The Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom is Back!

The Jungle Cruise at Magic Kingdom has always been a crowd favorite. Setting sail on the river to see elephants, crocs and so much more should be on your Magic Kingdom agenda. This holiday season, the Jungle Cruise is turned into the Jingle Cruise, a combination of wildlife and of course, your favorite holiday tunes. This special ride combines all of your favorite parts of the Jungle Cruise with the magic of Disney. The very merry decor is seen in every aspect of the cruise. There is nothing better to get you in the spirit of the holiday’s than the Jingle Cruise!

There is so much more happening all around Magic Kingdom that you have to check out while you’re there!  Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, A Frozen Holiday Wish and Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade is set to be the best yet. Each of these incredible events is themed to put you in the holiday spirit. Listen to Anna and Elsa sing the night away as the fireworks spectacular begin. See Mickey and Minnie as Santa and Mrs. Clause in the Once Upon a Christmastime Parade!

This holiday season is the perfect time to spend it with family and friends in sunny central Florida. Not only is there Disney, but Universal, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens also have their own celebrations too! There is so much to do and no better place to spend it. Global Resort Homes has all of your accommodations covered with 2 bedroom apartments to 9 bedroom houses. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

Halloween is over which means Christmas is on its way!

The cobwebs have cleared, the zombies have gone back to sleep and the witches have flown off for the year. This can only mean one thing and that is that Christmas is coming! Here in central Florida, Christmas feels a little more like summer with its warm weather and flowing palm trees. This means that it is time to book your Christmas vacation with Global Resort Homes. Here are a few festivities of the Christmas season that you cannot miss!

  1. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party- Starting November 9th, this party is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. This party will be featuring parades and firework spectaculars, Mickey and santa, and so much more. Joyful music will fill main street and some of your favorite attractions will take on a holiday theme. Book your tickets today!

  2. Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter- Experience Hogwarts like never before at Universal this holiday season. Diagon Alley will turn snowy and Hogsmeade will be filled with garland. Special holiday songs, foods and much more will all be available. Fill yourself with the holiday spirit by visiting the Wizarding World.

  3. Seaworld’s Christmas Celebration- Do not miss celebrating the holidays with Santa in the Wild Arctic. See Clyde and Seamore in “A countdown to Christmas” where they’ll invite you to participate in their fun-filled holiday celebration. Lastly, you have to stop by “Shamu Christmas Miracles” where a special show featuring the famous whale will show you tricks like never before.

Now is the time to start booking your dream Christmas vacation! Global Resort Homes has so many options from 9 bedroom homes to 2 bedroom apartments. The perfect place to spend the holidays is right here in Central Florida. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

Holiday food you can’t miss at Disney World!

The holidays are almost here at Disney World and now is your time to book your stay so you can experience all of what Disney has to offer during this special time. The holidays would not be complete without the delicious food that Disney puts out year after year. This year, Disney is set to introduce some new specialty foods but also bring back some of our favorites.

First, you have to check out the Grand Floridian Gingerbread House. An entire house, set inside the lobby of the famed hotel is made completely out of gingerbread and royal icing. Although you can’t take a bite directly from the roof, you can purchase them! These sweet treats will keep you fueled for your busy day checking out the rest of the decorations.

Starting late November, Epcot will begin putting out its specialty drinks in their native countries. Grab yourself a glass of Hot Salted Caramel or the “Dutch Grasshopper” in Germany. They’ll also have holiday favorites like a Thanksgiving feast and so much more throughout the park. Epcot is also host to the Candlelight Processional where you can hear your favorite Christmas tunes from some of Disney’s most gifted cast members.

The Tortuga Tavern has recently started serving up delicious “Cookies & Cream Churros.” These fried pieces of heaven are cream-filled and then served with a side of chocolate dipping sauce. Whatever you choose to eat, we’re sure it will be great!

There is no better time at Disney than celebrating with family and friends. Global Resort Homes has your accommodations covered with 2 bedroom apartments to 9 bedroom houses. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

What’s happening this week at Disney World?

