Hi, all. I apologize if this thread is redundant, as I'm sure it probably is. I recently moved down to the Orlando area for the spring (January through May, possibly July) and had a few questions regarding annual passes and employment benefits that I hope some of you may be able to answer. I expect to visit Universal more than 3 times over the next 4 months, so I expect an annual pass is the way to go. I see the 3 options for an annual pass and would be leaning towards the Preferred Pass: the complimentary parking alone would account for the difference in cost with the Power Pass within 4 visits. Does this make sense? I see no reason to up it to the 3rd pass, however - not enough benefits for what I'd use the pass for. Are there ever any discounts for Florida residents on Universal annual passes? I've just noticed a "Florida residents save up to $25 on any 2-park annual pass with Coca-Cola UPC code". Does anyone know anything about this? Are there ever any similar promotions during the year (through Universal or outside affiliates - including Disney cast member discounts)? I don't quite understand the blockout dates for the Power Pass. I have a friend down here as well (works for Disney) who would likely get a Universal pass as well. Would it be better for me to get the Preferred Pass and the friend get the Power Pass, or are the blockout dates overly inconveniencing (it looks like the entire month of July is blocked out for one of the parks, for instance)? I'm also open to employment opportunities at Universal throughout this period. Let's say I buy an annual pass and then become a Universal employee - it seems rather unlikely, but would I be able to get refunded my annual pass cost as an employee? Would you say it's better to just bite the bullet and get the annual pass rather than wait for the unlikely of employment? And I have to ask: how competitive are the WWoHP positions? Thanks for all your pending help, and I hope this thread isn't too characteristic of 'newbies'.