Wow, I got tickets for my son and grandson and I. We read other reviews, got there early and stood in (front of the) line. My pre-teen grandson got the seat at the front of the boat. We were right behind. They say if you want the most thrill, sit at the front of the boat - if you want the most splash, sit at the back. I was authentically scared several times and kind of beat up by the hard bumps, you feel everything at the front of the boat and you really fly. The staff was great and made it so much fun. My grandson and son had SO much fun, and I did too, but if I did it again I'd let them have the front and I'd sit toward the back. Make sure everyone is securely buckled.