With Hersheypark's announcement of its 2020 hyper coaster this morning, many theme park fans no doubt are getting excited to hear more about what's coming to their favorite parks next year. But as readers have noted on our Discussion Board, not every park has room for seven-acre new developments. Sometimes, parks have to remove attractions to make room for new ones.
Of course, this isn't always a bad thing. As much as some parks — and fans — might hate to admit it, some attractions just didn't work... or their time has passed. It's rare that an old attraction is so bad that its removal by itself improves a park. But many attractions are taking space that better could be used by a fresh experience.
Which attractions are the leading candidates for this type of addition by subtraction? Which attractions would create the most value for their parks not by continuing to operate but by going away and making space for something new?