I feared this news. What a travesty; a beloved work of art is going to die soon, and with its successor, Disney has chosen to disgrace its own creative integrity. Clearly, Disney is determined to milk the cow for as much as it's worth, but they needn't be so shameful; maintaining artistic integrity, or even ascending it, can work in tangent with maximizing profits. If you don't believe me, take a look at the truly beautiful, and very profitable, work that has been done in recent years at Universal Orlando and Tokyo Disney(Owned by The Oriental Land Company).
Or, explore DisneyWorld's (or DisneyLand's) past, and you will find darning evidence that such tastelessness is unnecessary for the kind of profits Disney wants.