Monday, June 10, 2002 6:23 PM
Going for my second trip to ride MF, I was wandering can you choose your seat for it? Or is it still first come first serve system.

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Monday, June 10, 2002 6:24 PM
you can wait for the front and back only
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Monday, June 10, 2002 6:48 PM
Yeah just the front and back. If you are willing to wait an extra 40 or 50 minutes for the front its worth it IMO. The extra wait for the front probably will be that long though.
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Monday, June 10, 2002 6:58 PM

If choosing between the back and the front I want to remind you the front provides good visuals but little force. The Back on the other hand is off the hook. Huge ejector air on the first drop, mad floater on the Magnum hills. 8 seconds on the first and 5 seconds on the second. (I have counted numerous times) LOL

It is now running back up to the speed it did last summer and all the bugs seem to be worked out. It is so much quieter now with the new wheels.

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Monday, June 10, 2002 7:39 PM

Occasionally, as you'll note in the "spiel," MF assigns seats. They VERY rarely do this, but when people can't pick a seat and stay with it, and we have a bunch of 8th graders playing musical seats while we're trying to hit the cycle on the three trains...we have no choice.

As I said, it's very rare, but it does happen, and it is noted in the spiels throughout the day.

Alan--PTC02

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Monday, June 10, 2002 9:21 PM

Generally they stop allowing people to wait for seats past close. Sometimes they do true assigned seating past close where if your the 5th person in line you get the 5th seat and can't even go to the back.

There is not a bad seat on MF, the back is one of the best places to be though.

*** This post was edited by Joe E. on 6/11/2002. ***

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 6:46 AM
i agree joe e. if you have a chance, the back is the best to wait for. the line is never long for it (most i've had to wait was 2 trains) and it sure beats waiting an extra half an hour for the front.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 7:50 AM
Personally, I wish they would switch to Disney-style assigned seating: Where you are assigned a seat unless you really want to sit somewhere else.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 8:10 AM
Ride the back, especially at night. Its the best.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 9:08 AM

RideMan said:
... Disney-style assigned seating: Where you are assigned a seat unless you really want to sit somewhere else.


Huh? If you really want to sit somewhere else, then it's not really assigned seating; is it? :)

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 1:24 PM
DEK, I realize that sounds strange. But the truth of the matter is, most people really don't care where they sit so long as they're on the train. Recognizing this, Disney typically tells people where to sit, and most people sit where they are told. But they are flexible about it because while most people don't care, some people care very deeply...and in some cases aren't interested in the very front or very back seat. Kind of like us lunatics who prefer Magnum's 3rd seat to the very front...the current setup on MF does not accommodate those people. Now, if they would load two or three trainloads of people into the station instead of just one, that would make all the difference in terms of allowing limited seat selection.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 2:39 PM
Does the station get crowded for MF or is it nice and spaced out like WT. When I went MF was closed...Oh well

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 2:52 PM
They count people into the MF station so that there is never more than two people in each shoot, excluding the front and the back. I don't really mind the system that much as it keeps the trains full and the line moving well. It did kind of bug me when they didn't let you wait for the front or the back, but I guess it's pretty fair now. A system like this probably would not work on a coaster like Magnum or Raptor because the interval is shorter and people can't physically get through the turnstyle that fast. I still prefer the pick your own seats method, but keeping the trains filled is important too.

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2001 Magnum Crew

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