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So...

Canada's Wonderland is offering all season FastLane for $450 Canadian ($352 USD) for just Wonderland, OR $875 ($684 USD) for all Cedar Fair parks.

If Cedar Point (and Cedar Fair in general) decides not to do daily Fast lane again this year, I feel like this is a MUST and worth the premium... however, for us, it wouldn't pay for itself if they offered the daily versions again and we just bought it each time it's needed. We usually go to Wonderland around 5 times and Cedar Point the same.

I'll hold off for now to see what they end up doing, but just wanted to mention it here that it's an option. I'm not sure if the US counterparts will follow suit or not (if history proves itself, for the same price in USD as Canadian for the all-park version, meaning the Wonderland version is a much better deal), but we shall see.

I doubt you can mix and match a Cedar Point platinum pass with a Wonderland All-Park fastlane to pay the Canadian rate, but luckily my 2020 pass was a Wonderland pass.

EDIT: Just decided to start browsing around. Carowinds and Dorney have the all parks Fastlane as well, as suspected, for $875 USD

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1 hour ago, anonymouscactus said:


I doubt you can mix and match a Cedar Point platinum pass with a Wonderland All-Park fastlane to pay the Canadian rate, but luckily my 2020 pass was a Wonderland pass.
 

Sure you can.  Also true for dining, pix, plat passes, etc.

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8 hours ago, anonymouscactus said:

So...

Canada's Wonderland is offering all season FastLane for $450 Canadian ($352 USD) for just Wonderland, OR $875 ($684 USD) for all Cedar Fair parks.

If Cedar Point (and Cedar Fair in general) decides not to do daily Fast lane again this year, I feel like this is a MUST and worth the premium... however, for us, it wouldn't pay for itself if they offered the daily versions again and we just bought it each time it's needed. We usually go to Wonderland around 5 times and Cedar Point the same.

I'll hold off for now to see what they end up doing, but just wanted to mention it here that it's an option. I'm not sure if the US counterparts will follow suit or not (if history proves itself, for the same price in USD as Canadian for the all-park version, meaning the Wonderland version is a much better deal), but we shall see.

I doubt you can mix and match a Cedar Point platinum pass with a Wonderland All-Park fastlane to pay the Canadian rate, but luckily my 2020 pass was a Wonderland pass.

EDIT: Just decided to start browsing around. Carowinds and Dorney have the all parks Fastlane as well, as suspected, for $875 USD

The all-park Fast Lane+ add-on has been around for at least two years now, at that price.

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Can one of you supply the link for the chain wide Fastlane?  I looked at Canada's Wonderland, Carowinds and Dorney and they don't have it listed unless I am missing it.  Kings Island says theirs is sold out as does Cedar Point.  :(

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14 hours ago, anonymouscactus said:

So...

Canada's Wonderland is offering all season FastLane for $450 Canadian ($352 USD) for just Wonderland, OR $875 ($684 USD) for all Cedar Fair parks.

If Cedar Point (and Cedar Fair in general) decides not to do daily Fast lane again this year, I feel like this is a MUST and worth the premium... however, for us, it wouldn't pay for itself if they offered the daily versions again and we just bought it each time it's needed. We usually go to Wonderland around 5 times and Cedar Point the same.

I'll hold off for now to see what they end up doing, but just wanted to mention it here that it's an option. I'm not sure if the US counterparts will follow suit or not (if history proves itself, for the same price in USD as Canadian for the all-park version, meaning the Wonderland version is a much better deal), but we shall see.

I doubt you can mix and match a Cedar Point platinum pass with a Wonderland All-Park fastlane to pay the Canadian rate, but luckily my 2020 pass was a Wonderland pass.

EDIT: Just decided to start browsing around. Carowinds and Dorney have the all parks Fastlane as well, as suspected, for $875 USD

We were in the same boat in October at CP (It turned out to be absolutely necessary with 2 plus hours on most rides) and when they were extending it for all of 2021 it was a no brainer. I highly recommend it, even at the high price. It kind of incentivizes us to go to more parks since after the initial price it makes it quite affordable to go to any Cedar Fair park without much waiting. I have a feeling that we won't be seeing daily fast passes next year or at least for most of it.

 

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Thanks tndank.  I didn't think to check there.  Funny thing now is that I don't even see a Fastlane page that was there this morning.  Oh well.  Having season long FL will definitely get me to CP more this summer and definitely Kings Island.  I'm doubting Canada will be open for us Americans this summer, but if by chance they do let us in, I'll make the trip north to CW.  

One other question- do I have to get the Platinum pass processed at CW, or can I take the vouchers to Cedar Point or Kings Island and have it processed there?  I called the park and they said due to the pandemic, there was nobody in guest services to answer my question, and the security guy I talked to said he thought it had to be processed at the park it was purchased at.  Anyone have experience with this?  Again, thank you!   

