I like the pre drop. It is suppose to give the effect that the floorboards are cracking and giving way, adding to the theme.
Yeah I like it too. I've been on it with many first timers and they have said they thought the pre-drop was it, so when the main drop happened it was more of a surprise. One even said he expected to go forward after the drop so going backwards was a shock as was the little drop out of the crypt.Mind you it helps that our group always tells them that the surprise of Th13teen is the Tesla coil, then once past that reassure them that there's nothing else.