Updated for 2016!
I’ll admit, I am a sucker for a cool setting combined with some good food, so when I saw the pictures from the 2015 opening of Trader Sam’s at Disney World’s Polynesian Village, I knew this would be a future Orlando vacation must-do.
Press play on the video below for some mood music from the Trader Sam’s in Disneyland, just for a little article ambience…
Are you ready for some tropical food and fun?!
Located off the main lobby of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace offers views of the marina and the Seven Seas Lagoon.
Hours for Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto are 4 p.m. to Midnight.
The famous Trader Sam’s cocktails, available in Disney collectible Tiki mugs, are a mixture of old Disneyland and new Disney World.
Tropical Juices, Organic Agave Nectar, Falernum, Mint, and fresh Lime Juice topped with Soda Water
and Falernum. Served in a souvenir Nautilus
and fresh Lime Juice. Served in a souvenir Tiki Glass
Served in a souvenir Tiki Mug
Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum
Shrunken Zombie Head
Dark & Tropical Stormy
Rum Flight (3/4-oz pour of each)
Kona Beer Flight (5-oz pour)
Kona Longboard Island Lager – Kona, HI
Bud Light – St. Louis, MO
Full Sail Session Lager – Hood River, OR
Yuengling Traditional Lager – Pottsville, PA
Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat – Kansas City, MO
Kona Fire Rock Pale Ale – Kona, HI
Magic Hat #9 – South Burlington, VT
Kona Castaway IPA – Kona, HI
New Belgium Fat Tire – Ft. Collins, CO
Ace Pineapple Hard Cider – Sonoma County, CA
Sparkling & White Wines
Hula O Maui Pineapple Sparkling Wine, Hawaii (Glass $12.00, Bottle $53.00)
Maui Splash Pineapple Wine, Hawaii (Glass $9.00, Bottle $39.00)
Maui Blanc Pineapple Wine, Hawaii (Glass $9.00, Bottle $39.00)
King Estate Pinot Gris, Oregon (Glass $10.00, Bottle $45.00)
Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough (Glass $10.00, Bottle $45.00)
Meomi Pinot Noir, California (Glass $12.00, Bottle $53.00)
Canyon Road Merlot, California (Glass $9.00, Bottle $39.00)
Conundrum Red, California (Glass $13.00, Bottle $57.00)
Flora Springs Trilogy Meritage, Napa Valley (Glass $20.00, Bottle $89.00)
Simi Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley (Glass $13.00, Bottle $57.00)
The lounge has 50 seats inside and 82 more outside on the patio. No reservations are required. Small food items are on the menu, with several items inspired by the Disneyland Trader Sam’s menu.
Headhunter Sushi Roll – $14.99
Chicken Lettuce Cups with Hoisin-Ginger Sauce – $10.99
Kalua Pork Tacos with Cabbage and Pickled Vegetables – $9.99
Hawaiian Poke with Sriracha Aïoli $12.99
Salmon Oshizushi – $13.99
Roasted Chicken and Pork Pâte Báhn Mì Sliders – $9.99
Corn-battered Portuguese Sausages with Curry Ketchup – $8.99
Pan-fried Dumplings with Soy-Sesame Dipping Sauce – $8.49
Remember menu items and prices are subject to change without notice, as they certainly won’t notify me of any price increases. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, so be careful.
If you are at the Polynesian Village during the day, you can have lunch or dinner at Captain Crooks and eat outside on the terrace area of Trader Sam’s. This area is used exclusively after 4 pm by Trader Sam’s patrons, but it’s open to everyone during the daytime.
The waterfall is fabulous by day but even more enchanting at night!
While you’re at the Polynesian Resort, be sure you take a look around over toward the beach. The DVC Bungalows are up and going, and even if the view is far different from the beach that was there before, it’s still an amazing sight to see.
And go by the lobby, because remodeling in the last several years gives it a completely new atmosphere.
Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you headed over to the Polynesian for a snack and a drink…
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