Best Places To See Santa In Orlando!

If you’re on vacation, you may be wondering “Where can I see Santa this year?” Well look no further because we have a list of our fave spots for you to see the big man in red!

  1. Walt Disney World: Santa makes multiple appearances this holiday season at Disney and we are here for it all! Find Santa in the Candy Cane Garden next to Town Hall at Magic Kingdom. You can also catch him and Mrs. Clause at Epcot in the American Adventure pavilion. Lastly, stick around for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and see him fly high above Magic Kingdom.

  2. Universal Orlando: Come and join in on the Macy’s Holiday Parade and see Father Christmas dancing and singing with your favorite characters. As he spreads his cheer across the park, you’ll also see The Grinch, minions, and so many other characters! You can also meet The Grinch over at The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular.

  3. The Mall at Millenia: This is not your regular mall Santa. The Mall at Millenia provides a luxury experience for you to meet Santa Clause, where you can get photos and video all for yourself. Not only that, but you can shop and eat before or after your Santa meeting. This is a win/win for both the parents and kids!

  4. Now Snowing in Celebration: Just minutes from Disney property, you can spend the day in Celebration eating yummy food and seeing Christmas lights. Now, Santa has arrived and is greeting young ones each day. With photo opportunities and extra entertainment, be sure to plan your day around this fun event!

Be sure you book your stay with Global Resort Homes for the fun holiday traditions that you can start with your family. Staying with Global means having your very own home for the holidays. Visit GlobalResortHomes.com and book your stay today for the perfect holiday trip!

Top 4 Reasons To Come To Florida For The Holidays!

 

  1. Disney: There is nothing like spending the holidays at Disney World. From the food to the decor, Disney outdoes itself every year by providing magical experiences to all of their guests. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is happening now on select nights through the 21st too! You can also catch the Christmas Parade which features all of your favorite characters. From Ariel to Cinderella to Tiana, everyone’s favorite princess is here. Disney also rolls out the red carpet at Epcot for you to meet Santa at each different country. Disney is the perfect holiday getaway!
  2. Global Resort Homes: You’ll come back every year after you spend the holidays with us! Global Resort Homes makes your vacation extra special by providing you with your very own vacation home. Gone are the days where you share beds on vacation because Global has room for everyone. With kitchens, private pools and so much more, you’ll feel as though you are home for the holidays…but in Florida! Book today at GlobalResortHomes.com.
  3. CityWalk: Universal’s CityWalk lights up the night with their amazing cuisine. Decorated for the winter season, CityWalk is lined with shops and restaurants all for you. Our favorites are Emeril’s Restaurant, Vivo Italian Kitchen and of course The Chocolate Emporium.
  4. Shopping: You didn’t think we would forget the best part, did you? Orlando has some of the best shopping known to the USA. With incredibly discounted outlet malls, locally owned stores, and everything in between- you’re in no shortage! Our favorites happen to be the International Outlet Malls, Florida Mall, and Mall At Millenia. If you stick with these 3 stores, you’ll be sure to find something for you and your special someone.

Your Guide to Holiday Shopping In Orlando!

Family, togetherness, and generosity are the signs that the holidays are here! This means gift giving is one of the many ways you can show your love to the family members who mean the most to you. Orlando is the epicenter for shopping and that means you have options from Disney to luxury fashion brands..or both! Here is where the locals say are the best spots to shop.

  1. Disney Springs: If you’re looking for a wide arrange of stores then this is your place. With everything from Anthropologie to Lacoste to boutiques like American Threads, this is the perfect place to find a gift. Riddled with locally owned shops and name brands alike, you’ll be able to find anything and everything. There are also restaurants so you can take your sweet time, taking breaks to eat the amazing food.

  2. Mall at Millenia: If luxury is your style then you have found your home! Mall at Millenia is located on I-4, a well known interstate close to all of Global’s resort communities. This mall in unlike any other malls with their luxury fashion brands waiting for you at every corner. Stop by Gucci, then by Louis Vuitton, and end up at Saks Fifth Avenue to end your trip. There are also gourmet eating spots like Brio, Capital Grille, and Earls Kitchen + Bar. Santa will also be stopping by so be sure to book your tickets for “The Santa Experience.”

  3. Orlando International Outlets: If you’re looking for a deal, this is your spot! Known to give incredible discounts, the outlet stores provide you with endless options at incredible prices. Including large holiday discounts, you can go anywhere from Nike to Adidas, Forever21 to Ralph Lauren, and Gucci to Kate Spade. Their truly is everything for any price point.

Book your stay now with Global Resort Homes so you can start shopping for gifts for family and a few for yourself. When staying with Global you’ll have your own house for your vacation, relaxing in the peace and serenity of your space. Visit GlobalResortHomes.com and book your stay today for the perfect holiday trip!

