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 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!