I loved the Country Bears for the time I knew them at Disneyland, and when I saw for the first time at WDW, I was overjoyed to see them in person again. Now of all the attractions to be on the debate table for wanting to return- from what I've seen on these message boards- the Bears seem to be the one that people bring up the most (next to PeopleMover or Carousel of Progress).
This poses the question: if they DID come back, where would they go? Here are my three ideas...
Big Thunder Ranch: Obviously, it has the space. It has that "back-woodsy" feel, and could give some more life to this corner of the park. Unfortunately, it suffers from the same problem as its original location: it's too remote from everything else. It also douses any hopes of expanding Frontierland in that area (though it doesn't have to take up the ENTIRE area). However, with the traffic flow that occurs from Fantasyland to Frontierland, it could pick up more than it expects.
Frontierland Shops: Now, I'm not sure if these shops hold any nostalgic significance, but I'm not saying they ALL bite the dust. The show would be built similar to WDW, with the show stretching from the corner store all the way up to the Golden Horseshoe (which would remain untouched). The theatre itself would take out the restrooms in Adventureland, with the newly relocated ones in Aladdin's Oasis. Guests enter through the lobby in the corner entry and exit through the shop currently next to Golden Horseshoe. The facades would remain untouched, and if space is available, there will be shops placed between the theater and the street. But if this one doesn't ring with you, then maybe this one will...
Redwood Creek Challenge Trail: This is in an ideal land, in an ideal setting. While some enjoy the Challenge Trail for its chance to take a load off while the kids explore, others see it as a large waste of land. So how can people still enjoy the trail? The theater will be located on the amphitheater area, and the surrounding area as well. The theater will have its entrance to the left of the current RCCT entry, and exit through two ways: either back into the park, or into the RCCT. The Bears could also make it their home, even though the UP theme has hung around for a while now. Basically, this is the ideal location to put this attraction.
So those are my thoughts. How about yours?