In the front row, you get more hang time at the top of hills and it's generally a smoother ride. In the back row, you get pulled over the hill faster but the ride is usually rougher. The front is more exciting because you are seeing everything coming at you without a bunch of cars and heads in front of you. You should try the front row of Kingda Ka again. It seems to go by so much faster that It wasn't until the 3rd time that I new I was at the top when I actually was. The first 2 times I was at the bottom before I realized I hit the top. The front row is the best.