Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018)

Mavis surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury Monster Cruise Ship so he can take a vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel.

Hotel Transylvania 3 summer vacation logo

The rest of Drac’s Pack cannot resist going along. But once they leave port, romance arises when Dracula meets the mysterious ship Captain, Ericka. Now it’s Mavis’ turn to play the overprotective parent.

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Trailer & Clips

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Movie Details

  • Release Date: July 13, 2018
  • Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
  • Run Time: 1h 37min
  • Writers: Genndy Tartakovsky, Michael McCullers

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Cast and Characters

  • Adam Sandler – Dracula
  • Andy Samberg – Johnny
  • Selena Gomez – Mavis
  • Kevin James – Frankenstein
  • Fran Drescher – Eunice
  • Steve Buscemi – Wayne
  • Molly Shannon – Wanda
  • David Spade – Griffin
  • Keegan-Michael Key – Murray
  • Jim Gaffigan – Van Helsing
  • Kathryn Hahn – Ericka
  • Asher Blinkoff – Dennis
  • Chris Parnell – Stan, Fish Man
  • Joe Jonas – The Kraken
  • Chrissy Teigen – Crystal
  • Mel Brooks – Vlad
  • Aaron LaPlante – Gremlins, Gremlin Pilot, Gremlin Stewardess
  • Michelle Murdocca – Phone voice, Kelsey, Witch 1, Witch 2
  • Genndy Tartakovsky – Blobby, Blobby Baby, Puppy Blobby
  • Joyce Arrastia – Zingr Witch, Witch 3
  • Sadie Sandler – Winnie
  • Sunny Sandler – Sunny
  • Tara Strong – Frankenlady
  • Libby Thomas Dickey – Lucy
  • Patrick Harpin – Austrian Boy
  • Craig Kellman – Mr. Hydraberg
  • Joe Whyte – Tinkles, Bob
  • Jaime Camil – Chupacabra

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Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Quotes

Ahoy, there! I am Captain Ericka. You must be the one and only Dracula.”
“Murray here might be from Egypt, but you’re the one in “de Nile”.”
You were right, great-grandfather Van Helsing. Monsters are disgusting!.”

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Games & Apps

Hotel Transylvania Blast Game on iphone and android

Hotel Transylvania Blast Game

Welcome to the Hotel Transylvania–where ghouls gather, fiends frolic and Monsters stay a while!

Pack your bags for an addicting puzzle getaway to the most spooktacular resort hotel around! Team up with Drac, Mavis, Blobby, Murray, Frank, and many more to blast through challenging levels and complete Quests as the newest Hotel Manager!

. Download from the Apple app store and Google Play store.

Hotel Transylvania Blast Game screen shots on iphone

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation Plot Summary

The story of Count Dracula did not end with his grandson’s successful vampire abilities manifestation.

Dracula feels sad and lonely after Dennis’s birthday party in Hotel Transylvania 2. During a flashback of a vacation in 1897, Dracula and his friends travel by train to Budapest, disguising themselves as humans.

Dracula’s arch-nemesis, Professor Abraham Van Helsing, surprises them on the train and exposes to the humans that the train is full of scary monsters.

Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation group photo of Vlad, Eunice, Dracula, Frankenstein, Griffin, Murray, and Mavis

Dracula gets his family and the monsters off the train for their protection. Then he escapes through the train’s roof and battles Van Helsing until Dracula successfully keeps him away and wins the showdown.

After the flashback, we see that Dracula peacefully runs Hotel Transylvania during the present day and hosts a grand monster wedding with his daughter Mavis and son-in-law Johnny helping out.

Watching the lovely wedding event, Dracula realizes his loneliness since his wife Martha died. Dracula suddenly feels depressed and left with the urge to meet someone else as he has remained single for many years.

Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation Dracula, Murray, Dennis, Mavis, and Johnny playing in the pool

Mavis empathized with Dracula’s loneliness and treated his father with a grand vacation. To give her father a break from all the stress from work, Mavis books a monster cruise where they can spend time together as a whole family.

Including the other monster friends, Dracula, Johnny, Mavis, and Vlad embark on a monster cruise called Legacy. Upon boarding the ship, Dracula meets the human captain, Ericka.

He immediately falls for her, and it is love at first sight for Dracula. He is surprised by his emotions since he never thought he would feel the same love again.

Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation Murray playing water volleyball

Without Dracula’s knowing, Ericka lurks into the ship’s lower decks to meet her great-grandfather Abraham Van Helsing who happens to be on the boat with them.

