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.
It was first announced for Kings Island on July 18, 2011. 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. There is also Fright Lane, which is Fast Lane for the haunted attractions during the Halloween events.
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
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.
This is a list of the Fast Lane attractions at each of the parks.
|California's Great America||Canada's Wonderland||Carowinds||Cedar Point||Dorney Park||Kings Dominion||Kings Island||Knott's Berry Farm||Michigan's Adventure||Valleyfair||Worlds of Fun|
|Action Theater||Backlot Stunt Coaster||Afterburn||Antique Cars||Aquablast*||Avalanche||Adventure Express||Bigfoot Rapids||Adventure Falls||Corkscrew||Boomerang|
|Barney Oldfield Speedway||Behemoth*||Boo Blasters on Boo Hill||Blue Streak||Aqua Racer*||Backlot Stunt Coaster||Backlot Stunt Coaster||Boomerang||Be-Bop Blvd||High Roller||Constrictor*|
|Celebration Swings||Drop Tower: Scream Zone||Carolina Cobra||Cadillac Cars||Dominator||Blue Ridge Tollway||Banshee*||Coast Rider||Dodgem||Looping Starship||Detonator|
|Delirium||Flight Deck||Carolina Cyclone||Corkscrew||Hydra the Revenge||Dodgem||The Beast||GhostRider||Flying Trapeze||Mad Mouse||Fury of the Nile|
|Delta Flyer/Eagle's Flight||Klockwerks||Carolina Goldrusher||Dodgem||Possessed||Dominator||Boo Blasters on Boo Hill||Jaguar!||Giant Gondola Wheel||Monster||Le Taxi Tour|
|Demon||Krachenwagon||Carolina Skytower||GateKeeper||Runaway River*||Drop Tower: Scream Zone||Congo Falls||Montezooma's Revenge||Grand Rapids||Northern Lights||Mamba|
|Drop Tower: Scream Zone||Leviathan*||Dorsal Fin Drop*||Gemini||Screamin' Swing*||Flight of Fear||Delirium||Pony Express||Lakeside Gliders||Power Tower||Octopus|
|FireFall||Mighty Canadian Minebuster||Drop Tower: Scream Zone||Giant Wheel||Snake Pit*||Flying Eagles||Diamondback||Sierra Sidewinder||Logger's Run||Renegade||Patriot|
|Flight Deck||Night Mares||Hurler||Magnum XL-200||Steel Force||Hurler||Dodgem||Silver Bullet||Mad Mouse||Steel Venom||Predator's Plunge*|
|Flying Eagles||Orbiter||Intimidator*||Mantis||Stinger||Intimidator 305*||Drop Tower: Scream Zone||Supreme Scream||Scrambler||Thunder Canyon||Prowler|
|Gold Striker||Psyclone||Nighthawk*||Maverick*||Talon||Shenandoah Lumber Company||Eiffel Tower||Shivering Timbers||The Wave||Shark's Revenge*|
|The Grizzly||Riptide||Surfer's Swell*||maXair||Thunder Canyon||Bad Apple||Firehawk*||Thunderhawk||Wild Thing||Spinning Dragons|
|Loggers Run||Shockwave||Rip Roarin' Rapids||Mean Streak||Thunderhawk||Volcano, The Blast Coaster*||Flight of Fear||Tilt-A-Whirl||Xtreme Swing||ThunderHawk|
|Psycho Mouse||SkyRider||Scrambler||Millennium Force||White Water Landing||Wave Swinger||Flying Ace Aerial Chase||Wolverine Wildcat||Timberwolf|
|Rip Roaring Rapids||Swing of the Century||Vortex||Monster||Wild Mouse||WindSeeker||Invertigo||Zach's Zoomer||Viking Voyager|
|Rue Le Dodge||Timberwolf Falls||WindSeeker||Power Tower||Wildwater River*||Monster||SteelHawk|
|Tiki Twirl||Vortex||Raptor||Race For Your Life Charlie Brown||Monsoon*|
|Vortex||Wild Beast||Scrambler||The Racer||Typhoon*|
|WindSeeker||Shoot the Rapids||Scrambler||Diamond Head*|
|Wonder Mountain's Guardian*||Skyhawk||Shake, Rattle & Roll|
|Snake River Falls||Surf Dog|
|Top Thrill Dragster*||Viking Fury|
- Disney's Fastpass, the virtual queue system for the Disney Parks
- Universal Express Pass, a virtual queue system for the Universal parks
- Flash Pass, the virtual queue system for the Six Flags Parks
- "Fun Forward" (PDF). Investor Presentation. Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. January 19, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
- "NewsPlusNotes: Kings Island Announces Fast Lane". Newsplusnotes.blogspot.com. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
- "Cedar Point 2012". PointBuzz. Retrieved 2012-03-11.
- "Fast Lane". California's Great America. Archived from the original on April 26, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2014.
- "Fast Lane". Canada's Wonderland. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
- "Fast Lane". Carowinds. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
- "Fast Lane". Cedar Point. Retrieved March 13, 2014.
- "Fast Lane". Dorney Park. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- "Fast Lane". Kings Dominion. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
- "Fast Lane". Kings Island. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
- "Fast Lane". Michigan's Adventure. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- "Fast Lane". Valleyfair. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- "Fast Lane". Worlds of Fun. Retrieved March 23, 2013.