Whenever our family goes to Santa Monica, we always visit Whimsic Alley. Our kids love to buy the Harry Potter licensed candies. They have the wooden wands, too. My son has the Harry wand; and my daughter has the Hermione wand. Last time we went there, we bought a Hogwarts electric train set. The store is an experience in itself. It looks just like Diagon Alley -- with a lot of little shops inside.
PROS: A great place to find every sort of Harry Potter item!
I had been planning a trip to this store since I first heard they opened. I'd been reading about it in newsgroups and chat rooms frequented by Harry Potter fans like me. I finally got my opportunity last week. My anticipation was so high, I felt I could only be disappointed. But I wasn't. This may be the best store of ANY KIND I have ever been to. It's more than a store--it's almost like a Harry Potter theme park. They have about a hundred times more Harry Potter things than I've ever seen anywhere. Plus they have all the stuff that Harry himself would use--like wands, and quill pens and sweaters and things. The owner was so friendly, we talked for nearly an hour. The place looks just like I would imagine Diagon Alley looking and they had no problem with my taking pictures there. I even took one with the owner. And here is what totally floored me. It's as though they knew what I love besides Harry Potter. They have a room with Nightmare Before Christmas and one with The Simpsons and Family Guy. I will definitely be back--again and again.
PROS: Unbelievable selection, 1 of a kind stuff, friendly, great prices.
CONS: They are only in Los Angeles (although they also have a website)
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