Tangaroa Terrace Restaurant and Trader Sam’s Bar will open in Spring 2011 as part of the Disneyland Hotel renovation. As the Disneyland Hotel keeps its nostalgic atmosphere, the new restaurant is a tribute to the Tahitian Terrace that resided in Adventureland from 1962-1993.
Interestingly, Disney World’s Polynesian Resort once had a flourishing restaurant called Tangaroa Terrace; and you’ll remember Trader Sam as the name of the Jungle Cruise’s “head salesman.”
Named after one of the tiki gods from the Enchanted Tiki Room, Tangaroa Terrace will surround guests with tiki torches and themed music while they dine on Polynesian-inspired food and beverages.
Adjacent to Tangaroa Terrace, the bar Trader Sam’s will serve up beverages in a lounge that offers unique, interactive experiences. I can’t wait to hear more about this Disney magic!
With the hotel’s redesign and the addition of these new eateries, the Disneyland Hotel will offer innovative spaces while keeping the sentimental undertones of the resort’s history. Looks like I’ll need to plan a return trip!