I am now officially spoiled rotten.
This past weekend at Cedar Point (which was only the best roller coaster weekend we have had in years!!), we all ponied up the extra dough and got these:
Fast Lane passes.
This wristband is basically a license to budge to the front of any and all amusement park rides that have a designated “fast lane”. And let me just say:
Once you go fast, you never go back.
What with the questionable weather, we thought the Fast Lane passes may have been a misstep. But the rain cleared out by 10 am on Saturday (when the park opens) and the day turned out gorgeous. Which brought the crowds.
Can I just say, It was ridiculous how much time we saved and how much more we got to ride? I felt a teensy twinge of guilt the first time we used it. It was on the Maverick.
The regular wait time for the rabble was over 75 minutes. With our wrist bands??
We basically walked right past the tightly packed maze of sheeple, all balefully staring at us, as we breezed up the stairs and right to the boarding area.
Suck it, bitches.
We rode everything that our hear’s desired in the park. Multiple times. And we didn’t even have to do the shitty rides just because the lines were shorter!! The longest wait we had the entire weekend was for the Millennium Force, but only because we decided to wait for the very front seats. Even then, it was only 30 minutes.
We were through the line and done riding the front seat before other folks had made it halfway through the line.
Last year, sans passes, we waited two fucking hours to ride the Top Thrill Drag Coaster. Two hours! For a 17 second ride!!
With our Fast Lane passes we waited 20 minutes. And we’re able to swoop in and ride it again after it had been broken down for a portion of Saturday.
One of the best lines? The brand new Gatekeeper ride. It seriously took not quite 10 minutes from walk up to boarding.
Because we saved so much time, we didn’t feel guilty about occasionally waiting for the front seats. I rode in the front of Millennium Force, Maverick (twice), Raptor, and The Gatekeeper.
The rest of the time we just swooped in and chose the shortest lines and sat wherever.
It. Was. Awesome.
By far the best $90 I’ve ever spent. If you have the means, love riding coasters but hate the waiting, then I highly recommend picking one up.
It is so choice!
P.S. Yes, we did sing the line “Life in the Fast Lane” every time we used it. Just to be extra-douchey.