Orlando is the #1 destination to visit in the USA, welcoming a record-breaking 72 million visitors in 2017. The holidays are a truly magical time to visit Orlando, with fabulous events all around. When you’re staying at a vacation home, it opens up even more amazing ways to spend the holiday season. Keep reading to discover fun ways to spend the holidays at Reunion Resort.
1) Dining at Eleven
One of the featured luxury dining experiences at Reunion Resort is Eleven. Situated at the top of the 11th floor of the towering Reunion Grande building, Eleven provides a luxurious dining experience for the whole family. Enjoy a Christmas dinner at Eleven with a menu featuring seasonal specials including Winter Fig Salad, Prime Rib, Pan Seared Sea Bass and more! You can even watch the magical Walt Disney World fireworks with a stellar view from the restaurant. Spend the holidays dining here, reservations are highly recommended. View more Reunion Dining Experiences!
2) Pampering at the Reunion Resort Spa
The Reunion Resort spa is a great way to treat yourself and your loved ones this Holiday season! You have the option to visit the boutique spa in the resort, or even have the masseuse come to you! Enjoy a poolside massage and be able to truly relax without stress this holiday season. Be sure to call 407.662.4772 to book your holiday spa trip!
3) Enjoying Your Magical Vacation Home
Make your holidays Magical by staying at an amazing Magical Vacation Home rental. Make a meal with the whole family at your own kitchen and sit down to dine all together. Escape the crowds of the theme parks by relaxing in your own private villa. Even get to decorate your home for the holidays with Christmas tree rentals!
Holidays are truly magical with a stay at Magical Vacation Homes! You can even stay in your very own Castle at The Reunion Castle, a brand new home designed for your vacation with 10 bedrooms, a custom infinity pool, secret playrooms and the same high-tech golf simulator that the pros use!
4) Golfing at Legendary Courses
Reunion Resort features 3 award-winning golf courses designed by some of the biggest names in golf. Featuring the Arnold Palmer Legacy Course, the Tom Watson Independence Course, and the Jack Nicklaus Tradition Course, Reunion Resort is truly a golfer’s paradise. Spend the holiday season enjoying the beautiful Florida weather and golfing on some of the best courses in Florida.
5) Relaxing by the Reunion Resort Pools and Water Park
On your vacation to the Sunshine State, maximize your time soaking up the sun at the beautiful Reunion Resort pools! Even during the colder months of the Holidays, Florida weather is perfect for relaxing poolside! Reunion Resort features 8 different community pools in addition to a Water Park and Pool exclusive for registered house guests — ask our reservations team for more info about house guest registration! Of course, a majority of our rentals include your own private pool, but if you’re looking to socialize poolside this holiday season, Reunion Resort pools are the place to be!
Maximize your time during the Holidays at Reunion Resort with all of these incredible amenities! Holidays in Orlando are unlike anywhere else, and are sure to be a magical time!
#MagicalStays Contest (CONTEST CLOSED)
Have you always dreamed of staying in a magical home, where you can choose from sleeping in a castle to watching your favorite superhero movie while surrounded by your favorite characters?
All of your vacation dreams can come true with a stay at The Fun House at Reunion! This luxury 5 bedroom villa located in Reunion Resort has everything you need for a magical vacation — and you now have the chance to win a free week!
That’s right — enter to win a free week at The Fun House at Reunion (RVH_520) by submitting your favorite Orlando vacation memory photo HERE.
The Fun House at Reunion
By entering our #MagicalStays contest, you’re entering for a chance to win a free 7-night stay in this incredible new vacation home rental. Every inch of the 3,374 square foot house features luxurious furnishings, the latest technology, and magical details to truly make it a home away from home.
Each bedroom is customized for both the kids and the adults. Little princesses will love the opportunity to sleep in their own castle, and Jedi knights will love to sleep in their own galactic getaway complete with a fun slide! Adults enjoy King sized beds, and beautiful decor. One room even features a life-size astronaut and fiber optic star ceiling! All bedrooms have their own SMART TV and ensuite bathroom.
A great feature is the west-facing private pool and spillover spa. Soak up the famous Florida sunshine while lounging on the patio furniture, or cook a meal outdoors in the summer kitchen and dine outdoors!
Play all day in the lounge games room with fun arcade games and a Star Wars Battle Pod Arcade. Get your game on playing foosball or going head to head on the video game systems.
