You may recall the debut of the 2016 Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, causing lines for daaaayz of guests hoping to grab the limited edition piece (and causing more of the same when it arrived at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto in Disney World shortly thereafter). Well, get ready to face those lines again, my friends… because the 1st Edition Holiday Elephant Tiki Mug will arrive at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland Hotel on November 30th!
You’ve seen him. You’ve already fallen in love with him. You MAY have already tried but failed to find him (because he’s selling’ out, y’all)…
Oogie Boogie Popcorn Bucket
It’s the Glow-in-the-Dark Oogie Boogie Popcorn Bucket, and he’s taking Disneyland at Halloween Time by storm! AND you may be able to find him floating around Disney World, too, where he’s exclusive to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party. [Read more…]
We’re continuing our coverage of the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival with a brand new special event at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!
That’s right… we paid a visit to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto to check out a new Epcot Food and Wine Festival Special Event that’s NOT happening at Epcot. While Signature Dining Events have long been held in and around various restaurants on property, this year is the first time that Special Events have expanded to Disney World Resorts. These debut offerings include Brunch with a Twist at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, The Secrets of Flavor at Disney’s Yacht Club, Culinary Adventures with a Master Chef at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, and the Special Event we’re reviewing today: Behind the Scenes of Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.
Of all the new Resort Special Events, this sold-out option (at a cost of $99.00 per guest) was likely the most in demand, held on four select Wednesdays from 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM. Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto has been a HUGE hit with Disney World guests since it opened in March of 2015 due to its interactive Tiki-themed atmosphere, crafty cocktails and popular souvenir mugs. An added bonus for Disney fans is that this place is chock-full of nostalgia and Disney history… so much so that it can really help to have a cast of high-energy Skippers at hand to point some of them out (all while mixing drinks and serving up some delicious eats, of course).
So join us once again as we step inside the Grog Grotto…
…to show you a little bit about what happens behind the scenes at Trader Sam’s! [Read more…]
Happy Sunday and happy October! We hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. Now it’s time to sit back and check out the latest in Disney food news.
Are you making plans to attend the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival? You can see pictures of every single dish at the festival right here! And make sure you check out our Best of the Fest so you know what you absolutely must eat at this year’s Festival!
Don’t forget – you can still order our DFB Guide to the 2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival for 30% off the cover price! Just use discount code Countdown at check-out to secure your savings!
We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…
Disney Food News
- We are celebrating the launch of the DFB Guide to Walt Disney World Dining 2017!
- New dining discounts announced for Annual Passholders in honor of the Magic Kingdom’s 45th anniversary.
- We launched a brand new YouTube Channel!
- You have to try the Salted Oatmeal Cornflake Cookie, Brownie, and Cap’n Crunch Ice Cream Sandwich at Sprinkles.
- Local food trucks in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District this month!
- A new-ish Wishes Fireworks Dessert Party is now available to book at the Magic Kingdom.
- Have you tried these three monster sundaes at Walt Disney World?
- We officially said good-bye to Writer’s Stop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- ‘The Chew’ had to switch up its taping schedule thanks to Hurricane Matthew!
- Earl of Sandwich announced a new Turkey, Apple, and Brie Sandwich!
- The Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug has arrived at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto!
- We’re talking about a Mocktail Crawl in our newest Tips from the DFB Guide post.
UPDATE: From our discussions with cast members and feedback from readers, it seems that the Tiki mugs are sold out and won’t be returning. But be sure to call the Polynesian directly to double check if you’re in dire need of a mug.
BEWARE OF HITCHHIKING GHOSTS!
Why? Because they’ve materialized at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto located in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in Walt Disney World!
Just a few days ago we discovered that the Hitchhiking Ghosts Tiki Mug that was a sell-out hit at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland would be coming to the bar’s Grog Grotto counterpart on the east coast… only we (and the Skippers) didn’t know when.
Well, our reader Daniel S. let us know that the Tiki Mugs have just arrived at the Grog Grotto… and indeed, this picture on Instagram showed up on the @tradersams Instagram Account.
Details surrounding the purchasing of the mugs were also included in the post. [Read more…]
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!
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.” [Read more…]
Halloween is one of the most FUN-derful times of the year at Disneyland, and our Disneyland Correspondent Heather Sievers has gathered pictures of some of the spooky happenings! We’ve also got the scoop on where you can find all of the season’s special treats around the Resort. So if you’re ready to scare up some fun with a few of our best Disney pals…
… or perhaps your favorite Villain, then please join us! [Read more…]