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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.

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http://www.cleveland.com/naymik/index.ssf/2013/08/cedar_points_fast_lane_and_foo.html

http://www.thestar.com/life/2013/07/19/is_fast_lane_at_canadas_wonderland_ethical.html

http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2013/02/cedar_fair_entertainment_cos_new_chief_executive_officer_matt_ouimet_believes_inspiring_guests_and_employees_is_good_for_the_bottom_line.html

Attractions[edit]

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

California's Great America[4] Canada's Wonderland[5] Carowinds[6] Cedar Point[7] Dorney Park[8] Kings Dominion[9] Kings Island[10] Knott's Berry Farm Michigan's Adventure[11] Valleyfair[12] Worlds of Fun[13]
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
Troika Vortex
Wave Swinger WindSeeker
WindSeeker Zephyr
Wicked Twister


Fast Lane sign at Carowinds
Fast Lane Plus wait time sign for GateKeeper.

Criticism[edit]

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. Archived from the original on April 26, 2014. Retrieved April 26, 2014. 
  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. ^ "Fast Lane". Michigan's Adventure. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Fast Lane". Valleyfair. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Fast Lane". Worlds of Fun. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 

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