What is a Fast Lane Pass? | Know Before You Go
A Fast Lane Pass is one of the most popular passes at both theme parks and concerts.
In this guide, we'll explain exactly what a Fast Lane Pass is, what it allows you to do, and where to buy them.
What is a Fast Lane Pass?
At a theme park, a Fast Lane Pass allows a pass holder to skip the regular line to the most popular rides at the park.
At a concert, a Fast Lane pass allows a pass holder to gain early entry into the venue.
Is It Included With Admission?
No. Pass holders at both theme parks and concerts will need a separate ticket to gain entry, as a Fast Lane Pass alone does not include admission.
Visitors at a theme park will need a theme park ticket & a Fast Lane Pass to be able to use the pass and skip the lines to rides.
Visitors at a concert will need a concert ticket & a Fast Lane Pass to be able to use the pass and gain early entry.
When Can Fast Lane Passes Be Purchased?
For theme parks, visitors can purchase a Fast Lane Pass online directly from the theme park before their visit, or add it on during their visit.
For concerts, visitors can purchase a Fast Lane Pass online directly from Ticketmaster, StubHub, and SeatGeek) before their event date, or add the pass up to one day before the event.
Theme Parks That Use Fast Lane Passes
Almost every major theme park in the United States has a form of a Fast Lane Pass, but they use a different name.
To name a few:
- Six Flags uses the Flash Pass
- SeaWorld uses the QuickQueue pass
- Universal Studios uses the Express Pass
- Legoland Florida uses the Fast Track Pass
- Legoland California uses the Reserve N Ride pass
- and Disney uses the Genie+ system.
All of the Cedar Fair theme parks use the exact Fast Lane Pass terminology including:
- Cedar Point's Fast Lane Pass
- Kings Dominion's Fast Lane Pass
- Carowinds Fast Lane Pass
- Knott's Fast Lane Pass
- California's Great America Fast Lane Pass
- Worlds of Fun's Fast Lane Pass
- Valleyfair's Fast Lane Pass
- Kings Island's Fast Lane Pass
- Michigan's Adventure Fast Lane Pass
There Is More Than One Type of Fast Lane Pass
It's important to know that the majority of Cedar Fair parks offer two types of Fast Lane Passes:
- Fast Lane
- Fast Lane Plus
The main difference is that the Fast Lane Plus gives pass holders access to skip the lines to more rides than a regular Fast Lane pass does.
However, the Fast Lane Plus pass is more expensive than the regular pass.
You'll want to check which rides each pass includes, to make a decision
Know About Season-Long Fast Lane Passes
For Season Pass holders of Cedar Fair parks, there are Season Pass Fast Lanes available.
This allows pass holders access to skip the lines to their favorite rides for the entire season.
Due to how much time this can save visitors, this is an extremely popular upgrade, that can sell out, and is available on a first-come, first served basis.