Happy Thanksgiving From Global Resort Homes!

Thank you so much for visiting us here at Global Resort Homes! Central Florida has the most incredible places to celebrate the special day where you can focus on family and togetherness. We are so glad you are here! If you need a few last minute dinner plans, then look no further!

  • American Kitchen Bar + Grill: This american eatery offers you the classic Thanksgiving meal in an upscale setting. With a farm to table concept, the food is fresh, delicious, and always prepared in house. Located on Lake Buena Vista, this restaurant is close to all of Global’s homes as well as the Disney Parks.

  • The Alfond Inn at Rollins: The perfect setting for your Thanksgiving meal is right here in Orlando. The Alfond restaurant offers an upscale, luxury buffet like no other. With a menu reflecting Florida’s rich agriculture, you’ll get a taste of local produce. As a high end restaurant, you can expect to spend a few extra dollars here for your meal, but without a doubt it will be worth it.

  • Canvas Restaurant: A little bit off the beaten path, this restaurant is made for family meals shared together. Offering an a la carte menu, you can be sure that you’ll have all the classic dishes with a couple delicious extras too. Their Cinderella Pumpkin Bisque is rumored to be incredible.

  • DoveCote: Located in downtown Orlando, this French inspired restaurant features signature dishes from Chef Clay Miller. Including various appetizers and hors d’oeuvres, you’ll feel as though you’re transported to a french Chateau in the south of France. Another upscale dining experience, you can expect to pay around $60 for adults and $18 for children.

  • Your own vacation home: There is nothing more last minute than throwing a huge Thanksgiving feast yourself! Global’s homes come fully equipped with kitchens that provide you with all the necessary tools to make an amazing meal. Located close to shopping centers, you’ll find everything you need just a stone’s throw away.

Once again, have a great Thanksgiving with all of your family and friends. Be sure to make memories, have a great time and of course eat great food. From all of us at Global, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Celebrate Your Holiday in Celebration Town Center!

If you want to celebrate Thanksgiving like a local, look no further! Celebration is the perfect place to get in the holiday spirit with festivities going on everyday. Here are a few of our favorite things to do while we’re there.

  • Play in the “Snow-ap”: Every evening, starting November 24th, Celebration begins to turn itself into a picturesque New England town with snow dawning the streets and trees. With a vintage throwback, you’ll experience the holiday’s like never before. Be sure you are there for the Annual Tree Lighting ceremony too which will take place on November 24th! Particularly popular with the little ones, this will have them entertained for hours as they enjoy the “snow” in gorgeous 75 degree weather.

  • Restaurants Galore: The little town center is outlined with restaurants at every corner. Mostly locally owned, these restaurants are perfect for a special evenings dinner. Our favorites include the Wine Bar or Aji. The Columbia is also a staple with their tasty 1905 salad!

  • Christmas Lights: After a night of celebrating the holidays, take a break and enjoy the Christmas lights in the cute little town. Take a drive down the streets and enjoy each house. There are a few special spots like “Candy Cane Lane” where local residents dawn their homes in the finest decorations.

After a night on the town, come back to your very own vacation home with Global Resort Homes. With your vacation home you can curl up, put on a holiday movie, and relax! Renting a vacation home for your holiday is the perfect way to spend time with family and friends while enjoying the luxuries of home. Visit GlobalResortHomes.com and book your stay today for the perfect holiday!

Why Is Global Perfect for Holidays?

With so many options, it is no wonder that you aren’t sure where to stay for the holidays. Luckily, Global Resort Homes is one of the most sought after places to rent a vacation home for your holiday celebration with the best locations in Orlando. Here are a few reasons our guests love to stay in our cozy homes for the holidays!

  1. Your Own Kitchen: You heard it right. The holidays revolve around food and their is no argument about that! All of Globals homes are made for your celebrations with granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and so many more hidden gems. Cook your dream holiday meals in your dream kitchen.

  2. Your Own Pool: So many of Globals homes come with their own private pool and spa for your entertainment. You can literally swim all day and night with a pool just feet away from your bedside. The weather in Orlando is always warm so everyday will be the best day to relax and enjoy the sun.

  3. Location, location, location: Need we say it again? Whatever community you choose, you will be just minutes from the gates of Walt Disney World. Stay at Champions Gate and take the back road to Walt Disney World, about a 10 minute drive. Stay at Solara and hop on I-4 for a short drive to SeaWorld, Universal and all the parks. Each community has its own charms and their own perfect location.

  4. Your Own Space: It is not secret that hotel rooms can get…small. With Global Resort Homes you never have that issue. With 9 bedroom homes to 2 bedroom apartments, we have the perfect size home for everyone you want to include! Having your own room means more quality family time.