As usual, Disney is busy making dreams come true for everyone. Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is in full swing this week where you can collect sweets from around the park. Catch the halloween parade, fireworks display and so much more. Not only is Magic Kingdom busy with entertainment, but so are the other parks!

Over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, BaseLine Tap House is open and ready for customers. This new Los Angeles inspired brewery specializes in beer and wine from California. With customizable beer flights, gourmet non-alcoholic options, and small plates, this fun stop at Hollywood Studios is the perfect spot for a quick break.

At Epcot, Food and Wine Festival has taken off. Through November 13th, this fun event will run where you can mix and match your favorite food and drinks from around the world. We hear that the Mac & Cheese “Handwhich” from Craft Beers is one of the best. Don’t forget to sweeten things up with the new Liquid Nitro Ice Cream from the Chocolate Studio.

At Disney Springs and in time for the holiday season, there is a slew of new retailers for us to choose from.based out of Orlando will have a new kiosk. With 100% soy and eco-friendly candles, it will make the perfect gift! Savannah Bee, another hive-inspired shop, will now sell more delicious honeys than ever before. The Springs is the perfect spot for holiday shopping.

With all of these events happening, be sure to book your stay with Global Resort Homes. 9-bedroom homes to 2-bedroom condos are the perfect place to relax after long days at the parks. Book your stay today!

Top Golf Orlando Opening this Week!

In the middle of Orlando lies International Drive (otherwise known as I-Drive to the locals) where food, entertainment and so much more come together to create the perfect vacation spot. The popular destination that really put I-Drive on the map is the Orlando Eye that recently opened. But another icon is sure to take the reigns and that is TopGolf. A popular attraction in other cities, TopGolf makes golf a full day’s activity.

In a sports bar atmosphere, TopGolf offers games, food and a bar scene all there. This 65,000 sq. ft. location features new technology that lets you track your accuracy and distance all in your golf swing. Think of TopGolf like a driving range but totally pumped up! The restaurant lets you order right to your “golf bay” which seats 1-6 players. Order anything from just drinks and appetizers to full meals.

After you’re done at TopGolf, I-Drive has so much more for you to partake in. First, head over to the Orlando Eye or Madam Tussauds Wax Museum. See all of Orlando from the huge ferris wheel stretching 400” above the ground. Try restaurants like Maggiano’s Italian, Copper Canyon Grill or the Yard House. You can even dance on the tables at Taverna Opa. Visiting this part of Orlando is a must and you will not be disappointed. Luckily, Global Resort Homes has plenty of vacation homes close to all of these activities. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

Star Wars Galactic Nights coming in December!

“In a galaxy far far away” called Hollywood Studios, Star Wars fans will get to see a special celebration that they won’t want to miss. On December 16th, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will throw a huge celebration to commemorate the new movie “The Last Jedi.”

This exclusive event will be held from 7pm to midnight and will allow fans of the movies to experience the newest addition like never before. This Hollywood-style event will feature a red carpet arrival, incredible fireworks, rides and more! Experts will even be there to share details with you about the new Star Wars expansion coming to Hollywood Studios. This being said, there will be plenty of events that all fans can participate in.

  1. Dress in your favorite Star Wars inspired attire as you walk the red carpet. Stretching all along “Hollywood Boulevard,” the red carpet will make you feel as though you are a celebrity.

  2. Detailed photo booth locations are sure to take your pictures to the next level. All throughout the night you will see special, highly detailed photo booths where you can take your Star Wars photos.

  3. The Epic Theatre will be host to an incredible panel of imagineers and experts who are working on the new Star Wars land. With over 14-acres, you will be sure to get some inside info on the incredible place to come.

  4. Lastly, the fireworks show is a must see. Featuring projections, a special DJ and so much more, you will feel as though you’re truly transported from Hollywood Studios.

Come to central Florida and experience the magic of Star Wars and Hollywood Studios like never before. Book your tickets today!

“Eat to the Beat” concert series is back at Disney!

