Nothing will happen anytime soon, but I think this ride desperately needs some work. I do not want the JW redo, but I wouldn't mind something different than what there is currently. The best things about the ride are the beginning and the end. The build-up to the iconic Jurassic doors opening with the theme music is so magical. Whether they change the doorway and colors to World or not, it doesn't matter because that opening is in both films. It is breathtaking to see the ultrasaurus in the lagoon, and, in my opinion, the removal of this scene is where the JW redo failed.
The problem begins when you are watching the movement of the animatronic and there is nothing else to see. The movement is so slow. There is not much more to expect with an animatronic outside but maybe this could be improved by moving the other animatronics further along the ride into this scene. Seeing multiple dinosaurs in the lagoon would amplify the magic. I would build more rocks to either side of the doors and place the stegosauri there on top of the rocks. Leave the ultrasaurus and add the hadrosaur coming out of the water in that large space behind the ultrasaur. Another option is instead of moving the stegosauri, add a triceratops and its youngling to the newly built rocks.
If the stegosauri are moved, then I would build the Isla Sorna aviary above the cave directly in front. The boat would be surrounded by cage and the stegosaurus and hadrosaur area would be enclosed. Maybe screens could be used to add more pteranodons. I would love an animatronic of a pteranodon above the boat standing on the cage surrounding the path trying to break the cage. Of course, it is unable to do so. I would rather have an aviary than the mosasaurus. (in my dreams, the mosasaurus would have been added to the Velocicoaster) In that space where the hadrosaurus jumps out, something here changes our course and we enter the next scene.
This whole next section of the ride needs to be changed. I think Jurassic Park will have enough velociraptor presence in the park. This probably will not be a popular opinion but I don't think we need raptors anymore in the River Adventure. I would like the new pathway to end up in a dark tool shed that happens to have TVs. The shed would be industrial and filled with pipes like we currently have after the lift. We are getting an announcement that multiple dinosaurs are out of containment. The darkness and the sounds are followed by an indominus rex or carnotaurus breaking into the shed. Then the rest of the current ride can stay the same minus the raptors or not. Add the ending of JW redo and that would be the best ride ever.
I know this is wishful thinking. Yet, I feel like this maybe would be a cheaper redo than Hollywood but what do I know...