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2024 Knott's Berry Farm Fast Lane Pass Options: Explained

A Fast Lane Pass is by far the most popular pass at Knott's Berry Farm.

In this guide, we'll explain what a Knott's Fast Lane Pass is, the types of Fast Lane Passes offered, what rides each pass includes, and when to consider purchasing it.

    What is a Knott's Fast Lane Pass?

    A Knott's Berry Farm Fast Lane Pass is an additional cost that provides a pass holder access to a separate and quicker line to the most popular rides.

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    A Knott's Fast Lane Pass is valid for one person, which means if you're in a group, each person needs to have purchased their own Fast Lane Pass to be able to skip the line together.

    Types of Fast Lane Passes at Knott's Berry Farm

    There are three types of Knott's Fast Lane Passes including:

    1. Regular Fast Lane - Valid For 1 Day
    2. Season Pass Fast Lane - Skip the Lines For the Entire Season at Knott's
    3. Season Pass Fast Lane Plus - Skip the Lines For the Season at All Cedar Fair Parks

    1. Knott's Fast Lane Pass

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    A regular Knott's Fast Lane Pass is valid for 1-day allowing you to skip the lines to eligible rides on the day of your visit.

    2. Knott's Season Pass Fast Lane Pass

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    A Knott's Season Pass Fast Lane Pass works identically to the regular Fast Lane Pass, with the only difference being that instead of 1-day, it lasts for the entire season.

    To be able to use a Season Pass Fast Lane Pass, you must have a valid Knott's Berry Farm Season Pass.

    3. Knott's Season Pass Fast Lane Plus

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    A Knott's Season Pass Fast Lane Plus Pass takes skipping the line to the next level, allowing you to skip the lines at not just the Knott's park, but every Cedar Fair park.

    Eligible Rides to Use a Fast Lane Pass

    As of the time of this writing, all of the Fast Lane Passes at Knott's Berry Farm offer access to the same rides, with the main difference between the passes being the duration.

    A Fast Lane Pass can only be used at the following Knott's Berry Farm rides including:

    Eligible Rides to Use Fast Lane
    Calico River Rapids
    Calico Mine Ride
    Timber Mountain Log Ride
    Knott’s Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair (Summer 2020)
    Coast Rider
    Silver Bullet
    Sierra Sidewinder
    Pony Express
    Supreme Scream
    La Revolucion
    Sol Spin
    Los Voladores
    Knott's Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair

    How a Knott's Fast Lane Pass Works

    After purchasing a Knott's Fast Lane Pass, you'll be given a wristband that lets the ride operators know that you have access to the faster Fast Lane line.

    You can simply head directly to a Fast Lane ride entrance and show your wristband to the staff along the way.

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    Throughout the line, there are normally one or more checkpoints where you will need to show your wristband to park staff, and ride operators.

    These checkpoints can normally be found at the beginning of the ride's line and before boarding the ride.

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    When Can You Use Your Knott's Fast Lane Pass?

    Knott's has created a Fast Lane calendar that shows which dates of the year the Fast Lane Pass is available.

    In 2024, Knott's Fast Lane Passes are not available on the following dates:

    • August: 20-22 & 27-29

    Additionally, Fast Lane Passes cannot be used during special events such as Knott's Scary Farm, park buyouts, or Fright Lane.

    Fast Lane Prices Can Change By the Day

    Knott's Fast Lane prices fluctuate throughout the year, typically costing more during the weekends and during the busier seasons (around holidays and/or during the Summer season) due to the high demand.

    You'll want to click through the Fast Lane Calendar to see the different pricing options available.

    This is the main reason why Fast Lane Passes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and it's very common that they sell out during busier seasons.

    When Should I Get a Knott's Fast Lane Pass?

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    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.

    The nice thing about this pass is that you're able to get back in line immediately after riding as well.

    If you've ever waited in a regular line, there's a good chance that you have seen Fast Lane riders ride the ride multiple times, before you've been able to ride it once.

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    One of the most difficult parts of being at a theme park with young 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 this potential situation completely with a Fast Lane Pass purchase.

    When Should I Not Get a Fast Lane Pass?

    If you don't mind waiting in lines and/or are planning to visit the park over multiple days, then a Fast Lane Pass may not make sense to purchase.

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    If you know the best days to visit Knott's during the slower seasons, there's a good chance that you may not even need this pass at all due to the lack of crowds and lines.

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    Where to Purchase a Knott's Fast Lane Pass

    You can purchase directly from the Knott's Berry Farm site, Knott's app, or in person at the ticket booth near the entrance.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is a Fast Lane Pass Included With Admission?

    No. A Fast Lane pass is an additional cost and visitors will still need a Knott's Berry Farm ticket to access the park.

    In short, you are not able to use a Fast Lane Pass without an admission ticket.

    Is a Reservation Required?

    No. Unlike other parks where a reservation must be made days ahead (and sometimes weeks), despite having the actual pass, all that you need is the actual wristband and you can head straight to the Fast Lane line.

    Is Fast Lane Worth it at Knott's Berry Farm?

    Fast Lane is absolutely worth it at Knott's if you're tired of waiting in lines, and/or would like to get the most out of your day. A Fast Lane Pass gives you instant access to the faster line and is extremely easy to use.

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