So we've read the books, and enjoyed them. The films were less good but ok. It was a time and it's kinda over ;-) no kids so nothing from that point of view. We've resisted going to see the area at universal until it was "all finished" so, we thought perhaps this time we'll book a couple of nights at universal and get early entry. Thing is, we've seen people say that getting there at 8am or even 7am still means there could be a 3hr/4hr queue :/ and given we don't do thrill rides, I'm just not sure there's enough there to be worth the hotel + tickets + getting up early.