slight innacurate info on earlier post, re room not ready till 2pm, if your room is ready when u check in they will let you go to it there and then, otherwise if you have a mob they text you when it is ready,ours was ready on both occasions we have been(arrived at 7.30am, ish, stayed at rpr,fantastic is an understatement,enjoy, bondy.
what time of year are you going, we went last August and stayed at Universal at the weekend to save our DVC points as well as FOLP will we do it again (and we have done this on a few hoildays now) NO! Simpsons ~MIB etc, 10 to 20 minute wait at tops, infact we where told a couple of times to join the normal queue,
we will buy our Universal tickets of Virgin as you still get to get in hr early for HP (we hope if that deal is still on)
this is just my opnion with regards to folp, the hotels are great theme but you wont see much of that
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We've done US and IOA twice now without Express passes, we've never considered it worth the money, in fact last year the Express queue for some rides was longer than the regular queue as they seem to sell them so hard, more people have them than not. Depends what time of year you are going and how busy the parks will be. We did have to queue for the most popular rides, Forbidden Journey was about 50mins.
We might do an overnight stay next time to get the passes, but will decide nearer the time.