Many tasty treats to try at the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival!

Epcot's 24th International Flower & Garden Festival!

Epcot’s 24th International Flower & Garden Festival!

Spring Break is upon us and that means many people coming to Epcot to try the wonderful food of the Flower and Garden Festival. Make sure you stop by to try all of what Epcot has to offer during this wonderful time. Running through May 29th, you’ll be able to try the international foods of many countries all while enjoying the beautiful, lush scenery of Disney.

This festival is all about the food! With some past and new traditions meeting up, there is no doubt that you’ll find your new favorite dish. Disney has also put out some incredible vegetarian dishes for you to try as well. First, you have to try the Berry Basket which is an all new booth. Specializing in salads which includes field greens with fresh strawberries, bleu cheese, strawberry vinaigrette and spice pecans. Also, try the quinoa salad with lamb and blackberry dressing. These tasty combos will leave you coming back for more!

The new booth, Northern Bloom is also here with over the top decadent food. Scallops and butter potatoes meet bacon and brown butter vinaigrette to create a combo like no other. The beef tenderloin tips are also out of this world with whipped potatoes and mushroom bordelaise sauce. Although, there are still some of the old treats we love from last year! The pineapple dole whip is here once again. Try it regular or spice it up with a coconut rum floater option. At Cider House, try the shredded corned-beef and cabbage. You can also grab a delicious cheddar and potato biscuit with smoked salmon tartare.

You have to come try these delicious treats! Global has vacation homes close to Epcot and all of the Disney parks. With that being said, book your spring or summer vacation now! Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to plan your vacation and let the tasty adventure begin.

Universal Studios: Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon!

RACE THROUGH NEW YORK STARRING JIMMY FALLON

Race through New York starring Jimmy Fallon

Universal Orlando Resort has announced that their newest ride, “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon,” will officially grand open on April 6th! In this attractions guests will receive the ultimate “Tonight Show” experience as they get up close and personal with the show’s most hilarious segments before taking off on a wild and action-packed race through New York City against who else… Jimmy Fallon! During the ride guests will encounter iconic landmarks from the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building among so much more. To celebrate, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will take the show on the road with tapings from Universal Orlando Resort from April 3rd through 6th. This ride will also be the first attraction at Universal Studios Florida to feature an all-new Virtual Line experience, allowing guests to spend less time waiting in line. The Virtual Line system is accessible through the Official Universal Orlando Resort App and at kiosks located outside the attraction entrance. Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us! Let’s plan your next trip to Universal Studios Orlando together!

Disney Springs: The Planet Hollywood Observatory Now Open!

The Planet Hollywood ObservatoryThe Planet Hollywood Observatory is now open at Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World Resort! That’s pretty exciting! This restaurant has received a major update and now visually fits perfectly into the Town Center at Disney Springs. And with this change Planet Hollywood now serves up a new menu that includes amazing burgers and sandwiches created by celebrity Chef Guy Fieri! Also, the menu includes craft cocktails whose names are inspired by the planets and space travel. Wow, now that sounds cool! Prices for adults during dinner time range from $15 to $35 and it’s never a bad idea to make a reservation before getting to Disney Springs. Haven’t visited Disney Springs yet since all the major changes? You are missing out! Go to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

Epcot: 24th International Flower & Garden Festival

International Flower & Garden Festival

International Flower & Garden Festival

The International Flower & Garden Festival is well under way at Walt Disney World’s Epcot here in sunny Orlando. This is the 24th year the Festival has taken place! That’s a long time and with that of course brings guests all new experiences and sights. The Festival runs until May 29th so you still have plenty of time to plan your visit to enjoy the event. During it, guests can sip and savor their way around the park enjoying outdoor kitchens while taking in the beautiful sights of phenomenal topiaries. Most of these topiaries are designed after Disney characters like Mickey Mouse and Pluto! Do you usually just stick to the Food & Wine Festival at Epcot? It never hurts to switch it up a bit! This Festival is well worth the time and you’ll see some unique Walt Disney World things! Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us! Let’s plan your next Walt Disney World trip together!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom: Pandora Opening May 27!

Na’vi River Journey

Na’vi River Journey

AVATAR

AVATAR

We now know that May 27th Pandora will be opening at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in the Walt Disney World Resort. This is super exciting news! Time to begin planning your Spring vacation to Orlando! The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom will transport guests to a mystical world of bioluminescent rainforests, floating mountains and soaring Banshees. This is all from filmmaker James Cameron and Lightstorm Entertainment. Walt Disney World is bringing to life the fantasy world of Pandora, inspired by the film AVATAR. There are two main attractions in this awesome new land. Avatar Flight of Passage sends guests flying above the jungles of Pandora on a Mountain Banshee and Na’vi River Journey is a family-friendly boat ride that sails down a sacred river hidden within a glowing rainforest for a wicked cool encounter with a Na’vi Shaman. So what are you waiting for? Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us! Let’s plan your next Disney’s Animal Kingdom adventure together!

