In the past if they changed something but you had your pass already, you were grandfathered into the old rules (mostly discounts). Not anymore. I wonder what else they plan to change this year...
About 2 years ago, Universal gave me a free month on my pass if I took a very long and tedious survey concerning prospective pass types and benefits. I had to say which of 3 versions I liked more, not necessarily if I liked any of them at all. There were about 25 different combinations having 1)various numbers of blackout days, 2)prices, 3)extras such as discounts and some other things. I remember I didn't like any of them because all of them were worse than the Preferred annual pass. Luckily, all they did was raise prices on the 365 day passes and kept benefits about the same.
You can enjoy 365 days of unlimited park-to-park admission to both Universal Studios Florida & Universal's Islands of Adventure with no blockout dates, free parking^, and discounts on food and merchandise for the regular price of $219.99 plus tax.
and then, at the bottom of the same page, the little caret symbol clarifies the details which have been the same for years:
^Free self-parking is not valid on your first visit to the parks. On-site hotels parking not included.