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Carowinds Fast Lane Pass: Everything You Need to Know

A Fast Lane Pass is one of the most popular passes at Carowinds.

In this guide, we'll explain what this pass is, what it allows you to do, what rides it includes, and where to buy them.

    What is a Carowinds Fast Lane Pass?

    A Carowinds Fast Lane Pass allows you to skip the regular line, and access a separate and faster line to quickly ride your favorite rides, rather than waiting in long lines.

    carowinds fast lane pass

    How to Skip the Line

    After purchasing your pass, you will receive a wristband which will give you access to the Fast Lane lines.

    You can find these lines by following the blue and yellow Fast Lane entrance signs near the rides.

    carowinds fast lane entrance sign

    Here you'll show your wristband to the ride operator at the entrance of the ride.

    Rides Included With the Fast Lane Pass

    fury 325 at carowinds

    An underrated feature of the Fast Lane pass at Carowinds (compared to other parks) is that all of the most popular rides are included in this one pass (rather than having multiple versions of the pass such as Fast Lane Plus).

    The 22 rides in which the Fast Lane pass can be used include:

    Rides Included with Fast Lane

    Boo Blasters on Boo Hill

    Carolina Cyclone
    Caroline Goldrusher
    Carolina Skytower
    Copperhead Strike
    Flying Ace Balloon Race
    Fury 325
    Mountain Gliders
    The Flying Cobras

    Price Differences

    Normally Fast Lane passes are the most expensive on Saturday and Sunday, and cheaper during the weekdays.

    carowinds fast lane on saturday

    Is It Included With Admission

    No. Fast Lane Passes are an additional cost and can only be used with guests that also have an admission ticket.

    When Should I Get a Fast Lane Pass?

    If you're only visiting the park for one day, and the only time that you can go is on the weekend (when the park is most busy), a Fast Lane Pass can save you a lot of time.

    carowinds intimidator ride

    A Fast Lane Pass during crowded days allows you to accomplish more rides at the park in less time.

    When Should I Not Get a Fast Lane Pass?

    If you don't mind waiting in lines, or if you're able to visit the park during the week (when it's least busy).

    If you're able to visit the park during the week, chances are that the lines and wait times won't be anywhere near what they are on the weekends.

    This means that you'll be able to wait in the regular lines for a reasonable amount of time, without having to wait hours on end.

    Season Long Fast Lane Pass

    If you're a Carowinds Season Pass holder, you can also buy a season-long fast lane pass, allowing you to skip the line for the entire season.

    fast lane carowinds season pass

    It works the same as the typical fast lane passes, however, they can only use it for the day, whereas you will be able to use it for the entire season.

    Where Can I Buy a Fast Lane Pass?

    On the Carowinds official site or at the park in person, however be aware that cash is not accepted, as Carowinds is a cashless park.

    buy carowinds fast lane at the park sign

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is the Fast Lane Worth it at Carowinds?

    If you hate waiting in lines or have a limited time at the park it is absolutely worth it. It allows you to spend most of your time riding your favorite rides at the park rather than waiting. These passes also often sell out.

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