Epcot: Spaceship Earth!

Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth is more than just iconic, this attraction is fun AND educational. Travel back to the start of recorded history, when man painted his thoughts on only cave walls. Then when the Egyptians invented papyrus and the Phoenicians came up with the alphabet. Witness ideas spreading like no other with the invention of Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press and the inspiring works from the masters of the renaissance. The wheels of time turn even quicker when we travel to the modern age of media communications. From newspapers announcing the end of the Civil War to the televised broadcast of the moon landing and beyond, this attraction mentions it all! Besides that, they have also made this ride very interactive. You and your buggy partner will fill out a quick fun form that will display your ideal planet at the end. Don’t forget to be ready for the picture! Are you visiting Orlando with your family and need help planning your next trip to Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort? Global Resort Homes is here to help! Go to our GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

Magic Kingdom: Space Mountain!

Space MountainEven if you’ve never been to the Walt Disney World Resort I’m sure you’ve heard of Space Mountain! In this attraction you can navigate a dark, neon-lit space station and make your way to a busy control tower, passing a constellation of glowing astronaut training stations. Inside a futuristic launch pad, climb aboard a aerodynamic rocket and prepare yourself for a deep space adventure into the beyond! This one of a kind attraction is fast paced and very, very dark. These two characteristics make for a great combination. This ride was the first of it’s kind in fact, developed in the 1960’s. Space Moutain inspired many rollercoasters to follow such as “The Mummy” at the Universal Resort here in Orlando, as well as “The Rockin’ Roller Coaster” located in Hollywood Studios, practically next door. This attraction has always been a favorite of mine, but we all know what that can mean… long lines. However, not to worry! The line is filled with interactive games to keep you entertained along the way. It’s really not too bad. But, from a frequent visitor to a “newby”, this ride is best to visit near the end of the day, like most attractions. Coming to Orlando and need help planning your next trip to the Magic Kingdom? Global Resort Homes is here to help! Go to our GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

Hollywood Studios: Fantasmic!

Fantasmic!Fantismic! The name of this attraction really says it all. As a park visitor I guess you can expect this ride to be… fantastic. If you’re worried that it wont be that way, then STOP! This evening/night display is tremendously fantastic and also one of a kind. Witness a show that brings together favorite Disney heroes, princesses and villains! The attraction takes you into the amazing imagination of Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Join him as he invokes the characters and spirit of favorite Disney classics such as Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Peter Pan, and many more! But when the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs gathers Disney villains such as Ursula, Cruella de Vil, Scar and Maleficent to turn Mickey’s dreams into a nightmare, leave it to the Mouse and his imagination to save the day! You will be happy you took the time to see this attraction. I REALLY recommend it! Another thing, don’t worry about RSVP’ing or spending a ton on dinner to sit in the middle/front seating. Left, right, or center, you’ll be able to enjoy this show just fine so don’t stress. When I went last we simply waited in line and received ‘stage right’ seating about four rows deep. It was so awesome! Are you coming to Orlando and do you need help planning your next trip to Hollywood Studios in the Walt Disney World Resort? We are here to help you and your family! Go to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

The Haunted Mansion At The Magic Kingdom!

The Haunted Mansion At The Magic Kingdom!

The Haunted Mansion At The Magic Kingdom!

One attraction I never miss when visiting the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort is the Haunted Mansion. In this ride you climb aboard a gloomy Doom Buggy for a supernatural journey through a labyrinth of haunted chambers. Honestly, the line in this ride is not that bad either! They sure do know how to keep you entertained, but make sure to grab a fast pass for it because it’s usually available. In the ride you’ll find ghouls with things that go bump in the night. This is a classic attraction that promises to send chills up and down your spine! Here’s the back-story, “Once an abandoned residence in the center of Liberty Square, the Mansion has been home to 999 unearthly specters since October 1, 1971”

1. The Ghost Host
The disembodied voice of this helpful ghoul is your private guide through the cadaverous realm of the estate, directing you from room to room. Just try to find your way out!
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2. Hitchhiking Ghosts
If you happen to make it through the mansion, be warned that 3 phantoms await you at the exit and shall surely follow you home.

3. Happy Haunting Grounds
Over 15 rooms are waiting to be explored within the brick-draped walls of this darkened, spirit-infested abode.

4. The Portrait Chamber
You won’t believe your eyes in this strange stretching room, where secrets are revealed on the walls and an unseen horror high overhead comes to light.

5. Grand Ballroom
Behold transparent revelers waltzing to and fro, banshee heads floating out of a nearby organ and 2 haunted men in a duel from the great beyond.

6. The Graveyard
Go through a midnight cemetery overflowing with spooks and specters joyously singing the haunting anthem, “Grim Grinning Ghosts,” as a cemetery watchman and his bony dog quiver in fear.

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Celebrate Christmas At The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter This Year!

