Today I’m sharing Nick’s post on the Adventurers Club. I don’t recall having ever visited this once super-popular Disney World lounge. This article was written before the opening of Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at the Polynesian and The Jungle Navigation Co. Ltd. Skipper Canteen in Magic Kingdom. I have a question for those of you who were lucky enough to visit the Adventurers Club – are these two new places anything like the Club used to be?
Disney World Memories: The Adventurers Club!
Last Saturday, I discussed Pleasure Island. My favorite club at PI was the Adventurers Club, which was styled after a private club for world travelers and explorers and was set in 1937.
The walls of the club were covered with artifacts and photographs from various explorations.
It had animatronics, puppets, and a cast of “adventurers” who performed in shows and improvisational comedy while mingling with the club-goers.
There was also an actual club to join, with a newsletter, (which I have somewhere, and will surely share if I rediscover it) and a button.
There was so much to see and do at this club, including drinking specialty beverages, such as the official drink of the club, the Kungaloosh, which may or may not have come in this canteen, (I can’t remember, too many Kungalooshes).
Sadly, the Adventurers Club closed in 2009, with the rest of the clubs on Pleasure Island, but fans, including me, still hope that it will return once more to Walt Disney World in some form or another.
To read more about Nick’s amazing Disney collectibles and his many Disney adventures, visit the Disney Musings Blog (where this article first appeared). You can follow Nick on Twitter, on Facebook, on Instagram, and on Pinterest. You can also listen to Nick, our friend Dave, and me on The Disney Exchange Podcast where we talk about our love for all things Disney – new episodes every Sunday morning.