IMO X sector was starting to feel old, for the lack of a better word, and really needed the theme reinforcing. I think a slight re-theme would be good. Eg - Ex government experiment area but now owned by MOJ. MOJ tried to re use the governments testing to correct advocates but unfortunately for them Submission didn't work (hence it's removal). Blivy and Enterprise kinda did the job but not 100% so the Smiler came. Then Enterprise' effects year/s down the line, wore off and therefore it was removed (reason for enterprise' removal when it goes). Kinda like what they have already done, I know but they should make it clearer, as I think it still makes the smiler look out of place coz even though MOJ has been added to X Sector sign, theres no evidence of it being previously used by the government to explain the difference in look between Blivy and the Smiler.
I am in favor of the area becoming completely Smiler-ish though. I would make it more hospital-ish/science lab-ish by making the staff wear white lab coats, and make the guests look more like test subjects.I would also simply name it The Ministry of Joy. Maybe have spinning hypnodisks on Blivy to make it go with the smiler. I would re do the videos similar to how they are now except the argument would be abut how the MOJ is lying and its all a lot more sinister than they are making it out to be.
If I was the one in charge of the theme, I would combine the two, making the whole area overtly MOJ but still make it obvious to the general public the areas former use. It would be like MOJ is some kind of watchdog for government testing and as the division responsible for testing was failing, MOJ had no choice but to take over and do it themselves.
No offence but these kind of contrived back stories are very tedious. At the end of the day it is only an area at a theme park.
The Oblivion and X-Sector theme is much more creative and stronger than that of The Smiler which is little more than lots of yellow plastic and swirly logos. There is not really anything on the ride with suggests a "hospital-ish" theme either.
Also, the Lord of Darkness videos in Oblivion's queue are leagues better than any of the multimedia created for The Smiler. And spinning hypnodisks on Oblivion? That would just be silly.
The Smiler is an excellent rollercoaster but the theme was really done on the cheap and it shows in all aspects of the attraction. The last thing we need is this kind of tackiness expanded over the whole area.
You can see from this video how cool and edgy the original X-Sector theme was compared to the mess it is today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqyaa--hRao