At the end of the day, curl up and watch your favorite superhero movie on this 120-inch movie screen in the private home theater. This amazing property is only minutes away from Walt Disney World Resort, and close to other amazing Orlando Area attractions including Universal Studios and SeaWorld.
Enter the Contest
Share a photo of your favorite Orlando vacation memory with us. Be sure to keep sharing with your friends and family to get the most votes and win a free stay at The Fun House at Reunion!
Until the next blog post, we hope you have a Magical Day!
Epcot is debuting a brand new festival and showcases three artistic areas including visual, culinary and performing arts. The International Festival of the Arts runs Friday through Monday from now until February 20, 2017! This event is perfect for all ages with tasty dishes, captivating performances, and incredible artwork.
You can visit Food Studios throughout the World Showcase. Tasty highlights from the Food Studios include the Deconstructed Purple Sweet Potato Pie, Trio of Savory Croissant Doughnuts, BLT with Crispy Pork Belly, and the Classic Reuben.
Each different food station offers food in different artistic styles including Pop Art, Deconstructionism, Modernism, and Renaissance just to name a few.
Be wowed by a variety of live performances! Your family can enjoy the Disney on Broadway Concert Series including Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Tarzan, The Lion King and more! Be sure to view the schedules of concerts before visiting the park.
There are other shows to choose from including the Community Arts Showcase, Art in Performance, and The Show Must Go On!. All of these shows are held at select times on select days, so be sure to check out the time’s schedule!
Immerse yourself in Disney art with seminars, must-see exhibits, workshops, photo ops, and portraits. View exhibits from all over the world and even purchase some of your favorite pieces. Learn the basics of pieces from the artists themselves and even be the student in professional workshops.
Be sure to visit Epcot for this new festival before it ends February 20!
Call our reservationists today for help finding your perfect vacation rental! Check out this 9 bedroom villa with tons of upgrades, private theater, games room, and private pool!
Until the next blog post, have a magical day!
Join in the Mardi Gras fun at Universal Studios Orlando! Florida’s biggest party doesn’t stop and runs every night from February 4 through March 25, 2017. This year’s Mardi Gras will have 12 amazing concerts, millions of beads and one over the top parade, and great Cajun food for you to enjoy!
The concert series runs on weekends throughout the whole event. Concert dates include:
Saturday, February 4th: Trace Adkins
Saturday, February 11th: Ne-Yo
Saturday, February 18th: Collective Soul
Sunday, February 19th: X Ambassadors
Saturday, February 25th: Fifth Harmony
Saturday, March 4th: Kool & The Gang
Sunday, March 5th: Olivia Newton-John
Saturday, March 11th: UB40
Sunday, March 12th: Toby Keith
Saturday, March 18th: Jason Derulo
Sunday, March 19th: Earth, Wind & Fire
Saturday, March 25th: The All-American Rejects
Enjoy authentic Cajun food including jambalaya, Creole gumbo, Andouille sausage, red beans & rice and beignets. While strolling through the courtyard with your mouth-watering food, you can listen to musicians straight from the streets of New Orleans.
Gather around the streets for a view of the parade running every night at select times. The whole family will be awed by the over-the-top floats, stilt walkers, and performers. Little ones will have their own viewing area so they are sure to see everything! The Little Jester’s Parade viewing area is right in front of the Brown Derby Hat Shop.
Don’t forget to find the perfect vacation villa for your family’s February getaway! Our new 9 bedroom villa is the definition of luxury and will give your family enough space and entertainment options. You will even have an 81 ft parameter pool, 2 games rooms, and custom themed bedrooms!
Until the next blog post, have a magical day!
Walt Disney World recently provided a behind the scenes glimpse of the new rides in Pandora: The World of Avatar. The two main rides are Na’vi River Journey and Flight of Passage. Na’vi River will allow riders cruising aboard a boat through a glowing forest. Flight of Passage will take riders on a more immersive Soarin’ type attraction.
This new area will open summer 2017 and be a completely immersive world with floating mountains, thrilling rides, and bioluminescent flora.
2017 continues to look like a great year for the theme parks in Orlando. Disney’s Animal Kingdom will expand with the addition of Pandora: The World of Avatar and Disney’s Hollywood Studios will grow with a Star Wars area. Be sure to stay tuned for more information on additions to the theme park capital of the world.
With 2017, right around the corner, begin planning your new adventures and stay in any of our luxury vacation rentals. Stay in the magic in our recently furnished 5-bed villa in Reunion Resort complete with a custom Star Wars game room.
Until the next blog post, have a magical day!
