Meet the Minions at Universal Orlando’s New Despicable Me Character Breakfast
The characters of Despicable Me are a family favorite. And running around the house speaking “Minionese” is a fun activity for many children, including my trio.
So, when we had the chance to have breakfast with the Minions, Gru and the girls at Universal Orlando’s new Despicable Me Character Breakfast at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, I couldn’t wait to see how the kiddos would react.
When arriving at Sapphire Falls, we headed to the Cayman Court, a beautiful covered outdoor courtyard with tropical surroundings just outside of the conference area of the hotel.
We sat down at our reserved table to take in a huge breakfast buffet of hot and cold items including pancakes, bacon, eggs and potatoes, an array of baked goods and the kids’ favorite cereals.
After digging into our breakfast, the kids met, high-fived and hugged on the Minions, Gru and the girls as they came by our table for photos and meet-and-greet time. This, of course, was the highlight of the morning. My oldest took it with ease, catching up with the Minions like they were her oldest friends.
My middle was starstruck that they were right in front of – Gru, and truly had a shy-like awe about him. My youngest was just ecstatic—squealing, laughing and high-fiving them as if they were her favorite playmates.
The character breakfast was the perfect length of time for the kids’ attention span, about an hour long. It not only got us ready for a day in the parks by properly filling our bellies, but the kids had a personal meeting with their favorite characters—a double win for mommy.
Here are all the details to book your own Despicable Me Character Breakfast for your next Universal Orlando vacation:
The Despicable Me Character Breakfast is currently available at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort each Saturday, with three seating times available at 7:30 am, 9:00 am and 10:30 am.
Tickets are available online, at the hotels’ concierge desks, or by calling 407–503–(DINE). Your ticket includes breakfast, non-alcoholic beverages, and one digital photo of your meeting with the characters available through My Universal Photos.
Breakfast isn’t the only meal you can enjoy with your favorite Universal Orlando characters. You can grab dinner with Marvel Super Heroes at Cafe 4 in Marvel Super Hero Island at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Thursday – Sunday, from 5p.m. – 7p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made online or by calling (407) 224-FOOD (3663).
And, one more mom tip: the Cayman Court location of the character breakfast at Sapphire Falls lends itself to a great after-breakfast family photo spot. As long as you can catch your kiddos before they start running around after getting fueled up for the day ;-).