I had the extreme thrill of lucking into being one of the test-riders on the very first day of technical rehearsals for this ride in Florida back in early June 2012. I enjoyed reading your description of the ride, because it matched my experience as I detailed it in my trip log - practically word for word. Okay, I exaggerate - a little. But you describe it just exactly as I remembered it. With one small exception. I really felt for the employees who were so green at this ride that they struggled horribly with their clipboards to try to figure out how to properly fill up the rows of seats. I now understand why they have to do tech rehearsals on these things. It has nothing to do with the ride itself. That they can test without bodies, am I right? It was about working out the higher level mathematics of calculating the correct combinations of butts in seats. So glad I was there to help!
Can't wait to compare my Florida experience with the new ride/land when I visit USH in just three short months!