Universal Studios Characters

Universal Orlando Characters

Universal Studios Florida in Universal Orlando offers a wide variety of characters for meet and greets and character interactions, from classic movie stars to children’s programming to modern movie cartoon characters.  Most characters can be met with a short wait and many are willing to sign autographs and all will pose for photos with you.

Updated April 2, 2017

Agnes

agnes-despicable-me-universal-orlando-charactersMel’s Diner area

Agnes appears when the Despicable Me Float comes out for the special meet and greet session.  Move fast to meet them or you’ll miss your chance!

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

Agnes meet and greet at Universal Studios Florida


 

Barney

Barney meet and greet at Universal Studios Florida

Kidzone – Barney Show

Barney often meets before his first show of the day and after each show for photos

  • Air Conditioned:  Yes
  • Autograph:  No

Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice meet and greet at Univesal Studios Florida

Near Monster Cafe

Beetlejuice usually pops up in the area around Monster Cafe.  He’s fun to interact with and is always willing to pose for a picture too.

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

beetlejuice-autograph


Baby Jaguar

Baby Jaguar meet and greet at Universal Studios Florida

Mel’s Diner area

Baby Jaguar appears with the Dora and Diego float in the Mel’s Diner area.  They do a brief show, then offer meet and greet photos.  Baby Jaguar doesn’t leave the jeep.

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

Baby Jaguar Autograph


Bart Simpson

Bart Simpson meet and greet at Universal Studios Florida

Hollywood and Next to Simpsons Ride

The mischevious Bart Simpson appears in 2 different locations in Universal Studios Florida.  You can find him next to the family RV in Hollywood or beside the Simpson’s Ride.  The only way to know when he will be out is the ask a character attendant.

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

Bart Simpson Autograph


Betty Boop

Betty Boop 380

Hollywood

Betty Boop appears around Hollywood.  She tends to roam a bit.  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


Boots

Boots meet and greet at Universal Studios Florida

Mel’s Diner area

Boots appears with the Dora and Diego float in the Mel’s Diner area.  They do a brief show, then offer meet and greet photos.

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

Boots autograph


Bumblebee

Bumblebee meet and greet at Universal Studios Florida

Transformers meet between Mel’s Diner and Shrek 4D

Bumblebee rotates with Optimus Prime and Megatron.  This is only a photo opportunity.  You cannot touch him and he does not sign autographs.

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

Curious George

Curious George meet and greet Universal Orlando

Hollywood and Kidzone

Curious George is an active monkey.  He can appear near the front of the park, in Hollywood and in Kidzone near his play area.  Ask an attendant when and where he’ll pop up during your visit.

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

Daphne

Daphne from Scooby Doo meet and greet at Universal Studios Florida

Hollywood

Daphne often appears with the Scooby Doo gang in Hollywood.  There’s no way to know if she will appear on a given day, so ask an attendant if she will be out for the day.

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

Daphne from Scooby Doo Autograph


Diego Marquez

Diego Marques meet and greet Universal Orlando

Mel’s Diner area

Diego appears with the Dora and Diego float in the Mel’s Diner area.  They do a brief show, then offer meet and greet photos.

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

Diego Marquez Autograph at Universal Studios


Doc Brown

Doc Brown meet and greet at Universal Studios Orlando

Hollywood or Near Back to the Future Train

Doc Brown from Back to the Future can be found peddling his trike through Hollywood or near his Train which is located across from the Animal Actors stage show area just before you reach the Simpsons area.

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

Doc Brown Autograph


Donkey

Donkey from Shrek meet and greet at Univeral Orlando

Between Shrek 4D and Monster Cafe

Donkey is an interactive, wise cracking character who meets with Shrek (and sometimes Fiona).  He’s a lot of fun to meet, but isn’t capable of autographs

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

Dora

Dora the Explorer meet and greet at Universal Studios Orlando

Mel’s Diner area

Dora appears with the Dora and Diego float in the Mel’s Diner area.  They do a brief show, then offer meet and greet photos.

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

Dora the Explorer Autograph


Edith

Edith from Despicable Me meet and greet at Universal Orlando

Mel’s Diner area

Edith appears when the Despicable Me Float comes out for the special meet and greet session.  Move fast to meet them or you’ll miss your chance!

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

Edith from Despicable Me autograph


Fiona

Princess Fiona from Shrek meet and greet Universal Studios Florida

Between Shrek 4D and Monster Cafe

Princess Fiona only appears for certain set times throughout the day.  She interacts well with guests and is willing to autograph and stamps for Shrek.

