So to bring everything back around to speculation consider this:
For the most part everyone is on the right track for houses. For our mutual friend clues, in the past they have been very straight forward and obvious when the full event is revealed. Relook at some of those especially one regarding a house whose theme is still in question.
Also, consider this, last year we have a brand new icon with no icon house. This year you can expect a face of the event to be represented elsewhere and in the park but where?
And I will leave you with this... A lot of people have been putting a lot of stock into the "New Era of Fear" and missing the fact that it was all just hype for last year. There really is no new era, but new ideas and a new team. We can see and expect new things but don't look for radically new changes. We are still experiancing an event that is being produced with the same venues and budget that hasn't changed for years. With that said, if our creative team was looking to expand and improve and inovate in new ways I bet they want to be able to do it in a way that guests will notice. So where could they change and improve that most guest will be able to see and experiance several times each night?