Fast Lane Plus coming to Cedar Point

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 10:45 AM

I personally don't think any fast lane is necessary at Cedar Point. The park gets a bad reputation for long lines, but I've never seen it. There are so many rides to suck the people to, and there's always the walk on opportunities on Gemini, Mean Streak, Magnum, and Blue Streak.

If you have your platinum pass, you can get one early entry ride on each of Gatekeeper, Raptor, Millennium Force, and Maverick. Then right at 10:00 am you can head to the Dragster and get first in line. In the morning, Millennium has short waits, too. It's, therefore, not necessary to get fast lane.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:06 AM

Tyler Boes said:

...I've never seen it.

Try visiting during HalloWeekends.


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:08 AM
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If you want a great VIP style tour, do the Segway tour at Epcot. About a hundred bucks, includes breakfast, about two hours on the machine.


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:13 AM
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^^ Or just check out the Blue Streak queue on Google Maps.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:35 AM
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djDaemon said:

Tyler Boes said:

...I've never seen it.

Try visiting during HalloWeekends.

Or July...

Or August...

As a CP local, yeah, I know when to go and when to avoid. I don't hold that against the park, I don't fault them for being successful, but at the same time, it bugs me that our season passes are really only usable 50% of the time the park is even open.

As for getting up early for early entry... "Ain't nobody got time fo dat!"

Last edited by Tommytheduck, Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:36 AM
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:42 AM
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Tommytheduck said:
As a CP local, yeah, I know when to go and when to avoid. I don't hold that against the park, I don't fault them for being successful, but at the same time, it bugs me that our season passes are really only usable 50% of the time the park is even open.

As for getting up early for early entry... "Ain't nobody got time fo dat!"

Spoiled much?


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 11:43 AM

This year, I'm going 2 times in May, about 5 or 6 times in June, 2 or 3 times in July, and maybe 1 time in August.

As a platinum holder, I think just gong to Cedar Point would be worth the price, but also I've got Kings Island, Michigan Adventures, and Carowinds on my radar. I think I'm going to those about 4 times each. Most of the time will be in June.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:09 PM
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Michigan's Adventure will probably end up being just 1 day! Thats all you need, probably not even an entire day. :)


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:24 PM

I've been there many times and I go there for just like 4 or 5 hours at a time. I really like Shivering Timbers, so that's why I will go.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:35 PM
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I think Tyler's point above is valid, though. If Fast Lane bothers you, there are plenty of opportunities to visit the park where it's not needed.


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 12:40 PM
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"I would add that passholders might be "loyal" for buying passes every year, but they're not good for the per capita spending total, that's for sure."

What is the ratio?


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 1:45 PM

Tommytheduck said:...I don't fault them for being successful, but at the same time, it bugs me that our season passes are really only usable 50% of the time the park is even open.

As for getting up early for early entry... "Ain't nobody got time fo dat!"

I think you're doing it wrong.


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 4:59 PM

Early admission in the summer means nothing. If you are lucky, you will ride one thing.


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 5:37 PM

Not true. I got 5 rides on early admission in June.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 6:49 PM

Tyler Boes said:
I personally don't think any fast lane is necessary at Cedar Point. The park gets a bad reputation for long lines, but I've never seen it. There are so many rides to suck the people to, and there's always the walk on opportunities on Gemini, Mean Streak, Magnum, and Blue Streak.

If you have your platinum pass, you can get one early entry ride on each of Gatekeeper, Raptor, Millennium Force, and Maverick. Then right at 10:00 am you can head to the Dragster and get first in line. In the morning, Millennium has short waits, too. It's, therefore, not necessary to get fast lane.

This cracks me up. Now, Tyler, you forget not all of us can sprint like you. I don't think I could get a lap on each of those rides in an hour's time If I had a monorail to take me. And first in line for The Dragster? Ive seen on a typical day many early entry guests just go straight over there and wait for them to open. Sometimes its ten, sometimes earlier, sometimes later.

You've been very lucky it seems. I dont think its careful planning because you dont seem to know what you've managed to miss. And thats wonderful- I honestly hope you never turn the corner to find an hour wait for Gemini, but trust me, it happens!

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Thursday, March 28, 2013 8:35 AM

Honestly, I wouldn't wait 20 minutes for Gemini. I've mention before how much I don't like it.

Now, the surprising long wait ride at Cedar Point is Mantis. Almost every time I've been at Cedar Point, it has a long line at mid day. Even though it's at the busiest part of the day, I don't see why Mantis gets the wait. I look and I see the sign say 2 hour wait. I'm thinking to myself, "I just rode Millennium Force with a 45 minute wait. Why don't I skip Mantis, and ride Millennium again? I'll be able to ride Millennium and Iron Dragon and get some food in the time it would take to get a concussion and a pulled groin on Mantis."

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Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:23 AM
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Wait times have a positive correlation with ride popularity and also a negative correlation with loading efficiency. I suspect Mantis' long line has more to do with the latter than the former, though it is still a decent ride.


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Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:27 AM

And the fact that occasionally they only run one train.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:00 AM
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I was agreeing with Andy all the way though, right up until that last phrase...my last lap on any stand-up was the ONE I took on the relocated Chang. Other that that, I passed by Iron Wolf, Mantis, and even GA Scorcher several times over the last few years. Scorcher is less-than-awful, but all 3 parks have SO many things I'd rather do than getting punched in the junk.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013 3:54 PM
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I actually really enjoy Scorcher. Granted, Goliath deserves way more attention (not a huge fan of Mindbender...<ducks>), but I'll usually take a lap on Scorcher whenever I'm down there.


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