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

Princess Fiona autograph


Fred

Fred from Scooby Doo meet and greet at Universal Orlando

Hollywood

Fred from Scooby Doo often appears with the Scooby Doo gang in Hollywood.  There’s no way to know if he will appear on a given day, so ask an attendant if he will be out for the day.

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

Gru

Gru meet and greet Universal Studios Florida

Mel’s Diner area

Gru appears when the Despicable Me Float comes out for the special meet and greet session.  Move fast to meet them or you’ll miss your chance!

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

Gru autograph


Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty meet and greet at Universal Orlando

Outside Hello Kitty store

Hello Kitty appears in the morning and afternoon outside her store in Hollywood.  If you don’t see her just ask an attendant when she will appear.

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

Hello Kitty autograph


Homer Simpson

Homer Simpson meet and greet Universal Studios Florida

Hollywood and Next to Simpsons Ride

The boisterous Homer Simpson appears in 2 different locations in Universal Studios Florida.  You can find him next to the family RV in Hollywood or beside the Simpson’s Ride.  The only way to know when he will be out is the ask a character attendant.

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

Krusty the Clown

Krusty the Clown meet and greet Universal Orlando Character

Near the Simpsons Ride

Krusty the Clown appears near the Simpsons Ride or next to the store.  Ask an attendant what time he will appear.

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

Lisa Simpson

Lisa Simpson Universal Orlando character meet and greet

Hollywood and Next to Simpsons Ride

The affable Lisa Simpson appears in 2 different locations in Universal Studios Florida.  You can find him next to the family RV in Hollywood or beside the Simpson’s Ride.  The only way to know when he will be out is the ask a character attendant.

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

Lucy Ricardo

Lucy Ricardo Universal Orlando character meet and greet

Hollywood

Lucy appears in the morning and early afternoon to meet her fans.  She is fun to meet and interact with and rarely has a long line.

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

Lucy Ricardo Autograph


Marge Simpson

Marge Simpson Universal Orlando character meet and greet

Toon Lagoon – near her store

Hollywood and Next to Simpsons Ride

Marge Simpson appears in 2 different locations in Universal Studios Florida.  You can find him next to the family RV in Hollywood or beside the Simpson’s Ride.  The only way to know when he will be out is the ask a character attendant.

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

Marge Simpson autograph


Margo

Margo Despicable Me character meet and greet at Universal Orlando

Mel’s Diner area

Margo appears when the Despicable Me Float comes out for the special meet and greet session.  Move fast to meet them or you’ll miss your chance!

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

Margo from Despicable Me autograph


Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe character meet and greet at Universal Studios Florida

Hollywood

Marilyn, in all her stardom, appears in Hollywood to her throngs of fans and paparazzi.  She loves to pose for the camera and rarely has a long line.

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

Marilyn Monroe autograph at Universal Orlando


Megatron

Megatron from Transformers character meet and greet at Universal Orlando Florida

Transformers meet between Mel’s Diner and Shrek 4D

Megatron rotates with Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.  This is only a photo opportunity.  You cannot touch him and he does not sign autographs.

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

Men in Black

Men in Black character meet and greet in Universal Orlando

Hollywood or near Men in Black ride

The Men in Black have become less common over the last couple of years.  They tend to appear when the park is more busy.  Ask an attendant if they will be out for your visit.

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

Minions

Minions characters meet and greet at Universal Orlando

At the exit to the Minions 3D Ride

After riding guests are giving the opportunity to take a photo with one of more Minions.  If you don’t wish to do the ride, you can enter throught the Super Silly Stuff store and walk over to the meet.  The characters rotate every 20 to 30 minutes.

  • Air Conditioned:  Yes
  • Autograph:  No

Mummy Guards

Mummy Guard character interaction at Universal Studios Florida

Outside the Mummy Ride

The Mummy Guards appear outside the ride to pose for photos.  The are very tall as they are stiltwalkers.  They don’t sign autographs.

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

Olivander

Olivander meet and greet

Olivander’s Wand Shop in Diagon Alley

After Olivander completes his work assisting the wand and guest to find one another, he will pose for a photo with you.

  • Air Conditioned:  Yes
  • Autograph:  No

Optimus Prime

Optimus Prime character meet and greet at Universal Orlando

Transformers meet between Mel’s Diner and Shrek 4D

Optimus Prime rotates with Megatron and Bumblebee.  This is only a photo opportunity.  He’s pretty cool as he speaks to you.  You cannot touch him and he does not sign autographs.

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

Patrick the Starfish

Patrick the Starfish character meet and greet at Universal Studios FloridaMel’s Diner area

Patrick appears with the Spongebob Squarepants float unit.  They appear for a brief show, then allow a meet and greet time.  He sometimes appears at the Spongebob Store as well.

