World of Avatar

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.

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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!

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Holiday Celebrations

The holiday season is here and there are a lot of activities happening in Orlando. For the months of November through December, Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, and SeaWorld are offering tons of Christmas fun!

The Universal Orlando Theme Parks are featuring The Macy’s Holiday Parade, holiday shows for all ages, The Grinchmas Who-Liday Spectacular, and even a New Years Eve Party at Universal CityWalk. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take your breath away with fun balloons and floats just like the parade in New York City. You can also feel the spirit of Christmas with music and festivities of Grinchmas featuring a live retelling of Dr Seuss classic holiday tale.

From the dates of November 7 through December 22, 2016, Walt Disney World has a special ticketed event, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. It is filled with holiday joy as Mickey and friends celebrate the season for guests of all ages. There are many celebrations happening such as Mickey’s Merriest Celebration, Mickey’s Once upon a Christmastime Parade, and the most popular Holiday Wishes Dessert Party. The Holiday Wishes Dessert Party allows guests to have an exclusive view of the Wishes Fireworks with many dessert options to choose from. You do not want to miss this celebration and the beautiful Christmas lights decorating the Castle!

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Planning a last-minute holiday vacation? Magical Vacation Homes has brand new luxury homes now available for you to enjoy the holidays in. Our newest luxury rental, Castle Pine Villa, is an 8,300 sq. ft home with 9 beds and 10.5 full baths featuring a south-west facing 48 ft parameter pool, games room, theatre room and more. Let us help you plan your next magical vacation with our reservations team available 7 days of the week or check out our website with live calendars available 24/7.

Until the next blog post, Happy Holidays!

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Coca-Cola for All

With the reimagining of Disney Springs comes plenty of new entertainment possibilities. The Coca-Cola Store is an exciting new addition that is sure to please a variety of visitors. The new store offers 3 floors of everything Coca-Cola, ranging from home decor, clothing, and most importantly soft drinks from all around the world. The Coca-Cola store is perfect for any age. The little ones will enjoy the chandelier made out of recycled Coca-Cola bottles while the adults have a variety of unique alcoholic beverages to taste.

The real highlight for everyone is the breathtaking views the 3rd floor has to offer. On this floor, you will find a rooftop bar which serves soft drinks for everyone and Coca-Cola inspired cocktails for the adults. Just picture more than 100 drink choices to choose from! One of the most popular items on the menu is the International Tray that features 16 different flavors that take your taste buds around the world! Try a scoop of vanilla ice cream with 6 choices of soft drinks from Tastes of the World.

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Disney Springs has opened more retail stores such as Lacoste, Kate Spade New York, MAC, Sephora, Under Armour, Vera Bradley, Oakley, and more. The newly designed area also offers restaurants with a variety of flavors including American, Asian, Irish, Mexican, Cuban, and more. On your next vacation, visit the newly re-imagined Disney Springs for a night of fun, lots of food, and a more wonderful vacation!

Planning a last minute vacation? Make sure to visit our website to find the perfect villa for your family. Castle Pines Paradise is a brand new 4 bed and 3.5 bath luxury home in Reunion Resort with private pool, summer kitchen, a games room, and located off the 2nd hole of Tom Watson Golf Course. Let us help you plan your magical vacation with our reservations team available 7 days of the week and live calendars.

Until the next blog post, have a magical day!

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The Insider

Magical Vacation Homes was established in 2007 as a property management company in Orlando, Florida. Since then, our company has served over 16,000 reservations within the last year and welcomed over eighty-four thousand guests. We manage over 200 vacation home rentals in three of the best communities Windsor Hills, Reunion Resort, and Champions Gate all only a few miles to Walt Disney World.

We are dedicated to providing a magical stay for all guests by offering the best in rental ranging from two-bed condos to 13 bedroom luxury homes. Our reservations team is available 7 days a week to assist you in finding your dream vacation home, browse online live calendars on our website so you can plan your vacation anytime, and book with ease of mind knowing our care team is in the field every day from 9am to 5pm allowing you a magical vacation experience from start to finish.

Our luxury vacation rentals offer fun themed bedrooms for the kids!

 

Take a refreshing dip in any of our truly impressive pools when you reserve one of our amazing pool homes.

 

Did we forget to mention the awesome games rooms our homes have to offer? Everyone will have a blast on your next vacation, it cannot get better than this!

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Let us help you plan your most magical vacation yet. We have something for everyone with our wide selection of rentals. Contact our knowledgeable reservations team today to start planning your vacation to the theme park capital of the world.

Until the next blog, Have a Magical Day!

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Halloween Magic

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!

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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 treating 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. Walk through 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!

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Frozen Summer Fun

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 everyday between May 27 and August 21, 2016 at Blizzard Beach.

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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 park open and last throughout the day. Olaf and Kristoff will even host 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 large pool with spillover spa.

Until the next blog post, have a magical day!

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Disney Springs Reimagined

Disney Springs has redefined itself. The recent expansion has brought a variety of shops, eateries, entertainment and activities. Visitors can experience the best in world class entertainment. You can even just spend the evening walking through the new areas such as Town Center and simply enjoy the beautiful walkways and gorgeous waterways.

If you’re looking for a family fun night you can visit the AMC Movie Theater with an option to dine in while watching the latest movies with the fork and screen option. Afterwards, you can head over to Splitsville Luxury Lanes for a little competition while bowling with your loved ones.

If you’re looking for a romantic date night, you can choose from numerous upscale dining options including STK, The Boathouse, Bongos or Morimoto Asia. After dinner you can, wander through Disney Springs listening to live music options.

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For the fashionista in your group, Disney Springs will fit their need. You can peruse stores such as Zara, Vera Bradley, Ugg, Trophy Room, Sperry, Sephora and many more! There is something for everyone to enjoy!

If you’re planning an upcoming vacation, we have new luxury villas that will be the perfect fit for your family. Golden Bear Luxury is just one of our newest vacation homes! This brand new 5 bed luxury villa offers a fun superhero games room, Star Wars and Frozen custom themed bedrooms, private pool and spa and luxury throughout.

Until the next blog post, have a magical day!

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