We just returned from a trip that included Universal, IOA and all four Disney Parks. We had a terriffic time and each place we visited had its own special ride or attraction. My children are 15, 13 and 9. We also had grandparents and another family of 5 (children same ages) with us. Portfino was wonderful and well worth a few extra dollars to get front of the line access all day, every day and at $160 a night it was well worth it to get to use our hotel pass on all three days we were there and simply walk onto a ride. We figured between parking costs for two days and FOTL for two days with every one night stay it averaged out to be well worth it! Several times I noticed that Universal Express was closed for rides and yet the portfino card was still good to walk right on. My nine year old never got tired of the rides and we loved being able to go on a paticular ride over and over again without having to wait. We would definitely recommend staying at this hotel. It was wonderful to step out of our room, get on the boat and be in the parks in nothing flat. We could sleep in and not have to worry about how long the lines would be etc. The only hard part was we did two days at Univ. & IOA and then went to Disney for four days then back to Univ & IOA. The kids kept asking for a way to do FOTL at Disney....but fast pass and getting up early there helped tremendously. Getting so excited...going to be there in 10 more days!