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Whimsic Alley

Shopping, Boutiques Miracle Mile
5 out of 5 stars
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Whimsic Alley
Whimsic Alley

Long before Universal Studios opened The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, this hole-in-the-wall store has been the go-to portal into J.K. Rowling's beloved fantasy world. Basically, it's where you'll find hardcore HP fans combing through 30 different styles of wands, potion books, Gryffindor wall decals and Hedwig stuffed animals, while humming "wingardium leviosa." A little help from Hollywood's renowned set designers brings the theme to life, creating an ideal setting for a young wizard's birthday bash (you can rent out the space for parties). Even if you're not the biggest fan of Harry Potter and the gang, it's worth a pit stop. Where else are you going to find earwax flavored jelly beans?

By: Danielle DiMeglio


Venue name: Whimsic Alley
Address: 5464 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm; Sat, Sun 10am-6pm
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I drop in whenever I am in the area. It beats Disneyland by miles -- and there's no cost to go in and wander through the various shops, each with fascinating (whimsical) items to see. I buy a few for my grandkids. The smiles it brings are worth a billion!~ Last year I went to a birthday party there in the Great Hall. Super!!!