Part one of this article discussed FastPass and FastPass+ at Walt Disney World. The FastPass system is a way to skip long lines and get on rides more quickly. It's a free service, but it's also limited. You only get access to the shorter line within a prescribed time window.
Universal Orlando Resort allows unlimited Express line access to guests who stay at its onsite hotels. They flash their room keys and get to use Express all day at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, regardless of the time or crowd level. Other guests can buy Express if they're not staying at a Universal hotel. The only restriction is that a handful of rides, like the Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Roller Coaster and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey don't have Express lines.
Busch Gardens Tampa sells the Quick Queue, a card that drastically cuts down your wait time on all the major rides, like SheiKra, Montu, and Cheetah Hunt. Buy the card, flash it at the ride entrance, and go into a much shorter line even if the standby line is ridiculously long. It's good all day, so there are no time restrictions on when you ride the rides.
Paid methods of shortening your wait times are costly if you have a big family, but they don't require any pre-planning. Just do what you want, when you want. FastPass and FastPass+ won't lighten your wallet, but you'll have to worth within their limitations. Either way, you have plenty of options to slash your wait time at the Central Florida attractions.