Published: February 7, 2011 at 2:01 PM
No, it does say that we reflect attendance realities, though.
Those are the top nine theme parks in the country in annual attendance. (Top 10, if you count the Uni globe as doing double east-coast/west-coast duty.)
People want to read and talk most about the parks that they attend the most. (Trust me, I've been looking at the site's traffic logs for years, and the data backs that up.) This doesn't mean that we don't and won't talk about other theme and amusement parks on the site. It just means that the top parks get top billing in the limited space we have for the flag.
The presence of the SeaWorld and Universal scenes also communicates that we talk about much more than Disney here, which distinguishes us from most major sites covering the Disney theme parks.
Remember, in the past we just had a photo or photos from whatever was the top park in the previous year's Theme Park Insider Awards. So we've broadened the scope of what's up there considerably.