Disney’s Secret Society: A glance into the Society of Explorers and Adventurers

There are a ton of secret societies on the planet. Many authors have made his total profession off writing fiction from the topic. Secret societies immediately yield a ton of conspiracy theories that entice the minds of everybody. Some could also be true, however often the conspiracy theories are completely outrageous (USA completely landed on the moon). The Disney household of theme parks has their very own secret society too. It’s simply as riddled with conspiracy theories and again tales to maintain probably the most disbelieving of friends entertained for hours. After all the key society I’m speaking about is the Society of Explorers and Adventurers, often abbreviated to S.E.A.

Origin of S.E.A’

Adventures Club

The Society of Explorers and Adventurers isn’t the primary exploration society in Disney historical past. The Adventurers Membership was the primary iteration of the S.E.A. that was discovered on Pleasure Island. The Adventurers Membership opened on Pleasure Island in 1989. It held robust for a strong 20 years, formally closing in September of 2009. Earlier than it’s closing, The Adventurers Membership was introduced to be going to Hong Kong Disney, the place it was used as props for Mystic Manor.

The story behind the S.E.A. is that it was based in 1912 by a bunch of intellectuals from numerous backgrounds with the purpose of exploration of the world and to teach the lots with their findings. The 4 ideas which might be the spine of the society are journey, romance, discovery, and innovation.

Not lengthy after the S.E.A. was created within the minds of Imagineers, they knew they needed to tie within the Adventurers Membership into the S.E.A. by suggesting that the Adventurers Membership was Merriweather Adam Pleasure’s department of S.E.A.

Tokyo DisneySea

The primary official Society of Explorers and Adventurers attraction was the Fortress Exploration walkthrough attraction at Tokyo DisneySea. Contained in the Fortress Exploration there are quite a few references to S.E.A. in addition to Magellan’s restaurant.

The S.E.A. was actually constructed to be a worldwide group when it was introduced up because the theming for the Tokyo model of the Tower of Terror. Disney couldn’t use the identical backstory for this iteration of the Tower, in order that they needed to provide you with an entire new one. Thus the Lodge Hightower was born.

The Lodge Hightower’s backstory is that Harrison Hightower III, a member of S.E.A., is an avid collector of high-quality objects and artifacts. He doesn’t have the most effective of intentions with stated items, and is understood to acquire them in some less-than-pleasant manners. He would show his assortment at his resort. Issues go bitter for Mr. Hightower when he goes out of his technique to get hold of the Shiriki Utundu from a distant African village. This angers the god for whom the artifact was created. The Shiriki Utundu is displayed at Lodge Hightower and the indignant god makes positive to make Harrison Hightower III disappear on New Yr’s Eve in 1899. The resort closed till the New York Preservation Society reopened it in 1912. Now Harrison Hightower III haunts the resort and is continually tortured by the Shiriki Utundu.

Hong Kong Disneyland

I beforehand alluded to it, however Mystic Manor can also be an attraction that connects to the S.E.A. The trip is ready at Lord Henry Mystic’s outpost in Mystic Level in 1909. The story behind Mystic Manor is in 1880 Lord Henry Mystic opened his dwelling as an S.E.A. assembly place. Then in 1896 Lord Mystic opened some components of his home as a public artwork museum. Then in 1909, Lord Henry Mystic’s pet monkey, Albert, opens a Balinese music field that brings inanimate objects to life. This makes for a trip that’s beloved by hundreds of thousands of park goers.

Hong Kong Disney doesn’t cease there. Because the opening of Mystic Manor is 2013, among the Adventureland points of interest have began incorporating S.E.A. of their backstories. As an example, the Curse of the Emerald Trinity, the trip overlay for the Hong Kong Disneyland model of Jungle Cruise, is a narrative about Professor Garrett Reed’s try at getting the Emerald Trinity. Professor Reed was a former S.E.A. member that was kicked out by Lord Henry Mystic for utilizing very questionable techniques in the way in which he would get hold of his archaeological artifacts.

