We are so very pleased to finally announce the release of the brand new TradeStreetUSA.com!
Over the past 10 months, we have been hard at work developing Trade Street USA 8 from a nugget of an idea into what you see before you; a reality. In the past, each major update to Trade Street USA has been about the forum because, well, before now we were just a forum. With Trade Street USA 8, we are expanding upon our social network presence and combining that very same media with some really awesome new content, all rolled together into a brand new website. I'm excited to take you through the details, so let's go!
For the very first time in our nearly 3 years of existence, we are doing a blog. But we aren't doing just a news blog. Instead, we are going to be sharing a lot of awesome Disney content like tips and tricks for getting the most out of a Disney vacation, Disney recipes to take the magic home, vintage Disney guide maps and memorabilia, personal stories, longform articles, videos, and much more. Our goal is to bring the magic of the Disney parks to you no matter where you are to put a little magic into your lives even when you are away from "the mouse."
The all new Trade Street USA features a brand new, interactive, photo gallery that takes our popular Instagram feed and shares each photo right here on our website. The benefits to this are endless, but we think those without an Instagram will truly benefit as now everyone can see the photos and memories we share. As for the interactive part, click on each thumbnail to view a larger Hi-Res copy of the photo and click on the left/right side of it to scroll through the full slideshow that is automatically created.
As with out photo gallery, the all new Video gallery brings all of our YouTube channel videos right to Trade Street USA so you no longer have to visit our YouTube channel just to watch our videos. Simply click play on the video in the player at the top of the page to get started, or click through the other video thumbnails to watch something else. We've got a lot of really great videos on the way to add to our library of over 40 so stay tuned.
Recently, we started a new Pinterest page with pin-boards dedicated to all things vintage Disney, including all the Disney resorts that could possibly have vintage or retro photos on the web. As we pin more and more awesome Vintage Disney photos, these games photos will automatically appear on our Pinterest Gallery page for all to share. And, just like our photo gallery, the Pinterest Gallery is interactive with Hi-Res photos upon clicking a thumbnail and left/right clicking for a slideshow.
Our new Trade Street USA homepage is not all about us. In fact, we felt this was a really great time to celebrate the memories and experiences of our wonderful community. To do this, we have set up a page dedicated to photos tagged on Instagram with the hashtag #TradeStreetUSA. Simply use this hashtag on Instagram and your photos will show up right here on Trade Street USA, Hi-Res expandable thumbnail and all, for the community to enjoy. Consider this one way we are saying thank you for all of your support through the years.