Several years after this topic was last used I thought it was worth trying to restart this discussion.
There are various suggested reasons as to why Coaster Corner was closed, the main two being the issues with some of the rides and the continual noise issues. Therefore I think it has great potential as a mass indoor ride area to reduce noise and keep height and visibility to a minimum.
The entrances consist of the old main entrance near the Twirling Toadstool, and also a small path which enters it at the opposite end from in between x-sector and the front face of the towers. I was thinking that the area could be themed as an old medieval town, with large medieval building façades housing indoor rides. It would be a spooky themed area following on from the Hex Chained Oak story. The main theming feature could be a huge Chained Oak tree near the flag tower (even with the signs of the missing branch used in Hex's theming).
The buildings could look abandoned after 'the earl bought the curse back to the towers'. I know there is already the gloomy wood and dark forest with similar themes, however if the planned new entrance goes ahead, Duel and the gloomy wood area could very well be removed, and this new area could merge across to dark forest making one large spooky themed area along the back of the park.
The main rides could be a large indoor water ride, similar to a smaller version of BPB's Valhalla, but with relevant theming. Also, a indoor walk though maze, or a potential site for Merlin to add a Dungeons attraction. One or maybe 2 small flats could be added too. The medieval street could house shops and food places and would tie in with the back of the towers building well. There is more space than you think, especially when all the old storage is removed and space used right up to the back of the Cloud Cukoo land buildings. there might even be room for a small haunted house to replace duel.
future - as stated, it could merge across the courtyard where Charlie currently is over towards dark forest is. The tie in story being that the strange goings on in the nearby forest as a result of the curse at the towers and the chained oak.
the Cloud Cuckoo land rides would feel very out of place, however with the addition of cbeebies land, CCL could soon start to be reduced anyway. CCL, although obviously themed for children, already has the 'street' feeling, which could easily be adapted to be a later addition to the spooky medieval town area.
This would mean that as you approach the towers and walk through the archway towards th hex entrance, the whole area could be a spooky themed area, tieing hex, thirteen and the new area all together.
i have tried to add a plan below, although not sure how to add pics so might not work.
So.... what do you think? could it be used? would the theming work?