Walt Disney World: Celebrities Swing By!

Actress Nicole Kidman Visits

Actress Nicole Kidman Visits

Actress Geena Davis

Actress Geena Davis

Who know’s who you’ll run into at the Walt Disney World Resort? Just last week, Academy Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman and her family stopped by the parks to say hey to Mickey Mouse at the Magic Kingdom! That’s not all! Also, Golden Globe and Oscar award-winning actress Geena Davis came to parks last week between her busy schedule and projects. I guess this is where celebrities go to take a break, and spend quality time with the family. On that note… How about you come see what they’re here for!? There is so many new attractions and things to do at the Walt Disney World Resort, isn’t it time you booked your next vacation here? Need any help planning? Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

Windsor At Westside: Next To It All!

Windsor At Westside

Windsor At Westside

Windsor At Westside

Windsor At Westside

Windsor At Westside is surely becoming one of Orlando’s most popular Resort Communities near the theme parks! What’s not to like, especially with the beautiful clubhouse? This community has beautiful homes and a fantastic location, only miles away from the Magic Kingdom and the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort. Windsor At Westside is next to it all here in Orlando! There are so many new things at the theme parks here, let me tell you! From the brand new King Kong ride at Universal Studios to the new Star Wars additions at Hollywood Studios, and everything in-between! We can’t forget about the festivals at the Walt Disney World Resort as well! So, next time you’re ready to plan your next trip with your family or friends to Orlando how about giving Global Resort Homes a call at (888) 426-0472. We’d love to tell you more about Windsor At Westside Resort. Here is a list of a few rental features:

  • Single family pool homes: 6 – 7 – 8 and 9 bedrooms
  • Paver driveways and walkways
  • Barrel tile roofs
  • Townhomes with splash pools – 4 to 5 bedrooms
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Upgraded kitchen cabinets
  • Upgraded tile in the kitchens
  • Granite counter tops

For more information visit our website!

Champions Gate: The Best Location!

Champions Gate Resort

Champions Gate Resort

Champions Gate Resort

Champions Gate Resort

Champions Gate is surely one of Orlando’s most popular Resort Communities near the theme parks! What’s not to like? This community has beautiful homes and a prime location, only miles away from the Magic Kingdom and the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort. Champions Gate has to have one of the best locations! There are so many new things at the theme parks here in Orlando, let me tell you! From the brand new King Kong ride at Universal Studios to the new Star Wars additions at Hollywood Studios, and everything in-between! We cannot forget about the festivals at the Walt Disney World Resort as well! So, next time you’re ready to plan your next trip with your family or friends to Orlando how about giving Global Resort Homes a call at (888) 426-0472. We’d love to tell you more about Champions Gate Resort. Here is a list of some rental features:

  • 20% off Food at The Grille Room
  • 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 and 9 Bedroom Homes
  • All Homes have a Private Screened Pool with a Covered Lanai
  • Master Suite with King or Queen Size Bed and TV
  • Master Bathroom with Garden Tub and Separate Shower
  • Fully Equipped Spacious Kitchens with Granite Counters and Stainless Steel Appliances
  • All have Separate Breakfast Area and Formal Dining Area
  • Home Available with Game Rooms that Feature Billiards
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Homes Available with Game Systems for Children
  • Some Homes have Golf Course View

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Storey Lake: So Close To The Action!

Storey Lake Resort

Storey Lake Resort

Storey Lake Resort

Storey Lake Resort

Storey Lake is becoming one of Orlando’s most popular Resort Communities near the theme parks! What’s not to like? This community has beautiful homes and a prime location, only miles away from Disney Springs and the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort. Storey Lake is so close to the action! There are so many new things at the theme parks here in Orlando, let me tell you! From the brand new King Kong ride at Universal Studios to the new Star Wars additions at Hollywood Studios, and everything in-between! We can’t forget about the festivals at the Walt Disney World Resort as well! So, next time you’re ready to plan your next trip with your family or friends to Orlando how about giving Global Resort Homes a call at (888) 426-0472. We’d love to tell you more about Storey Lake Resort. Here is a list of some rental features:

  • 4 and 5 bedroom townhomes
  • 5 and 6 bedroom pool homes
  • All single family homes come with a pool and a covered lanai
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Upgraded kitchen cabinets
  • Upgraded tile in the kitchens
  • Granite counter tops

For more information visit our website!

Get To Know All The Local Restaurants In Orlando!

The BOATHOUSE, at Disney Springs

The BOATHOUSE, at Disney Springs

On vacation, don’t fall into the trap of chain restaurants! Try authentic food native to Orlando, Disney and much more. Orlando is known for its cuisine of many different kinds including New American, Italian, and Japanese. Here is a list of our favorites that are located close to all of our vacation homes!

