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!

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!

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!

Let’s Talk Disney Springs!

Town Center at Disney Springs

Town Center at Disney Springs

We all know that the shopping at Disney Springs is one of a kind. With a variety of shops (from expensive clothes to cupcakes) there is no shortage of fun here. But what if you love to shop…but you don’t like picking out the clothes? Well Disney Springs has just announced the solution for you! Personal Shopping!

I know what you’re thinking…personal shopping…what is that? Personal shopping will make your wardrobe new as you and your shopping assistant spend all day together shopping the wonderful Disney Springs store. Partnering with fashion advisor Melanie Pace, Disney has decided that the best way to shop is to have an assistant. Pace has been featured in “Women’s Health” as well as other high-end publications. She has also partnered with big companies like Amazon and Jimmy Choo.

Shop 'til You DropSo what do you get? First, and for a fee, you book a fashion advisor who gives you one on one fashion advice on what best suits your style. Recommendations and much more come with the personalized session. To book, all you have to do it head over to melaniepace.com or call 321-377-1337.

We also know that the Springs has the best shopping. To name a few, the 2-story express is a must when visiting. You also have to stop by the new Anthropologie store. Stop by Sperry, Kate Spade, LACOSTE and many more for your day of shopping. Once again, Disney outdoes itself in customer service by offering personal shopping to its guests. When you book your trip to Central Florida, make sure to stay with Global Resort Homes. Don’t settle for a hotel when you can spend your time in a magnificent home. Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global. We can’t wait to see you here!

D-Living: New Store Comes To Disney Springs!

Disney Springs

Disney Springs

It’s that time of year again when shopping is on all of our minds! Well, check it out – Disney Springs has a new store! Newly opened on November 23rd, D-Living is the ultimate home décor store for all ages – especially our Disney fans! Whether you are looking for a Disney inspired home furnishing or a perfect gift for the holidays, you will not have to look any further! Guests will discover a charming selection of Disney-inspired furnishings, housewares, and décor sure to make every home magical and bright. There is surely something to please every taste. Call an agent here at Global Resort Homes at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with us in sunny Orlando!

Celebration Town Center Holiday Extravaganza

Starbright Holidays

Starbright Holidays

It’s that time of year again! Nothing welcomes the holiday season quite like the tree lighting ceremony at Celebration Town Center. The town of Celebration is conveniently located between Highway 192 and Interstate 4 near Walt Disney World. This family friendly event will take place on November 26th and will feature live music and a visit by Santa Claus himself. And guess what? The fun doesn’t stop there! In addition to the tree lighting ceremony, you can enjoy a synthetic ice rink, concerts and community performances all throughout the holiday season. The Winter Wonderland Spectacular also features Charles Dickens Carolers, photos with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, and nightly snowfall at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 PM. And if you enjoy live music joined with holiday cheer, be sure to attend the special Radio Disney Holiday concert on December 17th. These events will surely bring the holiday spirit to you and yours, so make sure to stop by the Celebration Town Center this holiday season! Visit GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global.

Disney Springs Festive Entertainment!

Holidays at Disney Springs

Holidays at Disney Springs

This holiday season prepare for all of the festive activities coming to Disney Springs. From West Side to Marketplace, from the Town Center to The Landing, Disney Springs will be all decked out from head to toe for a grand celebration this year. This will be the first time ever Disney Springs celebrates the holiday season so guests are in for a treat while unwrapping the magic. All four neighborhoods will have special events and festive entertainment for the entire family!

Make sure to check out these events:

  • Disney Springs’ Christmas Tree Trail– This immersive and enchanting walk-through experience features 15 custom decorated holiday trees, each dedicated to a popular Disney theme. Custom music and a light snowfall completes the Christmassy scene.
  • Stitch’s Holiday Gift– A fun scavenger hunt will allow guests to explore all four neighborhoods of Disney Springs. Guests pick up their Holiday Hunt booklet at any participating location, then explore Disney Springs in search of a unique Stitch icon at each participating location. Once complete, guests redeem the booklet at a redemption location to receive a free “completer” button.
  • The Festival of Toys– The Once Upon a Toy Fountain area comes alive with a holiday dance party, deluxe hot chocolate, pin trading and a nightly tree lighting ceremony inviting a select family to turn on the holiday lights.

Planning a visit to Walt Disney World? Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global.

Disney Springs: Visit YeSake For Your Sake!

Sake Alcoholic Beverages

Sake Alcoholic Beverages

Are you a Sake fan? Have you ever tried this Japanese alcoholic beverage? If you haven’t and you are of age it’s worth it to check out the YeSake Kiosk in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort! There is a variety of choices with a delicious combination of ingredients which I have listed below. Each day Disney Springs is feeling more and more like the World Showcase in Epcot, which is my personal favorite area in all of the Parks! YeSake is just another great addition to this area!

BLUE COCONUT SLUSH – $10.5
Sake, Blue Curaçao and Rum with Pineapple Juice and Coconut

CITRUS TEA SLUSH – $10.5
Sake and Bourbon combined with Black Tea, Honey, Lemonade and Orange Juice

MANGO COLADA SLUSH – $10.5
Sake, Rum, Pineapple Juice, Mango, and Coconut Milk

SAKE SHAVED ICE MIST – $9
Choice of Violet Dessert Pear, Vanilla Lemon, or White Chocolate Kahlua

JUNMAI DAIGINJO LEMON SAKE – $10

PINEAPPLE NIGORI SAKE – $9

Thinking about visiting Disney Springs with your family soon? Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global.

Get Your Daily Poutine At Disney Springs!

