All that is new to Orlando in 2018!

This year in Orlando so much is set to happen. From new Disney attractions to new restaurants, there will be something new around every corner. 2018 is set to be a year of expansion for Disney, Universal and SeaWorld! Come and experience the new attractions for yourself.

Coming in 2018 to Disney is Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Scheduled to open in the summer, you’ll feel as though you have been transported into one of the movies. Themed dining options and a new roller coaster will have you coming back time and time again to experience the world of Buzz and Woody.

Universal is also set to roll out some new attractions this year, including Fast & Furious – Supercharged. Based on the award winning films, this new ride will take you on a high-speed coaster featuring characters from the movie. Specially designed vehicles will make you feel as though you are in the movie! Get ready to ride fast and be furious.

SeaWorld is ready to debut Infinity Falls in 2018, which will be the first of its kind water raft ride. Climb aboard a raft and experience the lost jungles and mountains of yesterday. With the tallest drop in the park, this ride results in a crazy experience like never before.

Global Resort Homes provides the perfect place for you to stay in 2018 as you experience all of these new rides and attractions in Orlando. Join in on the fun by staying at one of our gorgeous properties located all throughout Orlando. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

Orlando’s Year In Review! The BEST of 2017!

This year so much has come to the Orlando area. From new vacation communities to new attractions at the theme parks, there is so much that has happened in 2017. Here are a few of our favorites and all the more reason for you to come visit in 2018.

  • Pandora- The World of Avatar: This year, Disney opened their incredible new attraction that has transformed Animal Kingdom. Brining a completely new world to Orlando, Pandora has added new rides, events and restaurants to the theme park. Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey are just two of the incredible rides that will transport you to a new dimension.

  • Disney Springs Dining: This year, 2017 brought some incredible dining packages to Disney Springs. First, The Edison (officially opening on the 31st) will bring a 20’s dining experience like nothing else. The Polite Pig also opened its doors featuring BBQ and many of our southern favorite fried sides. Lastly, Planet Hollywood got an upgrade featuring a menu from famed chef Guy Fieri.

  • Universal’s Volcano Bay: 2017 unveiled one of the biggest changes for Orlando…a whole new theme park! Volcano Bay has so much to offer including multiple pools, so many slides as well as delicious dining experiences. Thrilling attractions mixed with new technology makes visiting this park a whole new experience.

  • Storey Lake Resort Community: This new community opened in 2017 (including their clubhouse) and features all the amenities of a 5 star hotel. 4 bedroom townhomes to 6 bedroom homes gives so much space for your entire group. The clubhouse has a lazy river, tiki bar, fitness center and so much more. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

2017 has been a year of change for Orlando and a good one at that! So many new attractions and events have taken place and now is the perfect time to book your stay with us. From Disney to Universal and more, you are set to have an amazing time. See you in 2018!

-Global Resort Homes

6 Great Places to Spend New Years Eve in Orlando

We are officially looking forward to New Years and Orlando is the perfect place to kick off 2018. With so many events happening all throughout town, you won’t be disappointed with what you can do. Here are a few of our recommendations!

  1. CityWalk Orlando – This is the perfect place to kick off 2018 with so many bars, restaurants and more. This year, CityWalk is set to have Orlando’s largest dance floor complete with celebrity guests, a DJ and so much more. Signature drinks and food will be available at all vendors. The best part about CityWalk is that admission is free!

  2. Raglan Road at Disney Springs – This Irish themed restaurant is set to have plenty of entertainment on NYE. The late night Irish menu will feature some of our favorite dishes which include “Bangers & Mash” and “Fish & Chips.” Celebrate New Years twice by ringing in the Irish New Year (7pm) and then again at midnight.

  3. Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s Boardwalk – This is for the 21+ members in your group and so much fun. Ring in the New Year by dancing to your favorite tunes. Party hats, Epcot’s fireworks special and a champagne toast are all included with admission!

  4. Taverna Opa on International Drive – Taverna Opa is already a fun restaurant to go to during the week, so we can only imagine what they are planning for NYE. Live performances, an open-bar and a champagne toast will all be there to kick off the New Year. Dancing, greek food and fun! What more could you want?

