I have to admit, when Led Zeppelins layout was first released, I was unenthused to say the least. It was straight forward, redundant, and needless to say...ordinary. Well, I stand by that assessment after riding Led Zeppelin. Essentially, the ride would be nothing without the soundtrack. With that being said, the soundtrack was superb. The timing they were able to utlize was startling good, and Robert Plants chilling vocals aligned perfectly with the rides admittedly ordinary elements to make a boring ride a great one. As a side note, I will say that the main drop provided some excellent negative-Gs in the back row and the second loop was noticeably forceful. Once the ride hit the MCBR, however, the ride lost all pacing and basically falls flat on its face. It really isnt even mentioning at all...
Another complaint would include poor operation design. The park was dead during our visit to HRP, and yet Led Zeppelin was easily a 10 minute wait each time when it should have been a walk-on. The reason for this is the abnormally long preshow. The preshow itself is pretty cool/trippy, but waiting outside the preshow doors is pure torture. The queue-tvs cycle through at least three different animation styles telling you how to pull a restraint over your head properly. To add insult to injury, the entire pre-preshow presentation is "hosted" by two morons who attempt to (and fail horribly to) immitate Wayne and Garth from Waynes World.
Even with all that said, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride itself and was surprised by how well the sound system could be heard even with all the wind and mechanical racket a coaster generates. Its a solid ride, but without this sound system, it would be a very lack-luster B&M. I give it an 8.5, but Ill round it up to a 9