“Despicable Me 3” Characters Meeting at Universal Orlando Through August 19th, 2017 (Photos, Video)

Hi everyone!

We went to Universal Orlando last week, mostly to finally ride Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. But while there, we found Gru, his brother Dru, and a variety of Minions out and about for meet and greets to coincide with Despicable Me 3! They will be meeting for much of the summer, through August 19th, 2017. There are two meet and greet locations, one in the KidZone area and the other near the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction. Here are photos and video from the meet and greets!

A big Despicable Me 3 banner is seen at the entrance to Universal Orlando.

Our first Minion stop was to see Minions at the Jail Minion Tattoo Parlor.

We had just missed the Minion set, but were able to catch them for a couple of photos on their way out and then saw their next set.

This is the Despicable Me 3 Minions Tatoo Parlor setup for the meet and greet.

These are the meet and greet times, they are subject to change.

The meet and greet area is nicely themed.

One Minion even sits on a toilet.

The Minions returned for their next set.

Here is our video of the jail Minions.

And we had our chance to visit with them.

One of the Minions has a Gru tattoo.

Guests can purchase Despicable Me 3 merchandise.

Next, we went to the KidZone.

Here is our video from the KidZone area of Gru, Dru, and Minions!

It was a lot of fun meeting them.

One of the Minions is dressed as a tourist.

I definitely recommend these meet and greets! The lines weren’t too long, though it is better to arrive a little earlier than starting time because once the characters arrived, more guests got in line.

Here are the times for Gru and Dru with Minions. There will also be a Despicable Me 3 weekend takeover at Universal CityWalk from June 30 – July 2, I don’t know what that entails but we’ll see! I know there will be a dance party.

  • 11:50 AM
  • 12:50 PM
  • 1:50 PM
  • 2:50 PM
  • 4:25 PM
  • 5:40 PM