I grew up in Florida, and have been to WDW over one hundred times (no exaggeration), and i'm an AP there. I know the place like the back of my hand. Great fun! My brother works for a (former) Disney Animator, and I got to meet several Disney guys - ony of whom gave me his original animation sheet from Pocahantus!
I have only been to the "original" DL 3 times, the last of which was 2003. I'm taking my wife next year (hope to mainly hit DL / CA, but also Knott's, Universal).
I'm thinking about "off" season - how is January /February in terms of cost / weather / crowds? We'll definitely stay at the DL Hotel or Paradise pier for a few days.
I've heard that California offers some combined tickets that include Disney /Knott's or the like.
So... all you DL fans... any suggestions?