On May 12, Walt Disney World announced an aviation-themed bar will open at Downtown Disney this fall. Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, named after a character in “Indiana Jones,” will open as part of the area’s transformation to Disney Springs.
According to the Disney Parks Blog, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is a Disney-owned and operated establishment. It will offer specialty cocktails, with Disney citing the “Hovito Mojito” (Barsol Quebranta Pisco, fresh lime juice and simple syrup) as a representative drink. The bar will also serve small plates designed around the aviation and movie themes, such as “Air Pirates Everything Pretzels” or the “Rolling Boulder Meatballs.”
Jock Lindsey’s will be located between the expanded Paradiso 37 and the new Boathouse restaurant, in the Disney Springs section known as The Landing. This district was formerly known as Pleasure Island, the location of the Adventurers Club, an entertainment experience themed as a private explorers club that was set in 1937
In making the announcement, Disney emphasized the storyline for Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, which is said to inform the venue’s design and menu. Jock Lindsey is the American pilot in the “Indiana Jones” movies often hired by Indy for various expeditions. An affable fellow, Jock also owns a snake he calls Reggie.
Nod to the “Indiana Jones” pilot, and to his profession, will be present in Disney’s lounge. The main room will feature an expansive bar, the setting filled with aviation decor and vintage travel posters. Guests will be able to spot the correspondence between Jock, Indy and their fellow adventurers on display. Other details, such as propeller-based ceiling fans and a diving bell “booth” will add to theming.
The bar will also offer outside areas in which to relax. Disney guests can enjoy food and drink in Jocks’ old steamboat, which is in permanent dry dock. The steamboat has, appropriately, been christened Reggie after Jock’s pet. Additional outdoor seating is available on the adjacent deck. The venue will offer seating for 150 between the indoor and outdoor spaces.
Jock Lindsey’s opens fall 2015. Also opening are two third-party restaurants, Morimoto Asia and STK Orlando steakhouse. These establishments will help complete The Landing.
Walt Disney World Resort is also moving forward with construction of Town Center, the next phase of Disney Springs, the Orlando Sentinel reports. That district includes Downtown Disney’s current Marketplace area and the Planet Hollywood building. Downtown Disney’s transformation to Disney Springs is expected to be complete in 2016.