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. Fast Lane is not included for Platinum Pass holders, and are only valid for 1 day. Fast Lane is sold in certain amounts per day.

Attractions[edit]

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

California's Great America[edit]

As of May 13, 2015:[4]

Fast Lane
Action Theater Flying Eagles
Barney Oldfield Speedway Gold Striker
Celebration Swings The Grizzly
Delirium Loggers Run
Delta Flyer / Eagle's Flight Psycho Mouse
Demon Rip Roaring Rapids
Drop Tower Rue Le Dodge
FireFall Tiki Twirl
Flight Deck Vortex

Canada's Wonderland[edit]

As of May 13, 2015:[5]

Fast Lane Fast Lane Plus
Backlot Stunt Coaster Shockwave Behemoth
Drop Tower Sledge Hammer Leviathan
Flight Deck Swing of the Century
Klockwerks Timberwolf Falls
Krachenwagon Time Warp
Mighty Canadian Minebuster The Rage
Night Mares Vortex
Orbiter Wild Beast
Psyclone WindSeeker
Riptide

Carowinds[edit]

Fast Lane sign at Carowinds

As of May 13, 2015:[6]

Fast Lane Fast Lane Plus
Afterburn Dorsal Fin Drop
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill Fury 325
Carolina Cobra Intimidator
Carolina Cyclone Nighthawk
Carolina Goldrusher Surfer's Swell
Carolina Skytower
Drop Tower
Flying Ace Balloon Race
Hurler
Rip Roarin' Rapids
Scrambler
Vortex
WindSeeker

Cedar Point[edit]

Fast Lane Plus wait time sign for GateKeeper.

As of May 13, 2015:[7][7][8]

Fast Lane Fast Lane Plus
Antique Cars Monster GateKeeper
Blue Streak Power Tower Maverick
Cadillac Cars Raptor Rougarou
Corkscrew Scrambler Top Thrill Dragster
Dodgem Shoot the Rapids
Gemini Skyhawk
Giant Wheel Snake River Falls
Magnum XL-200 Troika
maXair Wave Swinger
Mean Streak WindSeeker
Millennium Force

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom[edit]

As of May 13, 2015:[9]

Fast Lane Fast Lane Plus
Dominator Aquablast
Hydra the Revenge Aqua Racer
Possessed Runaway River
Steel Force Screamin' Swing
Talon Snake Pit
Thunder Canyon Wildwater River
Thunderhawk
White Water Landing
Wild Mouse

Kings Dominion[edit]

As of May 14, 2015:[10]

Fast Lane Fast Lane Plus
Avalanche Intimidator 305
Bad Apple Volcano, The Blast Coaster
Backlot Stunt Coaster
Blue Ridge Tollway
Dodgem
Dominator
Drop Tower
Flight of Fear
Flying Eagles
Hurler
Shenandoah Lumber Company
Wave Swinger
WindSeeker

Kings Island[edit]

As of May 14, 2015:[11]

Fast Lane Fast Lane Plus
Adventure Express Monster Banshee
Backlot Stunt Coaster Race For Your Life Charlie Brown The Beast
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill The Racer Firehawk
Congo Falls Scrambler Flight of Fear
Delirium Shake, Rattle & Roll
Diamondback Surf Dog
Dodgem Viking Fury
Drop Tower Vortex
Eiffel Tower WindSeeker
Flying Ace Aerial Chase Woodstock Gliders
Invertigo Zephyr

Knott's Berry Farm[edit]

As of May 14, 2015:[12]

Fast Lane
Bigfoot Rapids Pony Express
Boomerang Sierra Sidewinder
Coast Rider Silver Bullet
GhostRider Supreme Scream
Jaguar! Timber Mountain Log Ride
Montezooma's Revenge Xcelerator

Michigan's Adventure[edit]

As of May 14, 2015:[13]

Fast Lane
Adventure Falls Mad Mouse
Be-Bop Blvd Scrambler
Dodgem Shivering Timbers
Flying Trapeze Thunderhawk
Giant Gondola Wheel Tilt-A-Whirl
Grand Rapids Wolverine Wildcat
Lakeside Gliders Zach's Zoomer
Logger's Run

Valleyfair[edit]

As of May 14, 2015:[14]

Fast Lane
Breakers Plunge & Pipeline Power Tower
Corkscrew Renegade
High Roller Steel Venom
Looping Starship Thunder Canyon
Mad Mouse Wild Thing
Monster Xtreme Swing
Northern Lights The Wave

Worlds of Fun[edit]

The Fast Lane Plus option at Worlds of Fun is a combination of the Fast Lane passes for Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun.

As of May 14, 2015':'[15]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Fun Forward" (PDF). 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 May 13, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Fast Lane". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Fast Lane". Carowinds. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b cedarpoint.com
  8. ^ "Fast Lane". Cedar Point. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Fast Lane". Dorney Park. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Fast Lane". Kings Dominion. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ . Kings Island https://www.visitkingsisland.com/things-to-do/fast-lane-32615_32702. Retrieved May 14, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ . Knott's Berry Farm https://www.knotts.com/plan-a-visit/fast-lane-pass. Retrieved May 14, 2015.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. ^ "Fast Lane". Michigan's Adventure. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Fast Lane". Valleyfair. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Fast Lane". Worlds of Fun. Retrieved May 14, 2015.