Samantha Sterling is a character from the defunct Adventurers Club restaurant in Downtown Disney’s Pleasure Island at the Walt Disney World Resort.

History[edit | edit source]

Samantha Sterling was a renowned explorer and cabaret singer during the early half of the 20th century. She would become a member of S.E.A. member Merriweather Adam Pleasure's organization The Adventurers Club which was based out of Pleasure Island in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. In 1928 Samantha was the victor of the Balderdash Cup competition in-which club members must compete by telling or demonstrating true to life adventures they partook in.

Appearances and allusions[edit | edit source]

Adventurers Club[edit | edit source]

Samantha was a common character to see at the club. She was dressed in a tan and red jacket and pants suit, with tall brown boots and brown gloves with cheetah-printed cuffs. She performed nightly musical numbers at the club and hosted the nightly hoopla.

After the restaurant closed, she made subsequent appearances at club reunions throughout the Disney Parks.

The Edison[edit | edit source]

This Disney Springs restaurant has a cocktail with the name of, "Samantha Sterling".[1]

Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar[edit | edit source]

Samantha's passport can be found in the Lost and Found. It was given to her on December 23 1937[2]. She and other members of the club can also be seen in photos of the Hangar Bar's opening.[3]

Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar[edit | edit source]

A postcard from Samantha to Trader Sam can be found at the Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel. She wrote the following[4]:

Dearest Sam,

These 5 days & 10 nights… wow.

Samantha Sterling.

During the holiday seasons, a stocking with Samantha's name on it is hung within Sam's bar.[5]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In the Epic Mickey: Tales of the Wasteland short story "The Rubbish Cup", an homage to the Club's Balderdash Cup show, Ortensia takes on the role of Samantha Sterling within Wasteland's version of the Adventurers Club.

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