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!

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!

The Best Places to Celebrate The Holidays in Orlando!

Orlando may not have cold weather and snow, but we do have palm trees, blue skies and the perfect weather. This being said, there are so many great ways to celebrate Christmas all over Orlando. From ice-sculptures to outdoor ice-skating, we have it all!

  1. Skating in Celebration: Celebration Florida is Orlando’s best kept secret. Explore the picturesque downtown with its many shops and restaurants. A nightly “snowp-fall” happens at 6, 7, 8 and 9PM every night, celebrating all the snow we can get in Florida. An outdoor “ice-rink” is the perfect spot to make new Christmas memories.

  2. Harry P. Leu Gardens: With Florida’s gorgeous weather all year long, this “secret garden” is always lush and flourishing. Around the Holidays, the gardeners turn it into a winter wonderland. The on-site homes are also decorated with each home having a different theme.

  3. Light Up UCF: This college tradition has turned into an Orlando event featuring a real outdoor ice-rink, a huge movie screen and so much more. This incredible event immerses you in the Holiday spirit with a DJ, beautiful light sculptures and different food booths with some of the sweetest holiday treats.

  4. Global Resort Homes: There is no better spot to celebrate the Holidays than in your very own vacation home. Global Resort Homes has cozy homes where you can celebrate the holidays in perfect comfort. Celebrate with your large family in one of our 9-bedroom estate homes. If your family is a bit smaller, we also have 2 bedroom condos for you to stay in. 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!

Top Golf Orlando Opening this Week!

In the middle of Orlando lies International Drive (otherwise known as I-Drive to the locals) where food, entertainment and so much more come together to create the perfect vacation spot. The popular destination that really put I-Drive on the map is the Orlando Eye that recently opened. But another icon is sure to take the reigns and that is TopGolf. A popular attraction in other cities, TopGolf makes golf a full day’s activity.

In a sports bar atmosphere, TopGolf offers games, food and a bar scene all there. This 65,000 sq. ft. location features new technology that lets you track your accuracy and distance all in your golf swing. Think of TopGolf like a driving range but totally pumped up! The restaurant lets you order right to your “golf bay” which seats 1-6 players. Order anything from just drinks and appetizers to full meals.

After you’re done at TopGolf, I-Drive has so much more for you to partake in. First, head over to the Orlando Eye or Madam Tussauds Wax Museum. See all of Orlando from the huge ferris wheel stretching 400” above the ground. Try restaurants like Maggiano’s Italian, Copper Canyon Grill or the Yard House. You can even dance on the tables at Taverna Opa. Visiting this part of Orlando is a must and you will not be disappointed. Luckily, Global Resort Homes has plenty of vacation homes close to all of these activities. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

“Eat to the Beat” concert series is back at Disney!

I have to admit that being from central Florida has many perks. We have the beach, sunny weather and Disney just 20 minutes away. This means we have incredible concerts coming to our backyard all month long with the “Eat to the Beat” concert series at Epcot. Until November 13th, Disney has invited bands to come and perform as you dine around the world. Come and live like a local and buy your pass today.

First, what is “Eat to the Beat” exactly? This event at Epcot allows you to listen to some on your favorite bands while enjoying good weather, food and drinks. Some notable musicians coming will be STYX and Kenny G. If you’re wanting to relive your 90’s, be sure to come when Hanson stops by to play some of their biggest hits.

Eat to the Beat is always hosted during the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. This month long festival serves you and your guests some of the world’s most divine dishes. Crafted from some of the best chefs, you will be amazed by the tasty combinations that some of them came up with.

Come and live like a local this Fall and experience the magic that Eat to the Beat is! Nothing is better than great food, great company and even better music. Below are the dates for the rest of this concert series. Book your stay with Global Resort Homes today! Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472.

38 Special – September 28-29
NEW! Mark Wills – September 30-October 1
NEW! American Authors – October 2-3
Christopher Cross – October 4-5
NEW! Devon Allman – October 6-8
Dennis DeYoung: The Music of STYX — October 9-11
Taylor Dayne — October 12-13
Jeffrey Osbourne – October 14-15
NEW! Postmodern Jukebox — October 16-17
NEW! 10,000 Maniacs — October 18-20
Toad the Wet Sprocket — October 21-22
NEW! Kenny G — October 23-24
Billy Ocean – October 25-26
Tiffany – October 27-October 29
Hanson — October 30-November 1
NEW! Blue October — November 2-3
Living Colour — November 4-5
Boyz II Men — November 6-8
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — November 9-11
NEW! Squeeze — November 12-13

A few of the best Orlando restaurants you have to try!

Add these Orlando restaurants to your Florida “to-do” list. Our city was recently voted the #1 foodie city in the U.S. as well as the city with the most restaurants per capita. Not only does this mean we have a lot of restaurants, but this means we have a lot of GREAT restaurants. From hole in the wall eateries to spectacular Disney dishes, be sure to visit these on your next visit here. Here are our favorites in no particular order.

