For DCA in response to Country Bears & Condor Flats retheme:
1) Was thinking if Challenge Trail was used for a Country Bear dark ride, could a new more themed Challenge Trail exisit around the Condor Flats area when that gets rethemed.
Like having a entry/exit of the course run from the west end, go above the the Fly n Buy shop, and go down on the east end of Condor flats. Hopefully with more rockwork and such. The jet testing mister might/may go and the challenge trail maybe go up and around Soarin's FP & exit ramp. I think the Fly n Buy may be themed as craftsman stlye, but a cave theme may also work to support the challenge trail.
2) I like the small Brother Bear & cave as well. So I was also thinking maybe these can be saved/updated. Maybe a new stage (same locale?) be enclosed like Knott's Mystery Lodge, but has a in-the-round floor seating (kinda like Playhouse Disney). The center has a fireplace, the walls have animal totem poles, above the fireplace is a fake movie-screen hole to look like a night sky. The floor has 2-4 aisle. As the show begins with Brother Bear's "transformation" song, fogscreens turn on and you get the affect of The Great Spirits being in the asile. The totems come to life and the storyteller tells the story of "The Raven" (a Pacific Northwestern legend) with the fogscreen, smoke, lighting, sound, fiber optic, & fireplace effects. At the end of the show, the fogscreens remain on and the audience can interact with it as they leave (The Great Spirits will react to the audience).
Perhaps the BB cave effect could be outside the attraction (like Snow White's golden apple) to kinda lore guests inside the attraction, or be part of the queue as guests wait... and of course a specific place outside the show building along the main path for Brother Bear meet-n-greet.