This is one busy week here in the South: it’s not only our Spring Break and Easter this weekend, but the RBC Heritage is also taking place this weekend. Normally mid – March through October brings a lot of out of state license plates to our neck of the woods but it’s multiplied quite a bit this week. If you’re in town for the Heritage and need a quick Disney fix, I’ve got some tips for you!
Hilton Head Island’s Disney Vacation Club Resort (DVC) is located not too far from where the RBC Heritage is held so it won’t be hard for you to go get a little dose of Mickey magic before/during/after the tournament. The resort does have a gate that requires a code to access it but we’ve always buzzed the front desk at the gate and let them know we were just coming to visit the resort and do some shopping and they’ve allowed us in with no problems.
One thing you need to do at the resort is check out just how far away from your favorite Disney location you are. (It’s not as far as you might think!) This sign is located near the pool in the area of the resort where the activity center, pier and food area are. As with any Disney resort, there’s parking around but you’ll need to do some walking to get to where you want to go. Thankfully the walks are pretty short here (you could wander around much longer if you wanted to) which is nice after standing watching golfers all day.
For us, one of the things we have to do when we visit is walk out on the pier and see what’s happening on the water. As the weather continues to warm up (it’s only in the 80s right now – it gets much warmer as the summer wears on), you could see dolphins, kayakers and all kinds of activity on the water. Guests can fish off the pier if they want to (supplies are sold in the small store on property).
Be sure to take a little time here to just check out the views – remember you’re in the South. It’s referred to as the Slow Country almost as much as the Low Country!
The last thing we always do is stop in the store. It’s located on the upper level overlooking the pool. Around the edge of the deck are some stools overlooking the water and rocking chairs on the other side overlooking the pool which make it a great spot to spend some time just relaxing and enjoying your treat with a spectacular view.
Our purchase always includes at least one Mickey Bar just like you’d get on Main Street USA! The quick service window also sells Mickey waffles (ask if it’s not breakfast time – they’re usually very accommodating!!) that are just as good as the real deal from Walt Disney World. They are just one big waffle, not the smaller version like you’d get at a buffet so be prepared for that when you order.
Enjoy your Disney fix with a few golf breaks in between! Have you been to the RBC Heritage or Hilton Head’s DVC resort?