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort

It’s April, but yes let’s talk Christmas plans! It’s never too early to prepare for a Christmas of a lifetime and this year if you come to Orlando your family is in for something special! Christmas is always a special time in the Harry Potter series. Fans from all over the globe have long wanted to enjoy that part of J.K. Rowling’s story for themselves. So Universal is getting on it and this November, the new Christmas experience in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will give visitors an awesome opportunity to see, feel and taste what it’s like to celebrate the magic of Christmas in the Wizarding World. When the sun goes down, a magical holiday transformation of the Hogwarts castle will take place right before your very eyes. Projection mapping and special effects will wrap the iconic castle which will bring holiday cheer and memorable Christmas moments from the Harry Potter movie series to life like never before. Decorations like ornate garlands will be throughout the streets of both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley and each storefront will be decked out with interestingly themed decorations. What I’m most interested is the food! I always love eating here and during this time guests will be able to enjoy special holiday themed food, drink and even entertainment! If you’re interested in checking this out and need help planning your next trip to Orlando Global Resort Homes is here to help! Go to our GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

An All-New Star Wars Guided Tour!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Are you a super Star Wars fan? If you answered “Yes” then you have to check out the guided tours offered at the Walt Disney World Resort. These tours are for the ultimate fan. An all-new Star Wars guided tour is a seven-hour immersion in all the park’s current Star Wars experiences. This is what it includes:

  • Screening of “Star Wars: Path of the Jedi”
  • A Star Wars-themed menu items during dinner at Backlot Express
  • A seat in the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party, including themed sweets and specialty beverages, as well as reserved viewing for the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks display
  • The Star Wars “all-in-the-know” tour guide
  • Priority seating for Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
  • Meet two Star Wars characters (Chewbacca and Kylo Ren) at the Star Wars Launch Bay
  • An in-depth,  tour around Star Wars Launch Bay

And that’s not all! Learn more here! This is any Star Wars fans dream come true! So if you need help planning your next trip to the Walt Disney World Resort we’re here to help! Go to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar

Looking for a unique experience? Then look no further. The Coca-Cola Store Rooftop Beverage Bar at Disney Springs is one of a kind. Not only can you taste some great soda’s from around the globe, but also enjoy a fantastic view! At the Beverage Bar you can enjoy a delicious, ice-cold Coca-Cola or choose from a variety of beverages served around the globe such as Thums Up from India or Beverly from Italy. Another option is to get a frozen beverages, smoothies, or Coke floats. They are all refreshing selections. Make sure to try one of these two experiences if you check it out!

  • The Freestyle Experience – Choose from over 100 sparkling and still options available within self-serve dispensers. Sample up to five refills within an hour of your initial purchase and even blend to create your own taste.
  • Tastes Around the World – Treat yourself on a journey around the world! Try up to sixteen different beverages when you order an International, Float or Combo tray.

There’s also a wide variety of handcrafted cocktails and smoothies. Have you been wanting to plan a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort here in sunny Orlando? Global Resort Homes is here to help! Go to our GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

Gaston’s Tavern

Gaston's TavernOne of my favorite hidden gems in the Magic Kingdom is Gaston’s Tavern! This is an awesome place to relax and have one fantastic cinnamon roll. That is for sure! Gaston’s Tavern is located in Fantasy Land. So this is near the new Snow White ride. Disney describes the Tavern of course as the manliest of manly places. Which makes total sense if you know the movie! Gaston’s Tavern serves up such satisfying snacks as well as mixed vegetables cups, hummus with chips, fruit cups and like I said… warm amazing fantastic wonderful cinnamon rolls. Did I mentions I liked those?! You can also enjoy refreshing beverages like LeFou’s Brew—the restaurant’s signature non-alcoholic drink. Coming to the Magic Kingdom and need help planning your next trip to Orlando Global Resort Homes is here to help! Go to our GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

Blue Angels Over Cinderella’s Castle!

The Blue Angels

The Blue Angels

You’ll never know what you’ll see at the Walt Disney World Resort! That is a fact! On Thursday (April 6, 2017) The US Navy Blue Angels, which is a flight demonstration squadron, flew over the Magic Kingdom here in sunny Orlando. The Blue Angels were formed in 1946 and are the world’s second oldest formal flying acrobatic team if you didn’t know. The squadron of six flew above the Cinderella Castle and down Main Street, USA! Has it been awhile since you visited the Walt Disney World Resort? It’s time you get in on the action. There is always something new and exciting to do here. If you need help planning your next trip to Orlando we’re here to help! Go to our website GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

All You Need To Know About International Drive

The Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye

International Drive is one of the most visited places in Orlando because of the amazing restaurants, shopping and entertainment. It is where tourists and locals alike come to enjoy all of what Florida has to offer. When you come and visit Central Florida, I-Drive is a must! Here are our favorite suggestions for when you visit.

  • The Orlando Eye – Soar high above Orlando with one of a kind views all while being suspended 400 feet in the air! The glass capsules will give you 360 degree views of Orlando. From Disney to downtown, you will see everything!
  • Cafe Tu Tu Tango – This latin inspired restaurant serves up tapas and drinks like no other. Try the No Way Jose Sliders or the seared tuna sashimi. These tasty combos are served up nightly here at Tu Tu Tango.
  • Fun Spot America – If you like go carting and water adventures, then this place is for you. With different race tracks from advanced to beginner, this place will get your blood pumping and your heart racing.
  • Tin Roof – If you’re looking for some great food and live music, then this is the place to go. With local bands performing nightly as well as local brews on tap, you will feel like a local as you listen to music and relax.
  • Global Resort Homes – The perfect location in proximity to I-Drive provides you with easy access to all of these cool activities. From 9 bedroom estate homes, to 2 bedroom condos, Global has everything. Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global or visit our website to book your trip