Sporting Events at Disney – The best coming this season!

When you think of Disney, you immediately think of their most famous theme parks like Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and all of the other amazing attractions. Yet many forget that Disney offers some great opportunities to get your sports fill while you’re on vacation! From spectating to participating, here are a few ways you can enjoy your sporting season on vacation.

  • ESPN’s Wide World Of Sports: This is the perfect place to spend a day watching baseball, eating a hot dog and drinking beer. Every year the Atlanta Braves take over through March 31st and have spring training. Watch as your favorite athletes prepare for a busy season while you enjoy the food, weather and game.

  • AdvoCare Invitational: If you love college basketball, this is the perfect event for you. This division 1 tournament takes place over Thanksgiving giving you plenty of time to cheer on your favorite players. This tournament is months away but leaves you time to book your vacation with Global!

  • Typhoon Lagoon: This one is probably a little different than what you’re expecting but we highly recommend Surf School at this water park! Each morning, you can book an excursion to Typhoon Lagoon where you learn to surf in the amazing wave pool. Teacher, lesson, and surfboard are all provided! Call (407) 939-7529 to book!

Disney has some great ways for you to get outside, get active and enjoy your favorite sports teams. While you’re visiting, stay with Global Resort Homes! With gorgeous homes for families of all sizes, you’ll be sure to have a great place to come back to after your day out. Our vacation homes have beautiful living rooms too, ready for you to catch the big game. Visit GlobalResortHomes.com and book your stay today!

Your Guide to a Disney Valentines Day!

Whether you’re celebrating with a loved one or celebrating with your family, Valentine’s Day is nothing short of special at Disney World. From beautiful restaurants to amazing events, you’ll have your fair share of pickings for the special day. Here are a few ideas that we came up with so you can make memories with your valentine.

  1. Our first idea is simple and sweet! Book a reservation at one of the many restaurants that Disney has to offer. We recommend a full service restaurant so you can put all your attention towards one another. If you’re looking for ideas, try The Edison at Disney Springs, Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom, or The Hollywood Brown Derby at Hollywood Studios. This will be the perfect way to express your love for that special someone.
  2. A champagne cruise will be the perfect way to surprise your loved one. The Boathouse at Disney Springs allows you to make reservations for a 40-foot water taxi that comes with a gorgeous ride on Lake Buena Vista, chocolate-covered strawberries and of course a champagne toast. Head over to their website or call 407-939-2628 to book your once in a lifetime Venezia cruise.
  3. If you’re looking for a stroll through nature, try booking a horse-drawn carriage ride at the gorgeous Fort Wilderness Resort. You’ll be taken through the beautiful landscape of Florida seeing palm trees, native bird species, and a gorgeous sunset. This is the perfect activity that is a bit off the beaten path and will take your valentine by surprise!
  4. Last but not least, if you’re thinking of popping the question at Disney, be sure to contact Disney. With an engagement team, they can help you plan the perfect engagement whether you want to propose in front of the castle, in Paris at Epcot or the many other romantic locations at the parks. This is the perfect way to end your special Valentines Day!

After you’re done exploring Disney on Valentine’s Day, come back to your very own vacation home. You can cook a meal for your loved one in the amazing chef’s kitchens that many of these homes have. Take a dip in the pool out on your private pool deck too! Whether you’re celebrating with your Valentine or your whole family, Global is the perfect place to stay. Visit GlobalResortHomes.com to book your special day!

