We love meeting characters at Islands of Adventure! You can meet characters from some of the most beloved stories. From Harry Potter to Dr. Seuss, and comic book favorites, Islands of Adventure characters are a great addition to your Universal vacation.
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Character meet and greets are a fun way to enhance your theme park vacation. The characters at Islands of Adventure are perfect for everyone in your family. With locations throughout the park you can include meeting characters into your Universal Islands of Adventure itinerary.
At Islands of Adventure you will find short lines to meet characters with the exception of the Raptor Encounter. Most of the meeting locations are in the times guide or on the app, but occasionally you will find characters walking around the park.
The Raptor Encounter is a chance to meet a Raptor at the park. It is a interactive meet and greet, that also has a longer wait time than most of the meetings at the park. I have heard amazing things about it but it is not on our list because we haven’t experienced it.
Guests can interact with a “real” raptor that moves and gets up close to the guests. We are a bit chicken to try it!! Here we are at the Orlando airport…this is as close as we will get!
Top 10 Islands of Adventure Characters You Need to Meet
You can find Cyclops in Marvel Super Hero Island area of the park. He doesn’t have a specific location but will be listed on the times guide for the Super Hero meet and greet. When we met him he was located outside the arcade.
9. Frog Choir
The Frog Choir has shows during the day at Islands of Adventure. If you stick around after the show you can meet them and have your picture taken.
There are no official wait times for the Frog Choir but you can find them on the stage located in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter-Hogsmeade area.
8. Popeye & Olive Oyl
It is easy and often a surprise to meet characters in the Toon Lagoon area of Islands of Adventure. You can look on the Universal app for times but we were walking through the store and had a quick meet and greet with Popeye.
They are fun and engaging, even if your kids aren’t familiar with the characters.
7. Captain America
Captain America is probably one of the most popular meet and greets at Islands of Adventure but you will still find short wait times of 20 minutes or less. We have never waited longer than 15 minutes for any characters at Universal.
I really enjoy meeting the Dr. Seuss characters at Islands of Adventure because they are colorful and playful. Usually you can meet the Lorax with Sam I Am. It makes for a fun meet and greet with the family.
We have been lucky to see Spider-Man for a quick meet and greet at the exit of the Spider-Man attraction. You can also meet him across the street at his own location. The times will be listed on the app or in the guide you pick up when entering the park.
4. Po Kung Fu Panda
The Kung Fu Panda movies are great for family movie nights, and it is fun for families to see Po at Islands of Adventure. He is usually found to the left of the Port of Entry, near the entrance to Marvel Super Hero Island.
One of my favorite character moments at Universal’s Islands of Adventure was meeting Doctor Doom at Marvel Super Hero Island. He was creepy and perfectly in character. You can also meet the Green Goblin. The meeting times are on the app or in the park guide.
Seuss Landing is one of my favorite areas to explore at Islands of Adventure. Check out this article where I share the best things to see and do at Seuss Landing. One of the best things is meeting characters!
The Grinch is a familiar character to most for the holiday classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. During the Holidays at Universal they transform Seuss Landing to celebrate Grinchmas, but you can meet him year round at Seuss Landing.
Locations and times vary and can be found on the app and in the park guide.
1. Cat in the Hat & Thing 1 + Thing 2
Meeting the Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 & Things 2 is so much fun because it is 3 meet and greets in one. Guests can say hellp and interact with these fun and mischievous characters.
They offer different times through the day and can also be found as part of the “Oh the Stories You’ll Hear” show located in Seuss Landing.
These characters at Islands of Adventure will be a fun addition to your day at the Universal theme park. Read this article next for an overview of all the characters to meet and greet at Universal Orlando.
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