VIDEO Tour of Indiana Jones Themed Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World’s re-imagining its Downtown Disney Marketplace into Disney Springs, and one of the most anticipated new additions is the Indiana Jones themed Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar.  The story goes, Indiana Jones’ pilot, Jock Lindsey from Raiders of the Lost Ark, hung up his hat and retired with his snake Reggie to open The Hangar Bar.  Located on the waterfront, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar features a 1940’s aviation themed decor, light bites, and themed drinks such as the Cool-Headed Monkey and Scottish Professor.  Continue for a VIDEO tour of all the Indiana Jones adventurer goodness.

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar at Disney Springs

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs, photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy Walt Disney World

Walt Disney Imagineers weave a tale of Jock’s high-flying life, with the pilot making his home at Disney Springs in the 1940’s after discovering the charming little town while flying over the Sunshine State in 1938 search of the elusive Fountain of Youth.  The space is layered with all of the adventures that Jock went on his career, says Theron Skees of Walt Disney Imagineering. “It’s all about Jock’s love of flying and his collection over the years.”

One of the architectural focal points of the lounge is the lamella ceiling, a specific type of timber construction that was popular in airplane hangars in the 1940s. The open framework creates a lightness in the cozy room. Fanciful details include an antique dive bell, from Jock’s adventures at sea, now with a curved bench for private seating.

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar at Disney Springs

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs, photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy Walt Disney World

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar at Disney Springs, photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy Walt Disney World

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs, photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy Walt Disney World

 

And the expansive waterfront bar is a nod to his travels around the world, with photos of Jock and his pals tasting exotic fare. But the real architectural showstopper is Reggie, Jock’s canvas-covered steamboat, named for his pet snake. Now in dry dock, it stretches out into the water, a spectacular spot for light bites and sunset-watching.

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar at Disney Springs, photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy Walt Disney World

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs, photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy Walt Disney World

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar at Disney Springs, photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy Walt Disney World

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs, photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy Walt Disney World

 

We got a chance to try some of the opening menu bites inspired by Jock’s globe-trotting: crispy calamari flatbread with a kick from harissa and peppery arugula; Dr. Elsa’s She-Deviled Eggs; “Good” Dates stuffed with goat cheese, and Snack of Ra for a taste of Africa with salads and dips served with injera (bread) and naan crisps. And mixologists are having fun with the cocktails, from the Cool-Headed Monkey to The Scottish Professor.

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar at Disney Springs, photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy Walt Disney World

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs, photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy Walt Disney World

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar at Disney Springs, photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy Walt Disney World

Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar at Disney Springs, photo by Matt Stroshane, courtesy Walt Disney World

It’s a real wow when you walk through the door at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, which opened at 11:30 a.m. Sept 22, 2015 at Disney Springs. Its eclectic décor includes everything from spare airplane parts to nostalgic postcards and antique maps tacked to the walls, all a nod to the Indiana Jones films in which Jock Lindsey was Indy’s pilot and sidekick. We guarantee you’ll discover something new every visit.

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About John Saccheri

John Saccheri has been rooted in the Disney culture from childhood. John only had the opportunity to visit Walt Disney World once, at the age of 5. After returning home, he never stopped talking about it, yearning to return. His parents were worried about this “obsession,” but John began working at the age of 12 with a focus on saving up for the next Disney trip. He was able to visit Disney World at least once a year from 14 years old onward. Today, a successful entrepreneur, John was able to move from his hometown of Long Island, New York, to Central Florida to be close to the Mouse. Going to the parks still seems like a fantasy to him!