Now is the time to come to Orlando for the holidays and Global is the perfect place to stay! With luxury kitchens, your very own pool, the perfect location and your own space, it can’t get better.  Visit GlobalResortHomes.com and book your stay today for memories that will last a lifetime.

Goodbye October, Hello November! Must See Events!

Now that we have said goodbye to October and welcomed November, you can officially start planning your trip to Orlando for the Christmas season. As decorations take over the parks and Christmas trees are put up, you are sure to get into the holiday spirit no matter which park you visit. Here are a few of our 5 must see events happening in Orlando!

  1. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party: With lights leading the way to the castle, you’ll get a glimpse of Magic Kingdom like never before. Debuting some new decor, the “Imagineers” have truly thought of everything. There will be a “snow fall” on Mainstreet, holiday parades, and many shows like “A Frozen Holiday Wish.”

  2. Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Hogsmeade looks as beautiful as ever as it is adorned with Christmas lights and snow. Included with regular admission, you’ll have a chance to visit Harry Potter World decked out in all new decor. Have seasonal treats like “hot butterbeer” and so much more.

  3. ICE by Gaylord Palms: Every year, Ice artists from around the world come and showcase their work here. With hundreds of sculptures, including full size ice cottages, you are sure to see things you have never seen! On select nights there is a Christmas concert, ice skating, and of course hot chocolate.

  4. SeaWorld’s Christmas Spectacular: Special decorations light up SeaWorld like never before. Visit the aquariums with all your favorite friends as you sip on seasonal drinks and munch on yummy snacks. Christmas carols fill the air as ice skaters partake in a new SeaWorld show. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet Santa and a few of his special friends.

Before you book your tickets here, book your stay with Global Resort Homes. Global is the perfect spot to stay for the holidays with your own private home. Let the worries of sharing a small room melt away as you wake up on Christmas to your very own vacation home. Visit GlobalResortHomes.com and book your stay today for the holidays!

Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World Survival Guide

We all know that some of the best times at Disney are during the holidays. With special shows, events, and decorations, there is nothing that can compare. Although with everyone visiting, we do have a few tips so you can be sure to get the most out of your vacation!

  1. Stay with Global: Global has so many vacation homes right by all the theme parks so you and your whole family can stay together right under the same roof. Staying with Global means having your own space to relax after a long day at the parks too!

  2. Arrive Early: Many of the Disney parks fill up quick on the holidays so be sure to leave a few minutes early. Get to the front of the lines on your favorite rides so you can maximize your time. We recommend hitting your favorite rides first!

  3. Eat before the rush: Be sure to eat just before the breakfast, lunch and dinner rush. By doing this, you can get in line first at your favorite restaurants and then ride the rides while everyone else dines. By doing this, you’ll save time all around and get to take your time while you sip wine and eat yummy food.

  4. Plan your day: Sometimes the best days at Disney are the ones where you have a plan. Ride your “must” rides first and then wait for the others. Plan where you want to eat in advance that way you don’t have to spend precious time deciding. Lastly, use fastpasses to plan your day too. Fastpasses can cut down drastically on wait times.

  5. Have fun: The holidays at Disney can get crazy but just remember to have fun and enjoy the ride. The holiday spirit is all around at Disney and Thanksgiving is the perfect time to visit. Visit GlobalResortHomes.com and book your stay today!

All About Epcot And The Events To Come!

One of our favorite Disney parks has to be Epcot! With its celebration of cultures, different countries, and its plethora of events, you are never left without anything to do. This coming Winter, Epcot is rolling out all the stops to keep you entertained. From new shows to new cuisine, there is so much that you’ll be able to experience. Be sure to check out what we’re most excited about below.

  1. Food & Wine Festival: Happening October 9th through November 12th, you are set to experience Epcot like never before. Offering drink and food pairings throughout the park is just the beginning. As you sip on cocktails, be sure to catch a show with their “Eat to the beat” series. Grab tickets to different events like “Party of the Senses” where famous chefs cook meals just for you!

  2. Candlelight Processional: Happening every year, this is the event of the season. Starting November 11th, Disney invites a celebrity speaker to read the Christmas Story with a full choir behind them. Delight in songs of the season and get into the Disney Christmas spirit. This years star studded lineup includes Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg and Jodi Benson.

  3. International Festival of the Holidays: Epcot is a celebration of diverse cultures and countries and the holidays are the perfect time to learn all about them. Starting on November 18th, the 11 World Showcase nations will all celebrate their prospective holidays with sounds and foods of the season. With live performances and seasonal specialties, you are sure to have an incredible time!

