My favorite memory of this show is a time when the motorcycle wasn't working and the 'Arnold' actor running on and off stage on foot while the motorcycle sound effects continued as normal. I've never laughed so hard.
That's going to be interesting to see how that works. The current entrance, on the north side of the building, is the only side that isn't blocked by the parade route/staging area. But there is a side door on the west side of the building that leads directly into the maintenance area for the ride then straight to the break room area and on into the queue. They could possibly rework that area as the entrance but the outdoor queue would take up most of that backstage area.
I pointed out that Walking Dead isn't a Universal franchise because that means it isn't a possibility for T2's replacement. Then you started listing the park's current non-Universal franchises, but I'm still not sure why. Those wouldn't be possibilities regardless.