Magic Kingdom: Happily Ever After Display

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Beginning May 12th at Disney’s Magic Kingdom guests will be treated to one of the most amazing fireworks display in Walt Disney World history with a brand new show called “Happily Ever After.” This display will featuring more lasers, lights and projections than ever before and lasts 18 minutes. “Happily Ever After” will be presented nightly. It will take you on an inspiring journey filled with heart and humor. And of course, the Cinderella Castle will become part of the story. The castle will have dazzling projections bringing more than 25 heartfelt Disney stories to life from beloved Disney films such as “The Little Mermaid” and “Aladdin,” as well as modern blockbusters “Moana” and “Zootopia.” Need any help planning your next vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort? Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Star Wars Additions!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Star Wars

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Star Wars

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has several new Star Wars additions! There are all new displays inside the Star Wars Launch Bay that feature authentic replicas from the new film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” AWR Troopers from “Rogue One” can also now be seen in the daytime stage show “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away.”

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Star WarsFor the super Star Wars fans out there comes the all-new Star Wars Guided Tour. Fans will be able to have a seven-hour immersion with character greetings, attraction experiences, themed-dining, insider’s tours, a dessert party and VIP viewing of Star Wars: a Galactic Spectacular. The tour is offered for an additional fee on Mondays and Saturdays. You can book this at DisneyWorld.com. Later this year, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will include new attractions based on scenes from “Star Wars: Episode VIII” while onboard the Star Tours as well!

There are 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!

Miss Adventure Falls To Open Next Week!

Miss Adventure Falls

Miss Adventure Falls

With much anticipation, Typhoon Lagoon will open its new ride, Miss Adventure Falls early next week. This being said, you have to come try it! With new technology, twists and turns, this ride is sure to be a showstopper.

Miss Adventure Falls is the longest ride at Typhoon, lasting a total of 2 minutes. Open to all ages, this expansion of the waterpark brings together all specialties of Disney. The animatronics, ride safety, and technology that goes into this ride is like nothing we have ever seen before. If you have ever been on Crush N’ Gusher, Miss Adventure is similar in style but much different all around.

The storyline follows Captain Mary Oceaneer and her side kick parrot after they have been stranded on Typhoon Lagoon, searching for treasure. The ride then immerses you in her life as you ride past treasures she once collected, all while twisting and turning.

If extreme is not your liking, Typhoon Lagoon has plenty of other options. First, lay out by the massive wave pool where you can soak up the Florida sun. Try out the many restaurants or float in the lazy river all day long! Whatever you do, you’ll be sure to have a blast.

When booking your trip, make sure to stay with Global Resort Homes. With homes close to all of the Disney parks, you’ll have all the perks of home right on vacation. Visit our website or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global today!

Get A Closer Look At The Majestic Elephants Of Animal Kingdom!

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If you have ever experienced the magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, then you know all about the amazing creatures that you can see while there. From monkeys to crocs, they have everything! Recently, Disney has started a new viewing experience that allows guests the opportunity to view the gentle giants of the animal kingdom at approximately 80 to 100 feet away. See and hear elephants like never before!

So what do you get with this incredible experience? Led by a tour guide, this 60 minute guided tour will teach you just how they care and provide for the elephants who have taken up residency at Animal Kingdom. While teaching you all about their daily ins and outs, you’ll be able to observe the elephants at a closer distance than ever before. African culture representatives are also on standby to share Disney’s conservation efforts with guests. For only $30 per person, you can’t miss out on this amazing opportunity. All you have to do is call 407-939-7529 to reserve your spot.

After your visit with the elephants of Animal Kingdom, you have to check out the other amazing exhibits that Disney has to offer. First, head to the Tamarin exhibit at Rafiki’s Planet Watch. These squirrel sized monkeys are sure to entertain! After that, head over and view the Gorillas at the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail. After that, take Kilimanjaro’s Safari to see all the rest of what this Kingdom has to offer.

Lucky for you, Global Resort Homes has vacation homes located close to Animal Kingdom. Within a few miles from home to park, you’ll be on your way to enjoying your perfect vacation. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global today!

New Character Dining Experience at Disney!

Trattoria al Forno

Trattoria al Forno

There is nothing like waking up, heading to get breakfast and being greeted by some of your favorite characters from the Disney movies we all know and love. Disney has now invited some very special guests to the Disney Boardwalk restaurant, Trattoria al Forno. Naming it the Bon Voyage Breakfast, guests will be able to snack on their favorite morning treats all while chatting with Princesses and Princes alike.

Rapunzel

Rapunzel

So you may be wondering who will show up to your very special dining experience. First, do not be surprised if you see Rapunzel carrying her infamous frying pan around the kitchen. Flynn Rider is also known to be seen around the dining room every once in awhile as well. After you say hi to them, catch up with Ariel and Prince Eric as you feast on your favorite treats.
Speaking of treats, the menu is sure to please everyone who chooses to dine with the Princesses and Princes. The menu features specialties like Shipwreck al Forno, a stuffed breakfast calzone with gooey cheese and more. The Tower of Pancakes, Royal Breakfast and Tangled Eggs will give everyone just what they’re looking for to start the day. This fun dining experience will cost adults $34 and children $20.

Disney’s Boardwalk has plenty of other restaurants to dine at too! Grab a quick bite and take it to the beach at Boardwalk Bakery. Later in the day, try Flying Fish or ESPN Club. For a sweet treat, try Ample Hills Creamery. While you visit these amazing restaurants, stay at one of Globals Vacation Homes. With full vacation homes located just miles from these spectacular restaurants, you’ll have everything you want right at your fingertips. Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay and let the tasty adventure begin!

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 are 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!

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!

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