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Old 01-11-2012, 09:00 PM   #1
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ABD has re-done their website. What do you think?

The URL for their website is now actually http://www.adventuresbydisney.com/ (no redirect to abd.disney.go.com/abd/en_US/index -- in fact, *that* redirects to adventuresbydisney.com!)

They've also re-designed it. I'm still exploring. It's pretty, but I'm still trying to decide if I like it better or not.

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Old 01-11-2012, 09:26 PM   #2
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The photos are gorgeous but now the website is not iPad-friendly. I like it though. I prefer the maps in the new website as well. It illustrates clearly the means of transportation.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:25 AM   #3
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I like it! Played around a bit with it to get used to the set up, but I especially appreciate the links to the hotels, and side slide to see the detail of each day (much more efficent than the previous way of clicking and returning back to go to the next day), and overall it seems more vibrant. Two thumbs up!
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Old 01-12-2012, 12:59 PM   #4
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I think it is really nice. It is usually good to offer new and improved product site. The pictures are wonderful and inviting to further explore on the site. We are plannning to do the Southwest Splendors next year and it makes it more inviting when the pictures are taking up most of my monitor's screen.
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Old 01-12-2012, 01:46 PM   #5
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I agree with everyone that the larger pictures are really nice. I also like that you click to move through them, rather than having them on a slideshow (or have to wait for the slideshow to finish to be able to click them yourself.) I just wonder if they got the larger picture idea from Facebook's Timeline...

I also really like that there's no music track. Honestly, I found it annoying, and constantly jumping for the mute button was also annoying. Beautiful pics trump annoying repetitive music any day!

And the links for the hotels *is* a really nice addition. You're right, WeLoveABD. That's definitely a bonus.

I also like the maps better than the "interactive" ones they used to have. Much better for a quick glance at "what and where".

I just hope that they've designed it in a way that they can update it a little easier, and therefore keep it more up-to-date. Maybe that's wishful thinking!

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Old 01-12-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
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The one area I find lacking still is in Disney's "news" section--old PR pieces, but appears to be rarely updated. This seems underutilized by a company with really good promotional instincts and buzz.

THAT is why I get all of my Disney news from the disboards!
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:01 PM   #7
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Glad I no longer have to opt out of the music, every time I visit.I like the tabbed itinerary info, I agree that it's not very iPad friendly. But at least today i could see it, yesterday I couldn't get it to load at all on my computer.
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Old 01-12-2012, 09:11 PM   #8
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Glad I no longer have to opt out of the music, every time I visit.I like the tabbed itinerary info, I agree that it's not very iPad friendly. But at least today i could see it, yesterday I couldn't get it to load at all on my computer.
Hmm... that's good to know. I'll check it out tonight.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:48 AM   #9
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I have to agree with others that I really like the hotel links and the maps. New pictures are a refreshing change. I got a little tired of seeing the same pictures for the past few years. It is going to take a little getting used to, but I really think (so far) that it is much better. It seems everything is right in front of you and there is no searching for things (information is much more accessible). It's not too busy either. I give it a big .
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