magic wands, now sold at Merlin’s shop inside Sleeping Beauty Castle!
But DLP guests won’t find here magic wands made out of wood or resin but of glass, each one is made by a glass blower in front of your own eyes, then filled with magic crystals of your choice!
There is even a storyline for these magic wands! Merlin is asking for your help and is now ready to tell the world the truth. In searching Merlin’s own shop was found a parchment revealing Merlin’s entire plan: to form a magician’s academy to thwart the attack of the Villains thanks to magic wands.
Here is the “recipe” to make a good and powerful magic wand as described by Arribas Crystal Arts: In order to make a good magic wand, the first phase is to choose well the crystals that compose it ! In addition to the shiny colors that will attract your eyes, one must carefully select the crystals, because huge powers will be locked in! Green will make you a lucky one, white will bring you wisdom, red will give you the strength you need to accomplish great things.
Once the crystals have been carefully selected, make sure that is put the right amount of crystals in the wand. Too many crystals and your wand will create an overpower that will turn against its owner and not enough crystals will cause a dysfunction of the magic placed inside. The ideal quantity is 20 grams of crystals for a wand, with the colors of your choice.
Now that you have the precise amount of crystals of your choice, you must activate the magic that is locked inside. As there is a specific object, of great rarity and created by Merlin in person! He did not think he had to use it again and found it at the bottom of his purse.
Thanks to this artifact, the passage of the crystals in the mechanism activates the different powers that they contain while ensuring a perfect mixture. But there is an ultimate step for your wand to be well balanced! Here is the final step of the recipe, the little touch that will permit you to master the powers contained in your wand. For this, the crystals freshly swollen with magic must pass in our alembic, in order to contain and transport the magic to the wand without it can escape. Then one of our craftsmen, expert in the art of the magic of glass and fire will seal the wand with delicacy and precision … And you are in possession of your magic wand.. Merlin The enchanter counts on you to take the utmost care and not let the villains get their hands on it!
The personalized wand is a craft creation of Arribas master glassmakers who use all the knowledge that Merlin has transmitted to them to recreate a wand that will contain all the magic of the crystals. As its name indicates, this object will reflect your personality and can be modulated at your convenience. You will be able to choose between different styles of chopsticks, choosing among different patterns of sleeves with the glass ball coming to close the handle.
When you are certain of your choice, you must still place magic at the heart of the wand, this is the most important step. Here again you have the choice. You have the great responsibility to select the crystals you want. Once sealed, you are in possession of a magic wand 100% artisanal, 100% personalized! Find the perfect combination for you to have the wand that looks like you. The price of a personalized baguette is 39,00 € and you still have the possibility to make it even more to your image by writing the message of your choice ( for 4,90€ ).
Arribas glass blowing artists have worked for several weeks in total secrecy on the realization of the different magic wands. Each master glassmaker expresses his art differently and it is in this that no wand is identical. They handle the glass carefully until the perfect wand is obtained. The one that, once magical, will make you live unforgettable moments! These specialists in fire and glass have an essential role because they are also the ones who have the important responsibility to close the wand once all the magic crystals are housed there and the powers can finally reveal themselves.
As glass is fragile, each wand is put inside a special box to make sure it won’t be damaged or broken during guests visit of the park.
Also note that there will be other Collector magic wands that will be available later for special events of the year! It is possible that the Wands of the Evil ones arrive for Halloween!
Folks, i’m also sorry to say that Neverland Editions, my company publishing the great Disneyland Paris “From Sketch to Reality” book ( De L’Esquisse à la Création en français ), will stop early September and this Summer special offer for the DLP book – valid until September 5th – is a last chance for you to get this gorgeous 320 pages book at the best price ever! You’ll hardly find a better gift for a Disneyland Paris fan so don’t miss it as it is the last copies of the book which will not be reprinted!
ENGLISH EDITION : The Special Offer for the English updated edition is at 60€ / $70 ( instead of 85€ ) and shipping worldwide is 22€ ( $26 ). Shipping takes 3-4 days for France, 10-15 days to European countries, 2 to 3 weeks for countries outside Europe. Sorry for what may seem a high shipping cost but the package with the book is heavy ( 2,5 Kgs ) and the French post office also increased its prices. We also ship the books in the best box you’ve ever seen for a book to make sure they arrive in good condition, and this has a cost.
Usually the Special Offer includes a great additional surprise gift, but this new special offer will include TWO great surprise gifts ( and believe me, you’ll be VERY happy to get them! )!
Special note to buyers with a shipping address in Italy or Belgium : For shipments to Belgium or Italy, the shipping cost is 29 €.
You can pay with Paypal by sending the full amount – including shipping – by Paypal to: [email protected] or you can use the Paypal buttons below. ( make sure to choose the right button for the rich edition ). Thanks to confirm me by email or in your Paypal payment which edition you want ( english or french ). Also note that the Paypal button includes an additional discount for those who want to order 2 or 3 copies instead of one.
If you do NOT have a Paypal account you can pay by credit card, or bank transfer, just send me an email about it at: [email protected] and i will let you know how to do.
To place your order please send an email to: [email protected] Please let me know in your email if you want the english or french edition!
VERSION FRANCAISE: Je suis navré d’annoncer que Neverland Editions cessera son activité début Septembre et cette offre spéciale d’été valable jusqu’au 5 Septembre est sans doute votre dernière chance de pouvoir acquérir le fantastique Disneyland Paris de l’Esquisse à la Création au meilleur prix.
Il ne reste que dix exemplaires de cette édition collector française et chaque exemplaire est maintenant au prix de 130€ + 22 € de frais d’envois ( 29€ pour la Belgique et l’Italie ).
Mais j’ai retrouvé récemment une dizaine d’exemplaires qui étaient destinés au service de presse lors de la sortie du livre, et qui sont strictement identiques mais sans “numérotation” de l’exemplaire à l’intérieur. Ces dix exemplaires sont vendus 95€ pièce, + 22€ de frais d’envois ( 29€ pour la Belgique et l’Italie ).
Soyons clair; dés que cette édition collector sera épuisés les prix d’autres vendeurs sur eBay ou Amazon vont flamber et atteindre des prix stratosphériques très rapidement, donc c’est vraiment la dernière chance de pouvoir se procurer le livre à un prix encore raisonnable…
Le règlement peut-être fait via Paypal, carte bancaire ou virement bancaire. Pour toute commande m’envoyer un email à [email protected] en précisant si vous voulez l’édition française ou anglaise. L’offre inclus également deux formidables cadeaux surprises!
EDITING: Il semble que le bouton Paypal ci-dessous pour l’édition Française ne fonctionne pas pour le moment. Je travaille à résoudre le problème, si le bouton ne fonctionne toujours pas envoyez moi un email à: [email protected] et je vous ferais envoyer une demande de paiement par Paypal pour que vous puissiez régler directement depuis votre compte Paypal. Ou vous pouvez envoyer le montant total, inclus les frais d’envois directement depuis votre compte Paypal à cette mème adresse email: [email protected]
Those of you who have never seen the book will find below a video presentation of the full book which will show you each of the 320 pages of the book AND you can see more pictures on the book website HERE
Although you’ve probably heard about this beautiful book, many of you may have never seen a copy of it. So we’ve done a video presentation of the full book which will show you each of the 320 pages of the book! The book includes 750 pictures of the park, including 250 gorgeous renderings of Walt Disney Imagineering and stunning pictures of the park seen from above. The book is so big that it took us seven and a half minutes to show you the full book, and that’s without stopping turning each pages! So, if you want to have a closer look at a page don’t hesitate to stop the video!
Article Pictures: copyright Robert Stalled, Arribas