Cedar Point guests will once again be able to upgrade their tickets to reduce their time in line. 

For the shortened 2020 season, Cedar Point did not sell new Fast Lane or Fast Lane Plus wristbands in order to manage the limited capacity on attractions. The park did honor Fast Lane purchases that had been made in advance. 

For 2021, guests will be able to buy new Fast Lane and Fast Lane Plus upgrades beginning April 26. 

The park will also be bringing back its reservation system to manage capacity restrictions. In 2020, guests were initially required to make reservations in advance to enter the park — similar to what was required at Disney World and SeaWorld parks — but that was scrapped just 12 days after Cedar Point reopened as the pandemic led to lower crowds and staffing difficulties. 

However, the reservation requirement ended up returning in September as attendance recovered. 

Cedar Point communications director Tony Clark said the park will be sharing details on how to make reservations, along with the park’s “full COVID-related protocols for the 2021 season,” on April 26. 

With the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now reporting that more than 50 percent of all adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, some theme parks have begun loosening their safety measures. 

Dollywood and Silver Dollar City announced earlier this month that outdoor spaces where physically distancing is possible will now be “mask-optional” areas for guests. Face coverings will still be required in more crowded outdoor areas, in queues, on rides, and in all indoor spaces. 

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