Monday, February 13, 2012

Campfire at Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort

I've received lots of questions about what there is to do during a visit to Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort.  For die-hard fans of Disney Parks, this will be a far more relaxed vacation but there is still plenty of fun to be had.  Way too much for one post, so this will be the first of a series.

The MUST-DO activity is the campfire.  Between the pool and the pier and next to the activity desk/store/takeout window is a fire pit surrounded by two rows of low benches.  Here recreation cast members lead guests through various silly songs.  You have to sing for your supper but the pay off is free s'mores.  The campfire was at 7:00 PM three times during our week's stay.  Since it was very much the off-season, I could see them holding it even more often in the summer but I didn't think to ask.  They certainly are prepared for a crowd though.  We participated twice and didn't see over about 30 people either night but they had easily a hundred skewers left in the bin after taking care of us.  

Now back to those silly songs.  We went twice and the second time, most of the guests had just arrived that day and weren't feeling much like playing so the Cast Members cut the song time short.  However, our first campfire was very energetic and everyone played along with the "repeat after me, goofy motions" type of songs.  I've been humming "Baby Shark" off and on for two weeks.  "Boom Chicka Boom" and "Mrs. Gooney Bird" were lots of fun.  (Here's a link to a Boy Scout site with similar lyrics for these songs.)  Tink caught on quickly and we've been dancing around the house with these tunes, looking like sharks or, well, gooney birds.  

Try this one at home...  The "Disney Shuffle."  It's "Hokey Pokey" but instead of saying hokey pokey you say Disney shuffle and instead of "put your right foot in" try "put your glass slipper in."  After each verse, the kids (or you!) have to guess the character.  So "put your polka dot bow in" would mean Minnie, "put your frying pan in" would be Rapunzel, etc.  Be creative.

We certainly enjoyed the campfire and will definitely do it again on our future visits.

"Seven chicks had Mrs. Gooniebird...."
When you're two, any excuse to bounce will work.
Smells like the burning of Rome
Fun for all ages! (Baby Minnie and DisneyDad)
Tink loved the campfire
Her first s'more.  We had to talk her in to taking a bite.  Ah, my picky child.
The shuffleboard court directly behind the campfire area was a great place to run off a little more energy before heading back to the villa.
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1 comment:

  1. Love it! The beach + Disney + campfire and silly songs= fun to me!


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