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!

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!

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!

Get out your costumes for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!

It is almost that time of year where wearing your favorite costume to Disney won’t get you any crazy looks. That means Disney is almost ready to kick off Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. With trick or treating for all, special meet and greets, and extended hours you are sure to have a fantastic night with all of the spooky characters.

This family friendly event started August 25th and will run on select nights through November 1st. Tickets will range from $69 to $115 depending on the age of you and your guests. This event is geared towards people of all ages, so no scary goblins and ghouls will be scaring you here.

The meet and greets as well as the specialty entertainment is something you can only get on the select nights of this not-so-scary party. We hear Pumpkin King Jack Skeleton and his girlfriend Sally from “A Nightmare Before Christmas” will be making an appearance. The “Boo-to-You” halloween parade will also be back and better than before. A personal favorite of this event is the “Hocus Pocus Villain Spectacular.” Featuring our favorite witches, the Sanderson Sisters, as well as other infamous villains like Maleficent and Oogie Boogie, you are sure to see sorcery like never before.

Once you collect your candy and take your selfies with the villains of Disney’s past, come home to your very own house from Global Resort Homes. There is nothing better than feasting on candy and watching your favorite Halloween movies right from your own couch located in central Florida. If you’re ready to have some fun on Halloween, then book today. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 for a ghoulishly good time!

Come and see the Magic of Cirque Du Soleil!


If you have ever been to Disney Springs West Side (formerly known as Downtown Disney), then you have seen the giant yet mysterious white tent that is unmissable. Poking out from the rather subdued background, this white tent is home to Cirque Du Soleil which boasts acts like you have never seen. The magic of Cirque Du Soleil is set to extinguish coming this December so now is the time to book your flight to Florida and your tickets to the event!

Started in 1998, this show has been around since many of the local Floridians can remember. The custom built stage was made just for the athletes and performers who take the stage every night. With 10 shows a week, 1,500 visitors per show and 67 performers, Cirque Du Soleil is something you will not want to miss.

The show includes many acts that are highly technical and professional. For example, you will see Aerial Bamboo where a performer launches them self sky high only to impress you more and more. The flying trapeze will have you holding your breath as the performers jump over the stage and audience. The trampoline (a personal favorite) is a high energy performance where the performers do all kinds of flips, jumps and tricks.

This December, Cirque Du Soleil will take its final bow on December 31st, 2017 at the Disney Springs location. For you, this means you must visit central Florida to see this show before the lights on the stage go out. When you’re ready to see the show, be sure to book your stay with Global Resort Homes! Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book 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!

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!

Your new favorite Disney restaurants!

Disney Springs – D-Luxe Burger – Southern Classic & Cluck Burger

Disney is constantly changing the way it works. New shops, new rides and new restaurants seem to pop up everyday. This summer has been no different with new food spots popping up here and there. Our favorite restaurants happen to be at Disney Springs and Disney’s Boardwalk- no entry fee! We’ve tried a few and are here to tell you what we think!

The newly renovated Flying Fish Cafe at Disney’s boardwalk is absolute perfection. The seafood selection will leave you satisfied with anything from blue crab Bisque to Hokkaido scallops. The ambiance is warm and inviting, as is anything with Disney. Located at The Boardwalk, you do not have to be a guest to eat here and can make reservations anytime. After that, grab something sweet at Ample Hills Creamery. This New York based company provides the freshest, tastiest combos of your favorite treats. Mint patty and salted caramel are just a few!

More of our favorite restaurants are located at Disney Springs, just a few miles from Flying Fish and Ample Hills. With more of a laid back vibe, the springs provides anything from a cupcake machine to 5-star dining. One of our favorite casual places to try is the D’Luxe Burger. This quick-stop burger shop will leave you wanting more and more. Their specialty is the burger but they do have dairy free and vegetarian options too. One place we’re looking forward to opening is “The Edison” restaurant. An upscale and modern dining experience where you are encouraged to dress “innovative and sophisticated” will round out the plethora of options at Disney Springs. Visit today and book with Global Resort Homes!

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!