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Vote of the week: Left or right? Which line do you choose?

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Published: August 24, 2007 at 11:34 AM

You've been there. You've made the decision. Now it's time to reveal it to the world. When the queue splits on those really long theme park rides, which side of the line do you pick... and why?

Readers' Opinions

From Lee Mak on August 24, 2007 at 12:47 PM
this really depends on the ride:

Pirates at MK: always use the right, it looks like it turns away, but you are only going over the water and goes into a shorter walkway.

Space Mountain at MK: always go left. the line is no different, but there are two more drops and better hills on the left side.

Tower of Terror at MGM: Always go left after entering the "basement" area after the cut scene movie in the library. The left line is shorter to the elevators, but there is only two elevators on that side, while there are three on the right. If the left line is moving quicker, go with it...if they are the same, go right; you will get on faster.

Dueling Dragons at IOA: it depends on which coaster you like better. its not a left or right choice.

Hulk at IOA...screwed either way

If I have never been on the ride, I tend to go towards which ever line is shorter; I learn my lesson if I get it wrong and either take the one I like or hope I get directed to the line I like best when there is an attendant

From Iris Hernandez on August 24, 2007 at 1:50 PM
For Dueling Dragons I always pick fire, and for everything else except Tower of Terror and Dinosaur, I go left. I guess since I am left handed i just tend to go in that direction.

By the way...good, albeit odd question Robert.

From brian lochridge on August 24, 2007 at 2:25 PM
Ok now I'm going to start going right
From Anthony Murphy on August 24, 2007 at 2:43 PM
More people tend to go right...

...or thats what I tell myself!

From Claudine Deshaies on August 24, 2007 at 6:55 PM
I've always heard that more people go right. So the fact that more people on here are going left is probably an enthusiast thing. (meaning we've all seen the "more people go right" thing on some web site)
Maybe the general public would have a higher right percentage.
From Chris Walton on August 25, 2007 at 7:38 AM
Depends on the ride, but with most of my experiences, I go left. I do like to switch it up though, that way I have the full ride experience.
From Robert OGrosky on August 30, 2007 at 7:26 PM
I almost always go left, I have read studies that claim that since most people are right handed that they will go right far more often than left.

And i will watch people who get in line at the same time and then go right and for the most part i would say that the leftside moved faster, some times alot, so that is my unscientific study results (lol).

From Mike K on August 26, 2007 at 8:18 AM
I also believe that the general public always goes right and going left therefore will always be shorter. It is also my belief that the park knows this and makes the right side queue a bit longer to accommodate the majority of people going in that side.
From Lindsey Williston on August 26, 2007 at 12:56 PM
I used to head off in the left direction when the lines split off, but lately I have learned that the majority of people feel the same way (whether they are left or right handed). The line tends to have a greater vere off to the right and seems to almost continue when heading left. Most people chose the line that looks like it is a continuation of the line they are already in. I find it quicker going to the right. Hard to explain. Do I make any sense at all?
From TH Creative on August 27, 2007 at 9:51 AM
How come there is not an option for "Whichever way my wife tells me?"
From Adrienne McDonald on August 27, 2007 at 10:07 AM
I don't exactly know which rides you're referring to, the ones like X w/two sides or the racing coasters or Superman TE w/two sides? I would've like to have know more specific info so I can give an accurate response. I chose left but seems as though so did everyone else, lol. Usually, if there are two sides, like the racing coasters, the left is less full so I dunno, if they're the same exact track, I choose whichever line is shorter. Those w/different trax such as Rolling Thunder or Rebel Yell (one side backwards) or Dueling Dragons, you know I have to ride both so that's why I was wondering about specific coasters or rides.
From Claudine Deshaies on August 27, 2007 at 2:05 PM
My guess is that the question refers to which line when both go to the same ride. If the ride at the end of the line is different (IE: Gwazi, Dueling Dragons), then we have our reasons for picking one or the other.
From Adrienne McDonald on August 27, 2007 at 3:42 PM
Yeah I pretty much figured that but honestly, I really don't recall any "split" in a que line other than when it gets right at the end to where you choose your seat.
From Dwight Graham on August 27, 2007 at 4:30 PM
I am so General Public...seems I always end up going right. Why ? Cuz its right, even if its wrong. Hey whats in this Koolaid anyway ?
From Phillip Florendo on August 30, 2007 at 1:44 PM
Whichever way I go, 4 out of 5 times I end up choosing the wrong side. I usually go Left. Based on reading all these comments, going left must be an enthusiast thing, as suggested.

In the line for the Jungle Cruise at DL, the left side boards on the back of the boat meaning it's a shorter line slightly. And then you also board both the left side of the boat and the center seats. That also has you facing the right side of the boat, which I feel has the best view.

So the left side of the Jungle Cruise line at Disneyland is better.

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