HILTON HEAD RESORT
Retail & Restaurant Design
Hilton Head, NC
The design idea for the whale was inspired by a scene from Pinocchio’s story where Pinocchio’s father is trapped inside a whale’s stomach and tries to escape to the sea from the whale’s belly. He does this by burning everything inside a whale’s belly (including boats and other sea animals the whale ate) so that the whale will shoot them out the blowhole.
The design idea for the dining and retail areas is based on the idea of SeaWorld being swallowed by a whale. The QSR area represents the woodwork world that is created by Pinocchio’s father in the whale’s belly. The retail store represents the rest of the SeaWorld life in the whale.