The entrance will connect beyond where Mile High Falls is located. There is a "Midway" (using that term VERY lightly), back in that area by Mile High Falls' exit and Thunder Run's turnaround, where the entrance plaza will be.
I hope that someday they will add some more flat rides in that area, as well as the area inhabited by Top Fuel Dragsters, in order to fill some of the gaps between the major thrill rides. The walk between Thunder Run and the Rapids ride is so long with nothing to do; it could use some filling in.
I believe the walkway behind TR and where the dragsters where will be closed per the map.
Correct. However, the walkway from the entrance of TR to the entrance of Rapids is the one I was discussing above. I remember walking from TT to T2 via the path behind TR's turnaround... Man, that was a hike; not much to see on that route, either. The park's nemesis has always been it's layout (and the fair board, but let's not start that again) and I like that they are trying to create more plazas and open spaces to give you a sense of where you are. A quirky park, with a quirky layout, with some really fantastic coasters (and one bad one, looking at you T3...)
definitely agree! That walk if very very sad.