Insiders, I’m so excited to report that Trader Sam’s Grogg Grotto at the Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World is reopening today! Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at Disneyland has already reopened as of July 2, so everyone has been anxiously awaiting to hear the reopening date for Trader Sam’s at Walt Disney World. The Disney Parks Blog made the official announcement this morning:
Another Disney fan favorite, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, is reopening today at the resort. You can now once again explore this amazing tropical tiki bar filled with interesting artifacts and exotic treasures and experience the romance of the South Seas through unique food and drinks.
Trader Sam’s is an extremely popular spot to get tropical, tiki drinks and island food. It’s a place to kick back and relax, and feel like you really are on vacation somewhere in the Tropics! If you’ve never been to Trader Sam’s Grogg Grotto, here is the official description of this spot on the Disney World website:
Venture in to this tranquil hideaway for an enchanting evening packed with fantastic fun and delightful surprises. Explore the whimsically themed lounge—festooned with ancient artifacts and exotic treasures—or set sail for the open-air Tiki Terrace for a relaxing sip or nibble under the starry sky.
Does the name Trader Sam sound familiar? If you’re a long-time Disney fan, it should. Many years ago, famed Adventureland explorer Trader Sam was bitten by the bartending bug. And ever since then, Sam has searched for exotic ingredients to mix into magical libations.
Starting today, you can visit this tropical oasis starting at 3pm until midnight. After 8:00pm, only Guests 21 years of age or older may visit.
Here’s what you can look forward to on their menu:
Kahuna Tuna Sushi Roll
- Veggie Rainbow Roll
Kalua Pork Tacos
Thai Chicken Flatbread
- Chicken or Tofu Lettuce Cups
- Pan-fried Dumplings
And now…for the specialty cocktails! These drinks can tend to be a little strong, so my favorite is the Mosquito Mojito. It includes Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum, Organic Agave Nectar, Falernum, Mint, and fresh Lime Juice topped with Soda Water. There are so many other fun drinks to choose from, but here’s a sneak peak at what you can expect to see on their cocktail menu:
- Zombie: Gosling’s 151 Black Seal Rum, Appleton Estate Reserve Rum, Bacardi 8 yr Rum, Tropical Juices, Falernum, and Cinnamon. Available in a Souvenir Mug 28
- Krakatoa Punch: Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Pyrat XO Reserve Rum, Orgeat (Almond), Sam’s Gorilla Grog, and Hibiscus Grenadine. Available in a Souvenir Mug 25
- Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum: Pyrat XO Reserve Rum, Cream of Coconut, and Pineapple and Orange Juices dusted with Cinnamon and Nutmeg
Tahitian Torch: ByeJoe Dragon Fire Spirit, Tropical Juices, Passion Fruit, and fresh Lime Juice
Uh-Oa: Plantation Original Dark Rum, Bacardi Superior Rum, Orange, Passion Fruit, Guava, Pineapple, and Grapefruit Juices, Falernum, Cinnamon, and fresh Lime Juice. Recommended for Two or more Guests. Available in a Souvenir Mug 43
You can view their full menu here!
How excited are you that Trader Sam’s Grogg Grotto is reopening today at Walt Disney World’s Polynesian Resort?!
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