I have to admit that being from central Florida has many perks. We have the beach, sunny weather and Disney just 20 minutes away. This means we have incredible concerts coming to our backyard all month long with the “Eat to the Beat” concert series at Epcot. Until November 13th, Disney has invited bands to come and perform as you dine around the world. Come and live like a local and buy your pass today.

First, what is “Eat to the Beat” exactly? This event at Epcot allows you to listen to some on your favorite bands while enjoying good weather, food and drinks. Some notable musicians coming will be STYX and Kenny G. If you’re wanting to relive your 90’s, be sure to come when Hanson stops by to play some of their biggest hits.

Eat to the Beat is always hosted during the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. This month long festival serves you and your guests some of the world’s most divine dishes. Crafted from some of the best chefs, you will be amazed by the tasty combinations that some of them came up with.

Come and live like a local this Fall and experience the magic that Eat to the Beat is! Nothing is better than great food, great company and even better music. Below are the dates for the rest of this concert series. Book your stay with Global Resort Homes today! Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472.

38 Special – September 28-29
NEW! Mark Wills – September 30-October 1
NEW! American Authors – October 2-3
Christopher Cross – October 4-5
NEW! Devon Allman – October 6-8
Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX — October 9-11
Taylor Dayne — October 12-13
Jeffrey Osbourne – October 14-15
NEW! Postmodern Jukebox — October 16-17
NEW! 10,000 Maniacs — October 18-20
Toad the Wet Sprocket — October 21-22
NEW! Kenny G — October 23-24
Billy Ocean – October 25-26
Tiffany – October 27-October 29
Hanson — October 30-November 1
NEW! Blue October — November 2-3
Living Colour — November 4-5
Boyz II Men — November 6-8
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — November 9-11
NEW! Squeeze — November 12-13

Reserve your seat to Disney’s Party of the Senses

We have all heard of the incredible food and wine festival that graces Disney World every year. So many flavors of the world are offered right in Epcot for many nights of the fall. After you visit your favorite food booths, be sure to book your ticket to The Party of the Senses. This year, on September. 23, October. 7, October. 14, October. 21 and November. 11 you will be able to experience this event like never before.

When you book your ticket this year, your foodie hopes and dreams will come alive. Choose from 3 levels of seating which includes either a private reserved table or guaranteed seating. Reserved seating will get you a private table on the main floor while the guaranteed seating will seat you with other guests. Each is a great choice and fill up fast- so be sure to reserve soon.

The food here is the reason people come back year after year. Chef’s from all over Disney come back to cook especially for you. Chefs from Disneyland Paris, Tokyo Disneyland, Shanghai Disney, Hong Kong Disneyland, Aulani and Disney Cruise Line all join together to cook up delicious treats. There are a few themed nights as well that will be serving up specialty courses from their respective restaurants. Chef’s from Morimoto Asia, Frontera Cocina, BOATHOUSE and Paddlefish will all come together to make sure you are fed and full! Be sure to book your ticket to this special event today. Visit disneyworld.com for more information.

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!

Magic Kingdom like never before!

If you’re visiting Magic Kingdom then you know all about the rides, restaurants, shows and parades. But what about behind the scenes tours that take you on never before seen hidden areas? What about the secrets of the classic attractions and more? This tour is for you!

The “Key’s to the Kingdom” tour is something that everyone of all ages will enjoy. A 5 hour walking tour of the kingdom takes you on adventures like no other. Wearing an ear-piece (so you and the guides can be heard throughout the tour), you’ll be taken through the kingdom and down through the “Utili-doors” where the magic happens. You will be able to see warehouses where the parade floats are kept and get up close and personal with them. You’ll get to see how rides work and experience the history of Disney along with trivia and more! Lunch is provided as well a fun keepsake. We’re going to keep it vague as we don’t want to spoil the magic of the adventure.

This tour is a must but if it does not work with your busy schedule, be sure to stop by magic kingdom and ride a few rides. A few of my favorites include the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Mad Tea Party (the teacups) and Space Mountain. Magic Kingdom is truly an experience that no one will forget!