I saw a short video on youtube recently of the ride testing, and you could see the boat approaching the window before disappearing backwards. So the backwards drop is still there at the moment. There were some rumours that it was going to be removed, although not sure how they could do that. I suspect it is still going to be far too wet to ride unless you have a change of clothes or its a hot day. It would be nice if they could stop the buckets of water that tip into the front of boat on the sharp turns but I fully expect it to still be an issue.