SFWOA fastlane details?

Friday, August 3, 2001 10:21 PM
Hi - I'm going to my first Six Flags park of the season next week, and I'm looking for details on the fastlane system they've got at SFWOA. I know its $10 (haven't decided if that is even worth it on a weekday) but I'm wondering how many rides it actually gets you on. Can anyone who has actually used it let me know how it was?
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Saturday, August 4, 2001 12:50 AM
As far as I know (and this is all from information I've heard through others), you pay $10 for five FastLane passes. They can be used on any of the five specified coasters (X-Flight, Villain, Batman: Knight Flight, Superman: Ultimate Escape, and Serial Thriller, I believe). You can use them any way you wish. Meaning, if you want five laps on X-Flight, you can use all five there. If you want one lap on each, you can do that too. If you want four on S:UE and one on Villain, go for it.

Different rides, though, have different procedures for using FastLane. From what I've heard, some coasters have specific rows arranged for FastLaners, while others just board anywhere on the train.

Again... I have not used FastLane nor witnessed it first-hand. This is information I've gathered about it over the season.

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Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
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Saturday, August 4, 2001 5:42 AM
When I went a few weeks ago you couldn't use fastlane on Batman and they had certain times you could use Fastlane on Superman and X-flight. Our wait for X-flight was 45 minutes with the pass and I think the general line for it was only about an hour :( We also noticed that we ended up waiting LONGER than the GP on some stuff! I wouldn't get it again but maybe you will have better luck with it than I did.

And forget about riding X-flight 5 times. We only got on it once in our designated time block
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*** This post was edited by Catherine on 8/4/2001. *** *** This post was edited by Catherine on 8/4/2001. ***
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Saturday, August 4, 2001 6:08 AM
Last visit a week ago, I was able to use my remaining Fastlane punch on X-Flight at around 8:30 PM. We weren't sure if we were allowed or not, but we asked, and sure enough we were allowed. I think our designated time was from 2:00-4:00 or sometime around there. Be sure to ask if you wanna ride X-Flight later!

Also, on my last visit, I noticed that the Deer Park Plunge (the log ride) was FL compatible. Also, BKF is NOT FL compatible.

And be sure to use all of your FL stubs BEFORE 9:00 PM. That's when it's over.

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Chris B.
http://sfwoa.tripod.com/
Radioheader08@netscape.net
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Saturday, August 4, 2001 6:15 AM
You r also allowed to use it on Grizzley Run. I would definately use your fastlane tickets on S:Ue and X-flight. When I go those two usually have the longest wait in the regular line because of the fast lane
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Saturday, August 4, 2001 8:08 AM
Fastlane is a horrible idea...I'm sorry, but it is. It's no where as efficient as Disney's idea with Fast Pass (I loved getting on Rock'n'RollerCoaster within 5 minutes and walking past the HUGE crowd waiting in the turn-styles!)

Six Flags spoiled the idea by making you pay for it and waiting in the exit line, which can cause problems.

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Saturday, August 4, 2001 9:23 AM
I've seen people use it on "Raging" Wolf Bobs too. What A joke.

I also find of kind of odd that they have fastlane for low Capacity rides like RWB and big dipper, which aren't low capacity but they make them to be because of only one train. I think its a conspiracy to charge people so they don't have to wait in line with one train, were as if there was two trains there would be no line ;).
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Saturday, August 4, 2001 12:38 PM
I just used the system today... We ended up waiting for 1.5 hours to go on X-Flight, with the pass! Then on rides like Villain you have to wait in the exit, and then the people trying to exit the ride can't get out and it causes a lot of problems. They need to drop this system and focus those employees more on getting all the rides running at full capacity.

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Matt B
http://www.6flagsohio.com
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Saturday, August 4, 2001 8:29 PM



"They need to drop this system and focus those employees more on getting all the rides running at full capacity. "


Amen! It's great they have someone messing with the fastlane at the exit instead of checking heights at the entrance.
*** This post was edited by Joe E. on 8/5/2001. ***
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Sunday, August 5, 2001 2:55 PM
Wow. It sounds like at SFWoA it is a nightmare. SFGAm's Fastlane is great. You can pick your seat (your line merges with the regular line, just before the station), and there are no time limits on it with the exception that the whole program ends at 8pm. I would hate it too if ours were set up like SFWoA ! You can get on the busiest rides in under 10 min. if you don't wait for a good seat, and in like 15-20 min if you want to wait for the front ! You only get 4 punches at SFGAm though.

