View Full Version : Theme Parks adding Speed Passes

06-10-2013, 11:36 PM
It was bound to happen sooner or later: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/theme-parks-v-p-ticket-182535143.html

Lots of negative comments, but then the people complaining are still there paying what was, until recently, full price.

06-11-2013, 09:13 AM
Where have you been?

Cedar Point has been doing this for three years.... Most parks have been now.

06-11-2013, 11:29 AM
Disney has been doing Fastpass for a LONG time (it started free for hotel guests and now it's for anyone with a ticket and they're adding a new system to book in advance online-crazy!) and Cedar Point for a few years. Only thing is Cedar Point is about 50 bucks to go in and the Fast Lane is about 50 more...so 100 bucks a ticket.
It would probably be worth it though if you want to ride as a couple years ago my wife and I went and with the lines we only rode about 5 coasters ALL DAY...it was that busy...on a Tuesday.
Since the park is more popular than ever, this is a problem. I don't even want to go back UNLESS we get the Fast Lane tickets...
A good problem for a park to have...bad for the customer...

06-12-2013, 10:34 AM
At Six Flags you can buy this GOLD band and you get on anything when you want... I will have to admit that at our attractions people hate waiting in line for a long time and then a bunch of people jumping up in front of them. You have to do it very careful let me tell you... let in a few of the people standing in line, let in a few fast pass guys. Larry