A few of the best Orlando restaurants you have to try!

Add these Orlando restaurants to your Florida “to-do” list. Our city was recently voted the #1 foodie city in the U.S. as well as the city with the most restaurants per capita. Not only does this mean we have a lot of restaurants, but this means we have a lot of GREAT restaurants. From hole in the wall eateries to spectacular Disney dishes, be sure to visit these on your next visit here. Here are our favorites in no particular order.

1. Hot Krust Panini Kitchen – Serving up warm sandwiches, this place is known for its jampacked flavor. Located close to the airport, Hot Krust is a popular stop after the long plane rides. Try anything from a “Surf and Turf” sandwich to the “Hula Hoop BBQ Chicken.”

2. Blaze Pizza – This favorite is new to town and all about custom creation. Located at Disney Springs, this spot will cook up your made-to-order pizza in about 90 seconds. Your wish is their command at Blaze Pizza. Vegan and gluten free options are available!

3. Victoria & Albert’s – This fine dining restaurant at Disney’s Grand Floridian has redefined what fine dining is. This 6-course menu is ever changing and features many favorites like deep-sea scallops and more. With outstanding service, delicious food and a gorgeous atmosphere, this will be a once in a lifetime experience.

4. Sofrito Latin Cafe – Located close to all the parks, this Latin cafe is serving up classics all day. In the morning, try the Cuban empanada with your choice of stuffings and pair it with a Cafe con Leche. Later, you must try their incredible Roast Pork which is seasoned to perfection. All options are great at Sofrito and the location is great!

Although these are just a few, Orlando has so many great restaurant options located throughout the city. Luckily, Global Resort Homes has homes, apartments and townhouses located close to all Disney and restaurant locations. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

The Best Clubhouses Global has to offer!

Oasis Clubhouse at ChampionsGate Resort

Here at Global Resort Homes, all of our gated resort communities offer clubhouses that go beyond your wildest dreams. With pools, movie theaters, gyms and more- you will have many choices on what to do.

1. Paradise Palms Clubhouse- This 9,500 sqft. clubhouse has a resort style pool that is perfect for laying out all day. Waterfalls, slides, grottos and a spa outline the clubhouse. Sport courts which include basketball and volleyball courts are readily available for you to use. Do not forget the game room which has many games for the whole family.

2. Oasis Clubhouse at ChampionsGate- This clubhouse is top of the line and brand new! The Oasis clubhouse boasts a giant pool with slides and a lazy river. With beach cabana style chairs, a “tot lot” and a full service restaurant, you truly will have everything you want. Do not forget about the movie theatre and large gym.

3. Windsor Hills Clubhouse- This clubhouse is perfect for family fun. First, their mighty high slide will test everyone’s daring side. With a 0-entry pool, you can wade in the water while enjoying the Florida sun. Don’t forget to stop by their movie theater as well as their game room and gym where you can hang out all day.

The great thing about Global is that these are only a few of the great clubhouses we have to offer. Next time you’re ready for vacation, be sure to book with Global Resort Homes! Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book today!

New & Exciting Updates coming to Universal Orlando!

We can’t wait to see what Universal has up their sleeves with all of the new action coming right to the Orlando based theme park. Announced earlier, Harry Potter World will be seeing a new Harry Potter themed ride that will take over the once named coaster “Dueling Dragons.” Thus far, Universal has done an incredible job recreating the famous books and bringing them to real life. We can’t wait to see how this new ride will reflect the Rowling series.

Speaking of Harry Potter, Universal is also set to get ready for a Harry Potter Christmas! This new event will feature snow, light up displays and so much more. Another new attraction, Fast & Furious: Supercharged will be set for action next Spring. Featuring a 3D car chase, pyrotechnics and much more, this is sure to be a hit!

Last but not least and something that is already here is Volcano Bay! Volcano Bay is Universal’s new water park to hit the theme park world. With a huge wave pool, slides for everyone and plenty of restaurants, you are set to have an incredible time! For more information and a gorgeous place to stay, we recommend Global Resort Homes! Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book today!

All about the Orlando Water Parks!

Blizzard Beach

There is no better way to cool off from the Florida sun than going to a water park! All you can want can be found at the major water parks which include the new Volcano Bay, Typhoon Lagoon & Blizzard Beach. Sun, pools, food and more is what you need for a day of relaxation.

If you haven’t been yet, you have to get tickets to Volcano Bay. Volcano Bay is one of a kind with it’s lush green scenery and giant volcano bay. A fan favorite is Krakatau Aqua Coaster. You’ll be pushed, pulled and thrusted through the giant volcano where you and your friends will have a blast!

Another amazing water park is Typhoon Lagoon. This classic Disney park will leave you wanting to come back time and time again. As you enter the park you’ll be greeted by flourishing foliage as well as a giant “beach.” Get ready to ride the waves here with Typhoon Lagoon’s 6-foot swells.

Lastly, if you’re ready to have winter in summer, then look no further than Blizzard Beach. Blizzard Beach is made for those that love to have fun with extreme slides. The 12 story slide just may be the best Disney has to offer.

Luckily, Disney and Universal are in the perfect spot next to Global Resort Homes. With so many various locations, options and more you will have everything you need to begin your vacation the right way. 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!

The new Disney Springs restaurant is almost complete!

