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Fast Lane is really nice, but in my opinion it's not THAT necessary at Kings Island. The waits for rides never get beyond an hour on an average weekday.

If you do get Fast Lane, though, just stick with the regular wrist band. Just ride Firehawk first, and Beast is usually around 30 to 45 mins most of the day, which isn't TOO bad. You'll have plenty of time to ride it if you're skipping the lines of everything else.

 

If I end up buying it, and the park isn't very busy, is there still any benefit to it?

 

Also, is there a benefit other than guaranteeing you can still get them in ordering early?

 

Thanks!

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Fast Lane is really nice, but in my opinion it's not THAT necessary at Kings Island. The waits for rides never get beyond an hour on an average weekday.

If you do get Fast Lane, though, just stick with the regular wrist band. Just ride Firehawk first, and Beast is usually around 30 to 45 mins most of the day, which isn't TOO bad. You'll have plenty of time to ride it if you're skipping the lines of everything else.

 

If I end up buying it, and the park isn't very busy, is there still any benefit to it?

 

Also, is there a benefit other than guaranteeing you can still get them in ordering early?

 

Thanks!

 

 

The benefit to it is that you can go ride tons of rides all day long, there's no limit on how many times you can use it. If they're aren't a lot of cars in the parking lot when you pull in, skip it. A lot of area schools are starting to head back to school, so the crowds should die down over the next two weeks. Usually it gets pretty dead. Ride Firehawk first thing though, no matter how great the crew is there, that thing has such a slow ride cycle that it can take forever. Also, hit Invertigo quickly too for the same reason. Dback, Vortex, Racer are all people eaters so those are easy. Take the time to wait for a front seat ride on The Beast, and ride Adventure Express many times!! Have a fun time and don't forget the Blueberry ice cream in kiddie land.

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Okay, now that the Banshee talk has died down a bit, I'm heading to the park this week Thursday and I'm wondering about if people think it is worth doing Fastlane or not. I've never had the opportunity to do it at a Cedar Fair park, so I have no idea what to expect. I will say it will be my first time there in ages, and I definitely want to ride everything. Cost is not a huge factor (because I figure if I need to do it, it is WAY cheaper then coming back a second day at some undefined point in the future), but I also don't want to spend the money if I shouldn't need it.

 

Any thoughts? Also, is it worth getting the Firehawk / Beast upgrade? Gut says yes?

 

 

It all depends when you go, if your going through the week you will be ok without fast lane. If you plan on going on the weekend you will need fast lane. Lines are usually long on the weekend due to fast lane if your waiting in stand by.

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So track has been produced, my friend that lives right next to Clermont Steel Plant showed me pictures of it, but those photos were taken from the plants parking lot, so I'm not sure if I can post them.

 

Was he trespassing? If he was in a public place and the track was out in the opening, I don't see a problem. We just can't allow photos that were taken from a private area to be put on the forums.

 

She said they were taken from the parking lot of the factory, so I guess she was trespassing

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goatdan,

 

During the week especially now schools are starting you would be fine without fast lane. I think even on a weekend if you play your cards right you should only need fast lane and not the plus. Right at park opening go to Firehawk. That is the slowest line in the park and it really only needs to be ridden once since it isn't really that good(in my opinion). The Beast would be fine if you hit it before 11 but if you want a night ride or a lot of rides plus might be good. I would check the crowd out before making the purchase.

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Thanks everyone! So now my question is how can I tell if the park is busy or not, are there indicators, or is it if I get in line and it's a long wait?

 

How are the lines for Flight of Fear and Stunt Coaster? I definitely want to ride FOF at least a few times, I have missed that thing.

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Given the colors they chose for the track, take away the tombstones and they could've brought back the old name of Dutch Wonderland's wooden coaster and it would've fit just as well.

 

That's about how I feel about the colors too. Princess Banshee! I can't wait to ride you.

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FoF is usually at least 30 minutes. I usually look at the parking lot to see the crowd. An average to large crowd, the parking lot is full to the North parking entrance gate. If it goes past that it is really crowded and Fast Lane is a must. If you have extra money a fast lane would be worth it to me especially if it was my only visit of the year. You could start without and if the lines start getting more than 15 minutes go buy one.

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^ This was PERFECT info, thanks!

 

If you have extra money a fast lane would be worth it to me especially if it was my only visit of the year.

 

It's only only visit of the last decade. I don't live that far from Cincinnati, and I've probably visited 50+ parks in that time, but somehow always missed it. The guy who I'm going with, it's going to be his first visit period.

 

Again, thanks - I know not to purchase in advance now, and I also know what to look for when we pull in. Kudos!

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Well, I guess I came in late hearing the good news about Banshee a-coming in screaming into Kings Island. I believe this would convince me to renew my CEDAR FAIR PLATINUM PASS for the 2014 SEASON ( I'm sure my home park of Kings Dominion will come up with something decent for next season, not to mention going to Knotts Berry Farm during next year's vacation to California).

 

Here's a trip idea: since Louisville, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio are about an hour's drive between each other, I could stay at my usual motel in Louisville, visit both Kings Island and the brand new Kentucky Kingdom, and even go to Hoilday World as a bonus.

 

I wonder what new coaster Kentucky Kingdom would put it, but that is a discussion at another topic. I would like to close by saying I will need to stay in shape and save my pennies 'cos 2014 is gonna be some year for this rider and amusement park flyer!!!

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From the Ohio river to KI is about 25 minutes. KI is exit 24 (meaning 24 miles from the border) Border to I71 split is 19.7 miles. Split to Louisville is 76 miles for a total of 119.7 miles. Sparta KY to KI would be around an hour. KK to KI would be close to 1:45 going the speed limit.

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Thanks everyone! So now my question is how can I tell if the park is busy or not, are there indicators, or is it if I get in line and it's a long wait?

 

How are the lines for Flight of Fear and Stunt Coaster? I definitely want to ride FOF at least a few times, I have missed that thing.

 

 

You can normally judge by the parking lot, I would recommend getting there early. I would ride Invertigo, FOF, or Firehawk right out of the gate. These attractions are normally the longest, hit them first thing and you can focus your time on the other attractions. Stunt Coaster wait isn't too bad if you hit it after the other ones I listed above. Hope this helps!

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Only times I have thought the fast pass may be worth getting at kings island is around the holidays and Halloween haunt. If you're there during the week especially now don't get it schools are going to be started again.

 

I've made the drive from louisville in about an hour. I live right across the river from cincy. And yes I was speeding very much so.

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I just got back from Kings Island a few weekends ago. I was there at park opening and we went to FOF and Firehawk first, followed by Backlot Stunt Coaster. Honestly, if you can knock those out and bear the burden of Invertigo having a bit of a wait, that should work out well for you. I went on a nice Sunday and didn't need Flash Pass to ride everything including two rides on Diamondback and Three on The Beast, as well as Boo Blasters and the Log Flume.

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