At first I couldn't see the problem, but then I went back to the 2007 map and it looks like they've paved or filled in the lake/pond behind Backlot Stunt Coaster and removed the path as well.
So your two options are to either walk around Backlot Stunt Coaster and take a left into Rivertown, or take a right at The Eiffel Tower and take a left in Nickelodeon Universe. Both options involve a lot of backtracking.
As far as amusement park design goes, forcing the flow around a circle is supposed to be the 'right way' to do it, yes? I know that its a bit inconvenient, but no big deal. I wonder if you'll be able to take the path to the left of the little amphatheatre/stage?
I don't see how a hyper would fit there. The station & queue, maybe. But the rest of the ride would have to cross a pathway and go somewhere else. (or is that a "duh?")
I'm personally a big fan of asphalt. I like concrete even more though. The amount of trees that have been spared is a little concerning. I would much rather have a short walk to Beast than a stupid 225' B&M in the middle of the park.
Shaggy said: I have concerns about the pond dissapearing as well. I am hoping it's just a temproary drain through construction... much like the lagoon drain for Mantis at CP years ago.
And perhaps I am reading way too much into it, but it looks like on the park map that the artist left some spacial area between Beast and the Crypt.
If indeed it's the much rumored B&M hyper, this is forshadowing for an addition to next year's park map.
With the exception of changing the name to The Crypt, that area on the map is exactly the same as it was on last year's map, and most likely all previous maps since TR:TR was installed in 2002. I don't have any of my pre-2007 maps handy right now, but I'll check later.