Events

Universal’s Spooky Halloween Horror Nights is now open!

“Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY!” is an understatement to this spooky halloween tradition that comes to Universal Orlando every year. If you love to be scared then this may be the perfect event for you on your visit to central Florida. This year, Universal has decided to call their theme “The Festival of the Deadliest” featuring haunted houses from “American Horror Story,” “Insidious” and more.

For 34 nights through November 1st, Universal will be scaring adults and teens alike. For over 20 years, they have been perfecting their craft and this year they have it freakishly right. Between 6:30PM and ending at 1AM, you can get all of your scares and giggles in. Although, if Halloween Horror nights is not for you, do not worry!

First, the devilish night starts at 6:30PM leaving the whole day for you and the family to explore Universal and Islands of Adventure. After 6:30 hits, you are still able to explore parts of Universal including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Also, Universal’s Citywalk will be open which includes gourmet restaurants, live music and shopping. A few of our favorite spots at Citywalk are The Hard Rock Cafe, The Chocolate Emporium and Margaritaville.

Luckily, Global has so many homes located just minutes from Universal. With no chance of spooky happenings in Global’s homes, you will sleep safe and sound after a night of haunted houses. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

Experience the Food & Wine Festival today!

August 31st, 2017 kicked off the first day of the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. This special event runs through November 13th and will serve up food like never before. With live music, new cocktails and international food, you are sure to have an incredible time. 35 food booths will have you trying food from all corners of the world.

If you’re looking to try seafood from “down under” then look no further than the Australian booth. With sweet grilled shrimp or grilled lamb, you are sure to find something tasty. Back up in the northern hemisphere, you can try Boeuf Bourguignon, Purée de Pommes de Terre: Cabernet Sauvignon Braised Beef with Mashed Potatoes. This treat from France will leave you speechless.

A few new booths are also expected to make an appearance this year. We’re especially looking forward to “Coastal Eats.” Try a Lump Crab Cake with Napa Cabbage Slaw and Avocado Lemongrass Cream or Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with a Sourdough Baguette and feel right at home in Cape Cod. “Flavors from Fire” is also going to be popular, featuring many spicy dishes. Try Piggy Wings: Roasted Pork Wings with Korean BBQ Sauce and Sesame Seeds or a Sweet Pancake with Spicy Chipotle Chicken Sausage, Onion Jam and Maple Butter Syrup. The fiery concoctions are sure to get your taste buds roaring.

Epcot is just a stone’s throw away from all of the gorgeous properties that Global Resort Homes has to offer. After you’re done tasting food combos from all over the world, end the night back in your cozy vacation home. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

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!

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!

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!

The Perfect Place To Stay During Disney’s Food & Wine Festival

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Disney’s Epcot is known for its incredible attractions, amazing architecture and of course the annual Food and Wine Festival. Let Global Resort Homes take care of you and your guests when you come to visit Disney for this tasty event.

This year’s Food and Wine Festival will start on September 14th and go all the way through November 14th. That means two months for you to find the perfect time to visit this magical event and taste the foods of the world. Global has you covered on all of your vacation needs!

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

Global Resort Homes has plenty of options for you and your guests to pick the perfect home. We don’t want any of your family and friends to miss out on this event, so choose anywhere from 2 bedroom condos to a 9 bedroom golf course home. Our vacation homes are just minutes from Disney property and just miles from the gates of Epcot. Enjoy the day with everything right in your backyard.

Staying with Global during this incredible event has plenty of advantages. If you want to take some of your favorite recipes from the Festival, you can do that and then whip them up in your vacation home’s very own kitchen. If you want a day of relaxation before dining, eating and drinking then you can relax by your vacation home’s very own pool. After you’re done, fall asleep in your own bedroom with Globals many choices.

The Food and Wine Festival is an event hosted by Epcot that you simply can’t miss. Global’s beautiful vacation homes will make your trip one of a kind with luxuries that others just cannot compete with. From full kitchens, private pools and clubhouse access at every resort you will find the perfect home to complement your trip to this event. Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your home today. The Food and Wine Festival is sure to please and our vacation homes will make your experience one of a kind.

Bands, Brew & BBQ is Back!

Bands, Brew & BBQ

Bands, Brew & BBQ

If you have ever visited Orlando, then you know about SeaWorld, Shamu & BBQ. Or do you? Well if not, this is an event you need to mark on your calendar. The best part? It’s included with SeaWorld admission.

Starting this month, SeaWorld will be kicking off it’s annual Bands, Brew & BBQ events. Every weekend through March 6, SeaWorld will host artists that rock the house. To name a few, Smash Mouth and Gladys Knight will be kicking it off this weekend.

