Hanging out at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar
Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is located in Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney), a shopping, restaurant, and entertainment district on Walt Disney World property that does not require a ticket for entry. (On our most recent visit in April, I barely recognized Disney Springs. So many new stores and restaurants since our last visit made it resemble an outlet mall in some parts. Only when we found the World of Disney store did it start to look like the Disney Springs of old.)
We visited Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar in 2016, right before we boarded Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas cruise ship for our spring vacation.
Jock Lindsey was Indiana Jones’ pilot from the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. I even watched the Indiana Jones films again to prepare for our visit here. (Although really not necessary, but I’m still glad I did to catch all the subtle references to the film inside the bar.)
According to the backstory from Disney, Jock Lindsey settled down in Florida in 1938, and built his airplane hangar in Disney Springs. It became a popular spot for his world traveling friends and locals to stop in for a drink. (By the way, Disney loves to have backstories for everything, which I think is pretty fun.)
We got there as soon as they opened and sat ourselves. I’m not sure if this has changed, but just about everyone stood at the door waiting to be greeted. I took it upon myself to tell others to choose their own seat, since we were close to the door. Hopefully if this is still the case they’ve put up a sign!
We ordered 2 signature drinks, the ones with souvenir glasses that we could take home, of course. We got the Cool Headed Monkey (Starr African rum, Van Der Hum Tangerine liqueur, fresh lime juice, watermelon, and pineapple juice) and Reggie’s Revenge (Florida Cane ‘Orlando Orange’ vodka, Midori melon liqueur, white cranberry juice, and fresh lime juice).
We also ordered food. I got the Tanis Tacos, and Gary got the Rolling Boulder Sliders, which have since been removed from the menu. The comparison items that are currently available would be Sallah’s Falafel and Snakebite Sliders. We both really enjoyed the drinks and food and wouldn’t hesitate to go back. And we have those nice souvenir glasses on a shelf at home.
There are some really fun bars on property at Walt Disney World, including Trader Sam’s, which we absolutely love (we’ve been to the one in Walt Disney World and the one at Disneyland). For our upcoming trip in November we plan to visit AbracadaBar for the first time. Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar is a pretty solid choice if you’re in the Disney Springs area.