Anyone will tell you that for any ride there is that perfect spot to sit. There's that one that's not too far to the right or too high. The seat where you won't get too wet is a secret for some while other seats will block your view. Then there are those rides where the experience will completely changing depending on your place in the vehicle. Here's a comprehensive list of some of the best seats in the house for DLR attractions and shows.
- Jungle Cruise - Close to the skipper - The closer you sit to the skipper the more likely they'll joke around with you individually so you'll get a more unique experience.
- Indiana Jones Adventure - Driver's side edge - If you sit right on the edge on the driver's side, there's a chance the snake in the Snake Chamber will attack you!
- Mark Twain Riverboat - Second level - I personally prefer the second level of the steamer because everyone else is either enjoying the seats on the bottom floor or are crowding for the railing on the top deck. The second level still offers great views but with far fewer crowds.
- Golden Horseshoe Stage - Close to the stage - As with the Jungle Cruise, the closer you sit to the stage the more likely you are to be asked to participate in the show.
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad - Middle-back cars - If you sit in the front then you won't really start moving after lift hills until you've reached the bottom but if you sit in the back you'll start slowing at the lift hills while still in the middle of the preceding curves. Middle-back, trust me. Perfect every time!
- Space Mountain - Front car - Every projection effect is designed to be seen from the front car. Also, the sudden drops and turns seem more abrupt when there's no one in front of you to prepare you for it.
- Disneyland Monorail - Passenger Side - Most of the views of the scenery are best seen from the passenger side windows. However, if traveling from Downtown Disney, take the driver's side if you prefer views of DD and Fantasyland.
- Splash Mountain - Depends - Do you want to get wet? Then take the front. Want to stay dry? Take the back. It depends on your preference.
Disney California Adventure
- Soarin' Over California - Section B2 - Seats anywhere in B2 will place you in the dead centre of the screen. In row 1 you'll see the top edge, row 3 you can see the bottom, and sections A & C pose the risk of seeing the sides.
- Goofy's Sky School - Front seat - Coasters like these get their thrills from the terror of potentially falling off the edge. Sitting in the front seat increases that fear exponentially.
- California Screamin' - Depends - Sit in the rear cars and you'll feel those Gs the longest during the launch and be flung over the hills, so get ready for intensity. The front cars, though, add that extra terror during launch as you hurtle toward the hill in front of you with nothing to obstruct your view. The middle cars offer a more moderate experience.
- Twilight Zone Tower of Terror - Depends - For most riders there is no wrong seat, but if you're like me and require the use of those handles, avoid aisle seats unless you're okay with just one.