We had an absolute blast at the Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto event at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort this week!
Trader Sam's Grog Grotto
But there was one thing from the event we simply couldn’t wait to share. We got a glimpse of the Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug that’s on the way to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto!
In case you missed the hype, the Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug has already come to — and gone from — Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland. The mug sold out completely on its very first day (to the tune of two-hour wait times for Disneyland guests). And you can see why… it’s Completely. Freakin’. Incredible.
According to sources, it will be restocked in Disneyland’s Trader Sam’s, but not until “closer to Halloween.”
Given the super-fast sell-out, we had started to abandon hope that the Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug would be coming to Disney World. But we found out at the Behind the Scenes event that it will indeed be coming to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto on the east coast! And we even got to see them at the event. (Check out “Shelly” from the Grog Grotto glowing in the background of the photo :D.)
No official date was given for the arrival of the Tiki Mugs — they could only say that they’ll be available for purchase when a shipment comes in from California sometime this fall.
A reminder: in Disneyland, the Tiki Mugs were sold for $30 each and included a specialty beverage by the name of This Chilling Challenge. Purchases were limited to two per guest. We anticipate the details will be much the same when the Tiki Mug comes to Disney World, though we don’t know for certain. What we DO feel quite certain about is that they will likely disappear from Trader Sam’s in Disney World as quickly as they did in Disneyland.
But still, the Hitchhiking Ghosts are indeed on their way to Disney World… and they’re DYING to meet you!
Would you like a Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug to “follow you home” from Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto? Please let us know with a comment!