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!

Holiday Events at Universal Orlando – Book Now!

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort

It is never too late to be thinking of the holidays considering they’re less than 6 months away! Luckily for you, Universal is already planning some pretty cool events for you to attend when you visit. From the classic holiday parade to Christmas in the Wizarding World and everything in between, you are sure to have a blast this holiday.

Universal just announced it’s Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter which is set to be spectacular. Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley will be transformed with festive decor that turns it from summer to winter in London. Hogwarts will be unrecognizable with this exciting celebration. Another fun sight to see is “Grinch-mas” which is a live re-telling of the famous Dr. Seuss story. See your favorite characters come alive in the “who-liday” spectacular.

Lastly, a must see is Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. The best of the best Universal characters come and celebrate the holidays with you. Madagascar, Shrek and the Minions are sure to make an appearance.

When you come to see all of these happenings, be sure to stay with Global Resort Homes. We have 2 bedroom apartments and 9 bedrooms homes, ready for however big your family is. Visit our website or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your holiday stay today!

The Dream Of Volcano Bay To Soon Become A Reality!

Krakatau Aqua Coaster

Krakatau Aqua Coaster

With an open date set for June, all eyes have been on the development of Volcano Bay. Questions of new line technology, huge waterslides and beautiful scenery are all coming to fruition in the first sneak peeks of the park. Located close to the hub of all theme parks, this water park is sure to change the game.

Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay

Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay

The new TapuTapu wristband is sure to peak your interest by letting you virtually skip all of the lines. Included with admission, this lets you check yourself into all of the lines without having to actually wait allowing you to maximize your time at Volcano Bay.

The major showstopper of this theme park will be the huge volcano. Easily spotted from the main roads of Orlando, you will feel transported to a new land. With a 125 feet plummeting water slide going through the middle, this slide is for the dare-devils. Not to mention you will be experiencing all of this through a “trap door”.

Set your sights on Orlando for your next family trip! Stay with Global Resort Homes and have the trip of a lifetime. From 2 bedroom condos, to 9 bedroom homes Global has everything that you could want. Get ready for the vacation of a lifetime!

Celebrate Christmas At The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter This Year!

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort

It’s April, but yes let’s talk Christmas plans! It’s never too early to prepare for a Christmas of a lifetime and this year if you come to Orlando your family is in for something special! Christmas is always a special time in the Harry Potter series. Fans from all over the globe have long wanted to enjoy that part of J.K. Rowling’s story for themselves. So Universal is getting on it and this November, the new Christmas experience in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will give visitors an awesome opportunity to see, feel and taste what it’s like to celebrate the magic of Christmas in the Wizarding World. When the sun goes down, a magical holiday transformation of the Hogwarts castle will take place right before your very eyes. Projection mapping and special effects will wrap the iconic castle which will bring holiday cheer and memorable Christmas moments from the Harry Potter movie series to life like never before. Decorations like ornate garlands will be throughout the streets of both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley and each storefront will be decked out with interestingly themed decorations. What I’m most interested is the food! I always love eating here and during this time guests will be able to enjoy special holiday themed food, drink and even entertainment! If you’re interested in checking this out and need help planning your next trip to Orlando Global Resort Homes is here to help! Go to our GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

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!

New to Universal!

Amazing plans are coming this year to Universal and you have to be one of the first to try it. Not only is their new waterpark, Volcano Bay, opening, but so are many new rides and restaurants. Get ready for a summer of fun at Universal Orlando!

To begin, we have to talk about all the new updates for Volcano Bay! One of our favorite updates is the trend of visitor line skipping! Guests can now reserve line times, go play on other attractions and then come back with no wait time. This will essentially eliminate ride lines if you plan it out just right. By blurring the lines of waterpark and theme park, Volcano Bay is sure to be a hit.

