Gear Up for the ultimate Disney Marathon Weekend!

This coming January is the 25th Anniversary Walt Disney World Marathon which will be a weekend jam packed with fun activities and more! With races for the whole family, everyone can participate. From “Goofy’s Race” to 10k’s to marathons, there is so much to look forward to. Starting January 3rd and ending on January 7th, all of these races will take you through some of your favorite theme parks!

The main marathon, happening on January 7th at 5:30am is one for the books. This special edition, 25th celebration will take you through 4 theme parks on Disney property. Starting at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports and then running through Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and then finally Epcot will have your head spinning as you run and look at Disney. Even though this would be enough entertainment for the common runner, Disney is constantly outdoing itself by providing more entertainment on your 26.2 mile journey. With characters, DJ’s and more- the 26.2 will feel like nothing!

If you’re the runner and your family wants to come, be sure to bring them along. Disney has a special reunion area where you’ll be able to run into your family’s arms after the big race. Be sure to book your race weekend with Global Resort Homes! Have room for everyone, cook your own pre-race food in your own kitchen, take plenty of ice baths and enjoy the amenities of home right in central Florida! Visit today and book with Global Resort Homes!

Your new favorite Disney restaurants!

Disney Springs – D-Luxe Burger – Southern Classic & Cluck Burger

Disney is constantly changing the way it works. New shops, new rides and new restaurants seem to pop up everyday. This summer has been no different with new food spots popping up here and there. Our favorite restaurants happen to be at Disney Springs and Disney’s Boardwalk- no entry fee! We’ve tried a few and are here to tell you what we think!

The newly renovated Flying Fish Cafe at Disney’s boardwalk is absolute perfection. The seafood selection will leave you satisfied with anything from blue crab Bisque to Hokkaido scallops. The ambiance is warm and inviting, as is anything with Disney. Located at The Boardwalk, you do not have to be a guest to eat here and can make reservations anytime. After that, grab something sweet at Ample Hills Creamery. This New York based company provides the freshest, tastiest combos of your favorite treats. Mint patty and salted caramel are just a few!

More of our favorite restaurants are located at Disney Springs, just a few miles from Flying Fish and Ample Hills. With more of a laid back vibe, the springs provides anything from a cupcake machine to 5-star dining. One of our favorite casual places to try is the D’Luxe Burger. This quick-stop burger shop will leave you wanting more and more. Their specialty is the burger but they do have dairy free and vegetarian options too. One place we’re looking forward to opening is “The Edison” restaurant. An upscale and modern dining experience where you are encouraged to dress “innovative and sophisticated” will round out the plethora of options at Disney Springs. Visit today and book with Global Resort Homes!

New & Exciting Updates coming to Universal Orlando!

We can’t wait to see what Universal has up their sleeves with all of the new action coming right to the Orlando based theme park. Announced earlier, Harry Potter World will be seeing a new Harry Potter themed ride that will take over the once named coaster “Dueling Dragons.” Thus far, Universal has done an incredible job recreating the famous books and bringing them to real life. We can’t wait to see how this new ride will reflect the Rowling series.

Speaking of Harry Potter, Universal is also set to get ready for a Harry Potter Christmas! This new event will feature snow, light up displays and so much more. Another new attraction, Fast & Furious: Supercharged will be set for action next Spring. Featuring a 3D car chase, pyrotechnics and much more, this is sure to be a hit!

Last but not least and something that is already here is Volcano Bay! Volcano Bay is Universal’s new water park to hit the theme park world. With a huge wave pool, slides for everyone and plenty of restaurants, you are set to have an incredible time! For more information and a gorgeous place to stay, we recommend Global Resort Homes! Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book today!

All about the Orlando Water Parks!

Blizzard Beach

There is no better way to cool off from the Florida sun than going to a water park! All you can want can be found at the major water parks which include the new Volcano Bay, Typhoon Lagoon & Blizzard Beach. Sun, pools, food and more is what you need for a day of relaxation.

If you haven’t been yet, you have to get tickets to Volcano Bay. Volcano Bay is one of a kind with it’s lush green scenery and giant volcano bay. A fan favorite is Krakatau Aqua Coaster. You’ll be pushed, pulled and thrusted through the giant volcano where you and your friends will have a blast!

Another amazing water park is Typhoon Lagoon. This classic Disney park will leave you wanting to come back time and time again. As you enter the park you’ll be greeted by flourishing foliage as well as a giant “beach.” Get ready to ride the waves here with Typhoon Lagoon’s 6-foot swells.