Located in Disney Springs, The Boathouse is one of our favorites with its ambiance, food and scenery. With a raw bar, fresh seafood and other options, this restaurants has something for everyone. The New American cuisine sets itself apart by using only the freshest ingredients. With the perfect location in Disney Springs, you can make a night out of visiting this wonderful restaurant.

We also love Fresco Cucina Italiana which proves to be one of Orlando’s best. Located right off of Sandlake Road, this hidden gem is where all the locals go to eat. The fresh pasta, pizza and paninis are a match made in heaven at Fresco. Mildly priced with great food turns out to be one of our favorites.

Lastly, if you’re craving sushi, you must try Amura Japanese Restaurant, located right on Sandlake. The sushi here is some of the freshest that Orlando has to offer and serves up tasty combos daily. Although, if sushi isn’t your forte, this restaurant doubles as a hibachi where you can get fried rice and much more…all cooked in front of you!

Try these 3 amazing restaurants in Orlando and dine where the locals do. Global Resort Homes has vacation homes close to all of these locations so you can try all 3! Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay and let the tasty adventure begin!

What is new at SeaWorld?

SeaWorld

SeaWorld

As one of Orlando’s top theme parks, SeaWorld is known for it’s top roller coaster attractions. From Kraken, Manta and Mako, SeaWorld has some of the tallest and fastest roller coasters that Florida has to offer. Coming into 2017, they have no plans of stopping, adding a virtual reality coaster and much more.

If you’re like me, you have always loved the classic roller coaster Kraken. Taking you up high above Orlando and then dropping you 149 feet, this roller coaster is one for the books. SeaWorld has decided that Kraken will now be Orlando’s first virtual reality coaster! By adding a headset which will cover your eyes and ears, you will be transported into the depths of the sea, on an adventure with the Kraken!

SeaWorld is also planning to unveil Electric Oceans, which will make the park come alive as the sun goes down. With all new technology, SeaWorld will have a light show like no other. Adding lights to pathways, rides and much more, you will feel as if you are one with the creatures of the ocean.

Book your vacation now so you can come see all the new happenings at SeaWorld. See creatures up close and personal and ride with some of the most extreme coasters that Florida has to offer! Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay and let the fun begin!

Epcot: Frozen Ever After in the Norway Pavilion

Frozen Ever After in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot

Frozen Ever After in the Norway Pavilion at Epcot

The Norway Pavilion at Epcot

The Norway Pavilion at Epcot

The World Showcase at Epcot in the Walt Disney World Resort has so much to offer guests, that’s for sure. But one new aspect has been drawing enormous attention. The Frozen Ever After attraction is located in the Norway Pavilion and is a must-see for the fans. It is the first Frozen-themed attraction and Royal Sommerhus is Elsa and Anna’s permanent character greeting at the Disney Parks. But you don’t have to be a fan of the movie to enjoy this ride. The attraction is breaking new grounds in technology! It features the most advanced Audio-Animatronic figures to date, which provide fluid movements and the ability to animate in new ways. Are you a fan of the music from the movie? All of the original voice talent from the film returned and recorded dialogue and songs for the attraction as well! To create this expereinced Walt Disney Imagineering traveled to Norway to research architecture, artifacts, and décor! Need any help planning your next Walt Disney World vacation to visit Epcot? Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

Disney Springs: Characters in Flight Balloon New Look!

Characters in Flight Balloon at Disney Springs

Characters in Flight Balloon at Disney Springs

If you ever visited Downtown Disney (Now Disney Springs) then you must remember the Characters in Flight Balloon! And if you were a fan of the attraction you’ll be happy to find out the attraction has made the cut! The tethered helium balloon features a fresh design inspired by the new Disney Springs theme and the element of water. If you’re not familiar with the attraction, just know it is one of the best ways to see all of the Walt Disney World Resort from four-hundred feet up in the sky! Need any help planning your next Walt Disney World vacation to check out what’s new at Disney Springs? Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next adventure with us!

New to Universal!

Amazing plans are coming this year to Universal and you have to be one of the first to try it. Not only is their new waterpark, Volcano Bay, opening, but so are many new rides and restaurants. Get ready for a summer of fun at Universal Orlando!

To begin, we have to talk about all the new updates for Volcano Bay! One of our favorite updates is the trend of visitor line skipping! Guests can now reserve line times, go play on other attractions and then come back with no wait time. This will essentially eliminate ride lines if you plan it out just right. By blurring the lines of waterpark and theme park, Volcano Bay is sure to be a hit.