  5. Magic Kingdom – Ring in the New Year with your favorite characters. The “Fantasy in the Sky” show that happens twice a year (Dec. 30 & 31st) will be surreal as you see a fireworks spectacular at Cinderella’s Castle like never before. Be sure to get there early so you can enjoy your full day at Magic Kingdom.

  6. Global Resort Homes – Start 2018 right at your very own vacation home with Global Resort Homes. Say goodbye to small hotel rooms and hello to your very own house. Many of Globals homes are complete with private pools, games rooms and so much more. From 2 bedroom apartments to 9 bedroom homes, we have everything you can want! Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

Tips For Picking Your Perfect Holiday Vacation Home

With the holiday season already here, you may be wondering what vacation home you should pick when coming to stay at Global Resort Homes. Each resort community has its very own amenities, along with different characteristics that make each community unique. From the resort community of Windsor Hills and Champions Gate, each community provides the perfect place for you and your loved ones to celebrate the holidays!

  1. Pick your size! The first tip, is pick the size of the home you are looking for. Global Resort Homes has homes that can sleep up to 27 guests, perfect for an extended family. Not only that, but we also have condos perfect for up to 4 guests. No matter the size of the family, we have a place for you.

  2. Pick your location! No matter where you stay at Global, you are never more than a few miles from all Orlando theme parks. Each resort was picked with these locations in mind. Stay in Champions Gate, just a few few minutes from the I-4 corridor, leading you to Universal and Disney. Stay in Storey Lake which is a short drive to world class shopping. Any location with Global is a great one!

  3. Pick your amenities! Every resort community has a clubhouse with different offerings that make the perfect vacation. With pools, game rooms and restaurants, you will always have something to do. At the Oasis Clubhouse, there is a lazy river, huge pool, gym and movie theatre all free for your enjoyment. The new Solterra Clubhouse features similar amenities for your entertainment.

This holiday season, create the perfect vacation by staying with Global Resort Homes. No matter where you stay, you’re bound to have a great time with family and friends. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

The Best Places to Celebrate The Holidays in Orlando!

Orlando may not have cold weather and snow, but we do have palm trees, blue skies and the perfect weather. This being said, there are so many great ways to celebrate Christmas all over Orlando. From ice-sculptures to outdoor ice-skating, we have it all!

  1. Skating in Celebration: Celebration Florida is Orlando’s best kept secret. Explore the picturesque downtown with its many shops and restaurants. A nightly “snowp-fall” happens at 6, 7, 8 and 9PM every night, celebrating all the snow we can get in Florida. An outdoor “ice-rink” is the perfect spot to make new Christmas memories.

  2. Harry P. Leu Gardens: With Florida’s gorgeous weather all year long, this “secret garden” is always lush and flourishing. Around the Holidays, the gardeners turn it into a winter wonderland. The on-site homes are also decorated with each home having a different theme.

  3. Light Up UCF: This college tradition has turned into an Orlando event featuring a real outdoor ice-rink, a huge movie screen and so much more. This incredible event immerses you in the Holiday spirit with a DJ, beautiful light sculptures and different food booths with some of the sweetest holiday treats.

  4. Global Resort Homes: There is no better spot to celebrate the Holidays than in your very own vacation home. Global Resort Homes has cozy homes where you can celebrate the holidays in perfect comfort. Celebrate with your large family in one of our 9-bedroom estate homes. If your family is a bit smaller, we also have 2 bedroom condos for you to stay in. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

Best Places for Black Friday Shopping at Disney Springs!


Disney Springs is jam packed with the most amazing places to go shopping for loved ones (and also yourself!). Disney Springs does not just leave Black Friday to one day- they’re set to have 3 amazing days filled with these deals. Get the coffee ready, the alarm clocks set, and ready to wake up for this once a year special event!

  1. Alex and Ani- This high end jewelry store is known for their one of a kind bangles. They’ll be running sales Nov. 22-27th. A great gift from earrings to rings can be found here.

  2. Johnston & Murphy- The perfect spot to buy for dad is here. Sales on briefcases, backpacks, and sweaters will add more to your favorite man’s wardrobe.

  3. Sperry- Known for their “boat shoes,” this store is starting the sale at 20% off. Shop for new shoes for everyone in your family here.

