Maybe you don't quite understand what I mean by relevance because you're so blinded by your opinions you're unwilling to see the other side of the coin, something I'm also familiar with and something I don't blame you for. I have opinions, I don't think the ride needs to be changed, but aside from my own thinking, I'm able to dissect and recognize the reasoning behind it.
Adding familiar characters to a ride that most people skip is probably done to draw more people in. Yes, this has to do with relevance in order to appeal to today's audience. Most children are familiar with the character's they've put in, I'm sure showing the characters in their respective countries will cause them to point them out, spark curiosity, etc. The message of the ride is one that is generally glossed over - sorry to say. I doubt many children, or even adults, really pay attention or care enough to "get it." Aside from holiday time, when is there ever really a line for IASW?
" Just because there is genocide and racial slaughter all over the world does not mean we should do it here. " Now we're just being extreme. Comparing common business practice of WANTING TO MAKE MONEY to genocide is just ridiculous. If every business sacrificed the basic goal of wanting to make money, our economy would probably be in a stickier situation that it is now.
See the correlation there? What was the figure released the other day? A 32% profit loss first quarter for the company and 4% for theme parks? Disneyland is a catalyst for the entire company. Updating attractions attracts more guests and brings people back. More guests means more money. It's a very simple equation.