Posted Wednesday, February 7, 2007 9:51 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Walt Disney Co. launched its redesigned Web site Tuesday, arranging its vast array of content to make it easier to navigate while taking advantage of faster broadband connections. Instead of dividing Disney into business units, the new home page focuses on what the company offers.
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Wednesday, February 7, 2007 10:28 AM
I like it, its alot easier to navigate and a lot less cartoony. I never really looked to deep into the old version or the new one, but fromt he little that I have seen, I do prefer this.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 7:07 PM
That's the thing... it's only the top couple of layers that they did over.
Hanging n' Banging
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 8:02 PM
Call me old fashioned with the web (if that even exists), but keep it simple. If I want information and sensory overload, I can play PlayStation or watch a DVD. I just don't believe that adding a ton of videos and flash makes a website better. The best websites (in my opinion) are very "uncluttered" in nature....and because of this, they are easy to navigate. While I am not a Cedar Fair Fanboy(TM), I will say that most of their parks' websites fit into this category -- they are "simple" in nature, and therefore easy to visit and navigate.
Having said that, I have to give the new Disney website a thumbs down. Sensory overload! If I want an "experience", I can go visit WDW... the website is supposed to be for information...
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 8:26 PM
I do agree that definatly overdid the website. I like some flash presentations and videos just to make a website unique but they took it too far. Again though compared to the old site it is a step up.
Wednesday, February 7, 2007 8:51 PM
I tried out their booking engine - it's still completely buggy for Safari (I haven't tried Firefox). And the stupid use of flash for the drop down boxes for calendars is just stupid.
Thursday, February 8, 2007 4:32 PM
Cedar Point has shown that it knows how to make a good looking and useful website. Why can't Disney do the same?
If they're obsessed with Flash, even that could be done better. I was impressed with Kalahari's website and how useful it was to find out what their properties have to offer.