Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Character Meets

Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Characters

Universal Orlando’s Islands of Adventure offers a variety of characters for meet and greets including Marvel characters, Woody, Popeye, Dr. Seuss characters and some Harry Potter experiences.

Characters aren’t usually too difficult to find or to meet.  Captain America and Spiderman are usually the only ones that build much of a line.  If you’d like to get a photo with Olivander (or get that wand), you’ll want to do that in Universal Studios, because the line is MUCH shorter there.  Most characters are willing to sign your autograph book and pose for photos.

Are Universal Photographers at each meet?

I’d say that one is iffy.  Some meets will have photographers, but many do not.  Have your camera or mobile device ready at each meet.

Should I expect long lines for characters at Islands of Adventure?

The Superheroes will build a long line each time they appear, especially Captain America.  The Grinch only appears in human form during Grinchmas and has a very long line when he comes.

Betty Boop

Betty Boop 380

Toon Lagoon – near her store

Betty Boop appears in both parks.  She is full of energy and loves to blow kisses and hug.  She rarely has a long line, but is fun to spend time with.

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  Yes

Betty Boop Autograph


Captain America

Captain America Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Characters

Marvel Superhero Island

Captain America is very popular and his line is often full before he even begins his meet and greet.  He takes a great deal of time with each guest, but has a real heart for the handicapped.  I suggest arriving before his meet begins.

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  Yes

Captain America


Cat in the Hat

Cat in the Hat Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Characters

Seuss Island – next to the Bookstore

Cat in the Hat rarely has a long line.

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  Yes

Cat in the Hat

 


Cyclops

Cyclops Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Characters

Marvel Superhero Island

I would rank Cyclops as the 3rd most popular hero.  He is a member of the Xmen.  A line will form for him once he begins, but you should be able to meet him within that set and still have time for 1 or 2 other Xmen.

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  Yes

Cyclops Autograph


Doctor Doom

Dr Doom Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Character

Marvel Superhero Island – Villain

You’ll usually see the villains alternating with the heroes on Superhero Island.  If they hear of a hero, they usually run away.  Doctor Doom doesn’t usually have a long line.  Dr. Doom can be intimidating for young children.

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  Yes

Dr Doom


Green Goblin

Green Goblin Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Character

Marvel Superhero Island – Villain

Green Goblin can be a tricky one.  He will typically appear onstage, then run around messing with guests for 10 or 15 minutes before settling in for a meet around the arcade area.  He sometimes meets alone or with Dr. Doom and usually in the shade.  Green Goblin can be intimidating for small children.

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  Yes

Green Goblin


Hogwarts Conductor

Hogwarts Conductor Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Characters

Wizarding World Train

He rarely has a long line, but only meets in Islands of Adventure.

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  Yes

Lorax

Lorax Universal Orlando Studios Characters

Seuss Island – near the Bookstore

Lorax rarely has a long line.

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  Yes

Olivander

Olivander Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Characters

Wizarding World – Olivanders

Olivander’s in Wizarding World always has a long line.  It is the original store, but the Olivander’s in Diagon Alley has a much shorter line.

  • Air Conditioned:  Yes
  • Autograph:  No

Olive Oyl

Olive Oyl Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Characters

Toon Lagoon

Olive Oyl usually doesn’t have a line or much of a line when she appears.  She is often found at the entrance to one of the stores or near the restroom area.

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  Yes

Olive Oyl


Popeye

Popeye Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Character

Toon Lagoon

Popeye can be very elusive.  I’ve looked for him a number of times and only came across him once in one of the stores.  When you see him, meet him.

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  Yes

Rogue

Rogue Xmen Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Characters

Marvel Superhero Island

Rogue usually meets with Storm.  They are members of the Xmen.  They usually don’t have a very long line, but are willing to spend time with each guest.

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  Yes

Rogue Autograph


Sam I Am

Sam I Am Dr Seuss Characters Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure

Seuss Island – near the Bookstore

There’s rarely a long line for Sam I Am

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  Yes

Sam I Am


Spiderman

Spiderman meet Universal Islands of Adventure

Marvel Superhero Island – at the back of the store

Spiderman’s meet and greet can vary from little wait to over 20 minutes in a very short time.  His regular meet and greet is a green screen meet that the photo can be added to your Universal photo account.  Some times early in the morning you can find Spiderman near the entrance in one of the stores as the photo shows.

  • Air Conditioned:  Yes
  • Autograph:  Yes

Spiderman


Stiltwalkers

Stiltwalkers Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Characters

Park Entrance

Stiltwalkers appear like Moroccan dancers.  They can appear from the ticket booths down to the main tip board near the water.

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  No

Storm

Storm Xmen Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Characters

Marvel Superhero Island

Storm usually meets with Rogue near the Arcade.  She rarely has a long line.

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  Yes

Storm


The Grinch

Grinch Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Characters

Suess Island – near the Bookstore

Grinch rarely has a long line in his fur form.  When he appears in human form around Grinchmas, he will have an insanely long line.

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  Yes

Grinch


Wolverine

Wolverine Xmen Character Universal Islands of Adventure Character meet

Marvel Superhero Island

Wolverine is the 2nd most popular hero.  He is a member of the Xmen.  He can be a bit menacing to young children who aren’t familiar with his character.

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  Yes

Wolverine Autograph


Woody Woodpecker

Woody Woodpecker Universal Orlando's Islands of Adventure Character

Park Entrance

Woody appears in his special adventurer’s costume in Islands of Adventure.  He rarely has a long line, but offers no published schedule.  You might find him by asking any of the character attendants.

  • Air Conditioned:  No, Outdoor meet
  • Autograph:  Yes

Woody Woodpecker

21 thoughts on “Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure Characters”

  1. The MARVEL characters better be removed from IOA, because Universal doesn’t own these guys, Disney does. :/ I don’t care, if it was some stupid contract back in the 90s. I just want to see the Marvel heroes from the Cinematic Universe in WDW NOW! like Iron Man and Black Widow

  2. We met Harry Potter 3 weeks ago in IOA. Was walking through and he was stood there. Signed my daughters book and posed for a photo. X

  3. Hi Kenny. I’ve read that the marvel characters make an entrance into the park after the villians do. My question is, at what time does this happen? Don’t want to miss it if we go to a character breakfast.

    1. Marvel character times are on the weekly map when you go there. The Villains and Heroes alternate every 30 minutes.

  4. Kenny, I remember seeing pictures of you with the parade minion people. I can’t find it now. We are going to be there in a week and I haven’t done Universal yet! I’m a Disney fanatic, have your app, but I’m clueless about Universal!! Help! Do I get the character dining with the minions? Does lunch have minions? We want Harry Potter and Minions. Thanks a million…Jess~ (anxiety attacks about not going to Magic Kingdom are happening)

    1. Minions are at the exit of Despicable Me ride. Can do the ride or just go through the shop. You don’t need the dining. Can’t meet Harry Potter.

  5. Hi Kenny,
    Do you have the schedules for Islands of Adventure characters? All the characters listed here are those I want to meet! I’m going this December. In case I go to USF, is there any way I can know the schedule for Lucy Ricardo, the Mummy Stiltwalkers and Anck Su Namun?
    Thanks

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