Vacations in Orlando always consist of visiting the theme parks but the city has more to offer. Indulge in Magical Dining Month from now through October 2nd, where you have many choices from the finest cuisine here in Orlando. Over 90 restaurants are available for your special night, with each restaurant providing three-course, prix-fixe meals which include an appetizer, entrée, and dessert for only $33. Choose from some of the finest restaurants including The Capital Grille, The Melting Pot, Eddie V’s Prime Seafood, Eleven- Reunion Resort and many more. You can see the full list of participating restaurants to make your selection today!
Magical Dining month is a great way to spend time with your loved ones while saving on fine dining as well. Not only are you saving, but you are also giving back! For each meal, all restaurants involved will donate one dollar to The Russell Home for Atypical Children. This organization is a non-profit facility for severely disabled children in Central Florida. There is no better way to enjoy a night of fun while giving back.
While visiting Orlando, stay in one of our luxury villas. Magical Vacation Homes proudly offers over 200 properties to choose from, whether it is a family getaway or a fun couple’s retreat, we have the perfect home for your stay. Our Exquisite Mansion with a private pool and spillover spa are ideal for you to enjoy before heading to your Magical Dining night. Let us help you plan the perfect magical stay that you deserve. For reservations, our team is available 7 days a week or you can head to our website with live calendars 24/7 to reserve your perfect home.
Hope to see you soon and have a magical day!
September and October are great months to visit Orlando. There are plenty of fun holiday events to choose from ranging from family-friendly to downright terrifying. Dress up as your favorite character and trick or treat through the theme parks this fall!
If you’re looking for a family-friendly event, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is the perfect option for you running select nights from September 2 through October 31. The kids will love seeing special character appearances from Jack Skellington and Sally, Alice, the Mad Hatter and the Queen of Hearts, Cruella De Vil, and many more rarely seen characters! There won’t be a dull moment all evening with villainous entertainment to choose from. The Boo-to-You Halloween Parade is a highlight every year with the Headless Horseman kicking off the festivities, Haunted Mansion dancing characters, and frightening floats to thrill you!
SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular is another fantastic family-friendly Halloween event that runs from October 1 through the 30. Little ones can spend the day trick or treat throughout the park, be fully immersed in a sea of fun, create fun arts and crafts together, and experience animal encounters all while having access to the full park. Special Halloween shows and dining options are available including Sesame Street’s Countdown to Halloween, a Meet and Greet with Cookie Monster or Dine with Shamu for brunch.
Horror lovers will die for Halloween Horror Nights. Scream through six different haunted houses including Texas Chainsaw Massacre, American Horror Story, Halloween, Krampus and more! Wander through scare zones around the park, experience live shows and ride the best attractions Universal Studios Orlando has to offer. This horrifying special event runs from September 16 through October 31. Be warned, this special event may be too intense for young children and is not meant for guests under the age of 13.
If you’re looking for another special event option geared to frighten, Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream is a great alternative. Experience a truly horrifying experience with seven different haunted houses to choose from. Walkthrough scare-zones and escape the roaming hordes. You can also be entertained by scary shows and ride the best of roller coasters in the evening! This event runs on select nights from September 23 through October 30.
Plan a fall getaway to the theme park capital and visit the Halloween special events throughout the parks. Our reservations team is here to assist you in finding the vacation home of your dreams for your upcoming getaway! One of our newest luxury villas has availability through September and October and would be perfect for your family.
Until the next blog post, happy haunting and have a magical day!
In honor of the Olympic Games, head over to the Frozen Games at Blizzard Beach! Choose between Team Kristoff and Team Olaf as you take part in a snowball of fun. The games are held every day between May 27 and August 21, 2016, at Blizzard Beach.
Activities include Ice Pail Relays, Slide Races, a Snowball Toss, Ski Pole Limbo and much more! The whole family will have a blast and all activities are included at no extra cost. The events start after the park opens and lasts throughout the day. Olaf and Kristoff will even host the opening and closing ceremonies and can be seen throughout the day in the park.
Head over to Blizzard Beach to cool down before it’s too late!
If you’re looking for just the right villa with a fun Frozen themed room, we have just the vacation home for you! Golden Bear Luxury is a brand new 5-bed villa in Reunion Resort with an amazing superhero games room, Star Wars, and Frozen custom themed bedrooms and a large pool with a spillover spa.
Until the next blog post, have a magical day!
Magical Vacation Homes are excited to launch brand new villas that are designed for vacations. These custom villas were built with a large family vacation and corporate retreats in mind. All located in Reunion Resort just 6 miles to Walt Disney World.
