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.

Skip the lines! What to do at Universal Studios besides the rides!

Maybe you’re with little kids, maybe The Hulk is a little too scary, or maybe you just don’t like rides- well if this is you, Universal has so many great activities for you to try. From new dining experiences to shows, they have everything and more. Here are a few of our recommendations!

  1. Watch the magic right before you: Universal has so many shows for you to attend while you’re there. You can watch Fear Factor Live and even become a participant if you dare. Catch up with the Blue Man Group as you laugh and dance to the beat. You can even check out the “Horror Make-Up Show” where you’ll get behind the scenes access on some of the classic movies.

  2. Character Lookout: Universal has so many meet and greets so you can meet your favorite movie characters. From The Simpsons, to The Minions all the way to Captain America, there is always someone’s favorite right around the corner.

  3. Pick a wand at The Wizarding World: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the perfect place to spend the day eating and drinking food native to Hogsmeade. You can also pick a wand, or have a wand pick you. Take a trip on the Hogwarts Express too!

  4. Eat, eat, and eat some more: City Walk and Universal are known for their cuisine! Try the new Chocolate Emporium with sweets like nowhere else. The Cowfish is also serving up burgers and even sushi right in the same place. The food here is unbeatable!

Now that your day is finished and you are ready to relax, there is no better way to do so than to stay in your own Global Vacation Home. With room for everyone, your very own kitchen and so much more, you will have time to truly live the vacation lifestyle. Visit GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global today and get ready for the vacation of a lifetime!

Mardi Gras at Universal has Officially Started!

Pack your bags and get ready for the trip of a lifetime to Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando. One of the biggest draws to the theme park, this festive parade celebrates fun, life and adventure. Happening now through March 25th, Mardi Gras has parades and performers almost every week.

The parade starts around 7 p.m. each night and is filled with traditions and a bit of Universal magic. The French Quarter at Universal, where you can get traditional New Orleans grub, is festive with jazz music and so much more. After each parade on select nights, Universal has special concerts specifically for Mardi Gras. Check out some of your favorite bands and artists like Macklemore, Fifth Harmony and more!

After your fun day at Mardi Gras, be sure to stay with Global Resort Homes so you can enjoy your very own home here in Orlando. From 9 bedroom homes to 2 bedroom apartments, and everything in between, we have everything you need!  Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay today!

Concert Schedule

  • Saturday, February 10: The Beach Boys
  • Saturday, February 17: Kelsea Ballerini
  • Sunday, February 18: Andy Grammer
  • Saturday, February 24: Macklemore
  • Saturday, March 3: 311
  • Sunday, March 4: Phillip Phillips
  • Saturday, March 10: Jason Derulo
  • Sunday, March 11: Fitz and the Tantrums
  • Saturday, March 17: Foreigner
  • Sunday, March 18: Fifth Harmony
  • Saturday, March 24: Jessie J
  • Sunday, March 25: Bush

Universal’s Spooky Halloween Horror Nights is now open!

“Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY!” is an understatement to this spooky halloween tradition that comes to Universal Orlando every year. If you love to be scared then this may be the perfect event for you on your visit to central Florida. This year, Universal has decided to call their theme “The Festival of the Deadliest” featuring haunted houses from “American Horror Story,” “Insidious” and more.

For 34 nights through November 1st, Universal will be scaring adults and teens alike. For over 20 years, they have been perfecting their craft and this year they have it freakishly right. Between 6:30PM and ending at 1AM, you can get all of your scares and giggles in. Although, if Halloween Horror nights is not for you, do not worry!

First, the devilish night starts at 6:30PM leaving the whole day for you and the family to explore Universal and Islands of Adventure. After 6:30 hits, you are still able to explore parts of Universal including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Also, Universal’s Citywalk will be open which includes gourmet restaurants, live music and shopping. A few of our favorite spots at Citywalk are The Hard Rock Cafe, The Chocolate Emporium and Margaritaville.

Luckily, Global has so many homes located just minutes from Universal. With no chance of spooky happenings in Global’s homes, you will sleep safe and sound after a night of haunted houses. Visit http://www.globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay 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!

Plan your vacation around your favorite concerts!

December 17, 2017- Katy Perry

Orlando is the home to entertainment. From Disney and Universal to championship winning sports teams, we truly have it all. With all of that means we have your favorite artists visiting year round, gracing us with their talents. 2017 is no exception with an incredible lineup visiting the Amway Center, which is just miles from many of Global’s vacation homes.