  4. Vera Bradley- This store is perfect for mom with handbags, organizational supplies and more. Featuring their famous patterns, these bags will run anywhere from 20-60% off.

  5. The LEGO Store- The perfect stop for any kid in your family, with many doorbuster specials.

No matter where you go, you are sure to find an amazing deal. Disney Springs has over 100 shopping options with many great choices. From restaurants to shops to shows to concerts, Disney Springs has it all. Be sure to come down for Black Friday and shop til you drop!

The Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom is Back!

The Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom has always been a crowd favorite. Setting sail on the river to see elephants, crocs and so much more should be on your Magic Kingdom agenda. This holiday season, the Jungle Cruise is turned into the Jingle Cruise, a combination of wildlife and of course, your favorite holiday tunes. This special ride combines all of your favorite parts of the Jungle Cruise with the magic of Disney. The very merry decor is seen in every aspect of the cruise. There is nothing better to get you in the spirit of the holiday’s than the Jingle Cruise!

There is so much more happening all around Magic Kingdom that you have to check out while you’re there!  Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, A Frozen Holiday Wish and Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is set to be the best yet. Each of these incredible events is themed to put you in the holiday spirit. Listen to Anna and Elsa sing the night away as the fireworks spectacular begin. See Mickey and Minnie as Santa and Mrs. Clause in the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade!

This holiday season is the perfect time to spend it with family and friends in sunny central Florida. Not only is there Disney, but Universal, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens also have their own celebrations too! There is so much to do and no better place to spend it. Global Resort Homes has all of your accommodations covered with 2 bedroom apartments to 9 bedroom houses. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

Halloween is over which means Christmas is on its way!

The cobwebs have cleared, the zombies have gone back to sleep and the witches have flown off for the year. This can only mean one thing and that is that Christmas is coming! Here in central Florida, Christmas feels a little more like summer with its warm weather and flowing palm trees. This means that it is time to book your Christmas vacation with Global Resort Homes. Here are a few festivities of the Christmas season that you cannot miss!

  1. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party- Starting November 9th, this party is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. This party will be featuring parades and firework spectaculars, Mickey and santa, and so much more. Joyful music will fill main street and some of your favorite attractions will take on a holiday theme. Book your tickets today!

  2. Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Experience Hogwarts like never before at Universal this holiday season. Diagon Alley will turn snowy and Hogsmeade will be filled with garland. Special holiday songs, foods and much more will all be available. Fill yourself with the holiday spirit by visiting the Wizarding World.

  3. Seaworld’s Christmas Celebration- Do not miss celebrating the holidays with Santa in the Wild Arctic. See Clyde and Seamore in “A countdown to Christmas” where they’ll invite you to participate in their fun-filled holiday celebration. Lastly, you have to stop by “Shamu Christmas Miracles” where a special show featuring the famous whale will show you tricks like never before.

Now is the time to start booking your dream Christmas vacation! Global Resort Homes has so many options from 9 bedroom homes to 2 bedroom apartments. The perfect place to spend the holidays is right here in Central Florida. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

Holiday food you can’t miss at Disney World!

The holidays are almost here at Disney World and now is your time to book your stay so you can experience all of what Disney has to offer during this special time. The holidays would not be complete without the delicious food that Disney puts out year after year. This year, Disney is set to introduce some new specialty foods but also bring back some of our favorites.

First, you have to check out the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House. An entire house, set inside the lobby of the famed hotel is made completely out of gingerbread and royal icing. Although you can’t take a bite directly from the roof, you can purchase them! These sweet treats will keep you fueled for your busy day checking out the rest of the decorations.

Starting late November, Epcot will begin putting out its specialty drinks in their native countries. Grab yourself a glass of Hot Salted Caramel or the “Dutch Grasshopper” in Germany. They’ll also have holiday favorites like a Thanksgiving feast and so much more throughout the park. Epcot is also host to the Candlelight Processional where you can hear your favorite Christmas tunes from some of Disney’s most gifted cast members.

The Tortuga Tavern has recently started serving up delicious “Cookies & Cream Churros.” These fried pieces of heaven are cream-filled and then served with a side of chocolate dipping sauce. Whatever you choose to eat, we’re sure it will be great!