Walt Disney World

The crown jewel of the Disney park household has a grand whole of 5 completely different points of interest which might be related to the S.E.A.

Big Thunder Mountain

The primary of the Disney World points of interest to be linked to the S.E.A. is the basic Huge Thunder Mountain Railroad. The Thunder Mountain attraction tells the story of the Huge Thunder Mining Firm. The Huge Thunder Mining Firm’s proprietor is Barnabas T. Bullion who’s a member of the S.E.A. The queue for the trip has letters exchanged between Mr. Bullion and Jason Chandler who, with the consulting from his former colleague on the Museum of the Bizarre Madame Zarkov, each advise to finish the mining at Huge Thunder Mountain as a result of supernatural exercise on the location.

The subsequent apparent S.E.A. connection is on the Skipper Canteen. The Skipper Canteen was used as a gathering place for the S.E.A. In reality, there may be an S.E.A. assembly room that friends can eat in. The assembly room has partitions with bookshelves which might be crammed with books written by S.E.A. members.

In 2017, Hurricane Lagoon debuted Miss Journey Falls. This attraction is telling the story of Captain Mary Oceaneer, a outstanding member of the S.E.A., and her parrot. The 2 are on a treasure hunt when a large storm comes and strands them on Hurricane Lagoon.

The UK Pavilion in Epcot has the Library of the Royal Adventurer’s Society within the Youngsters’ Station. This library showcases the e book “Society of Explorers and Adventurers Handbook” in addition to different books referencing the S.E.A. and art work both by S.E.A. members or obtained by S.E.A. members.

The AbracadaBar at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort has just a few S.E.A. references. The story behind the bar is that it hosted magicians till 1940 when on a Friday the 13th each magician disappeared. One of many props left behind by a magician is a fez with the S.E.A. image on it.



On the opposite coast of the US, Disneyland has its fair proportion of S.E.A. references. Their very own model of Huge Thunder Mountain Railroad has a portrait of Barnabas T. Bullion in addition to some cargo that’s set to ship to Jason Chandler.

The Tropical Hideaway is a 2018 restaurant extension to the Enchanted Tiki Room that’s adorned with numerous objects detailing S.E.A. members and their expeditions. That is additionally the situation that’s first to say Camellia Falco, who is anticipated to point out up in DisneySea’s upcoming model of Soarin’.

The favored restaurant Bengal Barbeque is famous to have first been an outpost of S.E.A. members in 1899. A portrait of the members of the membership stands as wall ornament as proof. The restaurant additionally exhibits a photograph of Professor R. Blauerhimmel in a biplane cockpit writing letters to identified S.E.A. members Elizabeth Doer and Bessie Steele. The best connection in Bengal Barbeque must be the image of Charlie Allnut and Rose Sayer from the movie “African Queen” aboard the Jungle Cruise ship Zambezi Miss alongside Lord Henry Mystic and his trusty sidekick Albert the Monkey.

Disneyland Paris


Within the French model of the Disney parks there may be Colonel Hathi’s Pizza Outpost which has a chunk of baggage with an S.E.A. sticker on the facet.

Cafe Hyperion is understood as a result of Captain Brieux, of the airship The Hyperion, is a well-known S.E.A. member. Apart from the truth that he’s a member of the S.E.A. there are not any distinct methods to attach the restaurant to the S.E.A.

Disney Cruiseliners


Aboard the cruise ships the Disney Magic and the Disney Surprise there may be Oceaneer’s Lab. That is an apparent reference to Mary Oceaneer, the S.E.A. member. The lab has portraits of Mary Oceaneer as effectively different members, corresponding to Lord Henry Mystic. It additionally incorporates some newspaper clippings in reference to the disappearance of Harrison Hightower III. The final S.E.A. connection is that there’s a captain’s hat that’s stated to be a present from Dr. J.L. Baterista, additionally a member of the S.E.A.

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