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!

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!

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