Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Cap'n Jack's Restaurant sign

Downtown Disney has undergone a series of radical changes over the decades: starting out as the humble Lake Buena Vista Shopping Center, it's grown by acres as the Empress Lilly, Pleasure Island, and Downtown Disney Westside were added. The Village itself has been radically transformed as stores have come and gone, been demolished, corporatized, and refurbished.

Perhaps the only bit of the original Shopping Village that's been left mostly untouched is Cap'n Jack's Restaurant, located on the waters of Lake Buena Vista. The backlit sign, shown here, is still the original installed in the 1970s. Somehow, despite the success of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise, the management has resisted the urge to replace this peg-legged, concertina-playing Captain Jack with a more swashbuckling and marketable modern namesake.


Disneyana World said...


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Hoot Gibson said...

They offered raw oysters on the half shell in '86. That was the first and last time I ate there