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!

Top 4 Reasons To Come To Florida For The Holidays!

 

  1. Disney: There is nothing like spending the holidays at Disney World. From the food to the decor, Disney outdoes itself every year by providing magical experiences to all of their guests. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is happening now on select nights through the 21st too! You can also catch the Christmas Parade which features all of your favorite characters. From Ariel to Cinderella to Tiana, everyone’s favorite princess is here. Disney also rolls out the red carpet at Epcot for you to meet Santa at each different country. Disney is the perfect holiday getaway!
  2. Global Resort Homes: You’ll come back every year after you spend the holidays with us! Global Resort Homes makes your vacation extra special by providing you with your very own vacation home. Gone are the days where you share beds on vacation because Global has room for everyone. With kitchens, private pools and so much more, you’ll feel as though you are home for the holidays…but in Florida! Book today at GlobalResortHomes.com.
  3. CityWalk: Universal’s CityWalk lights up the night with their amazing cuisine. Decorated for the winter season, CityWalk is lined with shops and restaurants all for you. Our favorites are Emeril’s Restaurant, Vivo Italian Kitchen and of course The Chocolate Emporium.
  4. Shopping: You didn’t think we would forget the best part, did you? Orlando has some of the best shopping known to the USA. With incredibly discounted outlet malls, locally owned stores, and everything in between- you’re in no shortage! Our favorites happen to be the International Outlet Malls, Florida Mall, and Mall At Millenia. If you stick with these 3 stores, you’ll be sure to find something for you and your special someone.

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!

Happy Thanksgiving From Global Resort Homes!

Thank you so much for visiting us here at Global Resort Homes! Central Florida has the most incredible places to celebrate the special day where you can focus on family and togetherness. We are so glad you are here! If you need a few last minute dinner plans, then look no further!

  • American Kitchen Bar + Grill: This american eatery offers you the classic Thanksgiving meal in an upscale setting. With a farm to table concept, the food is fresh, delicious, and always prepared in house. Located on Lake Buena Vista, this restaurant is close to all of Global’s homes as well as the Disney Parks.

  • The Alfond Inn at Rollins: The perfect setting for your Thanksgiving meal is right here in Orlando. The Alfond restaurant offers an upscale, luxury buffet like no other. With a menu reflecting Florida’s rich agriculture, you’ll get a taste of local produce. As a high end restaurant, you can expect to spend a few extra dollars here for your meal, but without a doubt it will be worth it.

  • Canvas Restaurant: A little bit off the beaten path, this restaurant is made for family meals shared together. Offering an a la carte menu, you can be sure that you’ll have all the classic dishes with a couple delicious extras too. Their Cinderella Pumpkin Bisque is rumored to be incredible.

  • DoveCote: Located in downtown Orlando, this French inspired restaurant features signature dishes from Chef Clay Miller. Including various appetizers and hors d’oeuvres, you’ll feel as though you’re transported to a french Chateau in the south of France. Another upscale dining experience, you can expect to pay around $60 for adults and $18 for children.

  • Your own vacation home: There is nothing more last minute than throwing a huge Thanksgiving feast yourself! Global’s homes come fully equipped with kitchens that provide you with all the necessary tools to make an amazing meal. Located close to shopping centers, you’ll find everything you need just a stone’s throw away.

Once again, have a great Thanksgiving with all of your family and friends. Be sure to make memories, have a great time and of course eat great food. From all of us at Global, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Celebrate Your Holiday in Celebration Town Center!

If you want to celebrate Thanksgiving like a local, look no further! Celebration is the perfect place to get in the holiday spirit with festivities going on everyday. Here are a few of our favorite things to do while we’re there.

  • Play in the “Snow-ap”: Every evening, starting November 24th, Celebration begins to turn itself into a picturesque New England town with snow dawning the streets and trees. With a vintage throwback, you’ll experience the holiday’s like never before. Be sure you are there for the Annual Tree Lighting ceremony too which will take place on November 24th! Particularly popular with the little ones, this will have them entertained for hours as they enjoy the “snow” in gorgeous 75 degree weather.

  • Restaurants Galore: The little town center is outlined with restaurants at every corner. Mostly locally owned, these restaurants are perfect for a special evenings dinner. Our favorites include the Wine Bar or Aji. The Columbia is also a staple with their tasty 1905 salad!

  • Christmas Lights: After a night of celebrating the holidays, take a break and enjoy the Christmas lights in the cute little town. Take a drive down the streets and enjoy each house. There are a few special spots like “Candy Cane Lane” where local residents dawn their homes in the finest decorations.

