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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.

Final year for Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Hollywood Studios

Festival of Lights, Disney

If you are a fan of Christmas lights, then we recommend you make your way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as this will be the last year to view the amazing Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. The spectacle includes MILLIONS of colorful holiday lights and its final season begins Nov 20 and runs nightly through Jan. 3.

Disney claims the reason for this being its final year is due to expansions happening which include “Star Wars” and “Toy Story” franchises. Although specifics are elusive, this would seem to spell the end for the Streets of America.

Disney World’s next larges holiday attraction, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, will begin November 22 at Magic Kingdom. The extra-ticket event runs on select nights through Dec. 18.

Festivities include the lighting of Cinderella Castle, a holiday parade, fireworks and shows, faux snowfall on Main Street plus cookies and hot cocoa.

Tickets range from $74 to $82 ($69 to $77 for ages 3-9), depending on date.  Purchase your tickets today!

Candlelight Processional at Epcot

candlelight processional at Epcot

This Nov 27-Dec. 30, 2015 retelling of the Christmas story as Candlelight Processional returns to Epcot® at the Walt Disney World® Resort

The impressive list of Celebrity Narrators scheduled to make appearances this year include:

  • 11/27 – 11/29 — Gary Sinise
  • 11/30 – 12/3 — Neil Patrick Harris
  • 12/4 – 12/5 — Whoopi Goldberg
  • 12/6 – 12/8 — Joe Morton
  • 12/9 – 12/11 — Ana Gasteyer
  • 12/12 – 12/14 — Meredith Vieira – NEW
  • 12/15 – 12/17— America Ferrera – NEW
  • 12/18 – 12/20 — Chandra Wilson – NEW
  • 12/21 – 12/23 — Daniel Dae Kim – NEW
  • 12/24 – 12/26 — Edward James Olmos
  • 12/27 – 12/28 – Blair Underwood
  • 12/29 – 12/30 — Amy Grant

Showtimes are 5 p.m., 6:45 p.m and 8:15 p.m. nightly. Showtimes on Dec. 6 are 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.

You can enjoy this holiday tradition, as well as a delicious meal at an Epcot restaurant with Candlelight Processional Dining Packages – starting $35 for lunch and $50 for dinner for adults (plus tax and gratuity). Packages include an appetizer, entrée, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage per person (or one full buffet where applicable). Availability is limited. Please note Park admission is required and is not included in the price of the dining package.

Book a Candlelight Processional Dining Package for your Clients today by calling 407-WDW-DINE or visit Disneyworld.com/holidays.

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Global Spring Sale Beat the Heat

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween has started at Walt Disney World and this year the event is especially spooktacular! This is a great Halloween event for the kids. It features Disney characters in their favorite Halloween costumes as well as trails full of treats for vacationers to explore throughout the Magic Kingdom themed for the occasion! Entertainment also features the “Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade,” and also a huge halloween fireworks display named “HalloWishes!” Make sure to check out the action on select nights in September and October!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween

Dates include: September 23, 26 & 28 & October 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30 & 31.

Halloween Horror Nights begins Friday!

Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights® begins this Friday (September 19th) here in Orlando, Florida! This event is not just a hit amongst vacationers, but also with the locals. It is turning into an Orlando Halloween Must-See you could say. During the event the entire park, Universal Studios Florida®, transforms into the award-winning Halloween Horror Nights®.

Click Here to see a complete overview of the spectacular spooky special spectacle!

Don’t worry because the event doesn’t end until November 1st! You still have plenty of time to plan your vacation to Orlando. Global Resort Homes would love to assist you with your vacation. We make your stay easy that way you can focus on the fun! Global now offers a FREE Travel Guide to make your stay even more convenient!

Halloween Horror Nights Update!

AVP

AVP

Another “Halloween Horror Nights” announcement happened this week! AVP will make it’s appearance this year to celebrate the 35th anniversary of ‘Alien’ and the 10th anniversary of ‘AVP: Alien vs. Predator!’ Guests will have the chance to get up close and personal with these terrifying beasts! I must say… I’m a big fan of the films and I’m not sure if I’d have the guts to meet these characters, BUT this looks epic so it’s time to face some fears! For fans of the movie this a must see experience at “Halloween Horror Nights” coming this Fall to Orlando! Book your next thrilling Orlando Vacation with Global today! Call Toll Free: 855-252-1550

‘Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!’ Extending to Sep 28th!

Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World

Who says all good things have to come to and end? Well Walt Disney World doesn’t say that! The ‘Frozen Summer Fun LIVE!’ attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park is extending for another four weeks ending September 28th. Originally the popular attraction was going to end September First. This is great news for the fans who weren’t able to make it this summer. Sounds like everyone is gonna have some ‘Frozen Fall Fun’ as well! Book your Orlando vacation today! Call Global Resort Homes Toll Free at: 855-252-1550

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

“Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party” will be coming to Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom starting September 1st all the way until Halloween Night October 31st! I’m a huge fan of the Haunted Mansion in the park so I can’t even imagine how cool this is going to be. Be prepared for some ghosts, goblins, and some mischievous villains too! Make sure to catch the “Villains Mix & Mingle – Live on Stage” castle show.

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Throughout the night walk around the park and see some of your favorites Disney characters sporting their favorite Halloween outfit. My bet is most of them will be at Club Villian, a brand new character dance party over at the Diamond Horseshot Saloon in Frontierland that happens nightly. Lastly, at the end of the night enjoy “Mickey’s Boo-To-You Halloween Parade!” There is tons of reasons to be Orlando this Fall so call Global today so we can accommodate your stay!

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