bottom_feeder_13 wrote:Just a quick question for all the CW locals, are the lines long enough then to merit spending the cash on the Fast Lane extension or not?
Personally, there's a reason I never go in the summer months--you can average three or four rides if you're lucky. Flight Deck's line can get to three or more hours. Even the line ups to get into the parking lot can be long. I only go in the summer if friends and family from out of town want to go and am so happy about the Fast Pass being available to make those trips bearable. I'd highly recommend a Fast Pass, especially at the discounted rate during the peak summer season. It's a no brainer.
Hope that helps
Busy? YES! But I think that saying you can make it on only three or four rides in one day is a bit of an overstatement, especially considering we have 2 hour long ERT sessions. Also, the park has some of the best ride operations I've seen and even with long lines, wait times for most of the bigger rides don't exceed an hour and a half. You have to remember, Fast Pass is only offered on these 15 rides:
Backlot Stunt Coaster, Behemoth, Drop Tower, Flight Deck, Klockwerks, Leviathan, Minebuster, Nightmares, Orbiter, Psyclone, Shockwave, The Bat, Vortex, Wild Beast and Windseeker.
-Backlot Stunt Coaster, Flight Deck and The Bat are sh*tty clones you've most likely already done elsewhere.
-Behemoth and Leviathan will be included in the ERT sessions!
-Judging the ERT itinerary from the 2008 Behemoth Bash; Minebuster, Vortex and Backlot Stunt Coaster may be included in the ERT sessions.
-The itinerary for CWMANIA's Leviathan Event in May includes ERT on; Dragon Fire, Drop Tower, Wild Beast, Backlot Stunt Coaster and Skyrider, so its possible we might see something similar.Heres my run-down of expected wait times for a July weekend:
- Start at the back of the park and work your way forward.
- Vortex, Behemoth and Thunder Run rarely exceed a queue time of an hour and a half. Minebuster, Dragon Fire and Wild Beast all average out to be about an hour wait. Front seat rides usually add another 10 minutes to your wait.
- Flight Deck, Skyrider and The Bat queue times are all OVER an hour and a half regardless of the month or day of the week.
- Flat Rides (we have one of the most diverse and largest collections) all have long queue times although they are VERY MUCH worth the wait.Final Statement:
If you are a credit whore or want to hit up all the flats then Fast Lane is probably a good idea. If you don't mind skipping out on some of the flats and the clones, then you can be rest assured that you'll be able to hit all the coasters in one day, especially since there are two amazing ERT sessions to be had!
Oh, and I almost forgot! Make some time to enjoy the beauty of the park. It really is quite something!