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October 2, 2015

Location: The Landing, Disney Springs

Last week we took a look inside the newly opened Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar and this week we will return to take a look at something that isn't Indiana Jones themed, but takes a look at Walt Disney World's past.

In 1989, Downtown Disney opened up a brand new entertainment area where Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar currently resides known as Pleasure Island. The area was themed around Merriweather Pleasure, a wealthy man who owned the island where several of his businesses and venues were located.

One of the most elaborate venues on Pleasure island was the Adventurers Club. The Club, as story goes, was a private club set in 1937. The club was home to many of the greatest explorers of the time and several of them could be found walking about the club every night welcoming their new guests, who, as the night went on became fellow adventurers.

I know, I know. Where am I going with all this? While the Adventurers Club is no more, Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar, which as story goes opened in 1955, 18 years after The Adventurers Club,  carries similar themes to the now defunct club. Both focus around adventure and exploration so it only makes sense that Jock Lindsey's features some references to The Adventurer's Club. Near the restrooms in Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar guests can find a cage with various artifacts left behind. One of the items looks like this:

Samantha Sterling at Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar

This passport, which belongs to Samantha Sterling, may be unrecognizable to many, but as we knoww, every detail in Disney has a story behind it and this one is no different. One of the main adventurers  in The Adventurers Club, and the cabaret singer, was none other than Samantha Sterling! While the passport helps describe the typical look the actress playing Samantha would have portrayed, the most notable detail on the passport is the year of expiration: 1937, the very year guests were invited to the Adventurer's Club open house!

Until next week, Kungaloosh!

 

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