I'd always thought that riding up front was something that had to be arranged ahead of time, or was for special people, or just dumb luck....that is till I started visiting this site. Last Spring when I went to the Magic Kingdom on my own, I asked to sit up front. The crowds were light, and I only had to wait for the next train. I shared my ride with a mother and 2 children who were seasoned riders in the front car. I think riding into Epcot might offer a better view, but it was strange seeing "the track" instead of other riders. I have my certificate framed and sitting in my "Disney" guest room.