News! Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto Souvenir Glasses Now Available

If you’ve been itching to get your hands on your very own Nautilus to take home, the time has arrived.

That’s because Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto and Tiki Terrace at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort are now officially OPEN!

Now, for all intents and purposes, both the Grog Grotto and Tiki Terrace have pretty much been in operation since March 28th, when the soft opening began, complete with wacky antics by the bartenders and skippers, erupting indoor volcanos, and a fully angered goddess of disaster.

(And if you’re wondering what kind of code that is, be sure to check out our full review of these spots to learn all about the interactive experience that is an evening at Trader Sam’s!)

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

Trader Sam's Tiki Terrace

Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace

However, during the soft open stage, most of the souvenir glasses were not yet available to take home. While that may not sound like a big deal, their arrival is greatly welcome. Though not all the specialty cocktails are served in souvenir glasses, certain beverages correspond to their own specific take-home glass. And it was already anticipated that these very collectible souvenirs would be in high demand, based on the popularity of the souvenir glasses at Trader Sam’s original establishment, the Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland.

After all, who wouldn’t want their very own Shrunken Zombie Head, courtesy of everyone’s favorite Head Salesman?

Shrunken Zombie Head glass ©Disney

Shrunken Zombie Head glass ©Disney

The HippopotoMai-Tai glass (resembling the tiki statue in the Polynesian’s Great Ceremonial House) already has more

than a few fans.



Order an Uh-Oa! to get its signature container (as displayed in the artwork on the menu below)… if you dare to risk angering the Tiki goddess of disaster, that is.

Uh-Oa! in the menu

Uh-Oa! in the menu



Tiki goddess of disaster when she's angry

Tiki goddess of disaster when she’s angry

And those are just a few! But above all, it’s The Nautilus that everyone’s talking about.



And while much of that buzz may have something to do with its $52 price tag, for many fans of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, this souvenir bowl is a dream come true.

The Nautilus in the souvenir display

The Nautilus in the souvenir display

The Nautilus

The Nautilus

Whether or not you bring home your own souvenir from the vast collection of Trader Sam’s artifacts, here’s wishing everyone many happy hours at the Grog Grotto and Tiki Terrace! CHEERS!!

Will you be collecting any souvenirs from Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto or Tiki Terrace? Please let us know with a comment!


  1. Galloping Gourmond says

    I want all of them, but I don’t drink. How about one of you drink the drink and I take the glass. I’ll pay the upcharge.

  2. says

    I was just there last week and they had almost no souvenir glasses left for any of the drinks! So I’m glad they’re restocked for opening. The only glasses they had were the Pearl, Hippopoto-Mai Tai and the Uh-oh-a. I got the Hippo Mai Tai and it was very good – and the glass is so fun!

  3. Janet Sala says

    We just got home from a stay at the Poly and managed to spend some time at Trader Sam’s on the official opening day, Monday, 4/27/2015. We brought home a Zombie Head, Krakatoa, HippopotoMai-Tai, and White Pearl drink vessels. Someone got a Black Pearl while we were there.

    I have to note that the drinks all tasted great, too! We’ll be back for sure and the plan is to collect all the glasses. Both the Zombie Head, and Krakatoa vessels were marked “1st Edition” Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto (c) Disney on the bottom.

  4. Jason says

    I’ve been trying to find out, are the rum shot glasses from the rum flight available as souvenir glasses?

  5. Shannon Thompson-LaMott says

    Just got back from a short visit. There was a 2 hour wait on saturday for the grotto, you can get the same cocktails on the terrace with no wait by going to the walk up bar and then picking a table. the terrace was nice and laid back with live music. I asked if you could purchase just the mugs and they said no. There are some tiki type mugs for sale in the gift shop, but they are not the same as the ones at trader sam’s . I picked up 2 shrunken zombie heads and I love them!

  6. Kim says

    I’m in California and have collected all the glasses from Trader Sam’s at the Disneyland Hotel. But we don’t have the Nautilus! That’s the one I plan on taking home from our trip to WDW in the fall!

  7. Karrie says

    Can you buy the mugs without the drink? I’m not drinking the Uh-Oa for the mug by myself with two kids lol!

  8. DFB Sarah says

    Karrie, we’ve heard that you have to buy the drink in order to get the mug — although some people are reselling them online, so you could go that route. But you can always pop in to ask!

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