Lemme get this through to you, and all those "loyal Disney fanatics" out there, you won't make Mickey cry if you visit other places, there's nothing wrong with seeing what others have to offer. Chances are, you'll have a great time in another place. Not to mention, the thrill of seeing a brand new place you've never seen before. Remember the first time you visited Disney? Would you like to experience the thrill in seeing a brand new place again? Go for it! Just go in with a fun outlook, and don't compare it to Disney. If you start thinking Disney, you're missing out on what's in front of you which is just as great as Disney. The biggest pet peeve of mine is to see how people can be so narrow minded like that in not wanting to visit anywhere else because it's not Disney. The second pet peeve is when they "get dragged into visiting another place and felt like they were betraying Mickey and I hated Universal, but I loved Spiderman and MIB, and the other things, but I hated Universal!!!"
But yes, there are a lot of "Disney loyals" out there, which will always keep coming back for more pixie dust year after year, no matter how much it'll cost. It's like an addiction, you crave again, and again, and more, and soon you'll have to move down to Florida or California right next door so you can visit every weekend. Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy visiting Disney, but I also enjoy Universal, Sea World, Busch Gardens (or whatever they're gonna call it now) and so on, and yet, I'm not one who likes to ride everything. How is it that I can enjoy all these places? It's because I go with a fun group, knowing I'm going to have a fun time wherever I go, and you guys need to do the same as you try new places that are non-Disney.
Now, back on topic:
Yes, the loyalists will keep coming back no matter what, but there will be a time when they'll soon realize that their frequent trips to Disney aren't as important as say . . . the electricity or grocery bills. Then again I could be wrong and they'd live in the dark and starve themselves for another trip to see their favorite cartoon mouse. Universal doesn't have such large of a fan base, but does draw in crowds. I do feel that Universal does handle things better than Disney, but that doesn't make them perfect. Both sides have made big mistakes before, and it has shown. That's over and done with, the thing you need to pay attention to is how they pull out and see where they've went wrong and fix their mistakes. I haven't seen Disney do much fixing yet, just create more problems, which could be just enough to make some of the Disney fans to take notice and think twice about visiting their favorite park again.