Existing Roller Coaster Apollo's Chariot

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I will be at the park today with my mom and I will probably ride Apollo's Chariot multiple times as I usually do (rather want to break my 12-in-a-row from last visit, lol, but may not do that:)). So if you see a girl in a black Elsa tank top, beige cargo shorts, and white sandals at the park today, that's probably me. Unless of course it's a four-year-old or something, obviously.
 

MAZ

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I prefer second or third from the back for smoothness blended with great airtime. Outside right seat is my go to.
 
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Rode this amazing ride for the first time since 2012 today. I thought I had no chance after being denied Griffon Alpengeist and InvadR (granted griffons belts were less than an inch from the buckles by myself with no help) but sure enough the red line showed without an operator even pushing the Bar. Man I missed the floating airtime this ride has especially in the backseat it was a blast rode it 6 times 5 in the back and once in the front. Missed Apollo.
 
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Just an interesting anecdote, but tonight right as I was about to ride, a squirrel managed to hop on the track and run into the station causing a very brief but cute downtime. Everyone cheered as one of the team members was able to chase the squirrel back off the track. I've never seen such an event in my time riding or operating coasters, and I thought it was pretty funny.
 
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As someone who only buys quick queues on slammed days, even sometimes “crowded” days as the 50% off is hella handy, the execution of the program on some of the rides is abysmal. I would love for them to split the queue in half as the quick queue alternative. Have normal riders go to the left at the entrance and quick queue to the right. Put a barrier smack dab in the middle of the wider area and bam, would make the quick queue worth using on AC. I’m pretty sure most of us can agree that being forced into row 2 is perhaps one of the most heart wrenching moments in life.
 

Lord Robert

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Man I missed the floating airtime this ride has especially in the backseat it was a blast rode it 6 times 5 in the back and once in the front.  Missed Apollo.
The entire back row is freaking amazing for how much airtime jumps out at you. I hope the coaster gets a fresh coat of paint for it's 20th anniversary in 2019; it needs it badly.
 
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So does the park intend to ever repaint Apollo's Chariot? I rode it yesterday and good lord is the paint job looking rough...
Glad I'm not the only one that thinks this.

Just a side personal note, please try out the test seat before going on a ride. I still have a scar from trying to fit someone in on AC because they would not admit to their weight issue. That was nearly 20 years ago, AC first season,....and I've aged myself.
 
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