Survey Results and AvatarMeet 2016 Videos
It's been a
while! A belated Happy New Year to Everyone. 2017 will be
the year when the wheels on the Avatar train start rolling again as
filming gets underway as well as the opening of 'Pandora - The World of
Avatar.' Add that tothe Cirque du Soleil show, Toruk the First Flight,
and the world wide traveling exhibition there is a sense that things are
beginning to ramp up.
Last year the AvatarMeet planning team sent out a survey to the clan to
help guide us as we arrange the next meet up. So irayo nìtxan to
everyone who took part in the AvatarMeet 2017 survey. It has
provided some good usable intel! There were some great and useful
comments provided to help the planning team steer the next meet
up. Below you will find a summary of the survey results.
Also in this issue you will find links to more information on the
progress in Florida with Pandora - The World of Avatar. It seems
it will be open in time for summer, but as you will have gathered, it is
the intent of AvatarMeet to go towards the end of 2017, when it will be
cooler and quieter and we will hopefully be able to better immerse
ourselves in the experience.
Not to forget our amazing visit to Pittsburgh this year, the videos from
the meet up have now been completed and publish. If you haven't
seen them yet, links are provided in this newsletter.
Q1: Are you planning on attending the 2017 Meetup in Orlando, FL? Even if it may be held in the fall instead of summer?
Yes: 13 76%
No: 0 0%
Maybe: 3 18%
Undecided: 1 6%
Q2: Would you prefer to stay in a hotel or a rental home? The homes have full kitchens, pools and can hold 6 to 12 people.
Hotel: 5 29%
Home: 8 47%
Undecided: 4 24%
Q3: Would you be able and willing to
rent a vehicle for this meetup? The cost could be split between the
people that ride in it.
Yes: 8 47%
No: 5 29%
Maybe: 4 24%
Undecided: 0 0%
Q4: This meetup has the potential to
cost more than the other meetups. Would you be willing to spend more on
this one and if so, how much more?
Has to be under $50 0 0%
I could stretch to $75 0 0%
Ok, but not more than $100 8 47%
I'm super rich - name your price! 9 53%
There were many useful and helpful comments posted. Most centered
around aiming for late October/early November to avoid hurricane
season. There is still an appetite for undertaking volunteering
habitat restoration and pushing the boat out a bit due to having more
time to save, but not too much!
If you missed out on taking part in the survey, but still have some
thoughts you would like to share with the planning team, please feel
free to get in touch with the planning team through the usual channels.
Hotel or Rental Home
As you can see from the survey there was a a
fair proportion of people undecided on the hotel or rental home
option. To help provide a bit more information on rental
homes here is a link for the neighborhood that looks to be the
closest to the Animal Kingdom: Windsor Hills Resort
On the hotel front, as you can imagine,
there are many to choose from which are in close proximity to Disney's
Animal Kingdom. And the prices vary depending on where you
stay. This link takes you to a map of the areas showing where the hotels are.
Over the coming months we will be sending
out further information, including requesting your accommodation
preference. In the meantime if you have any questions, please
don't hesitate to get in touch.