Have to say - I'm not the biggest fan of the redesign...
Whilst I don't post on here much anymore I do still read the forum on occasion, and for me the redesign is just too 'blocky'.
A few constructive points:
- The top menu bar (on both the site and forums) just looks a tad bland - whilst I can see where you're going with the minimalist look, it just lacks any real spark. It is also rather large considering the sparseness (yes, it collapses when I scroll down, but a big blue bar with not much on it and disproportionate logo and icon sizes doesn't really appeal to me....)
- The background image, whilst faded, also looks pixellated and of bad quality. The thin section of the Towers that shows through between the header and content just loks a bit strange in isolation also.
- Site and forum-wide, it seems that little attention has been made to font sizes. There seems to be a huge style mismatch between sizes even in the same areas of the screen. Also - I don't feel your logo font fits with the rest of the site, which isn't normally an issue but the header does blend into the site in places.
My main gripe though, is it feels very 'clinical' throughout. In my view, a forum for a major themepark should be bright and vibrant, and not make me feel like I could be writing on a generic forum about anything at first glance.