As part of his evil plan to get back at Dracula, Van Helsing sets up devious tricks to eliminate and harm the monsters aboard.

The cruise arrives at the lost city of Atlantis, where Van Helsing’s weapon to destroy the monsters is located. Van Helsing gets Ericka to promise not to kill Dracula herself.

Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation Jonathan, Mavis, Dennis, and Dracula running on the boat deck in flippers and scuba gear

Ericka continues to trick Dracula into thinking that she likes him. She even gets Dracula’s friends to believe her as well. Ericka is frustrated that she is unsuccessful in attacking Dracula on her own after many attempts.

One day, Ericka growls in frustration after failing to kill Dracula at an underwater volcano, and his monster friends overhear her. The monsters tell Dracula right away after what they discover.

Upon Dracula’s disbelief, he still asks Ericka to go on a date with him. Ericka sees the date as another opportunity to kill the count and accepts Dracula’s proposal. They learn about each other’s pasts on their island date, and Ericka unexpectedly falls in love with Dracula.

Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation Dracula standing in short white shorts with Griffin, Murray, Frankenstein, and Eunice in lounge chairs

As Mavis gets to know Ericka and learns more about their growing relationship, she becomes suspicious of Ericka’s true intentions with her father.

The ship has reached Atlantis, where everyone has fun at the casino. In the distance, something catches Dracula’s eye when he sees Ericka going into a crypt below the city.

Dracula and Mavis follow her out of curiosity, only to discover that she is after the Instrument of Destruction that Van Helsing plans to use against the monsters. Ericka encounters some traps around the Instrument of Destruction and, with Dracula’s help, manages to get out of harm’s way.

Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation Ericka and Dracula have a romantic dinner

Mavis, not far from behind, confronts Ericka and Dracula. He confesses his deep love to Ericka that she is his zing. Dracula explains what “zing” is to Ericka, and she walks away feeling guilty and rejects Dracula’s confession of his romantic feelings because she hasn’t been honest with him.

Ericka regretfully gives her great-grandfather the Instrument of Destruction. Van Helsing then plans to trap the monsters during a dance party.

At the dance party, Mavis notices her father’s sadness from Ericka’s rejection, and she asks for advice from Johnny. Mavis tells her father to talk to Ericka.

Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation Blobby with a diving mask on

At the dance party that night, Van Helsing shows up and pushes away the Disc Jockey. Ericka is then forced to reveal her true identity, that she is Van Helsing’s great-granddaughter.

It is time for Van Helsing to reveal and culminate the Instrument of Destruction. Van Helsing takes out a piece of sheet music and plays a song that awakens the Kraken living in the proximity of the island to attack all the monsters.

Dracula orders everyone to run and hide, and the Kraken slowly destroys a part of the island. Ericka tries to save Dracula and pleads to Van Helsing to let the Kraken cease with the destruction.

Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation Mavis, Johnny, and all the monsters at a dance party

Ericka unveils to her great-grandfather that she is in love with Dracula, which infuriates Van Helsing even more. Van Helsing now turns to attack both Dracula and Ericka.

Meanwhile, Johnny opens up a portable DJ kit to distract the Kraken with positive vibes. Johnny starts to play relaxing songs to replace Van Helsing’s music and changes the Kraken’s behavior.

The Kraken shifts from a furious monster out of control to a relaxed and happy monster. Everyone begins dancing as Van Helsing is unable to manipulate the mood.

Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation Van Helsing playing the piano

The Instrument of Destruction begins to self-destruct, and the music and the atmosphere positively influence Van Helsing. He begins to dance together with the other monsters.

Van Helsing accidentally slips but is saved by Dracula. Dracula’s kindness opens his heart to realize the goodness of his enemy and apologizes to him and all the other monsters.

He gives them a full refund for the cruise before Dracula and his monster crew head back together to Hotel Transylvania, with Ericka choosing to join them.

Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation The Kraken singing to the monster crowd

At Hotel Transylvania, Dracula and Ericka finally confess their mutual feelings to one another, which helps to take their relationship to the next level.

Dracula brings Ericka to the rooftop of Hotel Transylvania and proposes to her, and Ericka gladly accepts the proposal.

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Brandon is an animation enthusiast and animated film critic. He has been writing about animation since 2013 to celebrate animated movies, characters, and songs. His favorite animated movies include Finding Nemo, Aladdin, and The Lion King.


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