If you want a wicked ride, head for the rear of the Dragons. However, if you want to experience the dueling aspect, you need the visuals... and for those visuals, as with all inverted coasters, head for the front.
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Another last seat rider here. I tend to go for the front seat if lines are short for the view, but have enjoyed the ejector air from the back more. Shuttle trains tend to work better from the front since you can't see anything when you're whipped backwards and if it's a looper, you get shoved into your seat in the inversions.
The first time I rode all the coasters at Kennywood it was in the first seat.When we went to Canada 4 years ago I rode Dragon Mountain in the first seat (easy to do since me and my sisiteri-in-law were the only ones on the ride).
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When it comes to coasters, I am definitely an a** man. I love the back seat, because it offers unexpected turns and thrills. I do prefer the view from the front, of course, but I loathe the "halfway-to-the-bottom-of-the-drop-before-any-momentum" effect. I prefer to be whipped around corners. I will never forget my first ride on Viper at SFMM. Backseat to the top, and that sudden pull-over to the left and a pretty incredible rate. It absolutely floored and shocked me. You just don't get that from the front. I do prefer the front on woodies, but my first ride on Ghostrider was in the rear, and I was terrified. It felt amazingly out of control (granted, the front is even more so), and I loved it. Truth be told (upon reading my own writing), I like it both ways;), but I think I still prefer the rear seat first. ---------------------- Check out my updated website!
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First off, I love the back seat. But in a way, I usually find the backseat ride not quite as intense as the very front. Why? Well first off, when in the back the initial blast of wind that hits the front of the train lags a little as it covers the entire train. I like the feeling of the wind all the way in my face and nothing obstructing that powerful blast. Now, with airtime I love the front the most because I enjoy being "pushed" over the hills instead of in the back where you are "pulled". The only time I love the back is on Superman:ROS at SFA going down the first drop. After that the back is pretty tame. To Me! Keep in mind this is only an opinion that I wanted to express. ----------------- Gravity is your friend!
I think that it is stupid to wait an additional 20 minutes or what ever it may be, I personally like to ride in the back of rollercoasters, but normally I'll take whatever is the shortest wait. ----------------- Bobby DOT crew 2000 Flight of Fear/Wave Swinger crew 2001-2002
I got Millennium Force in the front the first time i rode it..and it was my first ride of the day....INSANE! ----------------- "you give me the most gorgeous sleep that i've ever had and when it's really bad i guess it's not that bad" Underneath it all- no doubt
Mine was the coaster, Kong at Six Flags Marine World. I was feeling really excited, I thought I was going to fall out since it slows down at the Serpent inversion! :) ----------------- CAK91687 "Anything for a Coaster!" Visit my site at http://www.geocities.com/cak91687/Coaster_Amusement.html
I usually go to the back seat on any coaster with lapbars. On inverts, I like the front because of the view, but I usually go in the middle, since the front is such a long line. On floorlesses, the front is much better, so I try to fill an empty seat or something, because the front row line on floorless is like 15 minutes extra. So, I usually go to the back on a new coaster. Much more airtime, less of a line, and more intense because you don't know where you're going.
I prefer to ride the back usually. I think with the exception of DD at IOA and MF most coasters are not that good in the front. I like MF better in the back, though. I was lucky enough to get 11 rides on my first trip there including the front seat and the very back on the last train of the night.