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Don't be a Cowardly Lion: Pay One Price rides, 'fast pass' come to San Diego County Fair

By the numbers: San Diego County Fair
Posted at 5:12 PM, May 07, 2019

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — The San Diego County Fair is making it even easier for thrill seekers to enjoy as many rides and games as they can handle this summer.

The fair is bringing back Pay One Price Ride Days every Wednesday and Thursday in June. Fairgoers can purchase a wristband for $38 and enjoy unlimited Fun Zone of Kids Zone rides for the day. The wristbands can be purchased online or at the fairgrounds.

Select thrill rides, such as the Bungee Jump, Sling Shot, Rock Climbing Wall, and Turbo Jump, do not accept the wristband. But, participating 7-Eleven stores are offering a $5 discount on the wristband with a qualifying purchase.

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New this year, the fair is introducing their "Ride FastPass" system. For $20, the pass allows fair-goers to use a special "FastPass" lane at fair rides. A limited amount of the passes will be issued per day and can only be purchased at the fair.

The fair is also introducing a FunPass to streamline the ride pass process on phones or with a card. The FunPass can be pre- or reloaded with ride and game tickets that are then scanned and deducted from the card or app. If all the credits aren't used in one day, they can be saved for the next time.

The FunPass card can be purchased at the fair and the app can be downloaded onto phones. For mobile users, passes can be reloaded their through phones. Parents can even buy tickets and send them to their kids through the app.

If you're really into planning, you can peruse all of the rides that will be available this year on the fair's website here.