SeaWorld

SeaWorld

Not only are great artists a reason to come out and enjoy, but so is the BBQ. SeaWorld’s culinary experts have been planning long in advance to bring its guests some of the best BBQ around. With a new menu featuring dishes like Corn Chip Chili Pie, as well as the classic BBQ recipes like pulled pork, the food is sure to please. After you fill up on BBQ, grab a cold brew. This year, SeaWorld is showcasing over 30 local brewery beers, as well as the classics.

After all of that, you can spend your night petting the stingrays, dolphins, or even take a spin on the Kraken! With the cool weather of Florida, and the entertainment of SeaWorld, nothing can beat Bands, Brew & BBQ.

How Orlando ranked #1 for New Year’s Eve Celebration

Fireworks New Years Orlando

Based off of a new study by WalletHub, Orlando is the hot spot for your New Year’s Eve celebrations!

In order to find the most fun and affordable New Year’s Eve locations for ringing in the New Year, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 100 most populated cities across 17 key metrics, ranging from the legality of fireworks to the average price of a New Year’s Eve party ticket as well as the forecasted precipitation on New Year’s Eve.

Here’s how Orlando ranked by category:

  • 7th: Average price of a New Year’s Eve party ticket
  • 29th: Average beverage price (wine price)
  • 1st: Number of nightlife options per capita
  • 1st: Number of restaurants per capita
  • 4th: Luxury shopping
  • 1st: Legality of fireworks
  • 53rd: Walkability
  • 7th: Number of New Year’s Eve festivals, performances and galas per capita
  • 5th: Number of music venues per capita

Also to be noted, Tampa at No. 13, Miami at No. 17 and Jacksonville at No. 36.

A List of Orlando’s Theme Park Holiday Events

Mickey Christmas

Christmas at the Orlando’s world renowned theme parks has something for kids of all ages.  From LEGOS to dazzling lights, the holidays at any theme park is sure to start a new family traditions.

DISNEY PARKS
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Select nights Nov. 8 – Dec. 18, 2015
You’re invited to a holiday party like no other at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom Park.

Join Mickey and the gang for live entertainment, spectacular fireworks and an oh-so-jolly holiday parade with. See Cinderella’s Castle sparkle white lights, as well as a magical snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.

Osborne Lights

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights:
Nov. 6 – Jan. 3, 2016
Behold millions of glittering lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music at The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This is your last chance to take in the dazzling display before it bids a final adieu.

Holidays Around the World at Epcot:
Nov. 27 – Dec. 30, 2015
Journey around the World Showcase and experience time-honored holiday traditions from around the world.

Taking place three times each day, the Candlelight Processional features a stirring retelling of the story of Christmas by a celebrity narrator, set against the inspirational backdrop of a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir.

SEAWORLD
SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration:
Select night Nov. 21 – Dec. 31, 2015
On select nights family and friends can create yuletide memories as SeaWorld Orlando celebrates the holidays with SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.

Included with regular park admission, guests can experience the fun-filled holidays with special shows and attractions, including Shamu Christmas Miracles, Winter Wonderland on Ice and The Polar Express Experience.

UNIVERSAL PARKS
Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure:
Dec. 4 – Jan. 2, 2016
Don’t miss this classic Christmas story come to life as Universal’s Islands of Adventure transforms Suess Landing into the whimsical world of Grinchmas.

Included with park admission, Grinchmas will be sure to delight Dr. Seuss fans of all ages with festive storybook décor, a heartwarming live show featuring recorded music by Mannheim Steamroller, and meet-and-greet- opportunities with the Grinch himself!

Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios Florida: Dec. 4 – Jan. 2, 2016
Watch the streets of Universal Studios Florida come alive as they fill with floats and balloons straight from Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City in Universal’s very own Macy’s Holiday Parade.  Afterwards, enjoy the spectacular tree lighting ceremony with music and a dazzling display of lights! Event admission is included with regular park admission.

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LEGOLAND
Christmas Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Florida:
Weekend Dec. 5 – Dec. 30, 2015
Bring in the holiday season with a 30-foot tall LEGO Christmas tree made of 270,000 LEGO bricks, life-size LEGO Santa, reindeer and sleigh, festive decorations, LEGO build activity, a LEGO Santa Scavenger Hunt and holiday entertainment.

LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier make daily appearances in the Park providing a perfect family photo opportunity.

 

Purchase your tickets to these festive events and many more attractions here.

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