Lastly, if you’re ready to have winter in summer, then look no further than Blizzard Beach. Blizzard Beach is made for those that love to have fun with extreme slides. The 12 story slide just may be the best Disney has to offer.

Luckily, Disney and Universal are in the perfect spot next to Global Resort Homes. With so many various locations, options and more you will have everything you need to begin your vacation the right way. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book today!

New Hollywood Studios Nighttime show is set to be spectacular!

Hollywood Studios Chinese Theatre

Have you ever dreamed of seeing your favorite Disney movies come to life under the stars? If you have, you are not alone. Movie projections have taken over Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World leaving nothing but awe and spectacular.

Set at The Chinese Theatre, you are immersed in a multitude of Disney movies from the past to the present. Showing the cinematic history that has passed through the many theatres, you begin to feel what Disney used to be like and what it is today. Everything from Mary Poppins to Guardians of the Galaxy is jam-packed into the projection show. Be sure to stay late at Hollywood Studios to see this attraction.

Not only is this new show an incredible feat of engineering and technology, but Hollywood Studios has so much more. This starts with Pandora. New to the studios, you are surrounded by new scenery that will put you right in the middle of the land of the Avatar. Star Wars land is set to open in 2018 too which will bring attention to the famous movies. Lastly, if you love the classic rides, be sure to check out Rock n Roller Coaster where you’ll hear your favorite tunes. A personal favorite of mine as always is the Tower of Terror!

Whatever you choose to do at Hollywood Studios, make sure to book your stay with Global Resort Homes. 9 bedroom homes to 2 bedroom condos and everything in between are our specialty! We can’t wait to see you here!

The First Ever Mickey Mouse Ride to be Unveiled at Disney!

The Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It is a mystery to us why Disney has never had a Mickey and Minnie themed ride in their 62 years of existence. Luckily, Disney is set to unveil a new themed ride featuring the famous duo. Replacing The Great Movie Ride at Hollywood Studios, this new ride is set to take you on an adventure that only Mickey and Minnie could have.

This ride will be like no other as guests are treated as the stars. Through the adventure, you will be joined by characters from the famous Disney bunch. Inspired by the many cartoon shorts on Disney channel, you will be completely immersed within a cartoon land. Set to open in 2018, this ride will be like no other.

If rides are not for you, Hollywood Studios still has so much to offer. From shows to Star Wars Land, you will have plenty of options. While you’re there you must visit the newly opened Pandora. Inspired by the film Avatar, you will be transported to the land of the Na’vi where you can play and eat just like the native characters.

Located just minutes from Hollywood Studios is Global Resort Homes. Just as the Na’vi play all day, you can too in your homes very own private pool. From 2 bedroom condos, to 9 bedroom estate homes, we have everything for you and your guests! Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book today!

A Sneak Peek into Star Wars land at Disney

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Disney unveiled a glimpse into the highly anticipated Star Wars land being built in Orlando. Opening in 2019, this galaxy not so far away is set on 14 acres of land and will feature never before seen technology, rides and more! Book your vacation today to see it tomorrow!

There are two main attractions set in Star Wars land. One of the main attractions lets you take the lead and captain the Millennium Falcon in a secret mission. The other ride places you in the middle of a battle where you will have a front seat to all the action. According to Disney officials, “total immersion” was the main goal. They have worked hard with “imagineers” to bring Star Wars right to Florida. Not only will the rides be of fun but the scenery will set you in a new land. The lush forest mixed with the sandy stone will take you out of Florida and into space.

Opening 2019 means you have plenty of time to book your vacation with Global Resort Homes. Global Resort Homes makes you feel right at home. With all the conveniences of your own house and more, be sure to book an extra few days. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book today!

Our Favorite D23 Announcements!

Disney just announced some major upgrades coming to Disney World in the near future! We’re here to tell you our favorite updates. Book your stay with Global to experience all of these firsthand.

  1. Mission: Space Restaurant- As one of the new additions to Epcot, this new restaurant will feature an immersive space experience. You’ll be dining out of this world at this new table-side service restaurant.

  2. Tron Roller Coaster at Magic Kingdom- Already built at Disneyland Shanghai, this high speed roller coaster tops speeds of 60mph. Coming to Magic Kingdom, we hope to see the same intensity. The technology installed in this coaster is set to be mind-blowing with their LED roof and modern building style.

  3. Ratatouille Ride to come to France Pavilion- This ride will let you shrink to Remy’s size where you will gain a perspective like no other. You will travel in mouse-shaped vehicles as you hear and smell your way through the famous kitchen.

