I've been telling people to watch for some new features later this summer for a long time. Well, my "later this summer" has finally arrived. Here are the new enhancements that you will find while browsing the new site:
We finally have a logo! Special thanks go to Jean-Marc Toussaint. To compliment the new logo is the new color scheme that you are looking at right now.
Since the addition of roller coasters from outside of North America, there have been problems with countries not following the country/state/city system used in North America. For example, small counties like Singapore often lack a "state" equivalent, and the UK presents a unique problem with an additional level of division when compared to North America. To correcting this I’ve made significant changes to the site's internals. What you'll notice is a new location selector that lets you drill through locations more dynamically than the old system did.
Along with the location change are some enhancements to the quick search. Before you could enter country and state names into the quick search; now any location can be used: country, state, city and even a postal code. When quick searching by city or postal code not only will parks within the location be returned, but parks near the location too. This "near" feature works primarily with US parks with latitude/longitude coordinates -- for locations and parks outside of the US it is still a work in progress.
Also related to the location changes: locations are now multilingual. So Belgium is "België" if you are viewing the site in Dutch. Likewise it is possible to search using the native location names. So you can search by "Bayern" in addition to "Bavaria". However, you will need to set the language before doing this.
There are now links to map or satellite websites. You will see more and more of these links showing up over time. For example, since there is so much attention being given to Six Flags AstroWorld, try the "Maps" section on that page for some samples.
Finally, all of the picture pages now contain links to their respective park. This avoids the previous annoying requirement of needing to return to the "Facts" page in order to get back to the main park page.
That sums up the majority of changes. There are still many other smaller enhancements and bug fixes, but you'll just have to find them on your own.