Flash Pass is Six Flags's version of a virtual queue system for their amusement rides, that is themed to the DC Comics superhero, Flash. It is available at all Six Flags parks, including water parks in 2012. It was first introduced in 2001 at Six Flags Over Georgia. The Flash Pass allows guests to avoid long lines at the attractions on which the system is installed, allowing them to enjoy other attractions during their wait. Each park varies on price of the Flash Pass. Six Flags recently extended their contract with Lo-Q that has a deadline on December 31, 2017.
In every park there is a Season Pass center where guests can go purchase the Lo-Q Flash Pass. Each Flash Pass is broken down to three categories from Regular, Gold, and Platinum, each varies in price and perks.
|Regular||With a Regular The Flash Pass, guest will wait as long as everyone else, but not in line—they can enjoy their free time elsewhere in the park.|
|Gold||Guest will enjoy a significant reduction in wait time allowing them to ride more rides with less wait.|
|Platinum||Allows Guest to enjoy riding rides with the least amount of waiting and consecutive riding allowing them to wait once and ride twice.|
The Great Escape introduced the Flash Pass in 2005. In late 2010, Six Flags began the process of removing licensed theming from attractions. The Great Escape terminated several licenses including their license with DC Comics. With the removal of DC Comics in the park, the Flash Pass system was renamed to Go Fast Pass, for the 2011 season.
In July 2011, Six Flags introduced the Flash Pass at Six Flags White Water, and it was the first water park in the world to feature the virtual queue system for their water rides. Six Flags White Water was the testing park of the new system and with huge success, nine more Six Flags water parks added the system in 2012.
- List of Flash Pass attractions
- Disney's Fastpass, the virtual queue system for the Disney parks
- Universal Express Pass
- Fast Lane
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- Six Flags White Water (July 5, 2011). "World’s First Water Park Virtual Queue System debuts at Six Flags White Water". Press Release. Six Flags. Retrieved February 20, 2012.
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