Check out the Knotts Forums......oh, what knotts forums. They are two completely different experiences as evidenced by the droves of Disney fans that post on the countless Disney forums desperate to connect with the brand when they are not able to visit the parks.
Disney does consider them competition, but as a guest I don't. Every time I venture over to knotts, I'm disappointed. its a dump and brings no real joy to me when I'm there. Its just not intriguing at all.