As is common with TV shows of this nature, the kids' wizard lives are secret, so magical powers must be hidden from friends and strangers in the human world.
The Wizards of Waverly Place gives viewers a look into the lives and loves of three teenaged wizard siblings and their often exasperated parents.
Popular actor and singer Selena Gomez takes the lead in this comedy as mischievous Alex Russo, the middle child and only sister to Justin and Max Russo, played respectively by David Henrie and Jake T. The family lives in an apartment above the sub sandwich shop owned and operated by parents Theresa and Jerry Russo, as played by Maria Canals-Barrera and David De Luise.
Then, a spell book opens and footage of Max Russo (Jake T. After that, footage of Theresa (Maria Canals Barrera) and Jerry Russo (David De Luise) are shown in a cauldron.
After the footage is played, Alex transports them to Times Square, with Alex waving her wand to reveal the title logo and the name of the creator.
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Harper and Zeke finally admit that Alex's constant company is smothering them so Alex decides to make a clone of Harper to keep herself company.
Meanwhile, Max helps Jerry make more money for the Sub Station by selling sandwiches to the Wizard World.
Other popular fantasy icons, like vampires, werewolves and ghosts, are often featured in the show when the main characters leave the human world to explore the magical realm of the wizards.
Through it all, Alex, Justin and Max learn about loyalty, fairness, responsibility and all of the traditional lessons of life.
While spending a day at the beach the Russo kids visit a wizard fortune teller and learn that Wizards' fortunes are always accurate.