That would depend highly on what they would be replaced with. All three are very different rides with very different themes but all are wonderful rides. I think the park needs a water ride, it is southern California afterall. So if you were to close Splash Mountain you better have a good water-themed replacement to cool people off on those 100 degree august days.
Big Thunder would be okay to lose IF it meant being able to totally overhall Frontierland. Frontierland has lost much of the appeal it held in the early days of the park. Though I never knew those days personally the pictures and videos and stories I've heard makes me crave the charm the area once held.
Space Mountain would need something extremely new and cutting edge to replace it. It would have to be completely new and never before seen technology.
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Have you considered buying a bed?...as far as I can tell you live in an apartment with a computer, a coupon for hungry howies, and there may or may not be a llama there...
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Splash Mountain is the only flume ride in Disneyland, and it's the only thing with the Song of the South. Space Mountain is a lot more flexible with what can be done with it as seen with the Rockin' the Parks and Ghost Galaxy.
Big Thunder? For me, it's one of the "thrill" rides I can pass if I'm strapped for time. And although I do love hearing the train sound when walking from Fantasyland to Frontierland or New Orleans Square... I can live without it better than Space or Splash.
If I were to base the decision on purely selfish factors, I'd pick Splash Mountain, simply because I don't ride it as often as the other two. I'd miss it dearly, but the "splash" part of it really limits the contexts in which I enjoy riding it, whereas Big Thunder and Space Mountain are perennial favorites of mine.
But if I were to base the decision on which attraction is least popular, I would pick Thunder Mountain. I don't know what the hourly capacities for these three attractions are, but Big Thunder's line is usually the shortest of the three, which leads me to believe it's probably the least popular. This would break my heart, as I truly love this coaster, but if I were in a position of power, I clearly couldn't let that be a factor.
If you had to choose between the following 3 rides to close forever, which would it be?
Big Thunder Mountain
All three are good rides.
Also wouldn't want to be the one to decide due to the backlash from fans.
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I'd pick Big Thunder. It's the only ride on the list that's actually killed people.
Hard choice though, Big Thunder because it is the least favorite for me, although we do ride it multiple times each trip. Splash Mountain because if it is cold out who wants to ride it. But not Space Mountain.
Stalking is when two people go for a long romantic walk together but only one of them knows about it.
The ride is okay, but just doesn't do it for me. Every time I ride it I end up thinking, "Wait, that was it?" at the end. Removing it would provide a great space to totally restructure the layout of Frontierland (which I think is much needed).