I don't get how the OPs let you guys do that? They never once let me do that before, even when there wasn't a single person in line... Somehow I guess I get the mean ones when I'm there. :P
The reason I like AE is because it was the first coaster at the park I truly liked. I had fun on it. Sure, you are halfway down the hill before you pick up any speed, but it was fun. Now I ride it once or twice while I'm at the park to relive the memories, but thats about it.
I have rode it at night, and if there is no one in line they let me stay on. The do that at Congo Falls too. I rode that 10 times in a row, with out having to get off.