I had a good time at the video shoot, although there were about 3 silly teenage girls for every real person there. They seemed to have invited a LOT more people than they needed, including a bunch from some Facebook contest. Whatever. Since I'm far from being a teenager, I and the other old guys were sent in on the last group as "dads." That actually worked out, since even though the rest of the groups got their rides in before us, we got three consecutive rides without getting off, since there wasn't another group waiting to go.
The ride: the reverse launch was smooth on the first ride, then kicked substantially on the two that followed. None of them were uncomfortable, nor did I fear that my head would fly forward and connect wih the headrest in front of me. I rode the back seat all three times and the sensation of reversing up the spike on the LIMs is wicked. It's really nice not to be blinded by the sun as you go up the spike, giving you a good opportunity to glance around and see the sights... assuming you can take your eyes off the spectacle of the GROUND, that is.
The return trip is a bit slower through the top hat and you notice some ridiculously close supports that I never noticed before. Oddly enough, they look closer from the left side of the train, even though they are on the right. The right side seats show that there's plenty of room, but they're still close.
Is it a winner? Hell yeah. Would I ride it again, even if I went on a non-ERT day? Absolutely. Would I suggest changing your travel plans to make sure you get to ride it? Not really, unless this is going to be a one-season-only thing. If they're planning to leave it reversed, it can wait until the next time you're at the park.