Well, I've been waisting time looking at Google Earth again and I couldn't help but notice just how much valuable real estate is taken up by the Jungle Cruise. Other threads have been bemoaning the overcrowding and bad traffic flow in Adventureland and that got me to thinking, "Why not do something with the Jungle Cruise?"
Now, before you flame away on me, hear me out. First of all, I love the Jungle Cruise. It is a "must ride" everytime I go to the Park. But just imagine how much room could be freed up in Adventureland if the attraction took up, say, half the space that it does now. Impossible? Not if the majority of the attraction was inside of a show building. A very large such building could be constructed in the back half of the current JC area close to the berm.
Picture this: An open, airy Adventure Plaza with wider paths and better access to the Indy que and views of the Temple where the current JC dock is now. Back aways, closer to the berm is the new Jungle Cruise boathouse and dock looking very much like the old one. You board your boat outside much as before, but now as you pass through the Rain Forrest you enter a huge new show building roughly the size of POTCs. Here, protected from the ellements is an all new adventure with state-of-the art AAs, sound, music and special effects. Winding through the show building, your little boat goes just as far as it did before but in half the space. You sail through headhunter attacks, rapids, howling monsoons and a very realistic erupting volcano before passing beneath Schweitzer Falls and returning to the dock.
Sure, it would cost tens of millions of dollars, but what the heck? Disneyland will never be finished as long as there is imagination (and cash) left in the world. It could be a great new E-ticket and would go a long way toward fixing Adventureland's space problem.