I've noticed that in several threads whenever the discussion of how to expand DCA comes up it is often in reference to expanding the Grizzly Peak area with the removal of Redwood Creek Challenge Trail. While I barely recall having negative opinions of RCCT in the past, I've given this some thought and I can now see several positives in keeping RCCT as it currently is.
First off, playgrounds, much like meet-n-greets, have become a necessary evil in the parks, providing a place for children to unwind after standing in line for hours or sitting for very long in the theaters. The RCCT also provides stimulation that goes beyond just entertainment.
Second, the location of RCCT allows for it to seem like a natural buffer between DCA and the Grand Californian. This is something severely lacking on the Paradise Pier side of the hotel as room views are obstructed by attractions such as GSS or TLM. To put a showbuilding where RCCT is at would be obstruct room views within the GCH as well as the pool area.
And finally, in relation to the first point, the RCCT is one of the best themed play areas in any of the Disney parks. I like how it blends with a natural-looking environment. This begs the question that if the RCCT is replaced by an attraction, another play area would have to be built in the park elsewhere. I don't know of another area in the park where a themed playground would work best. Maybe ABL, but as we all know the future of that land remains uncertain.
If in the event that it does come to past that an attraction does take over that space, I hope it blends in seemlessly with the area to address my second issue.
So I guess I found some more pros than cons although if there is anything I dislike...I thought the theme tie-in to UP was kind of a copout (and not just cause I think the film is overrated ).