First trip to Universal (well, I was there more than a decade ago which I think qualifies for first trip status) and I'm second guessing...everything. With just two of us, my son and I, it looks like I can stay at Cabana bay and purchase the express pass for our length of stay (3 days) and it still comes out cheaper than staying at one of the hotels that comes with the EP. We're going the few days before Easter (end of March) so I'm thinking the EP is a necessity at that time. That said, if any of the other hotels (really just the Royal Pacific, everything else is more $$ that I want to spend) are way cooler for a 9 year old maybe I'm willing to pay the difference (it's about $200). But then I started wondering if I should look into something offsite and if so where? The extra hour in the morning is pretty nice (and we're early risers anyway) but is that worth potential savings of saving somewhere else? I'm renting a car (because we're headed to Legoland after) so I could drive, but would rather park for the length of our stay and rely on their transportation. Is it as good as Disney's? Is Cabana bay walking distance (can't really tell from a map) if the transportation isn't good? Thanks! I decided on this trip yesterday and usually need more planning time than this so I'm fretting.