There is no better place to be than Florida during the holidays. With sunny weather, you can visit all the parks including Epcot. Celebrate the holidays in style at one of Global’s Vacation Homes. With 2 bedroom condos to 9 bedroom homes, you’ll have room for everyone no matter how big or small your family may be. Call us at (888) 426-0472 or visit GlobalResortHomes.com. We hope to celebrate with you soon!

Limited Time Experiences Coming to Disney in 2019!

Every time Disney comes out with a limited time experience, you better get ready to book your ticket down to central Florida. Disney always sets a certain amount of one-of-a-kind experiences and we have a sneak peek of them here. Starting as early as next year, here are a few of our favorites that we are looking forward to attending.

  • The Incredibles are coming to Hollywood Studios!: Pixar Avenue will shut down and welcome our favorite characters from the movie. Come and meet the infamous Edna Mode or Mr. Incredible. There will also be a scavenger hunt to find the multi-powered Jack-Jack so be on the lookout for him!

  • Celebrate The Lion King: In lieu of the live action “The Lion King” movie and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the beloved animated movie, Animal Kingdom will be throwing a party to honor our fave characters. The “Hakuna Matata Time Dance Party” will be where all the fun is! Dance to the famous songs from the movie all night long.

  • “Move It! Shake It! MousekeDance It! Street Party:” To honor the ones who started it all, a new show will be coming to Main Street where we get to dance, sing, and have fun with the two who really have been there since the beginning. Live singers, live dancers and new merch will all hit the street starting January 18th!

These new events make it the best time to come to Florida. The cool January weather will have you staying at Disney all day long and coming back to your gorgeous Global Resort Vacation Home. Global is so excited to welcome you and your family to any of our vacation homes. With gated communities, clubhouses and so many home options, you are set to have the perfect vacation. Call us at (888) 426-0472 or visit GlobalResortHomes.com. See you soon!

A few new surprises from Disney!

Disney has recently announced that a few changes will be coming to their beloved parks in the upcoming months. From new shows to new restaurants, we can’t wait to experience what the magic of Disney will come up with next. As usual, Disney does not tell us much to keep it all a spectacular surprise, but here is what we know!

  1. Epcot’s “IllumiNations” fireworks spectacular will soon be replaced by another incredible fireworks celebration. Although we do not know too many details, we do know that this show will be held in the World Showcase Lagoon. This means that no matter what country you decide to watch it in, you’ll still have the perfect view.

  2. Oga’s Cantina will be coming to Walt Disney World early 2019! Serving up “pilots, bounty hunters, and smugglers” alike, Oga’s Cantina is perfect for a mid-afternoon snack and drink. Guests will be able to listen to other-worldly music, see a few favorite characters and enjoy the ambiance of a place like never before.

  3. A Frozen Holiday Wish is coming back to Magic Kingdom this winter! Elsa and Anna lead guests and characters in a holiday celebration. Using their magical powers, they turn the huge castle into something you’ve never imagined! From Mickey and Minnie to all of our favorite Disney characters, you’ll have the best time celebrating the holidays with them.

No matter when you come to experience all the new attractions at Disney, be sure you stay with Global Resort Homes. Staying with Global Resort Homes allows you and your guests to have all of their own space in our gorgeous homes. From 2 bedrooms to 9, we have everything you need. Book your stay today and call us at (888) 426-0472 or visit GlobalResortHomes.com. See you soon!

The Holidays Are Coming to Walt Disney World®

It is already September and that means the holidays are right around the corner. With Halloween, Thanksgiving and then Christmas, Disney is gearing up for a season like never before. Book your vacation with Global Resort Homes and check out all of our favorite activities for the whole family.

  1. Halloween: Dress up in your Prince, Princess, or Fairy Godmother costume and celebrate at Disney’s Magic Kingdom. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has already begun and lasts through October 31st. Magic Kingdom turns into a land of candy, costumes and so much more on select nights. Bring all of your family to this kid-friendly event.

  2. Thanksgiving: Where do we even begin to celebrate Thanksgiving in a place that is filled with amazing food and entertainment. Head over to Epcot where you can have the traditional meal in the UK, Germany and of course the United States. If you’re looking for something less traditional, the other countries will be serving up a version of their own Thanksgiving with the regular restaurants open as well.

  3. Christmas: Christmas is one of Disney’s most beloved holiday’s with decor, Christmas trees and lights like no other! Filled with Holiday cheer, you won’t be able to walk anywhere without seeing beautiful Christmas trees decked out in lights. Walk through any park and feel the magic of Disney!

No matter which holiday you choose to celebrate in Florida, be sure you book with Global Resort Homes. Our private vacation homes will allow you to celebrate with your family no matter how big or small. With private pools, game rooms and more, so many of our homes are waiting for you to book them now. Book your stay today and call us at (888) 426-0472 or visit GlobalResortHomes.com. See you soon!

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