Hello! I'm in the throes of planning our FL trip in June 2012 (June 13-23 are the likely dates). I've been skimming the threads and have come away with some good general advice. But, I've got some specific questions I need answered as I'm still at the budgeting, get accommodations, figure out the overall trip stage. Let me start with a short introduction... Mom, Dad, 2 boys (age 15 & about to turn 11 at the time of the trip). DS15 likes the thrill rides (which is why we're looking at US/IoA this time). DS10 is more cautious, and generally won't get on it if he can't see the entire thing, but is starting to feel more adventurous so long as he doesn't go upside down (the other reason we've put off a trip to US/IoA until now). We have read/listened to all the HP books, and enjoyed the movies, but aren't Potterphiles. In fact, when he heard the horror stories of the queues just to enter WWoHP DH suggested that maybe we just skip WWoHP this round, the only real objection came from DS15. Then we read the description of FJ, and even DS10 thought it sounded like fun. BUT we dislike crowds / long queues (yeah, yeah, go in October or January - but we're stuck with June. ) and I do a lot of planning, including subscribing to two different sites with WDW crowd data - to plan around them. And we maximize FP use at WDW. Doing it this way, and getting an early start with a mid-day break (we stay onsite at WDW), we find the WDW crowds quite manageable. So, this trip to US/IoA isn't about WWoHP, it's about taking in what both parks have to offer and trying something new. We typically get out to FL every other year. That said how valuable is staying on site (I'm choking on the $300/night rooms) or getting (paying for!) the Express Pass? Many Thanks!