Enjoy discovering all of the hidden Mickeys and unexpected surprises throughout this signature estate. The villa boasts 6,103 sq. ft villa with 7 luxury bedrooms. Live in the magic with fun kids’ bedroom, with secret doorways leading into a kids’ zone complete with a stage. Share hours of fun in the extended games room or your own themed home theater or simply lounge by the oversized pool with fantastic golf course views. This home is certainly the magical choice for your dream family vacation!
Situated in Reunion Resort overlooking the Jack Nicklaus golf course, this villa is a one of a kind masterpiece with 8 luxurious bedrooms and 8.5 bathrooms. This 8,000 sq. ft. home is by far an upscale gem that will make your vacation dreams reality. You will be impressed as soon as you pull up to this beautiful vacation home. Soak up the Florida sun in any of the sun loungers or truly relax in the pool ledge loungers next to the custom fountain perfect for the kids to play in. The home features a games room, theater room, full kitchen, formal dining with phenomenal sunset views, private courtyard, and upgraded electronics in all bedrooms. This vacation home will simply amaze the whole family!
Looking for the perfect wedding or corporate retreat, then The Palace at Reunion was designed for your family or group. The outdoor gazebo is the perfect setting for wedding ceremonies while the indoor banquet hall with a video projector is ideal for receptions. Corporate retreats can offer meetings in the 28 seat theater with a presentation stand. This home can comfortably sleep 34 with its 13 extravagant bedrooms, 16 bathrooms, and 11,700 sq. ft of ultimate luxury vacation space. The home also boasts amenities including a custom pool overlooking the golf course, games room, putting green, fitness room and custom-built bunk beds. You can even sleep under the stars in the bonus bedroom with skylight roof and electronic shutter screens.
Discover the beautiful custom California Mediterranean-style architectural style of this spectacular vacation home. Located in the Homestead area of Reunion Resort, this magnificent 9 bedroom, 9 bathroom signature estate home boasts 5,550 sq. ft of spacious rooms, premium amenities and elegant decor inspired by the seaside villas of California and the Mediterranean. This home includes a private pool and spa, 7 Master bedroom suites, 2 themed bedrooms – Phineas and Ferb and Classic Mickey, a games room with arcade games, a “The Chronicles of Narnia” themed home theater, full kitchen, formal dining room, flat-screen TVs and Blu-ray players in all bedrooms and much more! This home has truly been designed with the vacation home guest experience in mind.
The White House at Reunion is by far a masterpiece boasting Reunion Resort’s largest infinity pool on a south-facing deck area with private conservation views. The 12,982 sq. ft villa boasts 10 stylish master bedrooms each with their own modern flair. Experience a luxury vacation experience with a private 12 seat theater room, dedicated fitness room, fully equipped kitchen and oversized great room where vacation memories can be made. While staying in the villa, guests will be entertained in the sports-themed games room complete with custom jumbotron, arcade room, wet bar, and poker room. Guests will experience nothing but the best in this ultimate vacation villa.
Each villa is unique in its own rights bringing a touch of magic and luxury to the vacation home capital of the world. Guests looking for the privacy of a home, amenities of a resort and high-end lifestyle, will find everything they need. Magical Vacation Homes is proud to continue to expand into this market with large scale vacation rentals.
Until the next blog post, have a magical day!
The Incredible Hulk Coaster closed in September 2015 to undergo a major enhancement. Universal Studios engineers have been working feverishly to unleash a whole new beast summer 2016.
The ride enhancements will make the entire experience more immersive with high-tech upgrades. Guests will be thrown into a new storyline where General Thaddeus Ross subjects volunteer to high levels of gamma radiation.
The original ride will be incorporated into the new ride. Look out as Hulk uses his strength to hold up the arching original track while you pass through the ride entrance. The ride queue continues the military bio-radiological theme as guests walk through laboratories toward the radioactive core.
The Incredible Hulk Coaster originally opened in 1999. Reaching speeds of 67 mph and going from 0 to 40 in 2 seconds, guests underwent a G-force of 4. The new ride will have even more thrills, twists, and turns.
We are looking forward to the ride reopening this summer. The coaster has always been a crowd favorite and one of America’s most popular rides.
Keeping with the hero theme, we have Magical Luxury which offers a fun Marvel superhero-themed games room. Our reservations team is available in house 7 days a week to assist you with planning your next vacation.
Until our next blog post! Have a magical day!