Published: February 6, 2011 at 2:48 PMAwesome border on the top, seriously awesome.
Published: February 6, 2011 at 3:03 PMLooks great :)
Published: February 6, 2011 at 3:48 PMAmazing job David! Love the new banner!
Published: February 6, 2011 at 3:49 PM(from left to right) Disneyland's Sleeping Beauty Castle, California Adventure's Fun Wheel, WDW's Sorcerer's Hat, Cinderella Castle, Tree of Life, and Spaceship Earth, SeaWorld's Shamu, Universal Orlando's globe, lighthouse, Hulk Coaster, and Hogwarts (with Hedwig). What do I win?
Published: February 6, 2011 at 8:40 PMThe new banner at the top of the page is awesome!
Published: February 7, 2011 at 3:14 AMDavid Robertson...Congrats. Great looking flag!
Published: February 7, 2011 at 9:45 AMIt's a really beautiful banner, no argument there. But what happens if something changes, like if they (hopefully someday soon) remove the Sorcerer's Hat from DHS? Will this be an updateable banner? And I do have to stand up for those of us up north. I would have liked to see just one icon/symbol/something from a non-CaliFlorida park.
Published: February 7, 2011 at 12:16 PMGreat job David. Looks nice!
Published: February 7, 2011 at 2:01 PMNo, 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.