With all this excitement around Disney means you better start planning your next trip to central Florida. Global Resort Homes is the perfect place to stay when visiting. From 2 bedroom condos to 9 bedroom homes, we truly have it all. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book today!

Make your New Year’s Eve Plans at Disney!

Make your New Year’s Eve Plans at Disney!

With summer going by faster and faster each day, holidays are quickly approaching. New Year’s Eve is coming quicker than you expect and now is the time to make your plans. Disney just announced that they will be hosting 3 New Year’s Eve parties where you and your guests will have the opportunity to dance, sing and view fireworks from Magic Kingdom.

The first party you must attend will be Pixar Party: A New Year’s Celebration. With face painting, a Radio Disney DJ, and characters, this party will be perfect to attend with the little ones in your family. Another party, suited for 18 and up, will be a New Year’s Countdown with live music and dancing. A champagne-flute will also make an appearance. Lastly, Disney will be hosting a 3rd New Orleans themed New Year’s party with grub inspired by “The Princess and the Frog.” Munch on tasty treats such as oyster beignets and crayfish as you party the night away listening to Jazz music. All of these parties will offer views of the midnight fireworks held at Magic Kingdom.

Be sure to book with Global Resort Homes for your New Year’s Celebration stay. After a long night out of watching fireworks and celebrating the new year, come home to your very own vacation home. With gated communities, clubhouses and more, there is no better deal than staying with Global. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book today!

The new Disney Springs restaurant is almost complete!

Soon to open in Disney Springs is the Edison Lounge which will bring the 1920’s era right to you! This newly themed restaurant is one that will encompass all of what Disney has to offer. From incredible theming to world-class food, there is nothing better.

To begin, this restaurant will take you through various rooms, each having their very own theme. The Patent Office, The Tesla Lounge, The Radio Room, and a Waterfront Patio are just a few that guests will be seated in. The rooms are not even the best part of the restaurant. The classic american fare will be one to rave about and keep you coming back time and time again. There will also be signature cocktails for you to choose from.

On your list of activities, add visiting Disney Springs. Opening late 2017, The Edison will give you a blast from the past. Disney Springs features many more restaurants and activities for you to choose from. From shops, cupcakes, desserts and more, you are sure to be pleased. Luckily, all of this is located close to all of Global’s Resort Homes. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book today!

Plan your vacation around your favorite concerts!

December 17, 2017- Katy Perry

Orlando is the home to entertainment. From Disney and Universal to championship winning sports teams, we truly have it all. With all of that means we have your favorite artists visiting year round, gracing us with their talents. 2017 is no exception with an incredible lineup visiting the Amway Center, which is just miles from many of Global’s vacation homes.

  • July 28, 2017- Shawn Mendes
  • July 29, 2017- Prince Royce
  • August 16, 2017- J. Cole
  • August 31, 2017- Ed Sheeran
  • September 21, 2017- Mumford & Sons
  • September 29, 2017- Pitbull
  • October 14, 2017- Bruno Mars
  • October 26, 2017- Santana
  • November 19, 2017- Marc Anthony
  • December 17, 2017- Katy Perry

This year, the Amway is hosting a wide array of artists from pop, soul and much more. Located in downtown Orlando, the Amway is close to all of Global’s homes which means you, family and friends can hit all of your favorite concerts. From 2 bedroom condos to 9 bedroom houses, Global has it all. With access to clubhouses, private pools and more, you are sure to love where to stay. Visit globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book today!

Spend The Day At The Oasis Clubhouse!

Champions Gate Resort

Champions Gate Resort

Staying with Global Resort Homes has many benefits. Not only do you get a whole house to yourself, but most communities have a huge clubhouse for you to use. Today, we’ll be talking about the gorgeous Oasis clubhouse located in Champions Gate. The amenities here are endless.

We begin by entering the clubhouse, which is decorated perfectly. The huge 0-entry pool seems to be the first thing people notice. The huge lazy river is also a place to relax and enjoy. With a mini-water park, there is endless fun for the kids to be had.

On the inside, there is so much more. First, there is a restaurant right there for those vacation nights when you do not feel like cooking. The fitness area is also an incredible space for you to use. There is even an aerobics studio located next to the gym.

The entertainment does not stop there. The movie theater is the perfect place for you to bring your own snacks and catch a movie on the big screen. The grille, swim-up bar, tiki bar and cabanas all provide you with the relaxation you deserve. Book your stay at one of Global’s many Champions Gate properties today. Visit our website or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay!

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