Spent 1 day with my 14 year old son. We coughed up the extra money for the express pass ticket to make sure we got on every ride in the one day we would spend here. It got us on all the rides, but I think they need to come down the price. Great rides:Transformers 3D was in soft opening and we rode it twice, our park faveorite. Dispicable Me, Simpsons, Shreck; all fun. Lots of photo ops. Really need to replace Twister. It can't hang with the newer rides. Rock it rollercoaster delivers the goods, but attendant shunted us into regular line even though we had the express pass. Had the meal deal & unlimited drink mugs, used them for all they were worth, the food options were OK for park fare. We went to Disney last November and Universal is not not close in my overall customer experience, but we had a great time and would definitely recommend it as the "next place to do in Orlando" after Disney.