FastLane and Parent Swap

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 11:48 AM

Has anyone used Parent Swap in conjunction with FastLane?

We are going with a group (5 adults and 2 little ones) and we are considering purchasing FastLane. Would we be able to purchase 3 FastLane passes and then parent swap so that the other 2 adults could ride?

Thoughts? I'll probably email CP to see if this is Kosher, too, but I wanted to gather opinions on here as well as see if anyone has already done this...

Thanks in Advance :)


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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:29 PM

My girlfriend and I took our daughter to cedar point last summer and we did the fast pass and the parent swamp and i can tell you that all adults who are using the parent swamp need to have fast passes if all of you plan on using the fast pass line. My girlfriend and I both had to buy one in order for both of us to use the fast pass line with the parent swamp. And yes they do check closely to make sure you're not abusing the system.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 10:34 AM
Kevinj's avatar

^ Some days Kiddy Kingdom feels like a parent swamp.

That said, from my understanding each Fast Lane is attributed to an individual, and is not transferable to another person. For example, my wife and I couldn't go to the park, purchase a Fast Lane, and pass it back and forth between each other.

Is that what you are thinking of doing?

We are parent swap pros at this point; the entry point for rides is literally getting right on in the station itself from the exit point, well beyond any Fast Lane entry point.

Maybe I'm not clearly understanding your plan of action here.

Last edited by Kevinj, Thursday, June 8, 2017 10:39 AM

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Thursday, June 8, 2017 2:47 PM

They want the first parent to use the Fast Lane queue then the second parent uses the swap pass to skip the line entirely but without having bought Fast Lane. Sounds like a pretty slick loophole but no, that doesn't work. It said on the old website that both Parent Swap participants would need FastLane bands to use both programs. However, here's a little known loophole... If you have one kid who is tall enough to ride, he can ride with both parents using the Parent Swap program.


But then again, what do I know?
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Friday, June 9, 2017 9:34 AM

I get they don't want two people skipping the line for the price of one and it makes sense, but how exactly do they enforce this in reality? Seems like it would be a challenge.


-Matt

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Monday, June 12, 2017 1:16 AM
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My thoughts exactly Matt. Who on the platform would be able to say for certain that the first parent (despite wearing a Fastlane wristband) didn't actually wait in the full length of the entire line? Perhaps Dad only wants to use his Fastlane to skip the line at the ride's Mom isn't interested in riding. Maybe mom only wants to ride a little bit and Dad wants to ride a lot. Is there some rule that says that if you have a Fastlane wristband you are forbidden from waiting in the full line?

I'm in no way saying that cheating the Fastlane system by paying for only one person isn't unethical, but I can easily see how this rule wouldn't be very easy for a crew to enforce.


Richie A.

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