The inside seats in the front two rows are much smoother than the outside sides at the back of the train.
I will definetely remember that for next time - front end, inside seat.
The annoying thing is, is that I had the choice between an inside seat or outside one. I chose outside, oh what a mistake that was. It was however at the back end of the train so I guess little could be done to make the ride any more enjoyable anyway!
As for shambhala, I would love to be stuck at the top of the lift. Firstly it would give much more time to admire the view, and secondly there is always the possibility you will have to walk down the lift hill walkway which could be a very thrilling HIGHlight of the day!