Another new ride opening at Universal is Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. Taking over the previous Twister attraction, you’ll be able to follow Jimmy all around NYC and get a front row seat to his late night show. This interactive ride is sure to be a hit with it’s fun, fast paced energy.

Although we’re looking forward to a few of these new rides, don’t miss out on what’s already open! When opened earlier this year, The Toothsome Chocolate Emporium became a major hit. Serving up tasty concoctions and more, this decadent delight is sure to please. Another fun ride that opened up late last year is Skull Island: Return of Kong. This surprising ride will have you coming back to ride time and time again. When you visit Orlando to try all of these fun activities, stay with Global Resort Homes! Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay and let the fun begin!

Volcano Bay is Coming!

© 2015 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.

© 2015 Universal Orlando Resort. All rights reserved.

If you’re like us then you are just as excited to try out some of the rides at Universal’s new Volcano Bay Water Theme Park! Volcano Bay is set to open this summer and we cannot wait. We’ve been doing our research to update you on their most recent and splashing activities!

First, the main volcano is finally taking shape with it’s wide base and volcano-like top. With waterslides poking out the sides, it is really beginning to take shape. This will serve as the main meeting point of the park and drive home the theming. You won’t be able to miss this massive volcano.

If you are a daredevil and prefer to live on the wild side, then you will love the Ko’okiri Body Plunge. After walking up many stairs you will then take a 125-foot drop down a 70 degree angle. You will fall through the trap door and scream all the way down while having the time of your life. You can also choose to go down the body slides or “Punga Racer” which use mats to slide.

Not only will Volcano Bay have single rider slides, but the Bay will also have super fun raft rides. With over 5 different raft rides, you’ll be able to test them all or ride your favorites. One coming right along is Maku Puihi Raft Rides which allow 6 people to ascend the ride at a time. While twisting and turning you will be able to enjoy with all of the family.

These updates come with more great news that scheduling is all on track! That means you will have to bring your friends and family here to try it out all summer long! Global has homes close to all the action. Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global. We can’t wait to see you here!

A Harry Potter Celebration!

A Harry Potter Celebration!

A Harry Potter Celebration!

Wingardium Leviosa! If casting spells, playing quidditch and celebrating the Harry Potter series with some of the biggest fans in up your (diagon) alley, then we welcome you to the World of Wizarding. Harry Potter World, an extension of Islands Of Adventure, and themed around J.K. Rowling’s famous series, is hosting an event at the end of January that you will not want to miss.

The Leaky Cauldron

The Leaky Cauldron

This three day event, January 27 to 29, will be one where you can drink butterbeer with fellow Harry Potter fans and even some of the famous cast. This year the park has announced that Warwick Davis (Professor Flitwick and Griphook) and Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom) will be attending the event, so be sure to add seeing them to your list of activities to do. The park will continue to announce some more members of the wicked cast as the countdown continues to the event weekend. Be sure to begin your New Year right and come to this amazing event.

Although if you have never been to Harry Potter World you may be wondering what you can do there. The options are endless. When you enter the Wizarding World be sure to stop by and grab yourself the necessary butterbeer. After that, grab your wand at Ollivander’s shop and test out some of your favorite spells. These are just a few of the endless activities you can do at the Wizarding World! Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global.

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen Now Open!

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

Toothsome Chocolate Emporium

Chocolate, Ice Cream, Milkshakes and Sundaes are just a few of the magnificent desserts you will find at the all new Toothsome Chocolate Emporium located at Universal Orlando’s Citywalk. With a chocolaty treat for everyone in your party, the heavenly restaurant will have you coming back time and time again.

The Toothsome Emporium is divided into 3 parts that take you on a fun, magical story featuring characters that walk around the restaurant as you dine. You will first be greeted by an elaborate selection of freshly made as well a pre-made desserts that you can eat now or wait for later to indulge in. Merchandise is also available so you can remember your trip far after you eat your delightful treats.

