SFMM-Fastlane?

Monday, June 23, 2003 10:28 AM
I think I remember reading somewhere, maybe the Six Flags site, that Six Flags Magic Mountain has FastLane. My questions are as follows:

1) Do they really have FastLane?

2) If they do, what style is it? Is it like Great America where you skip into the line somewhere before the station? Is it like SFKK or the old SFWOA setup where you would actually skip right into the station and into assigned cars? Or is it the Q-Bot setup like SFoG?

3) What is the pricing and number of rides for FastLane?

4) Which major attractions ARENT normally inlcuded on FastLane?

5) Is it possible to knock out this park in one day with the help of a few FastLane passes in the height of summer on a weekday?


Thanks for any and all help, cheers!
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Bob Hansen
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Monday, June 23, 2003 10:36 AM
Haven't been there since February, but their "fastlane" was a set of tickets good for instant entry on a selct group of rides. Most of which weren't "A-list" rides. Totally not worth it and I'm someone who has no problem paying for Q-bot.

Perhaps it's changed since then.

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Monday, June 23, 2003 10:55 AM
Sorry to maybe sway off topic a bit, but I'm from the UK and am hitting some Six Flags parks in the Midwest of the US this summer (e.g. SFGAm) and I'm just wondering exactly what FastLane is...

From what I gather its like a FastPass system except you have to PAY for it? If so, how much is it and is it worth it? Thanks a lot for any help.

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Monday, June 23, 2003 11:04 AM
Yes, SFMM has Fastlane.

It is like the system you described for Great America, you skip most of the line and enter into the station.

Cost is $15 for 4 FastLane coupons.

X and Deja Vu usually will not have Fastlane available. I'm pretty sure Ninja, Goldrusher, Superman and the kiddie coasters also do not have a fastlane. Everything else does. You should have no problem getting on everything that is open on any given day with the use of the 4 fastlanes.

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Monday, June 23, 2003 3:27 PM
While were on the topic of SFMM I was wondering, is it possible to hit the park all in one day? Weekday or weekend?
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Monday, June 23, 2003 8:29 PM
I was there today, the fastpass is as discribed, I only needed it on Scream, Goliath, and Viper. I actually gave my last ticket to a kid I passed in the parking lot as I was leaving. It was not usable on X or Deja Vu, I got X as it opened only 30 min with one train, and I skipped Deja Vu and its 1.5 hr wait.

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Dave

Beware of Kiddie Coasters

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 12:01 AM

15 bucks for four rides is a rip off! I thought that 10 bucks last season here at SFGAm was bad and when it went up to 12 i swore to never buy one again. eyeamthu1 ( cool name) fast lane is a pay-per ride system kind of like Fast pass. The main difference is that you ride when you choose to, unlike fastpass when you are assigned a time. Depending on the park you either enter the Station immediatly have your card punched and ride the coaster in a assigned row (SFWOA style) or you are put into the line about 20 feet from the station. Q-bot is not fastlane at all. Q-bot is a 30 dollar beeper that works like a pager at a restaurant. You need two people to rent a q-bot and the results can really stink. Another thing about fastlane's is that they have completly messed up the actual wait times for "stand-by" riders. It seems that Six Flags inc. only wants to make money by screwing the GP over by creating a new class of park guests "snotty GP". I remeber waiting almost a hour and a half for Raging bull last year because everyone had to buy a fast lane pass. I guess it is all a matter of perspective. If you have a fast lane you love it if you don't you wanna go to war with Jim wintrode over the increased waits for bull.
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*** This post was edited by Dr.Strangelove 6/24/2003 4:02:39 AM ***
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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 6:27 AM
Thanks everyone for your assistance! :)

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Bob Hansen
Resident Airtime Whore

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 7:26 AM
Thanks Dr.Strangelove. I don't think I'll be getting it, it sounds a rip-off!
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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 7:44 AM
Call it a rip-off, but if your there on a busy Saturday (like I was), then it is the only way to get on most of the rides. I skipped an hour plus wait for Goliath and got to ride it twice in 20 minutes (waited for the front once).

No need to waste money if the waits are less than 45 minutes, though. Just avoid that park like a disease on Saturdays. :)

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Tuesday, June 24, 2003 7:46 AM
It might be a ripoff if that is your home park (as I have never gotten a SFGAm fastlane), but if it is a park that you are going to for 1 day, and 1 day only (as is my case around 4th of July).. it seems like a good deal. Since I have a Six Flags pass & dont have to pay admission, it sounds like $30 (me & my girlfriend) isn't too bad if it is going to save us 4 or 5hrs of lines.
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