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

Patrick the Starfish autograph


Scooby Doo

Scooby Doo Universal Orlando character meet and greet

Hollywood

He often appears with the other Scooby Doo gang members in Hollywood.  He’s usually out all morning and early afternoon.

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

Scooby Doo autograph


Shaggy

Shaggy from Scooby Doo character meet and greet at Universal Orlando

Hollywood

He often appears with the other Scooby Doo gang members in Hollywood.  He’s usually out all morning and early afternoon.

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

Shrek

Shrek character meet and greet at Universal Studios Florida

Between Shrek 4D and Monster Cafe

Shrek appears most of the morning and afternoon hours.  His meet times are usually listed on the Universal map.  I appear shortly before he does.

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

Shrek autograph


Sideshow Bob

Sideshow Bob character meet and greet at Universal Orlando

Near Simpsons Ride or next to Store

Sideshow Bobappears near the Simpsons Ride or next to the store.  Ask an attendant what time he will appear.  His prisoner number is the same as Jean Valjean from Les Miserables.

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

Spongebob Squarepants

Spongebob Squarepants character meet and greet at Universal Studios Orlando

Mel’s Drive In area or at his store

Spongebob appears with his float a couple times per day then does meet and greets and he also appears most of the day at his store in Kidzone.

  • Air Conditioned:  Mel’s no, Store yes
  • Autograph:  Stamp

spongebob-squarepants


Squidward

Squidward from Spongebob Squarepants character meet and greet at Universal Studios Florida

Mel’s Drive In area or at Spongebob store

Squidward appears with the Spongebob Squarepants float unit.  They appear for a brief show, then allow a meet and greet time.  He sometimes appears at the Spongebob Store as well.

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

Squidward autograph


Vector

Vector from Despicable Me character meet and greet at Universal Orlando

Mel’s Drive In area

Vector appears when the Despicable Me Float comes out for the special meet and greet session.  Move fast to meet them or you’ll miss your chance!

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

Vector autograph


Velma

Velma from Scooby Doo character meet and greet at Universal Studios Florida

Hollywood

Velma often appears with the Scooby Doo gang in Hollywood.  There’s no way to know if she will appear on a given day, so ask an attendant if she will be out for the day.

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

velma-autograph


Winnie Woodpecker

Winnie Woodpecker character meet and greet at Universal Orlando

Hollywood or Kidzone

Winnie isn’t as common these days but does appear and is most likely on busier days in the park.  She will appear with Woody Woodpecker.

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

Woody Woodpecker

Woody Woodpecker meet and greet at Universal Studios Florida

Hollywood and Kidzone

Woody is pretty common in both locations and there’s no printed schedule, so ask an attendant if you don’t see him around.

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

Woody Woodpecker autograph

 

24 thoughts on “Universal Orlando Characters”

  1. Do you know if Maggie Simpson appears with the Simpsons?I have seen some pictures where you can meet her too, my daughter would love to meet her, Crusty and her are her favorites!

  2. and hopefully will be (traded and)replaced by Loud House characters, including Lincoln Loud and his 10 sisters(you should at least know who they are, before you see them, when UOR debuts them). ;)

  3. I really hope the Dora characters get removed from the parks soon, because nobody gives a toast about her anymore(and that she isn’t as popular as she used to be)

  4. Thanks Kenny, this is super helpful. Do you know which characters have the Universals photographer with them? I bought their photo pass thing

  5. Your skipping a ton Jake and Elwood Beetlejuice wolf man Popeye frankinstein Dracula bride of Frankenstein olive oil terminator john oconners Ricky recardo marty mc fly

    1. Popeye and Olive only meets in IOA, check that list. Many of the others don’t offer regular meet and greets in Universal. Beetlejuice has been out a lot since his show closed.

      1. :) That’s odd, we’ve gotten all except Transformers and Minions, but the Mels character sets can sometimes be photo and go depending on how busy it is.

  6. I highly recommend you to everyone that I know that is going to Disney. Your tips have never let me down in our last 3 trips starting from 2013 to now. We are going back in 2 weeks, but this time we are also going to Universal Studios. I knew that you’d be the guy to turn to for key information! I appreciate all that you do to keep things accurate! Love from Indiana!

  7. thanks so much! been to disney 2x’s and it only gets better due to your tips. i need to download your app. couldn’t find in the app store? for an iphone? am i overlooking a universal or legoland area of your site? we’re going to multiple parks with a 4 and 7 yr old this time. thank you!

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