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Can confirm, CF doesn't care which park you go to first with your paper voucher for a Platinum Pass.  You'll get your photo taken and be issued a card that has whatever park you go to first on the back.  My Platinum Pass will forever say Michigan's Adventure even though I'll likely never end up back there LOL.

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You can actually activate your pass online ahead of time, and once you do it'll just be on your phone through the app.  Cedar Fair parks have started providing this option during the pandemic.  They even allow you to upload your own photo so you don't have to take one at the park. 

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That's all fine and good unless you actually want a physical card, which is a lot easier to pull out of your pocket and show to the cashier to scan rather than have to navigate back to the QR code on your phone every time you want to cash in your drink/dining plan.

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4 hours ago, Mike240SX said:

That's all fine and good unless you actually want a physical card, which is a lot easier to pull out of your pocket and show to the cashier to scan rather than have to navigate back to the QR code on your phone every time you want to cash in your drink/dining plan.

This is especially true, if you don't have a phone to begin with.

:shockr: Shocking, I know. But it's true for us. We don't own cellphones.

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38 minutes ago, Nrthwnd said:

This is especially true, if you don't have a phone to begin with.

:shockr: Shocking, I know. But it's true for us. We don't own cellphones.

More power to you.  I'm not that old school, but I definitely am in a lot of ways.

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I'm still using the same card from 2014; the awesome Leviathan one. They shall never take it away from my grubby hands! It has had 3 different home parks over the years despite having Canada's Wonderland on the front.

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I think I finally uploaded a new headshot photo last year though. Haven't been to the pass processing building since I originally got it 7 years ago.

Doesn't Cedar Fair allow you to pick up a card at the front gate now (provided you uploaded your photo online)? -- I thought they started doing that if you wanted a physical card. I know Six Flags also does at the gate and will take your photo at the gate as well, but I could have sworn I remember reading that Cedar Fair can give you a card at the gate now. I could be wrong.

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4 hours ago, Mike240SX said:

That's all fine and good unless you actually want a physical card, which is a lot easier to pull out of your pocket and show to the cashier to scan rather than have to navigate back to the QR code on your phone every time you want to cash in your drink/dining plan.

Makes sense but personally I don't really mind too much.  Really the biggest advantage for me this year was that I could go straight to Orion during my first visit to KI rather than waiting for the staff to provide a physical card.  Having a Michigan's Adventure pass would be pretty sweet, though.

 

38 minutes ago, Nrthwnd said:

This is especially true, if you don't have a phone to begin with.

:shockr: Shocking, I know. But it's true for us. We don't own cellphones.

That's awesome.  Personally I'm kind of anticipating reaching the point where I am truly behind the times technologically, if that makes any sense.  Not having any social media is a start but there is definitely a long way to go :D

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On 1/12/2021 at 6:42 PM, Nrthwnd said:This is especially true, if you don't have a phone to begin with.

:shockr: Shocking, I know. But it's true for us. We don't own cellphones.

You are probably wonderful people to be around, especially out for dinner! Perhaps a cell phone for calls only would be useful while still protecting you from looking like the masses.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Canada's Wonderland sent emails out to Season Passholders  yesterday announcing that they will be opening for the 2021 season on May 14th, 2021! As already known, reservations will be required to visit the park. Here's hoping the May 14th opening date holds true! :)

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5 minutes ago, Nrthwnd said:

^ I wish that Playland(PNE) would post something like that, by now.

Patience, patience I keep telling myself. Eventually....

The last time I was in the park was for the premiere night of Winterfest held on November 22nd, 2019, which was 434 days ago! Hopefully they are able to keep their opening date as planned and remain open for their 40th anniversary! I need some normalcy in my life again as going that long without amusement parks is quite depressing! :)

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^ Totally agree on this. I miss my Playland visits, as much as somebody misses their Disneyland visits.

🎢  Big or small, we miss 'em all!  🎡

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  • 2 weeks later...

Assuming they are allowed to open mat 14 i am not sure if there is a pass holder preview day but either way i am just glad they found a way to be permitted to open. 
 

i am thinking i may buy a meal plan just to support them since i have already paid for my pass. 
 

at this point as much as i would love to ride some rollercoasters i would like to support them as they reopen. 

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  • 1 month later...

Yesterday, Canada's Wonderland had updated their website, along with other Cedar Fair parks. While browsing through the updated website, there have been two noticeable changes to a dining location and a merchandise location both located in Planet Snoopy. Snoopy's Suppertime was renamed Carrousel Kitchen and Snoopy's Boutique was simply renamed Character House.

The renaming of these locations is probably due to the addition of Beagle Brigade Airfield (Zamperla Flying Tigers ride) that replaced Peanuts Putt Putts Mini Golf which closed at the end of the 2019 season. It is always nice to see dining and merchandise locations receive a new name or new look once in a while.

I can't wait to see the other changes the park has made since they last operated in 2019 and for their 40th anniversary this year! :)

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