Sorry to have to tell you this bad news then but since July 2011 they no longer allow passengers in the driver cab. The owl is hard to see from the monorail itself, you can spot him from inside Chef Mickey's though.
A month before the accident, I took my granddaughter into the front car and asked for the driver's license and got one for my granddaughter and grandson. She was so proud of that. Don't know if everybody knows but all the transportation vehicles have collectible cards. You just have to ask. Buses, boats, monorails, they're all available.