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Guide to Meet and Greet Characters at Universal Orlando Resort

February 15, 2024
Meet and Greet

In between the rides, the shows and the snacks at Universal Orlando Resort, there are several meet and greet opportunities with some of the most beloved characters of all time. Here is a comprehensive list of all the characters you can currently meet and greet at Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure.

PRO TIP: Designated meet and greet times can be found on the Official Universal Orlando Resort App.

Universal Studios Florida

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang

Location: Hollywood

Meet and Greet

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The Mystery Gang, featuring Scooby-Doo, frequent the Hollywood area alongside The Mystery Machine. Meet them to find out the latest Universal Mystery they are solving. And don’t forget the Scooby Snacks!

Doc Brown

Location: Hollywood

Great Scott! Doc Brown from Back to the Future also roams Hollywood Boulevard, tinkering with his latest science equipment. I heard he is looking for new friends to be involved in his latest experiments.

Marilyn

Location: Hollywood and New York

In between Marilyn’s shows with her Diamond Bellas, which can be seen next to Revenge of the Mummy she can be found strolling down the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She may treat you with a song or even a mini acting lesson for future stars!

Beetlejuice

Location: Hollywood

Meet and Greet

Photo Credit: @epicfamilyquest

He’s the ghost with the most! We said his name three times, and he appeared on Hollywood Boulevard. You can typically find this trickster hanging outside of the Horror Make-Up Show.

Hello Kitty

Location: Hollywood (inside the Hello Kitty store)

Don’t miss out on this super sweet meet and greet with Hello Kitty herself, decked out in her bright-pink dress.

For major fans, pick up a super cute headband in the Hello Kitty store to match Hello Kitty for the photo op!

DreamWorks Characters

Location: Central Park (near NBC Media Plaza)

Various of our favorite DreamWorks friends can be found near Central Park. Shrek and Fiona bring their best wishes from Far Far Away Land. Swashbuckling Puss in Boots makes appearances after his most recent adventure, and he will sometimes be accompanied by his adventure partner Kitty Softpaws. Alex, Gloria and King Julian from Madagascar turn the party up. Poppy and Branch from Trolls visit here to dance all day!

Illuminations’ Characters

Location: Illumination Theatre

In Minion Land, visit Illumination Theater for a unique meet and greet opportunity with Illumination film characters like the Minions, Gru, Margo, Edith and Agnes along with characters from the film “Sing”. You may also catch a fan-favorite “Despicable Me”supervillain here. Hint: He wears orange! OH YEAH!

TRANSFORMERS

Location: Alley near TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3-D

Meet and Greet

All right, recruits, are you ready to meet the Bots from Transformers? Next to TRANSFORMERS: The Ride 3-D, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee and Megatron appear at various times to meet the humans of Universal Studios Florida. The characters rotate at random, so prepare yourself to witness the heroism of Bumblebee and Optimus Prime or the wrath of Megatron.

The Simpsons

Location: Hollywood Area

Meet and Greet

Grab a Lard Lad donut and meet your favorite characters, Homer, Marge, Bart and Lisa Simpson, as well as Krusty the Clown and Sideshow Bob from Springfield, U.S.A at The Simpsons Ride.

SpongeBob SquarePants & Friends

Location: SpongeBob StorePants

At SpongeBob StorePants, F is for friends who do stuff together! Here, you can take a visit to Bikini Bottom and meet SpongeBob, Patrick Star and Squidward.

Knight Bus Operator

Location: London

Meet and Greet

The Knight Bus Operator loves to share his London sightseeing tips with anyone who stops by. The shrunken head that accompanies the operator is sure to give you a new experience each time you visit.

Mummy Pharaohs

Location: New York near Revenge of the Mummy

Are they after our souls, too? Maybe, but they are also here for photo ops! Get in your most frightening pose while the Mummy pharaohs tower over you for a memorable photo memory!

