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I am absolutely ecstatic about this. Considering I work 50+ hours a week, going on weekends in the middle of the summer no longer makes me cringe. Heck, I could even see what it's like at the Point on the 4th of July now if I wanted to, without any worry. This is an awesome thing, and it opens up so many opportunities for someone like me (and many other people I'm sure).

 

Yes, this exactly! If I take a trip to a summer-only park the first thing I think about is "Man, what are the lines going to be like?" because if I'm driving/flying somewhere to go ride coasters on a Saturday, in season, in the heat, and may not get back to a park for 10+ years - well the opportunity to buy any sort of premium pass is phenomenal.

 

Would this drive me nuts if it was my home park? Maybe, but when I was lucky enough to live near a park and have season passes, I avoided busy weekends like the plague (and went weekdays, or early/late season) because it wasn't fun, and I had the option. Heck, even now we don't do certain local activities (the zoo on holiday weekends, opening night movies, etcetera) for the same reason.

 

If the parks do their jobs right and balance out the number/cost of the passes with the available capacity of the rides (and what rides are included) it can be a win for guests, and for someone who travels to parks, a HUGE win.

 

PS: I love that at Dollywood it looks like the most use guests get out of Q-Bots is show reservations!

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Did they happen to mention how heavy that train is?

OK these are freaking cool. https://cedarpointonlineshop.com/

Made it out to Cedar Point this past weekend, October 17th-18th with my mom and dad to visit my sister working at the park. My sister works at Dorney, but since they closed early, a bunch of full time

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^ Are line cutting measures really supposed to increase capacity? I remember Disney did it to cut down on people waiting in lines for rides and spend more time in lines for merchandise/food. Most other parks seem to be doing this for extra revenue than anything else, which is why they're usually pretty expensive.

 

While that looks fine on paper in practice it doesn't work since instead of shopping or eating people are stuck in line for rides that move even slower than before.

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Personally I think it's an awesome addition.

 

I'm visiting the park for two days Memorial Day weekend. It's my first time, and I probably won't be back for a while as it's half way across the country. Even on a crowded weekend, I'll be able to ride what I want with these passes.

 

My only encounter with systems like this are Universal, Disney, and Six Flags. I hate them at Six Flags New England. It's my home park and I just want to get on the rides without blowing an extra $50 every time I go. That's why I go in the middle of the week and on less busy days. For out of towners the system is a god send though.

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^ Are line cutting measures really supposed to increase capacity? I remember Disney did it to cut down on people waiting in lines for rides and spend more time in lines for merchandise/food. Most other parks seem to be doing this for extra revenue than anything else, which is why they're usually pretty expensive.

 

While that looks fine on paper in practice it doesn't work since instead of shopping or eating people are stuck in line for rides that move even slower than before.

 

How does it not work? Have you seen actual studies that show what Fast Pass has done to ride capacity at Disney World??? Do you actual have statistical proof??? You have such a negative perspective on things it gets beyond irritating. If you aren't typing your 1000th post about how Six Flags America hasn't had your business because of some wild conspiracy theory, you are typing something negative about another subject. I'm sorry, but it is getting old.

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^^Thank you

^ Are line cutting measures really supposed to increase capacity? I remember Disney did it to cut down on people waiting in lines for rides and spend more time in lines for merchandise/food. Most other parks seem to be doing this for extra revenue than anything else, which is why they're usually pretty expensive.

 

While that looks fine on paper in practice it doesn't work since instead of shopping or eating people are stuck in line for rides that move even slower than before.

This isn't RCT we're talking about. If people are going to eat or buy something at a theme park, they're going to do it regardless of when/how long they are in line. If anything they are going to ride less coasters so they can eat.

 

Now can we all just let this go? If you want to boycott the park because of FastLane, then DO IT, don't go, and I'll enjoy the shorter lines

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I wish the park would announce something else already so people can start bitching about it and we can move away from talking about FL and how it is ruining the park. According to their Twitter, some kind of announcement should be coming soon about 'Luminosity'.

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^Wait til you see the end product! This is something the park has needed for a while now. The old closing show just wasn't cutting it and last years version of it really showed that.

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LUMINOSITY - Powered by Pepsi, is now OFFICIAL

 

http://www.cedarpoint.com/what-s-new/luminosity

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLyyRuzoHZk

 

LUMINOSITY

When the sun sets on another day of thrills at Cedar Point, guests will be treated to an encore of entertainment unlike anything they've seen or heard before. Luminosity, Powered by Pepsi transforms the atmosphere of our midways with lasers, lights and pyrotechnics.

 

Cedar Point wants you to experience a perfect ending to a perfect day and be immersed in the electrifying atmosphere of Luminosity.

 

Celebrate Your Day

Designed to capture the imagination of all ages, Luminosity is the perfect way for guests to celebrate together after an action-packed day at Cedar Point. Luminosity will come to life shortly after dusk and bring guests on a journey through land, sea and space. After a dazzling display of pyrotechnics, a DJ cranks up the dance hits, turning the midway into a dance party. Request some of your favorite songs and dance into the night under the sparkling lights of Luminosity.

 

Pulse Racing Beats

Heart-pounding rythms from top performers such as Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Britney Spears will coax even the most reluctant dancers from the sidelines. They'll take a cue from flash mobs who will make surprise appearances throughout the day to give guests a glimpse of what's to come. A cutting-edge sound system will pump Luminosity's music through the midways, energizing the crowd.

 

Celebration Plaza

The "Iron Dragon Midway" is being transformed to Celebration Plaza. The Luminosity stage runs parallel to the midway, creating great viewing angles from all areas. Enhanced food and beverage stalls surround the plaza and make Luminosity a great place to relax with a snack and drinks. Exclusive V.I.P. seating will also be available in our Pepsi Fan Zone. Look for ways you could be invited to join the fan zone by following Cedar Point and Pepsi on Facebook & Twitter.

 

Transforming our Midways

The Luminosity experience transcends beyond Celebration Plaza. A new state-of-the-art lighting package on our main midway immerses our guests in the experience and elevates the atomosphere of the park. A second DJ stationed at the famous Ballroom will invite families to join the party before they make their way to the gate. Several rides will also receive updated lighting this year. New lights on Giant Wheel, Millennium Force and Power Tower will illuminate the iconic Cedar Point skyline.

 

 

Luminosity will take the stage June 8th, igniting each night through August 19th

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I'll be there the Monday-Wednesday after the opening weekend for this so I'm excited to check it out. It definitely looks better than the old show and I have to give Cedar Fair credit for coming up with a cool name and logo!

 

And yes, if another Cedar Fair park were to get this, I agree Knott's should be the next one.

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Looks like a pretty cool show! And their nighttime show was something that definitely needed a breath of fresh air.

 

Quick question - does Cedar Point still have the Starlight Spectacular back in Frontiertown? I looked on their website and didn't find anything. And if they do, is it up and running when the park opens in May? Just curious, as my wife and I loved the one at Kings Dominion last summer.

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