While fans impatiently await any official word about Indiana Jones 5 moving forward, Disney is using the franchise in another way, by opening an Indy-themed restaurant at their DisneyWorld resort in Orlando. The restaurant is called Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar, named after the Raiders of the Lost Ark character Jock Lindsey (Fred Sorenson), who served as Indy's pilot. The Disney Parks Blog made the announcement, revealing that the restaurant will feature several Easter Eggs for fans of the franchise. Take a look at the official announcement below.
With a prime location along Lake Buena Vista and seating for 150, the venue will feature unique cocktails - such as the "Hovito Mojito" with Barsol Quebranta Pisco, fresh lime juice and simple syrup - and small plates such as "Air Pirates Everything Pretzels" with house-made mustard and beer cheese fondue. The design team has gone to great lengths to ensure that every element - from the propeller-based ceiling fans and diving bell "booth" to the "Rolling Boulder Meatballs" on the menu - fits within the storyline. And just what is that story? Ardent fans of the Indiana Jones films may recognize Jock Lindsey as Indy's frequent pilot; he's also the owner of a pet snake named Reggie - an important detail, trust me on this! In the main room, guests will discover an expansive bar, aviation decor filling the room, vintage travel posters covering the walls and correspondence between Jock, Indy and their fellow adventurers on display. Guests can eat, drink and be merry outside as well, in Jocks' old steamboat, now in permanent dry dock and aptly named "Reggie;" and in nearby seating on the adjacent deck.
Disney revealed that Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar will open in the Downtown Disney section of DisneyWorld sometime this fall. While we wait for the restaurant to open, two new pieces of concept art were unveiled, which you can check out below. Will you be paying a visit to Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar when it opens this fall?