The here you go.
First getting to the ride: Skipping past everything before Animal Kingdom lets start in Dinoland. Dinoland's check-in was very fast, very good. I got in, joined the Tokyo-like line for Fast Pass (though it wasn't too bad...by 11am the line for FPs alone was about 45 minutes according to Cast Members, the line to get in in Asia? 2 hours). After my Fast Pass I went to get in the Stand-by line. I followed about 3 groups of people as we were all ushered by CMs to the "end of the stand-by line". Well too late we realized they ushered us outside into Asia's check-in line. Oh no no no.
So since it was about 3 groups worth of us that were suddely being told to get out our IDs and passes we started saying "hey, we were inside!".
I felt bad doing it, but we went up from CM to CM trying to get back in (I just felt like one of those APs you read about online always complaining...it was sad). We were sent to a supervisior who said she had no radio (No one by Asia had radios...so they said...what kind of planning is that??). She went to get us an answer...never came back. Finally another supervisor came over, then reluctantly agreed to let three of the groups back in, but never acknowledging the mix up (which I guess could be hard...but these groups had the same stroy and we had Fastpasses...we were inside already)...leaving me. He didn't want to let me back in. Finally, again VERY reluctantly he let me back in. All this to try to get in Stand-by.
Finally the Queue: Amazing. It has the Animal Kingdom feel. It fits with everything else Asia and Africa have had all along. Nothing says "cheap" or "cut back". It is amazingly overdone. You almost had to wonder if they just gave up on making CAD drawing for the queue and just said "put it somewhere!!" they had so much stuff. And everything had a ceiling (nothing A la Mickey's Star Traders) andthey were themed ceilings too.
The ride: Amazing. A very fun smooth coaster. Great themeing. I loved the mountain, especially the ice at the top. I loved the silent lift hill and the views from the hill.
I found the backwards part to get a bit disorienting after 4 trips in a row...and I think the drop was handled very well for people who don't like drops...but for those who do I think it missed the stomach-lurch feeling.
The Yeti: amazing. I was impressed with how long you got to see him too.
Best thing: after each trip the whole train clapped. You just don't get to see something like that very often.
I give it a 9 out of 10. Its up there with ToT and Space Mountain as far as a great ride with great theme.