Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar in Disney Springs will be celebrating its fourth anniversary this fall. Jock Lindsey himself — actor Fred Sorenson — celebrated his 70th birthday there recently, and the Disney Parks Blog conducted an interview with the Indiana Jones actor.
Read on for more…
It’s been a while since you were in Raiders of the Lost Ark, but obviously, that was a huge part of your life. When you visit Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, does it bring you back to those days?
“Yes! Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar represents the essence of what I’ve done and continue to do every day. I’m still an active pilot for a charter company and I also help deliver airplanes all over the world. That’s actually how I got the role of Jock Lindsey—I was helping the film crew look for a plane to use in movie and they also needed someone to help deliver and get it set up, then I was asked if I would be interested in portraying Jock Lindsey!”
What’s your favorite item on the menu at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar?
“That’s a tough one—I’d have to say the Reggie’s Revenge cocktail.”
Walt Disney Imagineers are known for their storytelling and attention to detail. Do you think they got it right with Jock Lindsey’s Hanger Bar?
“They nailed it! The fact that it looks like exactly like an old airplane hangar and it’s located right on the water where you can hear the water and boats, it’s just perfect.”
Do fans still recognize you? If so, what’s that like?
“Sometimes. My favorite interactions with fans sometimes happen by accident. We’ll be talking about Indiana Jones and then I mention something like “Well you know, I was Jock Lindsey…” and they say “You mean…”Jock start the engine?!” It’s amazing how many fans remember that small scene.”
You’ve had a full career and travel has been a big part of your life. When you travel to Disney Springs, what’s your favorite go-to spot?
“I actually love just watching those amphicars at The BOATHOUSE! I almost bought one.”
Of all the places you could have picked to celebrate your birthday, you came here – why was this spot the right choice for you and your guests?
“I wanted to pick a venue that reflected 70 years of my life and Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar truly represents everything I enjoy about my life and the career I’m so passionate about.”
Anything else you’d want to share with readers of the Disney Parks Blog?
“I appreciate the fans so much. Jock Lindsey represents the idea of adventure and dreams and being able to bring that to others and see their faces light up is simply amazing. I would tell readers to never stop dreaming and taking adventures in life—you’ll never know what will happen!”
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