Welcome to our new series: Meet the Residents!

This will be a chance for you to get to know some of Hideaway's inhabitants that are anticipating your arrival. You may even learn a trick or two to help take your vacation to the next level!

Our first resident we are introducing you to is Bill Beaks.

Early concept art for the "Bill Beaks" pelican fisherman character

Bill might be large in stature and seem a little intimidating, but he is a kind old pelican who is always up for a friendly chat. You'll find Bill casting a line on the beach outside his fishing shack. It's his favorite thing to do because he's always hungry for fresh fish. If you happen to reel in any catches during your vacation, he will happily buy them from you to help fill his belly. Bill is known for his fish fun facts and loves to share his fishing wisdom with everyone he meets - he'll be more than happy to give you a few tips and tricks to ensure you have a successful catch.

Bill's been fishing on Hideaway all his life - he even taught Uncle how to fish. There's a rumor that his peg leg is the result of a battle between him and "The Big One" - Bill swears he almost caught the mysterious creature but to this day, nobody has seen evidence that it actually exists.

Concept details for Bill Beaks The Pelican

Bill is married to Hoo Beaks, a friendly owl who lives in one of the jungle treehouses. You might find her in her tree at night if you listen out for her "hoo-hoo" calls in the dark.

We hope you enjoyed the first edition of our Meet the Residents series. Next time, we will be introducing you to some of the local friendly sharks - Mako and Mango.

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