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!

Spend Autumn at Walt Disney World!

Fall is right around the corner and that means Disney is getting ready for some of their famous events that take place every year. With a bounty of activities happening at each park, you will be able to plan your stay around all the festivities. Here are a few of our recommendations!

  1. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – Every year at Magic Kingdom, Mickey comes out to trick-or-treat around the whole park. With Halloween themed shows like a Hocus Pocus spectacular, there will be fun for everyone. Be sure to dress up in your favorite costumes and collect candy from all over the park.

  2. Food & Wine Festival – A personal favorite of Disney activities, the Food & Wine festival is where you can relax and enjoy all of what Disney has to offer. Experience cuisines from across the Globe right in the heart of Orlando. With new booths every year, Disney always has surprises for their guests.

  3. Disney After Hours – Join a limited amount of guests and enjoy Disney After Hours which is an incredible experience that shows you a new side of Disney. With over 25 attractions with little to no lines, you can experience Magic Kingdom like no other time. Be sure to purchase your tickets today!

With cooler temperatures, new activities and amazing food, Disney pulls out all the stops to create the perfect Fall evening. Now is your time to visit and the perfect time to book with Global Resort Homes. With gorgeous vacations homes, private pools and so much more, you are sure to have an incredible stay!  Book your stay today and call us at (888) 426-0472 or visit GlobalResortHomes.com.

Christmas In July at Disney?!

Would you believe it if I told you that Disney already has it’s holiday plans started? From the special events to the food, Disney has already started getting ready for the Holiday season in many ways. This means now is the perfect time to book your stay with Global so you can get in on all the action happening.

First, Disney has just released their dining packages for Candlelight Processional at Epcot. On select nights, you will be able to enjoy a delicious meal and reserved seating for one of the most beloved holiday concerts. With a 50 piece orchestra and holiday choir, there is nothing better. Each night, a celebrity reads the Christmas Story and this year some of our favorites will be attending. Stars like Whoopi Goldberg and Neil Patrick Harris will grace the stage with their presence. This is one of the best concerts so book your tickets today!

Disney is set to bring all the magic of the holiday season back starting November 8th. This leaves you a little over 4 months to pack your bags to visit all of your favorite parks. Some new attractions that will be decked out in the holiday spirit will be Alien Swirling Saucers which will play holiday music as you spin the day away. Disney Springs will have holiday discounts and so much more as you find the perfect gift for Christmas day.

Be sure to book your home with Global for the holiday season. Spend Christmas morning in your own vacation home right in the center of Orlando. With 9 bedroom homes to 2 bedroom apartments, there is everything for everyone no matter how large your family is. With private pools and so much more, there is no time to waste. Book your stay today and call us at (888) 426-0472 or visit GlobalResortHomes.com. See you in November!

3 New Rides at 3 Different Disney Parks!

It is no secret that Disney is always looking to make new experiences for their guests. From Toy Story Land to Pandora, they are always coming up with something new. Here are a few of our favorite new additions that will get you coming back time and time again.

  1. Frozen Ever After: The new Frozen experience that is just under a year old is perfect for the family. As you enter an ancient Norwegian vessel, you will be taken on a ride through Arrendale. Elsa and Ana will guide you as you hear your favorite tunes from the show and see your favorite characters. Part of the Norway Pavilion at Epcot, you will be able to fully feel as though you traveled to the far away land.

  2. Avatar Flight of Passage: On the back of a mountain banshee, you will feel as though you are truly one of the Na’vi. Welcome to Pandora at Animal Kingdom where two worlds collide. This 3D ride takes you up and down mountains as you take in the incredible scenery. A must see as you are on your Na’vi journey.

  3. Miss Adventure Falls: The summer is hot, but your vacation does not have to be! Head over to Typhoon Lagoon and experience the new water coaster. Set up as a family raft ride, you and your crew will spin and splash as you hold on tight. Meet Miss Adventure’s sidekick who is always out hunting for treasure too!

4. BONUS: Global’s Private Pools: Almost every home with Global has it’s very own private pool. This means swimming all day long as you relax and enjoy the sun. Visit GlobalResortHomes.com to book your stay today!

Toy Story Land is Officially Open!

The wait is finally over! Toy Story Land has just opened at Hollywood Studios. With an opening day starting at 5am, Hollywood Studios was packed with people from all over the world who wanted their first glimpse at the magical new area. With toys bigger than you, new rides, and new restaurants, you will have to come see it for yourself.

This area is all about family and that starts at Slinky Dog Dash, a roller coaster for almost everyone in your party. With mild hills and fast speeds, Slinky will take you all around Andy’s backyard as if you were a toy size. Next, the new Alien Swirling Saucers are a huge success as you twist and turn as much (or as little) as you want to.

Grab some lunch or dinner to finish off the day at Woody’s Lunch Box. Featuring your favorite childhood snacks, this is a one of a kind restaurant here at Toy Story Land. The gourmet “pop-tarts” are rumored to be delicious!


Last but not least, finish off your day watching one of the amazing Toy Story movies in your very own Global vacation home. We have so many options to choose from for your perfect vacation. Having your own home on vacation gives everyone room to watch their favorite movies, so you do not have to choose between Toy Story 1, 2 or 3! Visit GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global today!

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!

Eat your way through the Disney Parks with sweet treats!

Throughout all the Disney Parks, there is plenty of food to be shared. From magical dinners to decadent desserts, Disney is always rolling out new food for us to try. Recently, the chef’s for Disney have been creating sweets all around the parks so we can try something new everywhere we go.

  1. Plaza Ice Cream Parlor – Located at Magic Kingdom, the Doughnut Sundae is a must try here. Piled high with toppings like whipped cream, peanut butter, and milk chocolate, this dessert is perfect for sharing.

  2. Refreshment Port – Located at Epcot, this stand is serving up the infamous “cro-nut,” which is the cross between a doughnut and croissant. Rolled in cinnamon sugar or glaze, it is the perfect midday “pick-me-up.”

  3. Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ – This new Disney Springs establishment will be open for brunch. Enjoy the classic breakfast combos as well as a few crazy ones like the “Housemade Bacon and Pecan Doughnuts.” Book your reservation today to try the tasty treats!

  4. Ample Hills Creamery – This Brooklyn based ice-cream company made its way to the streets of the Boardwalk. Serving up classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate is just the beginning. Try their famous butter cake ice cream or even their homemade peppermint patty.

Eating your way through the parks can be one of the best ways to see everything! Each time you munch on a sweet treat, you get to take a break and enjoy the sights and sounds of Disney. When you come to Orlando, be sure to stay with Global Resort Homes. By staying with Global, your very own home away from home is right in Orlando. All of Globals homes come with all the amenities of your own house with the luxuries of vacation. Visit GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global.

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.

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