lake wrote: Without any order I could see Fastlane getting out of control if a large group purchases 20-30 Fastlanes and all goes on Blue Streak together.
That would almost be better if all 20 rode at once. Because lets say you are waiting for the front seat but the group of 20 all want the front seat, now you are waiting train after train for your seat. If the whole group rode at once, you are only waiting one extra train. But I doubt you see groups that large buying them everyday anyway.
I'm interested to see how this will affect visits from those who aren't locals. Since Fast Lane will make it possible to realistically do everything in one day, I wonder if the resort will see a decrease in multi-day stays. I guess the price of Fast Lane is comparable to that of another ticket so Cedar Fair won't be losing out on much revenue.
Anyway, I'm definitely in support of this system if they can do it well. With the exception of Xcelerator, it has worked well at Knott's so I trust Cedar Point will be able to do a good job with it also. The only thing I question is the ride selection, although I guess most of the Cedar Fair parks seem to be including the more popular coasters and balancing them out with non-coaster rides. I still think they should have included Wicked Twister and Wildcat, however (they could drop Corkscrew and Mean Streak to add these two).
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I'd be interested to see how many Fast Lanes Cedar Point (or any Cedar Fair park for that matter) actually is willing to distribute each day. I wonder if it is a set amount of passes per day or if it fluctuates as a percentage based on the number of guests in the park on a given day.
The bracelet option seems to work really well at The Great Escape but than again that park probably does not reach the capacity levels of the most Cedar Fair parks. So I guess that is not a fair assessment but I am just going on my past experience with The Great Escape and the bracelet.
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Hilltopper39 wrote:I'd be interested to see how many Fast Lanes Cedar Point (or any Cedar Fair park for that matter) actually is willing to distribute each day. I wonder if it is a set amount of passes per day or if it fluctuates as a percentage based on the number of guests in the park on a given day.
I don't think they could do the percentage thing, as you can buy fast lane tickets online. Though I think that they will give out more of them on weekends than weekdays, it will probably be a specific amount. (I'm not certain though)
TXman308 wrote:For the Fast Lane, will there be one assigned row, or will you be able to pick which row you want to go to? I'm primarily talking about dragster, because I think that would probably make people angry if you had to wait twice as long for the front row.
Edit: It says on the info page "Separate Ride Entrances". So it won't be right up the exit ramp?
It's still gonna upset a lot of folks who,just when they get near the entrance to a ride station after a longer,slower moving line have to see yet another group of people being escorted by ops through the fast lane entrance infront of them.
Like most front of line passes offered, only about half of the rides are on it are of interest to me. That being said, it would be a worthy investment for Maverick/Top Thrill/Raptor/MF alone and it's nice to Cedar Point get with the times.
This will make me actually return to CP and KI some day. I haven't been to either in many years, as a weekend visit is really the only chance I have. And there's no way I want to visit either place on a weekend without a system like this. So I'm really glad to see this added.
Still hoping for QBot to be eventually rolled out. Just love the Gold upgrade...
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Hilltopper39 wrote: I wonder if it is a set amount of passes per day or if it fluctuates as a percentage based on the number of guests in the park on a given day.
They probably base it on the attendance of that day from the previous season, since that is what just about everything else is based off of. I am guessing they have a formula that will allow X amount of passes per X amount of guests (in the thousands) expected for that day. Example would be for every 10,000 guests expected, 100 Fast Lane passes can be sold. Selling the passes online would not change this either as they already have an idea of how many guests will be in the park for future dates.