A Foodie’s Guide to SeaWorld Orlando

Although SeaWorld is one of Orlando’s most beloved theme parks, food is not the first thing you think about when you come here. Luckily for you, SeaWorld has some of the most immersive restaurants that let you taste different parts of the world all while being right in the middle of Orlando. Our favorites are as follows:

  • Seafire Grill: Located on SeaWorld’s beautiful lake, this restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner options that will be popular with the whole family. These meals are packed with Asian inspired flavors that will have you coming back time and time again. The signature Asian ribs and lettuce wraps are a few options that are sure to please.
  • Shark’s Underwater Grill: Dine where you have never dined before- underwater! This unique experience brings you deep into the ocean. This full service restaurant is home to seafood paella, grilled salmon and so many more seafood dishes. With beautiful sharks swimming all around you, this will be an experience that you won’t forget.
  • Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen: A twist on the classic pretzel, this place allows you to have sweet or savory, salty or spicy, all in one pretzel. With pretzel dogs to cheeseburger pretzels, you’ll have to choose your favorite. Just a few steps from the Shamu stadium, this is the perfect spot for you!
  • Polar Parlor Ice Cream: Of course you’ll need a cold treat after walking around all day! Try Polar Parlor ice cream where the options are endless. You can get a sundae, a Shamu ice cream bar and so much more here. This is the perfect place to end your day at SeaWorld.
  • Flamecraft Bar: Located near Seafire Grill, the all-new Flamecraft Bar offers a scenic patio view over the water and a multitude of adult beverages to enjoy. It’s a great place to relax and unwind after a day of taking in all the amazing sealife that Seaworld Orlando has to offer. Top that off with some outstanding appetizers like nachos, quesadillas, and pretzels and you’ve got a hit when it comes to making the most of your vacation.

Stay with Global Resort Homes on your next vacation to SeaWorld. With homes just miles from the entrance, you’ll be there in no time enjoying the rides, attractions and food. Call us at (888) 426-0472 or visit GlobalResortHomes.com to book your once in a lifetime vacation!

Experience the 2019 Garden Rocks Concert Series!

In the midst of the holiday rush, Disney is already planning their Garden Rocks Concert Series which takes place at the world famous Epcot. Over the 90 day event, happening March 6th- June 3rd, you’ll be able to see some of your favorite bands all included with admission. Taking place during the International Flower & Garden Festival, you’ll also have the chance to wine and dine yourself with drinks and small bites from each country.

This year, Disney also announced that they’re extending this event to seven days a week! That means if you’re visiting for a week, month or are an annual pass holder that you will be able to see a new band every day. With performances taking place at 5:30 PM, 6:40 PM, and 8:00 PM, you’ll never miss your favorite performer.

When you come to this incredible event, be sure to stay with Global. We have the perfect vacation homes for you and your family as you explore Epcot and all of the parks. If you’re coming to Epcot within the next month, then be sure to check out the Candlelight Processional. Featuring a full choir and a celebrity “reader,” you’ll be able to hear songs of the season and the Christmas story from one of your favorite actors.

Book your stay today for the incredible Garden Rocks Concert Series. Below is a list of all the performers!

  • March 9-10: Glass Tiger “Don’t Forget Me (When I’m Gone)”

  • March 17-20: Simple Plan “Welcome to My Life”

  • March 28-29: Berlin featuring Terri Nunn “Take My Breath Away”

  • March 30-31: The Smithereens (NEW to Garden Rocks) “Top of the Pops”

  • April 3-4: Christopher Cross (NEW to Garden Rocks) “Sailing”

  • April 5-7: The Spinners “Working My Way Back to You”

  • April 12-13: Sister Sledge (NEW to Garden Rocks) “We Are Family”

  • April 17-19: Sister Hazel (NEW to Garden Rocks) “All For You”

  • April 20-21: Steven Curtis Chapman (NEW) “Cinderella”

  • April 22-23: TobyMac (NEW) “The Elements”

  • April 24-26: Lonestar “Amazed”

  • April 27-30: The Orchestra starring former members of ELO “Evil Woman”

  • May 1-4: Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone “I’m Henry VIII I Am”

  • May 5-7: Don Felder, Formerly of the Eagles “Hotel California”

  • May 20-21: Colin Hay of Men at Work (NEW) “Who Can It Be Now?”

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!

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.

Spend your 4th of July at Disney!

There is no better way to celebrate independence day than at one of the Disney parks! Surrounded by celebrations, food, and fireworks, you have everything you need to have a great time. Here are our favorite spots to celebrate.