  • July 28, 2017- Shawn Mendes
  • July 29, 2017- Prince Royce
  • August 16, 2017- J. Cole
  • August 31, 2017- Ed Sheeran
  • September 21, 2017- Mumford & Sons
  • September 29, 2017- Pitbull
  • October 14, 2017- Bruno Mars
  • October 26, 2017- Santana
  • November 19, 2017- Marc Anthony
  • December 17, 2017- Katy Perry

This year, the Amway is hosting a wide array of artists from pop, soul and much more. Located in downtown Orlando, the Amway is close to all of Global’s homes which means you, family and friends can hit all of your favorite concerts. From 2 bedroom condos to 9 bedroom houses, Global has it all. With access to clubhouses, private pools and more, you are sure to love where to stay. Visit globalresorthomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book today!

Holiday Events at Universal Orlando – Book Now!

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort

It is never too late to be thinking of the holidays considering they’re less than 6 months away! Luckily for you, Universal is already planning some pretty cool events for you to attend when you visit. From the classic holiday parade to Christmas in the Wizarding World and everything in between, you are sure to have a blast this holiday.

Universal just announced it’s Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter which is set to be spectacular. Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley will be transformed with festive decor that turns it from summer to winter in London. Hogwarts will be unrecognizable with this exciting celebration. Another fun sight to see is “Grinch-mas” which is a live re-telling of the famous Dr. Seuss story. See your favorite characters come alive in the “who-liday” spectacular.

Lastly, a must see is Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. The best of the best Universal characters come and celebrate the holidays with you. Madagascar, Shrek and the Minions are sure to make an appearance.

When you come to see all of these happenings, be sure to stay with Global Resort Homes. We have 2 bedroom apartments and 9 bedrooms homes, ready for however big your family is. Visit our website or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your holiday stay today!

The Dream Of Volcano Bay To Soon Become A Reality!

Krakatau Aqua Coaster

Krakatau Aqua Coaster

With an open date set for June, all eyes have been on the development of Volcano Bay. Questions of new line technology, huge waterslides and beautiful scenery are all coming to fruition in the first sneak peeks of the park. Located close to the hub of all theme parks, this water park is sure to change the game.

Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay

Universal Orlando’s Volcano Bay

The new TapuTapu wristband is sure to peak your interest by letting you virtually skip all of the lines. Included with admission, this lets you check yourself into all of the lines without having to actually wait allowing you to maximize your time at Volcano Bay.

The major showstopper of this theme park will be the huge volcano. Easily spotted from the main roads of Orlando, you will feel transported to a new land. With a 125 feet plummeting water slide going through the middle, this slide is for the dare-devils. Not to mention you will be experiencing all of this through a “trap door”.

Set your sights on Orlando for your next family trip! Stay with Global Resort Homes and have the trip of a lifetime. From 2 bedroom condos, to 9 bedroom homes Global has everything that you could want. Get ready for the vacation of a lifetime!

Celebrate Christmas At The Wizarding World Of Harry Potter This Year!

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort

It’s April, but yes let’s talk Christmas plans! It’s never too early to prepare for a Christmas of a lifetime and this year if you come to Orlando your family is in for something special! Christmas is always a special time in the Harry Potter series. Fans from all over the globe have long wanted to enjoy that part of J.K. Rowling’s story for themselves. So Universal is getting on it and this November, the new Christmas experience in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will give visitors an awesome opportunity to see, feel and taste what it’s like to celebrate the magic of Christmas in the Wizarding World. When the sun goes down, a magical holiday transformation of the Hogwarts castle will take place right before your very eyes. Projection mapping and special effects will wrap the iconic castle which will bring holiday cheer and memorable Christmas moments from the Harry Potter movie series to life like never before. Decorations like ornate garlands will be throughout the streets of both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley and each storefront will be decked out with interestingly themed decorations. What I’m most interested is the food! I always love eating here and during this time guests will be able to enjoy special holiday themed food, drink and even entertainment! If you’re interested in checking this out and need help planning your next trip to Orlando Global Resort Homes is here to help! Go to our GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us!

Universal Studios: Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon!

RACE THROUGH NEW YORK STARRING JIMMY FALLON

Race through New York starring Jimmy Fallon

Universal Orlando Resort has announced that their newest ride, “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon,” will officially grand open on April 6th! In this attractions guests will receive the ultimate “Tonight Show” experience as they get up close and personal with the show’s most hilarious segments before taking off on a wild and action-packed race through New York City against who else… Jimmy Fallon! During the ride guests will encounter iconic landmarks from the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building among so much more. To celebrate, “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” will take the show on the road with tapings from Universal Orlando Resort from April 3rd through 6th. This ride will also be the first attraction at Universal Studios Florida to feature an all-new Virtual Line experience, allowing guests to spend less time waiting in line. The Virtual Line system is accessible through the Official Universal Orlando Resort App and at kiosks located outside the attraction entrance. Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next trip with us! Let’s plan your next trip to Universal Studios Orlando together!

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