After a night on the town, come back to your very own vacation home with Global Resort Homes. With your vacation home you can curl up, put on a holiday movie, and relax! Renting a vacation home for your holiday is the perfect way to spend time with family and friends while enjoying the luxuries of home. Visit GlobalResortHomes.com and book your stay today for the perfect holiday!

Goodbye October, Hello November! Must See Events!

Now that we have said goodbye to October and welcomed November, you can officially start planning your trip to Orlando for the Christmas season. As decorations take over the parks and Christmas trees are put up, you are sure to get into the holiday spirit no matter which park you visit. Here are a few of our 5 must see events happening in Orlando!

  1. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party: With lights leading the way to the castle, you’ll get a glimpse of Magic Kingdom like never before. Debuting some new decor, the “Imagineers” have truly thought of everything. There will be a “snow fall” on Mainstreet, holiday parades, and many shows like “A Frozen Holiday Wish.”

  2. Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Hogsmeade looks as beautiful as ever as it is adorned with Christmas lights and snow. Included with regular admission, you’ll have a chance to visit Harry Potter World decked out in all new decor. Have seasonal treats like “hot butterbeer” and so much more.

  3. ICE by Gaylord Palms: Every year, Ice artists from around the world come and showcase their work here. With hundreds of sculptures, including full size ice cottages, you are sure to see things you have never seen! On select nights there is a Christmas concert, ice skating, and of course hot chocolate.

  4. SeaWorld’s Christmas Spectacular: Special decorations light up SeaWorld like never before. Visit the aquariums with all your favorite friends as you sip on seasonal drinks and munch on yummy snacks. Christmas carols fill the air as ice skaters partake in a new SeaWorld show. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet Santa and a few of his special friends.

Before you book your tickets here, book your stay with Global Resort Homes. Global is the perfect spot to stay for the holidays with your own private home. Let the worries of sharing a small room melt away as you wake up on Christmas to your very own vacation home. Visit GlobalResortHomes.com and book your stay today for the holidays!

School is back in session…so plan your next vacation!

With summer coming to a close and school starting again, life can begin to feel back to normal. But there is no reason to not book your next vacation with all the wonderful events and activities that the Orlando theme parks have coming up! With the holidays right around the corner too, now is the perfect time to book your vacation.

  1. Epcot Food & Wine Festival: The quintessential event that happens every year at the famed Epcot is coming back and is better than ever. New food booths, new drinks and live music are here to make your fall season memorable. August 30th through November 12th, you’ll be able to try food from world renowned-chefs from all over the world.

  2. Halloween Horror Nights: For the older ones in the family, Halloween Horror nights is kicking off on select nights starting September 14th. With new haunted houses and scare zones, this is rumored to be their spookiest year ever. We recommend this event for the older teens and up in your family.

  3. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween: Family fun for everyone is coming up sooner than you know it. On select nights, Magic Kingdom turns itself into a trick-or-treaters paradise where you can dress up and play all night. With special Disney activities, this will make for the perfect fall night.

There are so many more events happening this fall around the Orlando area and we are excited to have you here. Let Global Resort Homes take care of your accommodations with our gorgeous condos, townhomes and houses.  With private pools at all of our homes, you’ll be able to enjoy the gorgeous fall weather here in Florida. Book your stay today and call us at (888) 426-0472 or visit GlobalResortHomes.com.

SeaWorld: A New Way to Ride!

The summer is already half way over which means now is your time to come and visit sunny Orlando. Luckily for you, the theme parks are ready, especially SeaWorld. With some of the most extreme rides in the Orlando area, you’ll be set for a day of thrills and chills. Here’s a list of our favorite rides!

  1. Mako: An ode to the fastest known shark, Mako will take you for a spin like never before. Speeding up to 73 mph and going over 200 feet, Mako twists and turns to mimic the movement of a shark. As Orlando’s fastest, tallest, and longest roller coaster, you are sure to have a good time!

  2. Manta: Named after the ever-famous Manta Ray, Manta takes you on a spin like nowhere else. Laying down with tummy parallel to the floor, you’ll feel as though you’re gliding through the water, just as a Manta Ray would. With ups and downs, and a few nose-dives, you’ll feel just like you’re gliding on the high seas.

  3. Kraken: This is for all the traditionalists who have been with SeaWorld since the beginning. The inaugural roller coaster is one of the best with its high loops and fast speeds. With a recent remodel, you can now opt for the virtual reality goggles that take it to the next level.

Orlando is ready for you and so is Global Resort Homes. After your day riding all the rides that SeaWorld has to offer, relax in one of our gorgeous vacation homes. There is no better way to vacation than with Global Resort Homes. Visit GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with today!

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!

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

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