I agree the a haunted house is a vital part of any theme park, however duel is dated. Also, I do think gloomy wood and dark forest are very similar and therefore one is unnecessary. I don't think at rebranding ugland into dark forest was an accident of poor forsight, I believe I was always part of a long term strategy to develop a new spooky themed area with more space, in preparation for the eventual removal or retheme of gloomy wood.
Let's be honest, GW only has space for one ride and is an area with one ride really sufficient as it's own area.
Ive stated in the 2015-2019 chat that there needs to be some merging of themed areas to create less areas but with better and more distinct themeing. I think a new haunted house should be built in df with duel eventually being removed.
I agree that relocating duel is pointless. I wouldn't save much over introducing a new ride, and it's surely easier to design something new to fit a certain space rather than trying to adapt an old ride.
I have always thought that the themeing of gloomy wood is great, it's looking a bit tired lately but it is still a great use of space, it feels very isolated and that's kew for s spooky theme, however it's had its day. I know the traditionalists will disagree but I'm not saying a haunted house isn't needed, it could just be done bigger and better. The scarefest season is very popular so there clearly is demand for that theme, and that could justify the cost. A new ride, as the original haunted house proved, although large, can take up very little frontage space and can make good use of dead space, such as behind the cable car station and thirteen.
Although I don't mind the ides of the lasers and guns, it's something fun that me and my kids off all ages will join in together, I don't think it works in a haunted house. All the spookyness and 'jump' features get dulled down as your focusing on the lasers all the time. It worked to extend the life of the haunted house but a new ride could be so much better.