3 Amazing Attractions That Opened in 2018: Disney!

2018 was a spectacular year for Disney with the openings of many new attractions. Each park seemed to get an update that we didn’t see coming. From Toy Story Land to new restaurants at Disney Springs, each update had us wanting more. Here are a few of our favorites that we keep going back to.
  • Toy Story Land: This was one of the biggest openings that Disney had in 2018. Adding a much needed whimsical element to the park, Toy Story land swept us off of our feet. By shrinking us down to the size of Woody and Buzz alike, we get a view like never before. Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and plenty of lunch-pale grub were on the menu. This is the perfect place to bring both adults and kids!
  • H2O Glow Nights: Stay up extra late at Typhoon Lagoon and get ready for the ultimate night. H2O Glow Nights were announced and allowed you to swim like never before. With the pools lit up, you are able to float down the lazy river or ride “humunga cowabunga” in complete darkness. Such a success must be repeated, right? This summer, Typhoon Lagoon will host this once again starting in May and ending in August. Give us a call and book your tickets today!
  • The Edison: Unlike the other two, this is both an attraction and a restaurant. The Edison is Disney Springs newest restaurant themed to a 1920’s electric power plant. This one of a kind dining experience is split into sections where you’ll be able to see performers. With contortionists, palm readers and DJ’s, so much fun is to be had here.
When you come and experience these attractions, stay with us at Global Resort Homes. We have your perfect accommodations after a night out at the parks. Call us at (888) 426-0472 or visit GlobalResortHomes.com to book your vacation today!

New Year’s Eve Last Minute Activities!

If you’re in Orlando and looking for something to do on New Year’s Eve then look no further. Here are a few of our favorite suggestions for the special night! From Disney to Universal, there is so much to do here in Orlando!

  1. Magic Kingdom Dance Parties: Dance your night away at Frontierland and Tomorrowland in the New Year’s Eve Celebration! From 7 P.M. until Midnight, DJ’s will be taking the streets as you dance to your favorite songs. You can also catch the “Fantasy In The Sky” fireworks show which begins at 11:50 P.M. and lasts into the New Year. These two events will have you ready to ring in the New Year with Mickey and Minnie!

  2. EVE at CityWalk: For the older ones in your party (21+), you are set for a night of fun at CityWalk. Turning the streets into the biggest block party in Orlando, CityWalk transforms into a New Year’s Eve dream. Clubs, dancing, live bands, DJ’s and so much more are all ready for you to come and join them. No reservations required- just show up and have a great time.

  3. Disney Springs: With a variety of events, Disney Springs is set to feature live music and delicious dining options. A few ticketed events that you have the option of attending are the New Year’s Eve Gala at The Edison or the Party at Raglan Road Irish Pub. Whatever you choose, you’re sure to have good music and great food!

  4. Your Vacation Home: If you’re looking for a night in then there is no better place to stay than Global! With your very own pool, you’ll be able to ring in the new year while swimming and splashing. You can play games, cook a great meal, and so much more in your gorgeous vacation home.

These 4 options are perfect for anyone’s New Year celebration. From everyone at Global Resort Homes, we wish you a Happy New Year! If you’re looking to escape in 2019 and book your stay with Global, visit GlobalResortHomes.com and book your stay today!

Five Of Our Favorite Christmas Day Activities!

We are so excited that you chose to stay with Global Resort Homes this holiday season! Below we put together a list of all of our staff’s favorite activities to do around this holiday so that you get the inside scoop on all the activities happening around Orlando. If you’re needing some last minute plans then look no further!

  1. The Snowfall in Celebration: This free event is the perfect way to end your day, getting ready for Christmas morning. Each night, Celebration has a “snowfall” where it’ll turn the streets of Florida into a magical blizzard. You’ll hear your favorite Christmas songs along the streets as you dream about the morning. This event is the perfect place to take your family and friends.

  2. The Boardwalk at Disney: We love to come here each and every year to see the lights and Disney decorations of The Boardwalk. Walk around the lake, eat at the restaurants and finish your day off at Beaches and Cream with a yummy ice-cream cone. The Boardwalk allows you to see the fireworks from Epcot while having space to move and walk around. Be sure to try the Flying Fish restaurant too!

  3. Disney Springs: Although this is one of the busier locations, we still love coming here to look at all the gorgeous Christmas trees and decorations. The shopping is world-class and the Christmas day deals cannot be beat. Not only that but on the day of, Disney will have musicians playing music all throughout the day.

  4. Light Up UCF: Just east of Orlando, you will find the campus of UCF! Each year, UCF puts on an incredible light show where you and your family will be left in amazement. Playing your favorite tunes, you’ll be able to hear songs and sounds of the season with a live band. There will also be an ice-skating rink so you can feel as though you’re truly up north even though you’re in the middle of Orlando!

  5. Grand Floridian Gingerbread House: Each year, we love to head to the Grand Floridian at Disney and look at their gorgeous decorations. Their annual tradition is to set up a giant gingerbread house which is absolutely breathtaking (you can even buy a few pieces at the store!) You can also grab afternoon tea here as well.  This will make you truly feel in the Christmas spirit!

