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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Walt Disney World Resort has so many romantic offerings for couples out there! From fireworks to love boats, you can find something here for couples of all ages! The four Walt Disney World theme parks create a perfect setting for spontaneous romance. Watching fireworks, a special bike ride for two, or a leisurely swing beachside, couples can embrace so many romantic experiences. So maybe try something new this Valentines day with your significant other and spend it at the most magical place on earth, Walt Disney World Resort. Thinking about coming? Then head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next Valentines Day adventure with us!
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.
So 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!
Visiting Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort? Well here’s a tip! Make a reservation at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano. This restaurant serves up home-style Italian fare including enticing entrees like authentic pastas, savory chicken and seafood preparations. You can even order a charred strip steak with four-cheese baked macaroni! Another awesome aspect of this restaurant is the relaxing atmosphere. This makes for a great break between the parks attractions. You’ll be surrounded by checkered curtains, overhead string lights, and walls crowded with Mama’s eclectic mementos. Still not full? Well, for dessert enjoy a taste of la dolce vita with tiramisù or Ghirardelli chocolate and cherry tort. Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next Walt Disney World adventure with us!
Epcot is a park at the Walt Disney World Resort with many gems, but I must tell you the Biergarten Restaurant in the World Showcase is one of my favorites! Here you can enjoy Oktoberfest all year long with authentic German cuisine and lively entertainment. When you enter the restaurant you will be instantly transported to a traditional Bavarian village, featuring at an authentic lively band. Food selections are buffet style and include bratwurst, rotisserie chicken, pork schnitzel and a variety of salads. Also, Bavarian cheesecake and hand-pulled apple strudel are made fresh everyday and are just wonderful! Guests 21 years of age and up can enjoy a fantastic selection of German beers and wines. Head on over to Global Resort Homes or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global Resort Homes for your next vacation to Walt Disney World!
If you are a Disney fanatic, then we have a special surprise for you! Disney has just announced that Disney After Hours will return to Magic Kingdom on select nights. This means a limited number of guests will be able to experience their love for Disney with the moon watching over them! How fun!
Here is how you are able to get into this one of a kind experience! You must purchase select tickets, $119 regular or $89 for annual pass holders to enter the gates past Mickey’s bedtime. To do this, you can call at 407-827-7185 or go to DisneyWorld.com. Once you get your hands on these tickets, you’ll be able to experience Magic Kingdom like never before. Keep in mind that there are select dates in which you’ll be able to go. The dates are:
9 p.m.- Midnight
8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
This being said, you’ll have to book your vacation with Global Resort Homes and keep this on your to-do list while you’re here! Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global. You may be wondering what else you can do while at Magic Kingdom at night. Good news for you is that almost all rides and attractions that are open during the day will be open at night. Ride Splash Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, the Haunted Mansion and much more! Come on down while these nights last! We can’t wait to see you here!