Originally Posted By Labuda Dave, you know I adore you and all, but I will respectfully disagree on the topic of paying for front-of-line privileges. While I've not yet been to Universal, I've paid at Fiesta Texas (a Six Flag park these days) to get their "Flash pass" or whatever it's called. For two of us it was only about $90 and we never once waited to get on ANY ride... as soon as we "reserved" a time while getting off one ride, we'd be ready to get on when we got to the next. It was like a dream come true... all those fun coasters and NO wait on a semi-busy summer day (most lines were about 40 minutes, IIRC)... after standing in line for the first coaster we went on, my friend and I had a chat and decided to spend the money. It was well worth it, and, honestly, if you're already paying to get into an amusement park or a theme park, isn't that because you have some disposable income? I begrudge no one who pays for "front of line" privvies. I'll just wish I could afford it if sometime I'm given that option, but I can't. Oh, and you can bet your bootie that I'll be paying for the Universal thing if I can't get it free for staying onsite.