Another fantastic article, Alain! One can only imagine the pride and excitement Tom felt to have his talents recognized, and then utilized, by the company that inspired him as a child. I know a little bit of that feeling myself, having been involved in a minuscule way with the rebuilding of the Ward Kimball steam locomotive.
As someone that grew up with the Nemo (20K) ride in WDW I would think they could at least give us an attraction like this. The old ride was one of my favorites because of the movie. It wouldn't take up much space and feed my nostalgia desires.