Soon to open in Disney Springs is the Edison Lounge which will bring the 1920’s era right to you! This newly themed restaurant is one that will encompass all of what Disney has to offer. From incredible theming to world-class food, there is nothing better.

To begin, this restaurant will take you through various rooms, each having their very own theme. The Patent Office, The Tesla Lounge, The Radio Room, and a Waterfront Patio are just a few that guests will be seated in. The rooms are not even the best part of the restaurant. The classic american fare will be one to rave about and keep you coming back time and time again. There will also be signature cocktails for you to choose from.

On your list of activities, add visiting Disney Springs. Opening late 2017, The Edison will give you a blast from the past. Disney Springs features many more restaurants and activities for you to choose from. From shops, cupcakes, desserts and more, you are sure to be pleased. Luckily, all of this is located close to all of Global’s Resort Homes. 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!

Spend The Day At The Oasis Clubhouse!

Champions Gate Resort

Champions Gate Resort

Staying with Global Resort Homes has many benefits. Not only do you get a whole house to yourself, but most communities have a huge clubhouse for you to use. Today, we’ll be talking about the gorgeous Oasis clubhouse located in Champions Gate. The amenities here are endless.

We begin by entering the clubhouse, which is decorated perfectly. The huge 0-entry pool seems to be the first thing people notice. The huge lazy river is also a place to relax and enjoy. With a mini-water park, there is endless fun for the kids to be had.

On the inside, there is so much more. First, there is a restaurant right there for those vacation nights when you do not feel like cooking. The fitness area is also an incredible space for you to use. There is even an aerobics studio located next to the gym.

The entertainment does not stop there. The movie theater is the perfect place for you to bring your own snacks and catch a movie on the big screen. The grille, swim-up bar, tiki bar and cabanas all provide you with the relaxation you deserve. Book your stay at one of Global’s many Champions Gate properties today. Visit our website or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay!

What Should I Do In Orlando When I Come Visit?!

Downtown Orlando

Orlando

This is a question we get often and although the obvious answer is Disney and Universal, Orlando has so much more to offer. With the city creating major overhauls on some of the most iconic tourist destinations, we have seen more and more entertainment popping up all around the city. Here are some of our favorites!

One of the more popular destinations we like is Escapology Orlando. This brings an all new definition to entertainment as you and 4 friends try to escape a locked room in 60 minutes or less. Make sure you bring your calm through this storm of clues and riddles.

Orlando City Soccer is making its mark on the Orlando territory and there are always tickets available when it comes to this. With an all new field, Orlando City is ready to bring soccer to the heart of Florida.

Lastly, Legoland is an experience like never before that is always popular with our little ones! No shortage of fun is here with its easy to navigate, fun and entertaining movies, shows and rides. Close to Legoland and all of these entertainment activities is Global Resort Homes. Visit our website and begin your stay today!

Storey Lake Clubhouse Now Open!

Storey Lake

Storey Lake

Get excited because we have some thrilling news for you! The clubhouse at Storey Lake Resort in Orlando is now open. This gorgeous clubhouse, featuring the best amenities for you and your guests is the perfect place for a getaway on your vacation. Here are some of our favorite amenities.

  1. Incredible pool area – With huge pools, this clubhouse has everything you want. Cool off in the 0 entry edge or play in the middle of the large pool for a fun day of sun.
  2. Slides – The slides at the Storey Lake Clubhouse provide hours of endless entertainment for kids and adults alike.
  3. Lazy River – There is no better way to cool off and enjoy your vacation in Florida than a lazy river. Grab your tube and float all day as you soak up the warm Florida sun.
  4. Sport Courts – If you’re a sports fanatic then you must stay at Storey Lake. With sand volleyball, basketball and tennis, you will be able to play a new sport everyday!
  5. Children’s Playground and Splash Zone – There is no better vacation than when everyone has something fun to do. Storey Lake planners made sure this is true for the children with the playground and splash zone. They can play all day in these locations which are located close to pool chairs for the parents.

Stay in this incredible resort today! Condos, town homes and houses are available. Visit our website or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

Orlando on a Dime!

ChampionsGate

ChampionsGate

When people think of vacation, they often think of all the money they have to spend on hotels, food and more. Although, your visit to Orlando and your stay with Global Resort Homes will diminish all of those thoughts and leave nothing in your mind but fun! Just follow these few tips and book your vacation today.

  1. Try Something New- Although the Disney theme parks are a must, try something off the beaten path like Gatorland or Legoland. Much cheaper than Disney with the same amount of entertainment, you and your guests are sure to have a good time!

  2. Take a dip-  All of Global’s Vacation Homes come with access to their communities clubhouse which include pool, slides and sometimes even lazy rivers! Not only that but Global’s homes are just a short drive to the beach. Both provide hours of endless entertainment.

  3. Florida Food- Some of the best food comes from restaurants that are one of a kind to Florida. Try Disney Springs which is a free Disney entertainment complex with plenty of restaurants. Global’s homes also come with their own kitchen so you can cook your meals right at home!

  4. Do as the locals do- Try Winter Park which features amazing restaurants, shops and museums. The old architecture will transport you to a different time and you will be able to see rich history of old Florida.
  5. Stay with Global- Global is all about maximizing your vacation! Stay in gorgeous, spacious homes and enjoy your vacation the way vacation is meant to be.

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