On the other side of the magnificent Emporium, you’ll be able to “grab-n-go” with your desserts. Not only that but your tasty creations will be served in a plastic “Toothsome” cup that you can take as a souvenir. A few creations you can order is the “Peanut Indulgence” which features peanut butter ice cream, snickers, reese’s and much more. You can also try the “Red Velvet” which comes with a whole red velvet cupcake, raspberry sauce and topped with whipped cream. The tasty creations do not run out at this magical place!

The 3rd portion of the restaurant is reserved for sitting where you can order a meal…and then of course a fantastic dessert. The main menu is just as yummy as the dessert menu with crepes, flatbreads, pastas…the list goes on. Try the pistachio hummus, zucchini fries, southern fried chicken BLT and much much more!

This incredible restaurant is sure to please with its crazy concoctions and delicious meals. The combinations are endless when it comes to what you crave and what they have. The desserts are show stopping and the food will leave you wanting more. Call and book your Global vacation home and come try the chocolate Emporium! Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global.

Holiday Fun at Universal Studios

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Universal Studios is bustling with activities to keep your family busy and entertained this holiday season! Firstly, Universal Studios will be hosting their version of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from December 3rd until January 1st. This is the perfect opportunity to finally see the amazing parade in-person, instead of on your TV. Once the legendary New York City parade is over on Thanksgiving Day, they send many of their astounding floats and balloons to Universal Studios for its very own special parade; Santa even makes an appearance as well! Universal will also be hosting a couple of different holiday shows, in addition to the amazing parade. Barney and his friends will be putting on a magical show for the little ones in your life, full of exciting music and dancing. And, for the older folks in your party, be sure to check out The Blues Brothers Holiday Show. Jake and Elwood will be performing festive tunes like “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” and “Blue Christmas”. After the performances, breathtaking snow will fall on Delancey Street in Universal Studios. Each of these amazing events are included in your admission ticket to the park, so be sure to grab yours today! Go to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global.

New Year’s Eve at Universal City Walk

NBC Sports Grill and Brew, Publicity

NBC Sports Grill and Brew, Publicity

Are you tired of spending your New Year’s Eve at home or out at a crowded restaurant that is impossible to book a reservation at? If you answered yes, then look no further! Universal City Walk is hosting “Eve”, the mind-blowingly amazing party that the entire year has been leading up to! Enjoy signature cocktails, six incredible clubs with live DJs and bands, as well as unlimited gourmet food, such as prime rib and fresh seafood. Grab all of your friends and family (21+) and join the biggest outdoor dance party of the year. Coca-Cola is even sponsoring LED-Wristbands for everyone to wear, so the night sky will be lit up with beautiful colors as you wave your hands to some of the biggest touring musical acts that will be up on stage performing. And as if the evening couldn’t get more enchanting, there will be a champagne toast and a pyrotechnic display to help you start 2017 the right way! Tickets are $109.99 and are sure to sell out fast, so get yours today and enjoy the biggest party of the year! Visit GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global.

Volcano Bay: Coming Early Summer Of 2017

In the early summer of 2017, Universal Orlando Resort welcomes Volcano Bay! This water park is coming along very nicely and I’m sure it will make a splashing debut amongst Universal fans. Check out this video:

Krakatau Aqua Coaster

Krakatau Aqua Coaster

The all new action-packed waterpark strives on the motto that “Water is Life. Life is Joy.” I can go with that. Nothing like the beautiful Orlando weather year-long and a day at the beach, or in this case, a waterpark. Volcano Bay also is breaking new grounds on how a themed-park should be. Using what they call a “TapuTapu” there’s no standing in huge lines, wrestling with tubes, or waiting whats-so-ever for the fun to begin. It’s sort of like a bracelet, or magic-band, that secures your spot in line while you enjoy other aspects of the park, such as the lazy river. Volcano Bay is going be an awesome addition to the Universal Orlando Resort. Tickets On Sale November 15! Planning a visit to Universal Orlando this upcoming summer? Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global.

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