By the way - are the other parks using paper or plastic cards ? SFGAm was using cardstock with only one ink color (red), and a date stamp. Now they are using plastic with purple ink and a computer printed date. Smart move on their part, as I'm sure many people were planning on making copies or printing their own (myself included) ;) If your park still uses "business card" style passes, get busy with Photoshop, a scanner and a good inkjet for a little revenge on for their poorly managed parks (like SFWoA) !

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Current favorite coasters:
Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) The Legend
Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Mr. Freeze *** This post was edited by Joe Carroll on 8/5/2001. ***
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Sunday, August 5, 2001 3:03 PM
The Fastlane on Raging Bull is AWESOME. When you merage with the normal line, you are in the station in less then 3 minutes:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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Top 5 Coasters:
1)Raging Bull 2)Millennium Force 3)Medusa (SFMW) 4)Vertical Velocity (SFGAm) 5)Incredible Hulk, The
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Sunday, August 5, 2001 3:14 PM

StealthmF5m3 said:
"The Fastlane on Raging Bull is AWESOME. When you merage with the normal line, you are in the station in less then 3 minutes:)"


True, but Raging Bull has such a high capacity that you hardly need it -better to save it for V2. Last Friday was the busiest day I've -ever- seen at SFGAm, and even with a full line, including both mazes, we still got on RB within an hour. One more reason this coaster is #1 for me !
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Current favorite coasters:
Wooden: 1) Beast 2) Raven 3) Son of Beast 4) The Boss 5) The Legend
Steel: 1) Raging Bull 2) Millennium Force 3) V2 4) Wild Thing 5) Mr. Freeze
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Sunday, August 5, 2001 3:20 PM
Ya, but that was a vacation trip so I wanted to get on Raging Bull a lot. You know why??


BECAUSE THE RIDE IS FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!!!!!!

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Top 5 Coasters:
1)Raging Bull 2)Millennium Force 3)Medusa (SFMW) 4)Vertical Velocity (SFGAm) 5)Incredible Hulk, The
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Sunday, August 5, 2001 3:25 PM
You must use your FL for X-Flight and Superman on the designated time on the pass. Get to your time slot EARLY. For Superman, 10 min. , for X-Flight, I say 30-45 min. That way, you can walk on, and your wait will still probably end up being shorter. It worked for me on Superman, and the Villain, but not on X-Flight. There is no point in using it on rides like Big Dipper and Mind Eraser, as those rides already have short lines in the first place.

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CDNSN
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Sunday, August 5, 2001 3:26 PM
When I went on friday the 3rd, it was raining until about 2:30, which is when we went in. We had to leave the park @ 7. I thought I wouldn't be able to ride anything. Boy was I wrong. I used my fast lane passes on X-Flight twice, Serial thriller (and I felt bad when they let me have the front seat) and vilain. There is no Fastlane for Batman but there is one for roadrunners express.
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Sunday, August 5, 2001 5:52 PM
Fast Lane is very different at the Six Flags parks I go to. My home park, Six Flags Great Adventure, allows you to book 4 or 5 rides with Fast Lane. First off, ALL fast lane passes are free. You get a pass for each ride. The pass has the coaster name on it as well as the time and date. You can use the pass at that time or up to 1/2 hour later than that time. The passes are paper, but because of the time and date on it, no copies can be made to take advantage of the system. I have gotten 2 passes for the same coaster...different times (of course), so you can do that. Also, they stamp your hand so you can't come back for more. This system works well because they only have a certain number of passes for each 1/2 hour time block, and if they fill up, then oh well, you missed out. But if you get the passes, you can get right on every time. I have used this exact same system at Six Flags New England, and though I didn't use Fast Lane at Six Flasg America, I believe it is the same as well.
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--Chewman
http://greatadventure.8m.com *** This post was edited by Chewman on 8/5/2001. ***
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