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!

All that is new to Orlando in 2018!

This year in Orlando so much is set to happen. From new Disney attractions to new restaurants, there will be something new around every corner. 2018 is set to be a year of expansion for Disney, Universal and SeaWorld! Come and experience the new attractions for yourself.

Coming in 2018 to Disney is Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Scheduled to open in the summer, you’ll feel as though you have been transported into one of the movies. Themed dining options and a new roller coaster will have you coming back time and time again to experience the world of Buzz and Woody.

Universal is also set to roll out some new attractions this year, including Fast & Furious – Supercharged. Based on the award winning films, this new ride will take you on a high-speed coaster featuring characters from the movie. Specially designed vehicles will make you feel as though you are in the movie! Get ready to ride fast and be furious.

SeaWorld is ready to debut Infinity Falls in 2018, which will be the first of its kind water raft ride. Climb aboard a raft and experience the lost jungles and mountains of yesterday. With the tallest drop in the park, this ride results in a crazy experience like never before.

Global Resort Homes provides the perfect place for you to stay in 2018 as you experience all of these new rides and attractions in Orlando. Join in on the fun by staying at one of our gorgeous properties located all throughout Orlando. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

Orlando’s Year In Review! The BEST of 2017!

This year so much has come to the Orlando area. From new vacation communities to new attractions at the theme parks, there is so much that has happened in 2017. Here are a few of our favorites and all the more reason for you to come visit in 2018.

  • Pandora- The World of Avatar: This year, Disney opened their incredible new attraction that has transformed Animal Kingdom. Brining a completely new world to Orlando, Pandora has added new rides, events and restaurants to the theme park. Avatar Flight of Passage and Na’vi River Journey are just two of the incredible rides that will transport you to a new dimension.

  • Disney Springs Dining: This year, 2017 brought some incredible dining packages to Disney Springs. First, The Edison (officially opening on the 31st) will bring a 20’s dining experience like nothing else. The Polite Pig also opened its doors featuring BBQ and many of our southern favorite fried sides. Lastly, Planet Hollywood got an upgrade featuring a menu from famed chef Guy Fieri.

  • Universal’s Volcano Bay: 2017 unveiled one of the biggest changes for Orlando…a whole new theme park! Volcano Bay has so much to offer including multiple pools, so many slides as well as delicious dining experiences. Thrilling attractions mixed with new technology makes visiting this park a whole new experience.

  • Storey Lake Resort Community: This new community opened in 2017 (including their clubhouse) and features all the amenities of a 5 star hotel. 4 bedroom townhomes to 6 bedroom homes gives so much space for your entire group. The clubhouse has a lazy river, tiki bar, fitness center and so much more. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

2017 has been a year of change for Orlando and a good one at that! So many new attractions and events have taken place and now is the perfect time to book your stay with us. From Disney to Universal and more, you are set to have an amazing time. See you in 2018!

-Global Resort Homes

6 Great Places to Spend New Years Eve in Orlando

We are officially looking forward to New Years and Orlando is the perfect place to kick off 2018. With so many events happening all throughout town, you won’t be disappointed with what you can do. Here are a few of our recommendations!

  1. CityWalk Orlando – This is the perfect place to kick off 2018 with so many bars, restaurants and more. This year, CityWalk is set to have Orlando’s largest dance floor complete with celebrity guests, a DJ and so much more. Signature drinks and food will be available at all vendors. The best part about CityWalk is that admission is free!

  2. Raglan Road at Disney Springs – This Irish themed restaurant is set to have plenty of entertainment on NYE. The late night Irish menu will feature some of our favorite dishes which include “Bangers & Mash” and “Fish & Chips.” Celebrate New Years twice by ringing in the Irish New Year (7pm) and then again at midnight.

  3. Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s Boardwalk – This is for the 21+ members in your group and so much fun. Ring in the New Year by dancing to your favorite tunes. Party hats, Epcot’s fireworks special and a champagne toast are all included with admission!

  4. Taverna Opa on International Drive – Taverna Opa is already a fun restaurant to go to during the week, so we can only imagine what they are planning for NYE. Live performances, an open-bar and a champagne toast will all be there to kick off the New Year. Dancing, greek food and fun! What more could you want?

  5. Magic Kingdom – Ring in the New Year with your favorite characters. The “Fantasy in the Sky” show that happens twice a year (Dec. 30 & 31st) will be surreal as you see a fireworks spectacular at Cinderella’s Castle like never before. Be sure to get there early so you can enjoy your full day at Magic Kingdom.

  6. Global Resort Homes – Start 2018 right at your very own vacation home with Global Resort Homes. Say goodbye to small hotel rooms and hello to your very own house. Many of Globals homes are complete with private pools, games rooms and so much more. From 2 bedroom apartments to 9 bedroom homes, we have everything you can want! Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

Best Places for Black Friday Shopping at Disney Springs!


Disney Springs is jam packed with the most amazing places to go shopping for loved ones (and also yourself!). Disney Springs does not just leave Black Friday to one day- they’re set to have 3 amazing days filled with these deals. Get the coffee ready, the alarm clocks set, and ready to wake up for this once a year special event!

  1. Alex and Ani- This high end jewelry store is known for their one of a kind bangles. They’ll be running sales Nov. 22-27th. A great gift from earrings to rings can be found here.

  2. Johnston & Murphy- The perfect spot to buy for dad is here. Sales on briefcases, backpacks, and sweaters will add more to your favorite man’s wardrobe.

  3. Sperry- Known for their “boat shoes,” this store is starting the sale at 20% off. Shop for new shoes for everyone in your family here.

  4. Vera Bradley- This store is perfect for mom with handbags, organizational supplies and more. Featuring their famous patterns, these bags will run anywhere from 20-60% off.

  5. The LEGO Store- The perfect stop for any kid in your family, with many doorbuster specials.

No matter where you go, you are sure to find an amazing deal. Disney Springs has over 100 shopping options with many great choices. From restaurants to shops to shows to concerts, Disney Springs has it all. Be sure to come down for Black Friday and shop til you drop!

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!

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