With so much coming to DLR over the next few years, the problems that WDW has, and the lack of improvements and new attractions expected at WDW, things don't seem to bode well for the mouse's biggest kingdom.
There are many on the boards who would argue that DL is already the superior resort. While I think that's debatable and a little dubious, clearly the gap in terms of number of offerings is going to close over the coming years, and I think that a strong arguement could be made that, though still smaller, DL's quality will certainly be much better.
Eventually it would seem like the word will get out about how cool the DLR is, and the new DCA should help spread that word even faster. More and more people from around the country and world may start choosing DL over WDW. Obviously the hope is that Disney sees more total guests, but how much of an impact will this have?
Also, imagine if in 2016 or so DL adds an amazing third gate. Then you'd really have a competion with DL having three quality gates, compared to WDW's four more mediocre parks. Additionally, WDW seems to be facing the same problem that EuroDisney faced, of over building on hotels, which makes it a financial liability in some ways. It also soon will have more competition coming from its Florida neighbors and new parks around the globe. Will Disney be forced to continue to keep DLR a west coast secret?
So how do you see the DLR effecting WDW as it grows? Is the competition going to hurt WDW or force it to meet the quality standards we want to see? Or will it have little impact at all?