This has been a completely unrealistic dream of mine for ages.
Unfortunately it's all about the IPs and the ka-ching though.
I hate this attitude. Firstly the ride was already an IP so this change isn't an instance of the dreaded evil IP taking over a classic Disney original idea. Secondly, it's a damn business. Given the choice between something aesthetically nice but not that interesting to joe public and the inclusion of a character/IP the public love and that will be easily marketable of COURSE they're going to go with the one that more people will enjoy. It's honestly the most annoying take