Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillrider » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:39 am

theymitbgi wrote:My son is at the park today with the FastLane+. He still is waiting 30-45 per ride. Is this normal? Is he doing something wrong?


This is why I prefer six flags fast lane. You reserve a time, and return to the ride at that time to get right on. Depending on the level you get, depends on your wait time. Regardless, you are not waiting in line and you can do whatever you want while waiting.
Last time I purchased a fast lane at cedarpoint, we still had to wait in a 45 min line for Maverick. If I'm paying that much for a line skip, I shouldn't have to wait more than 5 min in line.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:42 am

It’s normal for Steel Vengeance. I assume he’s not waiting that long for anything else given the standby wait times unless he’s waiting for the front row.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Ape » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:44 am

Longest we waited on a busy day was 15 minutes while SV line stayed at 2 hours. Maverick has always been walk on for us with fast lane. I read SV is holding a 2 and half hour wait today which with FL is still saving you an hour 45.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:28 pm

FL+ is much more of a value at Cedar Fair's other parks, where it pretty much makes your experience walk-on. It's peak season, so anywhere from 15-45 minutes is normal. Hence why i'll probably never go during peak season again, staffing issues or not.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:36 pm

theymitbgi wrote:He still is waiting 30-45 per ride. Is this normal? Is he doing something wrong?

So here's my thoughts on this...

I've used Fast Lane Plus at Cedar Point many, many times. On busy Saturdays, on lighter weekdays...

I've seen FL+ lines that are quite long. And when I see that, I leave and go to another ride. Then I come back later when the line is not as long. Just like anything else in the park, it's all about timing. I've seen that 30-45 minute Fast Lane line at Maverick, but do I stand in it? No. I'll leave and check back a couple of hours later, maybe during a peak meal time like lunch or dinner, and when the line is 10 minutes or less, I'll grab 2-3 rides on it.

My other thought is that even if the Fast Lane line is 30-45 minutes, you have to ask yourself "How long is the normal line?" And if the normal line is 90 to 120 minutes, isn't it still better to wait half that time?

So it's all how you look at it, plan your day, and choose when to ride.

For the record, I've NEVER stood in a Fast Lane line longer than ten minutes over probably 20-30 uses of the system at Cedar Point during various times of the year.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby theymitbgi » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:40 pm

Thanks for all the input, he's a 19 year old boy that knows everything, so sometimes he screws up and will get things wrong, just had to double check. Also used to the SF Flash Pass where everything pretty much becomes a walk on.

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:47 pm

Robb is spot on. I'd still bet money that he's exaggerating, waiting for the front or counting breakdowns though unless he's spent the entire day in Frontiertown :lol: .

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:53 pm

Truth. At a park like CP you still have to use some strategy, even with FL+. It's still well worth it when you only have a day, or two, or three... at a place like CP if you're not a frequent visitor. Who the FFF wants to wait in two hour lines to gamble with break downs?

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Mossed » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:51 pm

coasterbill wrote:Robb is spot on. I'd still bet money that he's exaggerating, waiting for the front or counting breakdowns though unless he's spent the entire day in Frontiertown :lol: .


This. I was there a week ago with Fast Lane Plus, and the only long line was Steel Vengeance. In my mind, it's an absolute steal for a park like Cedar Point. I rode Dragster 30 times with that beautiful wristband. Steel Vengeance might still be 45 minutes, but it's a hell of a lot better than 2+ hours.
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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:03 pm

I won't think twice about getting FastLane Plus the next time I'm at Cedar Point. Skipping whatever Steel Vengeance's line is alone makes it worth it (even if I wait 20-30 minutes, it beats 2 hours or whatever it may be).
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