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An Introduction to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village


We were lucky enough to have a brief introduction to the Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto by the food and beverage team at Polynesian Village. We even had an appearance by the Tiki Goddess Uh-Oa!

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is the latest addition to the newly reimagined Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Located off the Great Ceremonial House, the themed lounge will serve exotic drinks and small plates, while offering scenic views of the marina and Seven Seas Lagoon.

Founded by Adventureland’s famous “head” salesman, Trader Sam, the Walt Disney World Resort version will have some similarities to the original Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel in Disneyland Resort. But magical theming will reflect its new resort location.

1200 artifacts unique to the location and it features more of a 1960s nautical flair than it’s west-coast companion. It seats 51 inside and 80ish out on the Tiki Terrace themed patio. Right now the hours are 4pm to Midnight, but you have to be over 21 to enter after 8pm.

As you can tell from the menu, there are no prices listed for the drinks. But they general cost staring around $12 or more depending on how much alcohol is in them. Collectible mugs are extra.

I expect this to be a very popular spot for regulars and conventioneers. As you can tell from the tour, it has a great atmosphere and more details than you can possibly take in in one sitting.

Does Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto seem like something you’ll visit on your next vacation?

Previously: Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto preview.

2 thoughts on “An Introduction to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village”

  1. Top Ten Drinks We’d Like to See at Trader Sam’s
    10. Ugly Step Sister’s Bloomers: Gin, Cointreau, maraschino cherry, topped with a dollop of whipped cream

    9. Stitch’s Revenge: Bud Light, habanero pepper sauce, tobacco, sriracha, with a roasted ghost pepper stick as a stirrer

    8. Dame Judi Dench’s Grand Miraculous Screwdriver Sailing in a Universe of Thyme: Classic screwdriver with extra vodka in a frosted glass sitting in a bowl with thyme sprigs

    7. Frontierland Turkey Leg: Two shots of Wild Turkey with one shot of Wild Turkey liqueur in a highball glass, Sprite, six large cranberries, and a turkey bone for stirring

    6. French Provincial: Double Grand Marnier served in a frosted glass by a rude French waitress who doesn’t shave under her arms

    5. Anna and Elsa: Crushed ice in a brandy snifter with four ounces of Aquavit and flaming brandy floating on top (herring garnish optional)

    4. Jabba Juice: Martini glass with double shot of Gilbey’s gin, four cocktail onions, and four green olives

    3. Hall of Presidents: Flight of seven premium bourbons served to you at the bar; repeat until you feel like chatting up President Chester Arthur

    2. Oh, Canada!: Tumbler of rye, ice cubes, dash of maple syrup, with a pine twig garnish

    1. Tinkerbell’s Tw*t: Absinthe with a sugar cube, dash of Angostura, and a glazed sugar petal in the shape of a fairy’s wing on the side

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