Your Guide to Character Meet-and-Greets at Universal Orlando Resort

Your Guide to Character Meet-and-Greets at Universal Orlando Resort
Your Guide to Character Meet-and-Greets at Universal Orlando Resort. Love character meet and greets and Universal? Here is a list of all the character meet and greets for you to try on your next trip to Universal Orlando Resort!

Universal Studios

Minions (Despicable Me)

Location: The exit of Despicable Me Minion Mayhem inside the Super Silly Stuff store


Gru, Margo, Edith, and Agnes (Despicable Me)

Location: Superstar Parade


Vector (Despicable Me)

Location: Superstar Parade

The Simpson Family: Homer, Bart, Marge, Lisa and Maggie (The Simpsons)

Location: Springfield, U.S.A. near The Simpsons Ride


Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob (The Simpsons)

Location: Springfield, U.S.A. near The Simpsons Ride


Knight Bus Conductor (Harry Potter)

Location: Next to the Knight Bus in London near The Wizarding World of Harry Potter –Diagon Alley


Gringotts Goblin (Harry Potter)

Location: Diagon Alley inside Gringotts Money Exchange


Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Megatron (Transformers)

Location: Production Central near the exit of TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3-D


Hashtag the Panda (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

Location: Inside Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon


SpongeBob Squarepants, Patrick Star, and Squidward Tentacles (SpongeBob Squarepants)

Location: SpongeBob StorePants in Woody Woodpecker’s Kid Zone; Superstar Parade


Shaggy, Scooby-Doo, Daphnie, Fred, Velma (Scooby-Doo)

Location: Hollywood Blvd. near Brown Derby Hat Shop


Doc Brown (Back to the Future)

Location: The entrance of Springfield, U.S.A. near the DeLorean, and Hollywood Blvd.

Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey (Shrek)

Location: Production Central near Shrek 4-D


Lucille Ball (I Love Lucy)

Location: Hollywood Blvd.


Marilyn Monroe

Location: Hollywood Blvd.; New York after the Marilyn and Diamond Bellas show


Location: Hollywood Blvd. near Universal Orlando’s Horror Make-Up Show


Betty Boop

Location: Hollywood Blvd.


Hello Kitty

Location: Hollywood Blvd. near Hello Kitty Store

Mummy Guards (The Mummy)

Location: New York near Revenge of the Mummy


Penguins of Madagascar

Location: Hollywood Blvd. near Garden of Allah


Dora, Diego, Boots, and Baby Jaguar (Dora the Explorer and Go! Diego, Go!)

Location: Superstar Parade


Barney and Friends

Location: Woody Woodpecker’s Kid Zone near A Day in the Park with Barney



Location: Universal Studios Florida entrance

Bonus: Universal’s Superstar Parade

One of the easiest ways to catch a ton of Universal characters is at Universal Studios Florida’s Superstar Parade. Every day, the streets of the park are transformed into a giant stage for interactive experiences with all of your favorites: SpongeBob SquarePants, Max and Duke from The Secret Life of Pets, Gru and the Minions, Dora and Diego, and more! Times vary, so be sure to check the times schedule in your park map on the day of your visit or ask a Team Member!


Islands of Adventure

Hogwarts Express Conductor (Harry Potter)

Location: Next to the Hogwarts Express right inside the entrance to Hogsmeade


Students of Beauxbatons and Durmstrang (Harry Potter)

Location: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade near Flight of the Hippogriff


Marvel Super Heroes: Spider-Man, Captain America, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, and Rogue

Location: Marvel Super Hero Island


Marvel Super Villains: Green Goblin, Dr. Doom

Location: Marvel Super Hero Island

Jurassic Park Raptors 

Location: Jurassic Park


Po (Kung Fu Panda)

Location: Port of Entry


Puss in Boots (Shrek)

Location: Port of Entry


Alex the Lion (Madagascar)

Location: Port of Entry


Betty Boop

Location: Toon Lagoon near The Betty Boop Store


Popeye and Olive Oyl

Location: Toon Lagoon

Dr. Seuss Characters: The Grinch, Cat in the Hat, Thing 1 and Thing 2, Sam I Am, and The Lorax

Location: Seuss Landing, after the Oh! The Stories You’ll Hear show




Want to do some extra schmoozing with your favorites? Or maybe you just want to ensure you get to meet the character of your dreams. Share a meal with Universal Characters at one of the following dining events.

In-Park and Seasonal Character Dining require reservations. Click here to learn more!

In-Park Character Dining:

  • Marvel Character Dining
    Characters: Captain America. Spider-Man, Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm and Rogue
    Dinner Thursdays – Sundays (5:00 – 7:00pm)
    Location: Cafe 4 in Islands of Adventure


Hotel Character Dining:

Put a little mayhem in your meal! No reservations required, but dining tickets must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance.

  • Loews Royal Pacific Resort
    Characters from Despicable Me 
    Breakfast on Saturday mornings at 7:00am, 9:30am, and 11:00am
    Location: The Tahitian Ballroom

Seasonal Character Dining:


And please note: appearance of characters listed is subject to change without notice, and not all characters listed are guaranteed to appear at the same time, or on the same day.

No matter who you plan to see while on your trip there are plenty of options and meet and greets around almost every corner! Who are some of your favorite characters you met while visiting Universal Orlando Resort? We would love to see your photos and hear about your experiences! Please feel free to share your story in the comments! Want to book your next adventure to Universal Orlando Resort? Fill out the form below to get started!

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