Trader Sam — the famous Head Salesman of Jungle Cruise fame — has collected artifacts from all over the globe in his travels and has brought them to his “happy hideaway” in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!
Disney details abound all over Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto — a 51-seat bar which also features interactive elements from special effects throughout the room and zany antics from the bartenders in response to the ordering of certain libations (many of which are served in highly collectible souvenir tiki glasses)!
While seating is limited, Trader Sam’s offers food as well as an extensive cocktail menu based on Trader Sam’s passion for mixology which developed as an offshoot of his professional interest in head-shrinking potions. The same menu is featured outside at Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace.
Until 8PM, this restaurant is available to the whole family. Only 21 and over are allowed admittance afterward. The spot is extremely popular, so you may want to read up on the Virtual Line system the in-demand tiki bar often uses guest entry before you go! (And find some other tips to grab a spot inside the Grog Grotto here!)
Speaking of popular… while many of the souvenir tiki glasses at Trader Sam’s are available year-’round, specialty limited-edition tiki glasses are occasionally released. These highly sought-after items often rely on a wristband distribution system to help mitigate the lines that form for these items, and you can learn more about the system here.
Service: Table Service, Tiki Bar and Lounge
Type of Food: American, Polynesian
Location: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
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- Seating is VERY limited for this popular spot. Expect a line, especially during busy seasons and weekends.
- After 8PM, the Grog Grotto is a 21-and-over bar.
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