Again sorry if this is considred spammy, I'll just thought I'd paste what I posted in the old SW6 topic about Rita being re-themed, it didn't receive much attention with all the mumbo-jumbo going on-
If Alton Towers are going to bother with the ride then Rita simply has to be sorted out and in Phase One please. Just imagine it, walking through your local race-track, then suddenly you come to a crypt. What a coincidence, you will probably still be able to hear Thunder Rock Radio from the queue line, you could definatley hear it from Corkscrew's. So as your on an adventure, meanwhile a race is going on nearby, with rock music playing.
To be honest, if the park could be even bothered to do the ride, they could simply do it right. Rita's been a problem right since 2004, when construction started, ruining one of the park's best-themed and (some might say) the best themed area in the park.
Now let's not let it ruin the best ride in the park, and for all that the GP don't care stuff, as a matter of fact they do. I visited last summer with my two cousins, who aren't enthusiasts and as soon as they walked into UG Land, they noticed it looked like a place out of The Flinstones, and then in their own words said- "So what's Rita doing here? I thought areas were meant to look the same".
Yes it may not directly effect how popular the ride's going to be, but it's just one of those touches Alton have done so well over the past year, in which Merlin have been in control.
In fact, if the ride opens without a re-themed Rita, I will create a facebook, my-space, bebo, you-tube and what not group just to get Alton Towers to re-theme Rita.
Few, rant over. Don't know what bought that upon.