There is no better time at Disney than celebrating with family and friends. Global Resort Homes has your accommodations covered with 2 bedroom apartments to 9 bedroom houses. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

What’s happening this week at Disney World?

As usual, Disney is busy making dreams come true for everyone. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is in full swing this week where you can collect sweets from around the park. Catch the halloween parade, fireworks display and so much more. Not only is Magic Kingdom busy with entertainment, but so are the other parks!

Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, BaseLine Tap House is open and ready for customers. This new Los Angeles inspired brewery specializes in beer and wine from California. With customizable beer flights, gourmet non-alcoholic options, and small plates, this fun stop at Hollywood Studios is the perfect spot for a quick break.

At Epcot, Food and Wine Festival has taken off. Through November 13th, this fun event will run where you can mix and match your favorite food and drinks from around the world. We hear that the Mac & Cheese “Handwhich” from Craft Beers is one of the best. Don’t forget to sweeten things up with the new Liquid Nitro Ice Cream from the Chocolate Studio.

At Disney Springs and in time for the holiday season, there is a slew of new retailers for us to choose from.based out of Orlando will have a new kiosk. With 100% soy and eco-friendly candles, it will make the perfect gift! Savannah Bee, another hive-inspired shop, will now sell more delicious honeys than ever before. The Springs is the perfect spot for holiday shopping.

With all of these events happening, be sure to book your stay with Global Resort Homes. 9-bedroom homes to 2-bedroom condos are the perfect place to relax after long days at the parks. Book your stay today!

Top Golf Orlando Opening this Week!

In the middle of Orlando lies International Drive (otherwise known as I-Drive to the locals) where food, entertainment and so much more come together to create the perfect vacation spot. The popular destination that really put I-Drive on the map is the Orlando Eye that recently opened. But another icon is sure to take the reigns and that is TopGolf. A popular attraction in other cities, TopGolf makes golf a full day’s activity.

In a sports bar atmosphere, TopGolf offers games, food and a bar scene all there. This 65,000 sq. ft. location features new technology that lets you track your accuracy and distance all in your golf swing. Think of TopGolf like a driving range but totally pumped up! The restaurant lets you order right to your “golf bay” which seats 1-6 players. Order anything from just drinks and appetizers to full meals.

After you’re done at TopGolf, I-Drive has so much more for you to partake in. First, head over to the Orlando Eye or Madam Tussauds Wax Museum. See all of Orlando from the huge ferris wheel stretching 400” above the ground. Try restaurants like Maggiano’s Italian, Copper Canyon Grill or the Yard House. You can even dance on the tables at Taverna Opa. Visiting this part of Orlando is a must and you will not be disappointed. Luckily, Global Resort Homes has plenty of vacation homes close to all of these activities. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

Star Wars Galactic Nights coming in December!

“In a galaxy far far away” called Hollywood Studios, Star Wars fans will get to see a special celebration that they won’t want to miss. On December 16th, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will throw a huge celebration to commemorate the new movie “The Last Jedi.”

This exclusive event will be held from 7pm to midnight and will allow fans of the movies to experience the newest addition like never before. This Hollywood-style event will feature a red carpet arrival, incredible fireworks, rides and more! Experts will even be there to share details with you about the new Star Wars expansion coming to Hollywood Studios. This being said, there will be plenty of events that all fans can participate in.

  1. Dress in your favorite Star Wars inspired attire as you walk the red carpet. Stretching all along “Hollywood Boulevard,” the red carpet will make you feel as though you are a celebrity.

  2. Detailed photo booth locations are sure to take your pictures to the next level. All throughout the night you will see special, highly detailed photo booths where you can take your Star Wars photos.

  3. The Epic Theatre will be host to an incredible panel of imagineers and experts who are working on the new Star Wars land. With over 14-acres, you will be sure to get some inside info on the incredible place to come.

  4. Lastly, the fireworks show is a must see. Featuring projections, a special DJ and so much more, you will feel as though you’re truly transported from Hollywood Studios.

Come to central Florida and experience the magic of Star Wars and Hollywood Studios like never before. Book your tickets today!

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