Hilton Head Resort outside viewing of balconies
  • On May 3, 2024
    Michael from SC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are staying in Hilton head, can we come by the gift shop? Do you have ice cream or fun Disney snack’s we can get? Or do we have to have a reservation to go?

    Hi there, Michael! Welcome to planDisney--so glad you found us! I see that you are already enjoying your beach adventures and need some information to add a bit of Disney magic to your travels. Time is of the essence, so let's get right to it, shall we?

    I think once you visit Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort, you'll soon be planning your own trip "Home" to fully experience everything the resort has to offer! One of the Disney Beach Resorts, this hidden gem on Atlantic Beach in South Carolina offers fun in the sun with a sprinkle of pixie dust. The resort was designed to resemble a 1940s hunting and fishing lodge, and looks like something out of a classic movie--it's a charming and relaxing vacation destination. 

    Michael, I am happy to report that day guests are welcome to visit the Disney property to see it for themselves and enjoy some shopping and perhaps a tasty treat. I spoke with a Cast Member at the resort who said that visitors are asked to park at Shelter Cove Harbour, which is just across the way, so that Guests staying at the resort may park there. 

    There are two options for a quick bite at Hilton Head, and Guests are welcome to visit these without reservations. The first is Signals, which is a quick-service restaurant open midday that serves sandwiches, salads, snacks, and drinks. You can also swing by Tide Me Over, which has a walk-up window and serves some Carolina favorites like pulled pork and an array of other tasty dishes. At Tide Me Over, you can snag some Mickey waffles if you arrive during breakfast time, or grab an ice cream cone and take a walk on the beach!

    I also recommend checking out Broad Creek Mercantile, which is a fun general store featuring an assortment of Disney souvenirs with an island flair, as well as a great assortment of beach toys and other necessities. They usually have a great selection of Disney merchandise including Loungefly backpacks and spirit jerseys. I'm sure you'll find a practically perfect souvenir!

    I hope you are enjoying wonderful weather and special times with your family while visiting Hilton Head, Michael! Enjoy your day trip to the Hilton Head Island Resort, and please don't hesitate to reach out again if we can help with any additional questions. 

    Stay Magical!
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