I never liked the Ellen AA battling the serpent thing, so I'd vote to change that scene. I'm not even sure what type of dinosaur it's supposed to be.
I can see why there are complaints about the news radio thing being too long, but it's purpose is to provide time for the rest of the vehicles to enter the last theater, so the actual length of the recording is somewhat a necessity. And if you were to try and make it more interesting, then you'd start getting complaints from people in the last couple ride vehicles that they missed most of the recording.
Here you leave today and enter the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.