  1. Epcot: On July 4th, Epcot rolls out all the stops by putting on a special concert series throughout the day. Held in the American Gardens Theatre, Epcot is focused on bringing the magic of the 4th to Disney. Meet Mickey in a special meet and greet and then enjoy the “IllumiNations” fireworks show, with a special finale for one night only.

  2. Hollywood Studios: Get ready for a show like no other, “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.” This one of a kind show is all about celebrating an american classic. With lasers, lights, fireworks and more, this 10pm show will be like no other. Celebrate the 4th by witnessing an ode to one of the greatest american pop culture movies of all time!

  3. Magic Kingdom: If you have ever been to Magic Kingdom, then you know nothing is more americana than Frontierland. With old-school style restaurants lining the streets, ice-cream at every corner, and a fireworks show spectacular, there is no better spot to celebrate July 4th like Magic Kingdom. Overlooking the castle, be sure to watch the fireworks show which will play for 2 nights!

Come to Orlando now and stay with Global Resort Homes for your 4th of July! Everything you need is right here. Global has you covered with our gorgeous vacation homes, made just for you. Visit GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global today!

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Coming Fall 2019

If you have followed this blog for a while now, then you know we’re excited about the new Star Wars attractions opening at Walt Disney World. Officially announced as opening in Fall 2019, this part of Hollywood Studios will transport you into a totally new world.

Recently announced, you will be able to explore the planet of Batuu. This planet, a remote outpost that was once bustling with intergalactic trade now sits in the middle of Hollywood studios where you will find yourself in the middle of two worlds. Here, you’ll be able to control the Millenium Falcon or witness a battle between the “First Order and the Resistance.”

Speaking of the Millenium Falcon, Disney will put you right in the cockpit where you’ll be tasked with completing a mission. Not only that, but around here you’ll meet all of your favorite characters like BB-8 and Chewbacca.

If you do not want to wait until 2019 to experience all of the Star Wars fun, Disney has incredible opportunities for you to do so now, too! At Launch Bay, you can meet so many incredible characters today. On Star Tours, you can catch a glimpse of Batuu while riding on the Starspeeder 1000.

Today is the day that you and your family come to Orlando to become fully immersed in all the Star Wars action. At Global Resort Homes you can stay for the week, being sure to experience everything this galaxy has to offer. Visit GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global.

Top 3 ways to spend a rainy afternoon in Orlando!

It is no secret that Orlando is known for its summer showers mid-afternoon. Lasting 30 minutes to 1 hour, these short rains offer the perfect break from the heat and let you try something new. Here are a few of our favorite things to do inside while it is raining outside!

  1. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum: Located on International Drive, next to the Orlando Eye, this inside attraction is perfect for everyone in your family. Offering a museum of wax figures, Madame Tussauds offers new characters all the time- meaning everytime you go, someone knew is to be seen. Rightnow, the museum is filled with “Justice League” characters like Wonder Woman and Batman. Stop by and see your favorite celebs too!

  2. It’s a Small World: Chances are that if the rain is coming down in the afternoon, you are already at a Disney Park. If you happen to be at Magic Kingdom, be sure to stop by and ride the classic “It’s a Small World.” This attraction has been open for years and is the perfect ride for a rainy day. Fully inside with the line under cover, you can wait here and enjoy arguably one of Disney’s best rides!

  3. Stay With Global Resort Homes: Staying with Global, and in your own vacation home provides the perfect refuge for rainy afternoons. Many of Globals homes come with game rooms, movie theaters and more! While staying in a hotel leaves you feeling cramped and tired, staying in you own vacation home makes your feel relaxed and energized for the fun activities! Visit GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global and reserve your very own vacation home.

With all vacation communities having massive clubhouses, there is so much to do always! Whether in your vacation home or in the community, there is always entertainment for rainy and sunny days. Book your stay today and we will see you here!

Toy Story Land is almost here June 30th, 2018!

