Pirate ships are an all rounder and a classic. Plus blade gives families with younger children something to be getting on with in that area while older people can perhaps ride other rides without wanting to go too far. Its obviously not going to be the most popular ride there because its not a thrill seeking ride, and its position means not many families are there in the first place, but Blade is more likely to be relocated than removed as its theme is fairy flexiable. Perhaps to Merrie England, go with the larger than life thing and install another flat: The knife!
Fits in with the many eateries anyway...:P
I'm not sure where Alton stand with carosells anymore, but at one time there were two different ones going at different speeds. What's the point? If there's still two carusells then one of them will go. There's nothing in dire need to be removed in my oppinion, only rethemes or possible relocations for better development in its space. If it was a question of rides which you think of in greatest need of a retheme then I'd have our queen of speed near the top, but obviously, She Ain't Goin' Nowhere, cause she's brill!
As there's no other form of entertainment around the park, I'd really hate to see the Cred Street theatre go, even if it is for the benefit of greater redevelopment in other areas.
We can't really know which rides will go, some of the greatest have gone before, and we haven't known exactly why until the plans to demolish have been put in place (ie, Boneshaker, dynamo, Black hole, Swannies) so they could completely suprise us by getting rid of the mine train or something! (That would be a tragedy...)
Beastie, Submission are probably some of the more likelier candidates. Rant over.[/b]