Fast Lane (Cedar Fair)

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Fast Lane is Cedar Fair Entertainment Company's version of a 'two-line' system for their amusement rides. It was first introduced at Kings Island in 2011, and then expanded to all Cedar Fair amusement parks for the 2012 season.[1]

History[edit]

It was first announced for Kings Island on July 18, 2011.[2] The park served as the testing park for it. On January 19, 2012, it was announced that Fast Lane would be rolled out at all the Cedar Fair parks for the 2012 season.[1] There is also Fright Lane, which is Fast Lane for the haunted attractions during the Halloween events.[3]

In 2013, Canada's Wonderland, Carowinds, Cedar Point, Kings Dominion, and Kings Island introduced Fast Lane Plus that allows purchasers to bypass the lines of two additional rides that normal Fast Lane holders would not.

In 2014, Dorney Park introduced Fast Lane Plus that allows purchasers to bypass the lines of 5 Wildwater Kingdom attractions, and free rides on a pay-per experience attraction. Also in 2014, Worlds of Fun introduced Fast Lane Plus that allows purchasers to bypass the lines of additional water slides at the Oceans of Fun water park side that normal Fast Lane holders would not.

How it works[edit]

Visitors can purchase Fast Lane access individually or as a group, with group pricing offering a lower price per group member. Visitors would then receive a wrist band which would give them the ability to cut to the front of the line on the park's most popular attractions. Originally, it could only be used from noon to 7:00 PM, but it was soon expanded to be available all day. Fast Lane differs from a virtual queue in that there is nothing virtual, only two physical queues (lines); one for regular patrons, and a separate one for the Fast Lane purchasers. The front row is not always available to fast lane riders on roller coasters.

Attractions[edit]

This is a list of the Fast Lane attractions at each of the parks.

California's Great America[edit]

As of March 28, 2014

[4]

Canada's Wonderland[edit]

As of March 28, 2014

[5]

Carowinds[edit]

Fast Lane sign at Carowinds

As of March 26, 2014

[6]

Cedar Point[edit]

Fast Lane Plus wait time sign for GateKeeper.

As of July 1, 2014

[7]

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom[edit]

As of March 27, 2014

[8]

Kings Dominion[edit]

As of April 5, 2014

[9]

Kings Island[edit]

As of July 15, 2014

[10]

Knott's Berry Farm[edit]

Michigan's Adventure[edit]

As of April 8, 2014

[12]

Valleyfair[edit]

As of March 24, 2014

[13]

Worlds of Fun[edit]

As of March 24, 2014

  • Boomerang
  • Constrictor (Oceans of Fun- Fast Lane Plus only)
  • Detonator
  • Fury of the Nile
  • Le Taxi Tour
  • Mamba
  • Octopus
  • Patriot
  • Predator's Plunge (Oceans of Fun- Fast Lane Plus only)
  • Prowler
  • Shark's Revenge (Oceans of Fun- Fast Lane Plus only)
  • Spinning Dragons
  • ThunderHawk
  • Timberwolf
  • Viking Voyager
  • SteelHawk
  • Monsoon (Oceans of Fun- Fast Lane Plus only)
  • Typhoon (Oceans of Fun- Fast Lane Plus only)
  • Diamond Head (Oceans of Fun- Fast Lane Plus only)

[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fun Forward". Investor Presentation. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. January 19, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "NewsPlusNotes: Kings Island Announces Fast Lane". Newsplusnotes.blogspot.com. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  3. ^ "Cedar Point 2012". PointBuzz. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  4. ^ "Fast Lane". California's Great America. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Fast Lane". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Fast Lane". Carowinds. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Fast Lane". Cedar Point. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Fast Lane". Dorney Park. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Fast Lane". Kings Dominion. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Fast Lane". Kings Island. Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  11. ^ http://www.knotts.com/rides/Roller-Coasters-1-5-12-35/Jaguar
  12. ^ "Fast Lane". Michigan's Adventure. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Fast Lane". Valleyfair. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Fast Lane". Worlds of Fun. Retrieved March 23, 2013.