Everyone wants to Peoplemover back but the current track won't work for a variety of reasons. My proposal is converting Innoventions into an Avengers/Star Wars themed Tomorrowland Transit Authority station of the future. The tiny length of track would extend from Innoventions to a themed tunnel with show elements across backstage/the railroad. A futuristic bridge then crosses Harbor Blvd. and we arrive at a massive station where the Mimi's Cafe parking lot currently is. A giant Disney parking and multi-hotel complex connects to the station so day trippers and hotel guests can either take the PeopleMover across Harbor or walk across the pedestrian bridge through the new eastside Downtown Disney district. (The hotel shuttle/ART/Toy Story drop-off gets moved to the current taxi/auto drop-off area on Harbor, although it will probably need to be extended down to Disney Way. To make this land deal happen without messy eminent domain abuses, Disney offers the Disneyland Hotel, Tortilla Joes, House of Blues, the Wetzel's Pretzels building, the Naples Restaurant and Pizzeria building, the Disneyland Monorail station, the Rainforest Cafe, and EPSN zone properties to the current owners on Harbor in exchange for any unowned properties along Harbor necessary for the new Disney parking structure and hotels. The new owners of the north side of Downtown Disney become responsible the maintenance and re-routing of the Disneyland Monorail. If they choose to abandon it there's a clause in the contract that makes them responsible for a timely demolition that doesn't impact more than half of Disneyland's Main Gate at a given time.
Personally, I'd love it if the new Monorail owners axed the Monorail. Not only does this help fix the bad show of the Monorail in Fantasyland but it makes the plan of a new parade route loop possible. Basically the new parade route would loop around the Matterhorn, keep going through the current smoking area, and finish on a new path through Autopia and the old Motorboat cruise area. To make more parade viewing and to help deal with the massive crowds arriving via PeopleMover, the subs get the ax and Autopia replaces Luigi's Flying Tires in the form of Luigi's Driving School, a miniature, lower budget version of Racers for kids not tall enough for Racers yet.(Cadillac range gets extended and little kids get to drive their electric car through the California desert.
Even though Fantasyland already occupies a huge chunk of Disneyland in terms of space, rides, and Disney characters, it still can afford an expansion since Star Wars, Marvel, Car 3, and Incredibles 2 simply don't have a large enough female appeal in North America, the target market for Disneyland. My biggest idea is bringing Beast's, Rapunzel's, and Elsa's castles to Fantasyland. Beast's Castle goes where the current Fantasyland Theatre is. It's purpose would be hide the new backstage break areas, Casey Jr. sheds, and Storybook Land storage docks. In addition, battlements to the east would provide parade viewing, as well as the Be Our Guest Restaurant. The main entry into Beast's Castle would be onto the west via a path connecting the edge of Toontown to the old Skyway station. Storybook Land Canal Boats is transformed into Belle's Storybook Land Canal Boats. You enter the queue from inside Beast's Castle, the queue starts as you journey through his library, enter the library gardens, and board the boats. The canal flume gets greatly expanded both to the west and to the north in the form indoor portions that allow for better lighting effects. The boats themselves become modernized versions of the Pirates and Small World boats. During the indoor portions a touchscreen book on the back of the seats light up so infants and toddlers can read along and turn the page as Belle narrates the different stories corresponding to the miniatures. The exit lets out in a gift shop in Beast's Castle so the canal boats don't have to close during parades. I don't like the idea of adding Disney Polly Pockets to Storybook Land like the one in Paris but not adding them to the miniature scenes and selling them in the gift shop is walking away from a money-printing machine.
In terms of gutting Toontown, the only things that need replacing are Rodger Rabbit and Mickey's House. Rodger Rabbit replaces Muppets and Stage 17 while Mickey's House gets's moved to Stage 12 and the Hollywood Land water tower.(That demolishing of the Monorail would be super convenient to help keep Mickey's House in it's current state or better.) To appease Mickey fanatics, Yen Sid's tower gets added to Fantasyland so kids can still meet Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey at Disneyland.
As for what I'd put in Toontown, my main focus would on a grand, even bigger than the Hyperion Theatre-scale theatre, a giant Frozen/Tangled Meet-and-Greet, Yen Sid's tower, and King Arthur's Carousel. Since the fireworks would close down this section at night, none of these attractions would be for at a loss since they're tied to Entertainment budgets, aside from the Carousel. Thematically, I'd like to make all of Toontown Arindale but just an expanded Fantasyland allows for Corona Castle, Yen Sid's tower, Elsa's ice palace, and a grand Arindale-themed theatre. This theatre would get an Aladdin-scale musical/show from Frozen, Tangled, or Beauty and the Beast. Mickey and the Magical Map gets moved to the Hyperion Theater so that expensive map doesn't go to waste. Moving King Arthur's Carousel to Fantasyland Toontown expansion not only clears up the present castle courtyard but it also enables the return of the Sword and the Stone show to Toontown Fantasyland, giving Fantasyland more boy appeal. A bigger reason for moving the Carousel is it allows for Dumbo to expand and get an additional 10+ elephants.
If Small World's popularity remains a 2nd flume through the old Rodger Rabbit show building wouldn't be uncalled for. The two flumes would have different scenes so Small World's re-ride value would go up. There's currently so much dead space in Small World that cutting the flume/ride lengths wouldn't really detract from the experience.
Another idea for Fantasyland is to re-use the old Dumbo spinner if it doesn't move to DCA or another park. Riding Pegasus, Mushu, or Elliot from Pete's Dragon would satisfy the kids and Disney nerds alike, in addition to giving Fantasyland more boy appeal.
More to come....