We are buying the online fan club annual passes next week before the special deal ends. We are planning on getting our cards processed late Friday afternoon when we drive over from Tampa so we don't have to worry about it Saturday morning. I understand that you have to pay for parking the first time you visit without your card. Is the parking free later in the day? I would hate to pay to park just for the purpose of getting cards. Looking forward to checking out IOA. I have never been there before. Very excited about having another place to go while in Orlando to complement our Sea World visits. Universal is pricing their passes at a very reasonable price to boot!