Disney has finally given us a date of June 30th for the opening of Toy Story Land right at Hollywood Studios in Orlando. This new attraction, which spans many acres has new rides and restaurants like never before. We’re looking forward to it, all here in sunny Florida. Book your stay with Global Resort Homes now so you can be the first to experience the new magic that Disney has to offer. We’re looking forward to the…

  1. Slinky Dog Dash: Perfectly suitable for almost everyone in your crew, Slinky Dog Dash takes us on a rollercoaster with our favorite toy pup. Coiling and curving up hills and twists, your family is sure to have fun on this ride.

  2. Alien Swirling Saucers: Think “teacups” but better! This updated ride sets you in motion as you twist and twirl with the little aliens of Toy Story. Beginning this summer, you’ll blast off to a new world where aliens rule!

  3. Woody’s Lunch Box: Opening for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Woody’s lunch box is serving up treats like never before. A fresh menu featuring classic American food, as well as some tasty new combos, will have you coming back for more.

As you can see, Toy Story Land is going to be like no other with its rides, attractions and more. That being said, you must be the first to try all of this so book with Global Resort Homes today! Global specializes in vacation homes which means you and your family can enjoy a 9 bedroom home or a 2 bedroom condo with everything in between! Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global.

Get ready to visit all Orlando water parks!

Orlando is water park central and this summer is no different. With warm weather, sunny skies and bright sun, you’ll be happy to spend your days at all the pools, lazy rivers and slides that each has to offer. Here is a list of our favorites as well as some of the new attractions you can expect.

  1. Vanish Point at Adventure Land- Opening later this Spring, Adventure Land is set to open new water slides that have 70-foot drops. With high speeds all around and over 400 feet of slide, you’ll experience a new attraction like never before.

  2. Ray Rush at Aquatica- Aquatica Orlando is all about water slides. Opening in 2018, Ray Rush is no different with its twist and turns. A 4-person raft ride will launch out rafts at 33-feet per second. Experience this ride with family and friends and make a memory of a lifetime.

  3. Volcano Bay- Volcano Bay has certainly lived up to all its hype since its opening earlier this year. Live the carefree island life in perfect harmony as you sail the lazy rivers and twist and turn on each slide. Volcano Bay is known for its restaurants, no-line rides and so much more. A personal favorite from the Global team!

  4. Miss Adventure Falls at Typhoon Lagoon- Recently opened, Miss Adventure Falls is all about the twists and turns of a roller coaster-water slide hybrid ride. This raft-style ride takes you up and down as you splash all around. Typhoon Lagoon is one of the most classic attractions at Disney with so many options for everyone in your family!


These waterparks are ready for you this summer! With warm weather every day, get ready to enjoy all the sun that Florida has to offer. From water parks to theme parks, central Florida has it all. Book your stay with Global Resort Homes and let us take care of where you stay. With 2 bedroom apartments to 9 bedroom homes, we have everything you could possibly need. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

Private Pools at all Global Homes!

Planning a vacation can be a daunting task. Trying to look for the perfect hotel with a pool, easy check-in, and close to attractions can be close to impossible. Luckily, staying with Global Resort Homes takes away all that stress. By staying in your very own vacation home with Global, you are close to Disney, close to all restaurants…and did we mention have your very own pool?

Staying with Global allows your vacation home to become a part of the action. Instead of a place to drop off your bags, your vacation home now becomes a hub for memories and relaxation. One of our favorite parts of every home is the private pool and spa that each have. Unlike pesky hotel pool hours, your private vacation home pool never closes. You can spend all day in the sun, jumping and splashing, from the comfort of your very own home.

Having your own pool at your vacation home means creating memories that last a lifetime. Kids will love being able to do cannonballs in their very own backyard. Not only that, but having a pool means having the best view as you dine outside and enjoy the weather that Florida has to offer. The privacy is unbeatable as you and your family can spend precious moments together. Global Resort Homes is ready to help you book your holiday today and create memories that only a vacation can do. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

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