Published: July 7, 2014 at 10:54 AM.
Edited: July 7, 2014 at 10:59 AM
They probably should give T2 the boot, but let's be real. They shouldn't replace something just because it's old, and it shouldn't be replaced unless they can develop something better to take its place.
Disney is still getting legs out of Captain EO, and T2 is an infant in comparison. The T2 space presents serious challenges to house a ride. It's a 3-stage theater with a limited backstage area, so it would take some serious work to reconfigure the space for a ride with multiple scenes. That rules out pretty much any roller coaster, and any high-velocity/multi-stage dark ride. The T2 space in Hollywood was used to create the Despicable Me clone, which is a motion-sim movie. You could probably make a similar conversion with Orlando's space, but does the park really need another motion sim movie with 3 already in the park (Simpsons, Shrek, and Despicable Me)? I kinda like the idea that both parks have a stunt show (Water World in Hollywood and T2 in Florida).
Without something truly innovative, I think T2 will stay in USF for a while. Fear Factor and Twister are far more likely to meet their end in the next 3-5 years than T2. The effects stage in Hollywood (Backdraft) was taken out to make room for Transformers, and Twister is really just a capacity increasing attraction (along with Disaster!) for the Florida park at this point.
A Fast and Furious themed attraction might a a good fit, but I'm not sure how you could make a car stunt show work in that small space of T2 (might work better at the Fear Factor stage). Perhaps the new Fast and Furious conversion being done in Hollywood could be adapted for the Florida park, but I would much rather see it done with real stunts, like Lights Motors Action at DHS.