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, which allows purchasers to bypass the lines of additional rides that standard Fast Lane holders would not have access to. Dorney Park did the same in 2014, introducing Fast Lane Plus for Wildwater Kingdom attractions and free rides on a pay-per-experience attraction. Also in 2014, Worlds of Fun introduced Fast Lane Plus allowing riders to bypass the lines of additional water slides at the Oceans of Fun water park.

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 April 5, 2016:[4]

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

Canada's Wonderland[edit]

As of April 5, 2016:[5]

Fast Lane Fast Lane Plus
Backlot Stunt Coaster Shockwave Behemoth
Drop Tower Sledge Hammer Leviathan
Flight Deck Swing of the Century Skyhawk
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 April 5, 2016:[6]

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

Cedar Point[edit]

Fast Lane Plus wait time sign for GateKeeper.

As of April 5, 2016:[7]

Fast Lane Fast Lane Plus
Antique Cars Pipe Scream Gatekeeper
Blue Streak Power Tower Maverick
Cadillac Cars Raptor Top Thrill Dragster
Corkscrew Rougarou Valravn
Dodgem Scrambler
Gemini Skyhawk
Giant Wheel Snake River Falls
Magnum XL-200 Troika
maXair Wave Swinger
Mean Streak Wicked Twister
Millennium Force Windseeker
Monster

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom[edit]

As of April 5, 2016:[8]

Fast Lane Fast Lane Plus
Cedar Creek Cannonball Steel Force Aquablast
Cedar Creek Flyers Stinger Aqua Racer
Dominator Talon Runaway River
Hydra the Revenge Thunder Canyon Snake Pit
Meteor Thunderhawk Wildwater River
Musik Express Tilt-A-Whirl
Possessed Wave Swinger
Revolution Whip
Road Rally White Water Landing
Scrambler Wild Mouse

Kings Dominion[edit]

As of April 5, 2016:[9]

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

Kings Island[edit]

As of April 5, 2016:[10]

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 Thunder Falls
Diamondback Surf Dog Tropical Plunge
Dodgem Viking Fury Rendezvous Run
Drop Tower Vortex Zoom Flume
Eiffel Tower WindSeeker
Flying Ace Aerial Chase Woodstock Gliders
Invertigo Zephyr

Knott's Berry Farm[edit]

As of April 5, 2016:[11]

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

Michigan's Adventure[edit]

As of April 5, 2016:[12]

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 April 5, 2016:[13]

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 April 5, 2016:[14]

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
Patriot Typhoon
Prowler
Spinning Dragons
SteelHawk
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. ^ "Fast Lane". Cedar Point. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Fast Lane". Dorney Park. Retrieved May 13, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Fast Lane". Kings Dominion. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Fast Lane". Kings Island. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Fast Lane". Knott's Berry Farm. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Fast Lane". Michigan's Adventure. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Fast Lane". Valleyfair. Retrieved May 14, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Fast Lane". Worlds of Fun. Retrieved May 14, 2015.