Hashtag the Panda

Location: Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon

Meet and Greet

It’s the greatest dancing panda bear of all time! Show off your moves and pose for a photo op with the panda bear that owns an iconic spot in The Tonight Show history.

Dora

Location: Near Mel’s Drive-In

Vamanos! Let’s go meet Dora! Her trusty map and backpack have led her to Universal Studios Florida, and she is ready to meet fellow explorers!

Universal Islands of Adventure

Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel Villains

Location: Marvel Super Hero Island

Meet and Greet

Photo Credit: @waltlizneyworld

The iconic super heroes of the comics have come to Marvel Super Hero Island to fight crime, but they will also pose for a photo with you! Feel like you are a part of the team and meet Spider-Man, Captain America, Cyclops, Wolverine, Storm and Rogue. If you are feeling more villainous, iconic Marvel Villains like Doctor Doom and The Green Goblin also roam the streets to find guests who can help them take over the land.

PRO TIP: If you are a Marvel superfan and want more time with your favorite super heroes, suit up and check out our Marvel Character Dinner at Cafe 4 in Islands of Adventure.

Dr. Seuss Characters

Location: Suess Landing

Meet and Greet

Photo Credit: @sweetteaandpeonies

Meet beloved Dr. Seuss characters, including The Cat in the Hat, The Lorax, Sam I Am, Thing One and Thing Two, and the Grinch. These characters can be found throughout the land as well as in the show “Oh! The Stories You’ll Hear” that takes place next to All the Books You Can Read.

Blue, the Velociraptor

Location: Raptor Encounter in Jurassic Park

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Have you ever wanted to meet a dinosaur? At Raptor Encounter, you can meet Blue the Velociraptor from the Jurassic World films. While this “clever girl” is trained, she is feisty so watch out for your fingers and toes while you interact with her! With the right touch, you may just end up as the next qualified Raptor trainer!

P.S. Occasionally, Raptor trainers will bring out our resident baby Raptors to get them acclimated to humans. This is a great experience for those guests who may be intimidated by the fierceness of an adult Raptor.

Kung Fu Panda Characters

Location: The Lost Continent

The Dragon Warriors Po and Tigress from the Kung Fu Panda movies have requested to meet future kung fu champions at The Lost Continent. If they visit while you are there, you are indeed fortunate.

King Julian

Location: The Lost Continent

Meet and Greet

Photo Credit: @augustomalta

In addition to Universal Studios Florida, this high-energy lemur can also be found in The Lost Continent! King Julian hosts dance parties here throughout the day, and afterward, guests can strike a pose with him.

Popeye and Olive Oyl

Location: Toon Lagoon

Meet and Greet

I am what I am, and that’s all what I am! Meet Popeye the Sailor Man and his sweetheart Olive Oyl in various locations around Toon Lagoon. They are commonly found near Popeye & Bluto’s Bilge-Rat Barges and throughout Toon Lagoon.

Hogwarts Express Conductor

Location: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade

The Hogwarts Express Conductor is the face that greets you into The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Hogsmeade. He is knowledgeable about everything this snow-capped village has to offer, and would love to greet you for a photo op!

Students of Beauxbatons and Durmstrang

Location: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade

The students of Beauxbatons Academy of Magic and Durmstrang Institute for Magical Study perform a colorful procession of magic at the Triwizard Spirit Rally. After the show, they will hang back and pose for photo ops with wizards and non-wizards alike.

CityWalk

Professor Doctor Penelope Tibeaux-Tinker Toothsome & Jacques

Location: The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen

Meet and Greet

We couldn’t forget about our original characters over at Toothsome! While you enjoy the expansive and yummy offerings at the restaurant, be sure to keep a keen eye out for Penelope Toothsome and Jacques. The brilliant Penelope loves to share with others about the travels that inspired her to create the delicious recipes at this restaurant. Her trusty robot friend and co-entrepreneur Jacques is always by her side.

Who are you most looking forward to meeting on your visit to Universal Orlando Resort? And what has been your favorite character meet and greet experience? Let us know on social media or in the comments below!

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