We’ll be staying at RPR at the end of August so we will have the unlimited express passes. I’ve read conflicting reports about how much you miss in the queues when you use them, especially the Harry Potter rides. Does the Express line skip most of the castle for Forbidden Journey and do they still offer a castle tour if you just want to see it? It sounds from another topic that at Gringotts we might be able to pop into the standby queue for pictures and then go back to the Express line.
I’ve looked for a good resource on what the Express queues miss and haven’t found one yet. DH and my younger DS(7) both tend to get cranky waiting in lines which made the hotel cost worth it for the Express passes, but I’m trying to figure out if there are any rides where the short term crankiness would be worth going the standby route.