I'm sure many of you were aware of the rumor of USH getting Harry Potter. Even though the execs, I'm sure, have been drooling over the idea of putting Potter in USH, I personally think they should build a fairly small LotR land with a big LotR E-Ticket. They can fit all of this where the Gibson amphitheater is and where the walkway to get to it is now. For the LotR ride, the could probably use Pandora's Box technology or something like this:
I'm picturing the ride as an epic journey to Mt. Doom. Being shot up and down through the air by Gandorf inside one of the two towers, through the troll's mine, an encounter with one of those scary creatures, a battle, and finally into the bowels of Mt. Doom.
As for the area, they can probably have some shops themed to one of the towns there (It's been a while since I've seen the movies so forgive, please for not knowing any of the names.) to appease the suits. The stores can serve period food, and souvenirs including a blacksmith shop. On top of all of this, LotR land at USH would create something unique from what Orlando has and give incentive for people to visit the West Coast. East coast gets Potter, we get Rings; it's a fair trade.
What about WaterWorld, you ask? That spot would be left alone in favor for a trackless interactive dark ride-type ride with Ghostbusters or something.
So what's your take on this? Any suggestions or modifications you MiceChatters have? This is just some wishful thinking here.