Another new ride opening at Universal is Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. Taking over the previous Twister attraction, you’ll be able to follow Jimmy all around NYC and get a front row seat to his late night show. This interactive ride is sure to be a hit with it’s fun, fast paced energy.

Although we’re looking forward to a few of these new rides, don’t miss out on what’s already open! When opened earlier this year, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium became a major hit. Serving up tasty concoctions and more, this decadent delight is sure to please. Another fun ride that opened up late last year is Skull Island: Return of Kong. This surprising ride will have you coming back to ride time and time again. When you visit Orlando to try all of these fun activities, stay with Global Resort Homes! Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay and let the fun begin!

Music Comes to this Year’s Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot!

Epcot's 24th International Flower & Garden Festival!

Epcot’s 24th International Flower & Garden Festival!

Every year, Epcot hosts the Flower & Garden Festival by showcasing some of the most beautiful and interesting art pieces by masters at their craft. This year, the “Garden Rocks” concert series is coming back with more performers than ever! With shows Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the festival, you will be able to catch some of your favorite bands and performers.

This festival is like no other with its gorgeous surroundings. You’ll be able to check out sculptures like you wouldn’t imagine! See Mickey and Minnie adorned in Tulips or Goofy outfitted in the most beautiful Roses. Not only that, but the concert series is here to make it even more entertaining. With performances at 5:30, 6:45 and 8:00, you will be able to catch your favorite artists anytime. Now you may be wondering who is performing, and we have the list just for you.

March 3-4 – Jon Secada
March 5-6 – Dennis DeYoung
March 10-13 – Pointer Sisters
March 17-18 – Simple Plan
March 19-20 – Plain White T’s
March 24-27 – Night Ranger
March 31-April 3 – Little River Band
April 7-10 – Blood, Sweat & Tears featuring Bo Bice
April 14-17 – Gin Blossoms
April 21-24 – The Orchestra starring former members of ELO
April 28-29 – Exposé
April 30-May 1 – Berlin featuring Terri Nunn
May 5-8 – STARSHIP starring Mickey Thomas
May 12-15 – The Guess Who
May 19-22 – Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone
May 26-29 – The Spinners

Not only are these performers incredible, but so is the ambiance! Dine “around the world” as Epcot will put out spectacular outdoor kitchens so you can sample specialty food like never before. Try a tour of local gardens at Epcot, dining packages and much more. This event runs from the beginning of March to the end of May so do not miss this incredible event. Luckily for you, Global has homes located close by Epcot and all the parks! Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global. We can’t wait to see you here!

Disney Springs Welcomes Paddlefish!

Paddlefish

Paddlefish

Paddlefish

Paddlefish

For the past year we’ve been seeing a lot of construction around Fulton’s Crab House in Disney Springs, but now all the construction is finished and we are happy to welcome Paddlefish! Fulton’s Crab House wen’t through an extensive, multimillion-dollar transformation. But now Paddlefish, a new restaurant, rooftop bard and fish boil, is open to the public! The new restaurants goal is to give guests a modern yacht experience. The look of the restaurant is modern, encompassing crisp designs, refined woods, a sophisticated color palette, with clean lines. The new ship/restaurant is a quite elegant and aesthetically eye-pleasing upgrade to this part of Disney Springs. It fits right into the new theme in this section.

Paddlefish’s menu will showcase fresh seafood, such as my favorite the Maine Lobster. Fresh fish and a crab will of course also be on this menu that aims to please the entire family. However, don’t worry if you’re a big fan of Fulton’s Crab House. You won’t be disappointed! Paddlefish made sure to keep fan favorites, such as the Lobster Corn Dogs! Next time your in Disney Springs make sure to make a reservation for Paddlefish! Need any help planning your next Walt Disney World vacation? Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next adventure with us!

Rivers of Light at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

Majestic New Nighttime Show – Rivers of Light

Majestic New Nighttime Show – Rivers of Light

Disney’s Animal Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort has been receiving a major revamp with the addition of Pandora from the hit movie Avatar, but now of course in Disney Fashion… There’s More! Rivers of Light is a brand-new nighttime 15-minute show at Disney’s Animal Kingdom premiering February 17th! The show is rich in storytelling and symbolism and will take guests through a breathtaking journey utilizing a mix of water, fire, animals, nature, light, and more! The show is completely choreographed to an original Disney musical score, which to me are always fantastically written. Come to Walt Disney World often, but don’t spend too much time at the Animal Kingdom? You may want to rethink that next visit! Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next Orlando adventure with us!

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