Tim W

Published: January 6, 2009 at 5:33 PM

thanks for the tips Nigel. these will come in ahndy next month for sure! And i think i wont share with the family. lol
Larry Zimmerman

Published: January 6, 2009 at 7:11 PM

My score was more like your partner's. My son's however was more like yours.
Brian L

Published: January 6, 2009 at 11:42 PM

my best was 218,000 + or - a few. took me all morning-noon time to get it (i was able to go on it so may times cuz it was a slow day and being a CM has its perks) and ended up being top of top 3 for a while but was knocked down to third by the end of the day. my arm started to go numb so i had to stop. very worth it tho.
Ray Schroeder

Published: January 7, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Great tips. Maybe next time I'll crack 100,000. I need to go to the gym to build up my arm strength. It's an exhausting ride. BTW Robert, I'm a current Tribune employee(for the moment)at one of their TV stations. Fun times.
Russell Meyer
Writer

Published: January 7, 2009 at 4:23 PM

We rode quite a bit last October at DCA. After a few trips through we found most of those "Easter Eggs." The most valuable one I found was flipping the barn in the egg-launching scene.

I also noticed some of the cast members asking odd number groups if the "minded" sitting with a single rider. While it seems like a nice touch from a PR standpoint, it got pretty annoying on a busier day when the single rider line took more than 20-30 minutes to get through (only slightly faster than the normal line). My philisophy is if someone doesn't mind riding by themselves and there's an empty seat available, that seat should be filled. People who don't want to sit next to a stranger should not go to a theme park.

Robert Niles
Editor

Published: January 7, 2009 at 4:59 PM

I wouldn't sit a single rider next to a child, would ask for a teen and would sit 'em without asking next to an adult.
Ray Schroeder

Published: January 8, 2009 at 11:17 AM

They eliminated the single rider line at the Studios in FL.
Marc Ricketts

Published: January 9, 2009 at 9:32 AM

"The hosts, to their credit, were asking odd-numbered parties if they minded a single rider joining them."

I completely disagree! New, popular attractions should not go out with empty seats if there's a body to fill them. I've never seen people asked before riding MM, and that counts single riders at ski resorts going back many years before the concept even came to theme parks.

I avoided tips on this ride before my maiden voyage, and intended to check for tips online before riding again that trip. Unfortunately, no connection at our hotel, and no wireless to be found at the DLR (unless I just never asked the right person). Still got to 169,000. Bookmarking this page for next time.