Look out, Trader Sam’s, there’s a new bar in town. (Just kidding, I don’t think anywhere could hold a candle to the eternal place Trader Sam’s has earned in our hearts.) In all seriousness though, we fell in love with the new Jock Lindsey’s at the new Disney Springs. We had mixed feelings about the announcement of the renovations that were going to be taking place at Downtown Disney, turning it into a new and improved Disney Springs. On one hand, we knew that the area needed a major renovation, as Downtown Disney suffered from lack of interesting places, and a general feeling of being rundown. This might not be a widely agreed upon opinion, but as people that frequently go the the parks, it’s our opinion. Downtown Disney became a place to us to just grab a sandwich from Earl, and leave. Disney Springs has been opening in stages, with one of the first things being the Food Truck Park, and the new Starbucks that opened last year. We thought both these additions where fantastic, and gave us a lot of hope for the outlook of Disney Springs. A big portion of Disney Springs has recently opened, including The Boathouse Restaurant, Morimoto Asia, and Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar.
Jock Lindsey’s is Indiana Jones themed, and features an extensive bar, as well as a limited food menu, consisting of mainly small bites. Jock Lindsey, for those that don’t know, is a pilot for Indiana Jones. The story behind the bar, is that while Jock was searching for the Fountain of Youth, he found this piece of waterfront land. Later, in the 1940s, he built a bar there, along with a place to house his airplane so he could give tours of Florida. The inside of Jock Lindsey’s is full of pilot and Indiana Jones themed details. It’s the kind of intricate detailing you expect from Disney, and it’s really nice to see the decision makers choosing to use their money towards adult-themed places.
We sat at the bar when we went in, because interacting with Disney’s bartenders is always a pleasure. She gave us her favorite drinks on the menu, The Air Pirate’s Mule, and the Reggie’s Revenge. Both drinks were delicious, well balanced, strong (enough), well presented, and well garnished. The only thing we found disappointing was the fact that we didn’t get to stay longer. This is the kind of place that you can take your time, and waste a couple of hours. We thoroughly enjoyed Jock Lindsey’s and think it’s a step in the right direction for Disney Springs, especially as far as adult centered offerings go.