THE DAILY POUTINE

The Daily Poutine

THE DAILY POUTINEThought you had to go all the way to Canada to try Poutine? Well now in Disney Springs you can enjoy this wonderful Canadian dish at The Daily Poutine located in Marketplace! This is a great alternative if you’ve ever had trouble reserving a seat “Le Cellier Steakhouse” in Disney’s Epcot! Don’t know what Poutine is? Well of course, it’s magical! No, but seriously this dish consists of hot, thick-cut fries loaded with delicious toppings such as cheddar cheese curds and beef gravy. However, The Daily Poutine offers five varieties listed below. This is a great spot to grab a bite!

CLASSIC POUTINE – $8.49
French Fries, Beef Poutine Gravy and Cheddar Cheese Curds

ITALIAN POUTINE – $8.99
French Fries, Mozzarella and Bolognese Sauce

LATIN POUTINE – $9.39
Fried Yucca, Black Beans, Pulled Pork, and Queso Fresco

FRENCH POUTINE – $9.39
French Fries, Mushroom Cream Sauce and Gruyere Cheese

ALL-DAY BREAKFAST POUTINE – $8.49
Fried Potato Puffs, Sausage Gravy, and Cheddar Curds topped with a Fried Egg

Thinking about visiting Disney Springs with your family soon? Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global.

New Disney Springs Restaurants Leave Us Wanting More!

Disney Springs

Disney Springs

We all know that the food scene at Disney Springs has been a hit. From Morimoto Asia Restaurant to Sprinkles cupcakes, everyone has an option. A few new restaurants have also just landed on the scene with rave reviews. First is Blaze Pizza, a make-your-own style pizza that is flash “fired” for a one of a kind experience. Next is an authentic Mexican style restaurant called Frontera Fresco. Lastly is The Ganachery which features some tasty desserts.

Disney Springs

Disney Springs

Already open and ready for business is Blaze Pizza. Blaze’s “Fast-Fired” Pizza is sure to please with its “make your own” motto. If you imagine a Subway or Chipotle style restaurant, you can already see a vision of Blaze. You are able to customize your own pizza right in an assembly line. They then fire the pizza in an oven which makes it come out perfectly crisp. Choose from over 40 toppings and let your imagination run wild.

The next restaurant set to open by the end of the 2016 summer is Frontera Fresco. This restaurant comes from chef Rick Bayless. If you watch cooking shows, you know him from “Top Chef Masters” where he won the coveted title. His new restaurant here will bring fresh, authentic Mexican food right to Disney. Choose from tacos, tortas or classic meat entrees. This restaurant will have you saying “La comida es rica.”

Last but not least, I think we can all agree that a little chocolate is the best way to end a meal. Head over to “The Ganachery” which gives you some sweets to end the night with. You can also pair this chocolate with a wine tasting if you so dare.

Whatever you choose to eat at Disney Springs, there really is no way of going wrong. Make sure you choose to stay close to all of this action when you come down to Florida. Stay with Global Resort homes! With homes just minutes from the Springs, you’ll be there in no time. If you want to book your vacation home today, head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472.

Disney Springs Summer Grand Opening Happening NOW!

Town Center at Disney Springs

Town Center at Disney Springs

You didn’t think Disney Springs would open without a spectacular celebration, did you? Well Disney has made this a true celebration with live entertainment, plenty of sales at your favorite retailers and much more! Starting now and happening through Labor Day, you’ll be able to spot some of the happenings and get in on this incredible fun.

To celebrate, Disney Springs will be filled with live entertainment. The Springs are separated into 4 “neighborhoods” with many live acts coming to each one. Each neighborhood you pass is bound to be filled with a spectacular show. With many live musicians you can hear some of your favorite tunes as you walk the boardwalk. You’ll also hear plenty of local talent where Disney brings artists and entertainers from the Orlando area right to Disney Springs. A few that you’ll be sure to see are The I-4 Band, Sleeping Sunset and many more.

Town Center at Disney Springs

Town Center at Disney Springs

Not only that, but many retailers are having incredible sales just for this select time. A few that will offer discounts are Lucky Brand, Sperry and Columbia Sportswear. Head over to American Threads or Alex and Ani to find your perfect outfit and take advantages of the discounts.

Wherever you choose to spend your time at Disney Springs, you are sure to be entertained and wooed with whatever Disney has to offer. From live musicians to many discounts, you better visit while the Grand Opening is happening. Book your home at Global Resort Homes to stay close to all the action. Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your home today.

Sweet shops At The Springs Are Making Disney A Little Sweeter

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Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC

Disney Springs is now open with all the amenities you’ve expected and more! Re-imagined from its original concepts, Disney Springs features top of the line restaurants and luxury shopping. Although, a few restaurants are already making a name for themselves and making Disney just a little sweeter.

First, is Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC, located in The Landing. This is not your ordinary bakery, but a bakery that’s serving up gluten-free, vegan and delicious desserts. With items such as the Pumpkin Cupcake, Toasted Coconut Donuts as well as Frozen Thin Mint Cookies. You can also grab an iced coffee, lemonade or kombucha to go with any of your favorite sweet treats.

Another sweet treat in Disney Springs is Forty Thirst Street Express located in the Marketplace. If a full meal is not your craving but a sweet, fruity smoothie is, then this place is for you. Serving drinks such as the Flyin’ Hawaiian, Flamingo Fruit and Razzy Jazzy, anyone is sure to find what they want to cool them down on a hot afternoon.

Another popular sweet stop is Sprinkles cupcakes. If you have a sweet tooth, then this place is for you. Specialty cupcakes are just the beginning at Sprinkles. Serving ice-cream, cookies and shakes, this cute cupcake shop is sure to please. Sugar-free and gluten free options are available as well.

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