There just wasn’t a solid goal for the second film.
The first one was Goofy being afraid that his son was growing away from him now that he’s getting older while Max wanted to distance himself from his father to obtain his own identity after years of negative connotations due to his father.
Second one was Goofy going back to college and then trying the same thing while Max once again tries the same thing. Only they removed the road trip element and turned it into a generic “college games” story. I seriously think that’s once you’ve seen one college games movie about the underdogs winning, you’ve seen every single one of them.
I feel that s better sequel would have been both Max and Goofy dealing with that inevitable moment when they no longer live together, and the loneliness that can come from it. Max realizing that he misses his father, but Goofy pretending that all is fine so that he doesn’t feel discouraged, could have lead to a compelling third act to the Goof Troop storyline. Especially if it turns out that Max realizes how much like Goofy he really is, and how that benefits him in the workforce or his college life, while goofy tries his best to figure out what his next stage job life is now that he successfully raised his sons. It sounds more dramatic on paper, but there’s plenty of antics that could have kept it fun and in the spirit of the first film.
Instead we got Goofy on a skateboard and dancing disco