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!

A Disney Springs Update!

Everytime I go to Disney Springs I can’t believe the amount of new shops and restaurants that I see. Everything from new desserts to new activities, something is always popping up. Here are a few “must tries” and a few classics that you have to go to when visiting!

  1. Amorette’s Patisserie: One thing that always pops up on my radar when I head to Disney Springs is dessert. If I want a cupcake, I know to go to Sprinkles but if I want a new “iridescent treat” I know to go to Amorette’s. Creating Unicorn Macaron Lollipops and White Chocolate Mouse Ears, there is no better place to try something new. This Patisserie of course has other offerings, but these are just too cute to pass up!

  2. Wine Bar George: Joining the late night scene at Disney Springs, this new Wine Bar offers “late night sips” and plenty of snacks. With cocktails, cheese boards and so much more, everyone will have something to munch on. Over 130 wine selections will allow for the perfect pairing.

  3. Vivoli Il Gelato: Do not forget to top off your night at The Springs with mouth watering Gelato. Handcrafted and open until 12AM, this incredible little shop will be the perfect nightcap. With over 12 flavors at a time you’ll be able to taste anything from Cheesecake to Italian Coffee Cake. This is on the top of my list for recommendations!

  4. Homecomin’: The ultimate American style restaurant has opened recently and it will not disappoint. Fried chicken, fish sandwiches, BBQ and so much more is to be enjoyed here. A personal favorite has to be the Cheddar Cheese Drop Biscuits.

After all the grubbin’ you do at Disney Springs, be sure to come back and stay with Global Resort Homes. Offering full vacation homes featuring 2 bedrooms to 9 bedrooms, everyone will find their perfect place to stay. Book your stay today and call us at (888) 426-0472 or visit GlobalResortHomes.com.

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!

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!

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!

The new Disney Springs restaurant is almost complete!

Soon to open in Disney Springs is the Edison Lounge which will bring the 1920’s era right to you! This newly themed restaurant is one that will encompass all of what Disney has to offer. From incredible theming to world-class food, there is nothing better.

To begin, this restaurant will take you through various rooms, each having their very own theme. The Patent Office, The Tesla Lounge, The Radio Room, and a Waterfront Patio are just a few that guests will be seated in. The rooms are not even the best part of the restaurant. The classic american fare will be one to rave about and keep you coming back time and time again. There will also be signature cocktails for you to choose from.

On your list of activities, add visiting Disney Springs. Opening late 2017, The Edison will give you a blast from the past. Disney Springs features many more restaurants and activities for you to choose from. From shops, cupcakes, desserts and more, you are sure to be pleased. Luckily, all of this is located close to all of Global’s Resort Homes. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book today!

Disney Springs: Jaleo Opening 2018!

Tapas

Tapas

Located in the West Side at Disney Springs you will find a brand new restaurant concept by world-renowned Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup. Jaleo is opening in 2018 and will features the flavors and spirit of Spain. The menu will be pretty extensive so you and your family will have plenty of options such as traditional tapas and contemporary Spanish cuisine. Dishes such as paella cooked over a wood-fire and wood-grilled Iberico pork. This will be the first ever location for this restaurant in Florida so this is a truly unique experience. There are actually only five that span the globe! The first floor of the Jaleo will have a “grab-n-go” storefront with traditional Spanish sandwiches. Not only will this Resturant be a treat for your appetite, but also for your eyes! This cool spot is designed by noted designer Juli Capella from Spain, the Restaurant will have vibrant, theatrical décor representing the colorful culture of Spain. So are you coming to Disney Springs? Need a band planning? We are here to help you with your vacation! Go to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

Chicago-Based Levy Restaurants Introducing New Italian Concept!

Levy Restaurants

Levy Restaurants

Coming this fall to Disney Springs at the Walt Disney World is a Chicago-based Italian restaurant experience! This new concept is brought to us from Levy Restaurants. It features award winner James Beard and “Top Chef Master” Chef Tony Manutano. This will replace Levy’s Portobello Country Italian Trattoria and will have dishes inspired by Mantuano’s adventures in Italy! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Are you and your friends coming to Disney Springs? Instead of a hotel, why don’t you book a vacation home? Homes have so many more options, plus your own kitchen perfect for reheating some delicious leftovers! Global Resort Homes is here to help! Visit our website or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

Disney Springs: Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill!

Wolfgang Puck
Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill will be opening in 2018 in a new location in Town Center at Disney Springs! This setting will modernize the old typical “bar & grill” feel into a traditional farmhouse. This Restaurant is sure be elegant, yet also cozy. Designed by tonychi, this new trendy spot will capture the essence of laid-back California that was made popular by Wolfgang Puck at Spago in Los Angeles. The food will have nothing but the best signature dishes with Mediterranean influences and of course there will be handcrafted specialty cocktails, beer and wine. Coming to the Walt Disney World Resort? Instead of a hotel, have you ever considered staying in a vacation home? Global Resort Homes is here to help! Visit our website or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

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