I think this upcoming TT 3.0 (and 2.0) is proof that sponsors can still work, though it could be an anomaly. But if Imagination got a new sponsor after Kodak left perhaps we would have had a new version of the ride 10 years ago (2010 was not a time when companies wanted to give free money to other companies though...). It seems like Disney is more willing to move forward with projects if they don't have to cover the entire bill. It makes me wonder if we'd still have more of the original pavilions if their respective sponsors like GE, MetLife etc. decided to stay on for another 10 years like GM did with WOM/TT.