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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:46 pm
by Doppel Looping
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?


Does he like gladiator movies?

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:01 am
by ripleybl
Doppel Looping wrote:
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?


Please tell me you're joking! I just spent a ton of money for FL+ for a Friday Aug 17th and Saturday Aug 18th... Waiting 15-20 I can understand, but 30-40 for that type of money?!?! Is it like this all the time for people that have used FL+ at CP?!?!

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:30 am
by coasterbill
Why not try reading the last few posts (especially Robb’s post)?

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:11 am
by Ape
ripleybl wrote:
Doppel Looping wrote:
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?


Please tell me you're joking! I just spent a ton of money for FL+ for a Friday Aug 17th and Saturday Aug 18th... Waiting 15-20 I can understand, but 30-40 for that type of money?!?! Is it like this all the time for people that have used FL+ at CP?!?!


45 for Steel Vengeance when the regular line is 2 and a half hours is worth the money.

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:29 am
by JJLehto
robbalvey wrote:
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.


Excellent, thanks for the post!
This is why TPR is awesome, as someone who's bad at/doesn't like trip planning yall make it tons easier. See, this is good to know, I've never used CP FL so I would've been very surprised to see 45 min waits, and I may have gotten flustered and just waited in it as yeah its better than 2 hours without thinking to try later. That's good to know in your many times of using it the "wait and come back" method has always worked! I will be sure to do this.
Esp in late August, I'd reckon it should be no issue.

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:33 am
by WolfBobs
Also it's advertised as "Wait LESS, Ride more". Not get on every ride instantly. A 30-45 minute wait compared to 1.5-3 hrs is preferable for most people.

If you purchased a FL+ for any Saturday from July till end of season expecting to walk on every ride it's valid for you're setting yourself up for disappointment.

I've been to the park on Haunt Saturday's with the FL+ line at Maverick hitting 90 mins. That's still a lot shorter of a wait than the 2-3 hours the stand by line hits.

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:35 am
by coasterbill
This has nothing to do with anything but this is a beautiful sight.

I know it's a stand-in for Steel Vengeance right now, but you have no idea how much I wish they would put Raptor back on Early Entry every day. We used to ride the crap out of it in the morning. That and Gatekeeper are the best early entry rides ever once you get sick of strategy and just decide you want to spend a solid hour riding something over and over with no line. :lol:

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Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:39 am
by robbalvey
ripleybl wrote:Please tell me you're joking! I just spent a ton of money for FL+ for a Friday Aug 17th and Saturday Aug 18th... Waiting 15-20 I can understand, but 30-40 for that type of money?!?! Is it like this all the time for people that have used FL+ at CP?!?!

You're exactly the kind of person that parks Guest Relations staff HATES! Remind me never to be at a park the same day you are.

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:01 am
by ripleybl
robbalvey wrote:
ripleybl wrote:Please tell me you're joking! I just spent a ton of money for FL+ for a Friday Aug 17th and Saturday Aug 18th... Waiting 15-20 I can understand, but 30-40 for that type of money?!?! Is it like this all the time for people that have used FL+ at CP?!?!

You're exactly the kind of person that parks Guest Relations staff HATES! Remind me never to be at a park the same day you are.


Are you coining me as the guy that complains to management? If so, that's unfair... I don't have the "let me speak to the manager" type haircut! LOL I just thought FL+ meant it dropped you off right at the station. Also, I am not a hardcore enthusiast, so sorry for not knowing everything. GEEZ!!! I'm pretty sure I am the most fun person at a park... I'd go up against anyone at anytime!!! You heard it! I'm the best! LOL Yes I am being sarcastic

Re: Cedar Point (CP) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:11 am
by PKI Jizzman
I'm loving the angle of this camera. I don't think I've ever seen this one before!