I would argue that we're getting more new content than we did last year. A new scare zone, 2 new houses, 2 new shows, and a dance party zone. That's not even including the fact that Hangtime has a new lighting package, Silver Bullet will be operating, and the VR game will have an overlay.
I think Dark Entities is a bit familiar but the sets and lighting package sounds AMAZING. The most they've ever done with lighting was 180 in Dark Ride and this one will have over 1200? That sounds like a permanent attraction level of lights.
I'm personally more excited for The Depths due to it being a Jon Cooke house (yes, he's still a creative consultant at Knott's) especially with the clearly Lovecraftian-inspired concept.