Quoted from Methos:
They want as many people to get into the park as possible, so they have been making the offers much more attractive during the off seasons. I can remember going in Jan and Sept, this was the off season. Not any more.
WDW is a great experience. We became DVC members finally after so many years. The resorts are second to none. But the park experience is wearing thin. Many DVC members just do resort stays, which now I am starting to see the value in. Port Orleans is just beautiful for a moderate, and Animal Kingdom and the Wilderness are just marvels. But they are starting to lose focus. The Rivera placed right where it is just ruins Carribean Beach. Whoever thought that was a good idea placing it there should be run out of town.
We went to Universal for the first time a few years ago, and while it wasn't Disney, it was still a lot of fun and stress free.
Universal is really gunning to fill the gap where Disney is failing. Universal Hollywood even started a running division when rundisney had to stop California races due to disputes with the city of Anaheim. 10 years from now Universal could be #1 with Disney looking to catch up.