1. Hot Krust Panini Kitchen – Serving up warm sandwiches, this place is known for its jampacked flavor. Located close to the airport, Hot Krust is a popular stop after the long plane rides. Try anything from a “Surf and Turf” sandwich to the “Hula Hoop BBQ Chicken.”

2. Blaze Pizza – This favorite is new to town and all about custom creation. Located at Disney Springs, this spot will cook up your made-to-order pizza in about 90 seconds. Your wish is their command at Blaze Pizza. Vegan and gluten free options are available!

3. Victoria & Albert’s – This fine dining restaurant at Disney’s Grand Floridian has redefined what fine dining is. This 6-course menu is ever changing and features many favorites like deep-sea scallops and more. With outstanding service, delicious food and a gorgeous atmosphere, this will be a once in a lifetime experience.

4. Sofrito Latin Cafe – Located close to all the parks, this Latin cafe is serving up classics all day. In the morning, try the Cuban empanada with your choice of stuffings and pair it with a Cafe con Leche. Later, you must try their incredible Roast Pork which is seasoned to perfection. All options are great at Sofrito and the location is great!

Although these are just a few, Orlando has so many great restaurant options located throughout the city. Luckily, Global Resort Homes has homes, apartments and townhouses located close to all Disney and restaurant locations. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

The Best Clubhouses Global has to offer!

Oasis Clubhouse at ChampionsGate Resort

Here at Global Resort Homes, all of our gated resort communities offer clubhouses that go beyond your wildest dreams. With pools, movie theaters, gyms and more- you will have many choices on what to do.

1. Paradise Palms Clubhouse- This 9,500 sqft. clubhouse has a resort style pool that is perfect for laying out all day. Waterfalls, slides, grottos and a spa outline the clubhouse. Sport courts which include basketball and volleyball courts are readily available for you to use. Do not forget the game room which has many games for the whole family.

2. Oasis Clubhouse at ChampionsGate- This clubhouse is top of the line and brand new! The Oasis clubhouse boasts a giant pool with slides and a lazy river. With beach cabana style chairs, a “tot lot” and a full service restaurant, you truly will have everything you want. Do not forget about the movie theatre and large gym.

3. Windsor Hills Clubhouse- This clubhouse is perfect for family fun. First, their mighty high slide will test everyone’s daring side. With a 0-entry pool, you can wade in the water while enjoying the Florida sun. Don’t forget to stop by their movie theater as well as their game room and gym where you can hang out all day.

The great thing about Global is that these are only a few of the great clubhouses we have to offer. Next time you’re ready for vacation, be sure to book with Global Resort Homes! Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book today!

New & Exciting Updates coming to Universal Orlando!

We can’t wait to see what Universal has up their sleeves with all of the new action coming right to the Orlando based theme park. Announced earlier, Harry Potter World will be seeing a new Harry Potter themed ride that will take over the once named coaster “Dueling Dragons.” Thus far, Universal has done an incredible job recreating the famous books and bringing them to real life. We can’t wait to see how this new ride will reflect the Rowling series.

Speaking of Harry Potter, Universal is also set to get ready for a Harry Potter Christmas! This new event will feature snow, light up displays and so much more. Another new attraction, Fast & Furious: Supercharged will be set for action next Spring. Featuring a 3D car chase, pyrotechnics and much more, this is sure to be a hit!

Last but not least and something that is already here is Volcano Bay! Volcano Bay is Universal’s new water park to hit the theme park world. With a huge wave pool, slides for everyone and plenty of restaurants, you are set to have an incredible time! For more information and a gorgeous place to stay, we recommend Global Resort Homes! Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book today!

All about the Orlando Water Parks!

Blizzard Beach

There is no better way to cool off from the Florida sun than going to a water park! All you can want can be found at the major water parks which include the new Volcano Bay, Typhoon Lagoon & Blizzard Beach. Sun, pools, food and more is what you need for a day of relaxation.

If you haven’t been yet, you have to get tickets to Volcano Bay. Volcano Bay is one of a kind with it’s lush green scenery and giant volcano bay. A fan favorite is Krakatau Aqua Coaster. You’ll be pushed, pulled and thrusted through the giant volcano where you and your friends will have a blast!

Another amazing water park is Typhoon Lagoon. This classic Disney park will leave you wanting to come back time and time again. As you enter the park you’ll be greeted by flourishing foliage as well as a giant “beach.” Get ready to ride the waves here with Typhoon Lagoon’s 6-foot swells.

Lastly, if you’re ready to have winter in summer, then look no further than Blizzard Beach. Blizzard Beach is made for those that love to have fun with extreme slides. The 12 story slide just may be the best Disney has to offer.

Luckily, Disney and Universal are in the perfect spot next to Global Resort Homes. With so many various locations, options and more you will have everything you need to begin your vacation the right way. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book today!

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