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.

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!

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!

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!

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!

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.