Californias's Great America Fast Lane Pass: All You Need to Know
A Fast Lane pass is the most popular add-on used at the Great America park.
In this guide, we'll explain what Great America's Fast Lane pass is, what it allows you to do, what rides it includes, when to buy them, when not to buy them, and where you can buy them.
WHAT IS A FAST LANE PASS AT GREAT AMERICA?
A Fast Lane pass at California's Great America gives one rider access to a separate line, where riders can get to the front of the line much quicker than regular lines (for select rides).
Once a Fast Lane pass has been purchased, riders will be given a wristband that will signify to park staff, that you have access to the Fast Lane line.
Throughout the line, there will be various checkpoints where you will need to show your wristband to park staff, and ride operators.
These checkpoints are normally at the beginning of the line and ride before boarding the ride.
There are a total of 17 rides that are included with the Great America Fast Lane pass.
- Gold Striker
- Flight Deck
- Drop Tower
- Delta Flyer
- Eagles Flight
- Psycho Mouse
- Rip Roarin' Rapids
- Rue Le Dodge
- Tiki Twirl
- The Grizzly
- Flying Eagles
- Celebration Swings
- Barney Oldfield Speedway
Daily Price Changes
Prices aren't the same for each day and are typically more expensive on the weekends.
Fast Lane passes can be up to $20 more on the weekends than on the weekdays.
You'll want to click through the Fast Lane Calendar to see the different pricing options available.
Is it Included With Admission?
No. A Fast Lane pass is an additional cost and visitors will still need a California's Great America ticket to access the park.
In short, you are not able to use a Fast Lane pass without an admission ticket.
SEASON PASS FAST LANE
For Season Pass holders, there are two types of Season Pass Fast Lanes available.
- California's Great America All Season Pass Fast Lane
- California's Great America Platinum All Season Pass Fast Lane Plus
The All Season Pass Fast Lane provides you with everything that you can do with a Fast Lane pass, however, it will last the entire season.
The Platinum All Season Fast Lane Plus allows you access to skip ride lines at all Cedar Fair parks.
Throughout an entire season, that equals out to countless hours saved.
WHEN SHOULD I GET A FAST LANE PASS?
Skip Waiting in Lines
If you're not a fan of waiting in lines and are looking to ride the most rides possible in the shortest period, a Fast Lane pass will be a great fit for you.
Traveling With Kids
One of the most difficult parts of being at a theme park with kids is having to stand in lines.
Most kids don't have the patience to stand in lines, and honestly, it just isn't very fun to stand around in general.
You can prevent (or at the least minimize) this situation, with a Fast Lane pass.
WHEN SHOULD I NOT GET A FAST LANE PASS?
If you don't mind waiting in lines, then a Fast Lane pass may not be the best investment for you.
Weekday Visit During the Slow Season
If you're visiting on a weekday (Monday-Wednesday) during the slow season, there's a good chance that you may not even need this pass due to the lack of crowds (and lines).
It won't make sense to get a Fast Lane pass if there's no line to wait in during the slower days.
Where to Purchase a Fast Lane Pass
You can purchase a Fast Lane pass directly from California's Great America site, or in person at the park.
If you've purchased them online, you can redeem them at the Customer Service desk, located on your right-hand side after walking through the entrance.
Fast Lane passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
During the busier season, Fast Passes can often run out as they are extremely popular.