Lines, lines, lines. Long lines can be a bummer when waiting to get on a coaster especially if you don’t pay extra for “skip the line, express pass.” Different parks utilize different ways for you to get your seat after you stood in line, often for an extended period of time.
First, there is the long standing method of lining up and you choose your favorite seat. Your choice – back, middle, or the extra ten minutes for the front car with the wind in your face. That is the solid, traditional formula that has worked for years and in most parks. Next, there is the method some parks use, especially on new attractions; you wait in line until you reach the line attendant. The line attendant chooses for you what row and sometimes what number dot, square, or painted footprint to stand on. After a long wait in line, you ask to choose front or back car, but you get the reply, “Row 6 please.” Did the attendant even hear your seat request?
Arguments can be made both ways, and we would love to hear them. Let’s take Disney’s Mission Space at Epcot as another example. They tell you where to stand. That ride, however, is different, so does it make a difference on this ride as compared to a coaster. Does line flow really move quicker when utilizing this method? Send us your thoughts- see you on a coaster soon.