How to Get a Pineapple Dole Whip Without Any Disney Theme Park Tickets

Aloha Isle in Magic Kingdom serves the famous  and ultra popular Dole Whip, a soft-serve frozen treat blended in pineapple, vanilla or swirled flavors. Disney started their long-running relationship with Dole Foods as corporate sponsors of the Enchanted Tiki Room. Even though a Dole Whip has the taste and consistency of soft-serve ice cream, this dessert actually gets its texture from ordinary food thickeners. Starting back in 2013, the original pineapple and orange Dole Whip flavors became completely dairy-free.

You can purchase the sweet treat at several other places, including Disneyland, Dole’s processing plant in Hawaii and online using this link.

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Dining and Drinking at Disney World’s Trader Sam’s

Trader Sam's Orlando Disney World menu

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?!

The Location

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.

The Hours

Hours for Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto are 4 p.m. to Midnight.

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Non-Alcoholic Drinks

The famous Trader Sam’s cocktails, available in Disney collectible Tiki mugs, are a mixture of old Disneyland and new Disney World.

Skipper Sipper

Tropical Juices, Organic Agave Nectar, Falernum, Mint, and fresh Lime Juice topped with Soda Water

Schweitzer Falls

Tropical Juices and Sam’s Gorilla Grog topped with Sprite

Polynesian Punch

Sam’s Gorilla Grog and Hibiscus Grenadine, served in a Souvenir Sipper

alcoholic drinks at Disney World Trader Sam's

Specialty Cocktails

Polynesian Pearl

RumChata Cream Liqueur, Grand Marnier, and Cinnamon with Tropical Juices.  The Pearl is yours to keep!

Nautilus

Barbancourt Pango Rhum, Appleton Estate Reserve Rum, Combier Crème de Pêche de Vigne Liqueur, Tropical Juices,
and Falernum.  Served in a souvenir Nautilus

Uh-Oa!

Myers’s Original Dark Rum, Bacardi Superior Rum, Orange, Passion Fruit, Guava, Pineapple, and Grapefruit Juices, Falernum, Cinnamon, and fresh Lime Juice.  Recommended for Two or more Guests.  Served in a souvenir Tiki Bowl

Castaway Crush

Leblon Cachaça, Cream of Coconut, Pineapple, Cinnamon, and fresh Lime Juice

Rosita’s Margarita

Casamigos Reposado Tequila, Bols Orange Curaçao, fresh Lime Juice, Falernum, and Organic Agave Nectar

HippopotoMai-Tai

Coruba Dark Rum, Bacardi Superior Rum, Bols Orange Curaçao, Orgeat (Almond), Organic Agave Nectar,
and fresh Lime Juice.  Served in a souvenir Tiki Glass

Krakatoa Punch

Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Pyrat XO Reserve Rum, Orgeat (Almond), Sam’s Gorilla Grog, and Hibiscus Grenadine.
Served in a souvenir Tiki Mug

Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum

Pyrat XO Reserve Rum, Cream of Coconut, and Pineapple and Orange Juices dusted with Cinnamon and Nutmeg

Shrunken Zombie Head

Gosling’s 151 Black Seal Rum, Appleton Estate Reserve Rum, Bacardi 8 yr Rum, Tropical Juices, Falernum, and Cinnamon.  Served in a souvenir Shrunken Head

Dark & Tropical Stormy

Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, fresh Lime Juice, Ginger Beer, and Falernum

Spikey Pineapple

Barbancourt Pango Rhum blended with Pineapple Soft-serve

Mosquito Mojito

Bacardi Dragon Berry Rum, Organic Agave Nectar, Falernum, Mint, and fresh Lime Juice topped with Soda Water

Tahitian Torch

ByeJoe Dragon Fire Spirit, Tropical Juices, Passion Fruit, and fresh Lime Juice

Rum Flight (3/4-oz pour of each)

Bacardi 8 yr, Pyrat XO Reserve, and Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 yr

non alcoholic drinks at Disney World Trader Sam's

Beer Selection

Kona Beer Flight (5-oz pour)

Longboard Island Lager – Kona, HI, Fire Rock Pale Ale – Kona, HI, and Castaway IPA – Kona, HI $8.25

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

Trader Sam's Drink menu

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)

Red Wines

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)

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Trader Sam's drink menu Disney World

The Food

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

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Headhunter Sushi Roll at Disney World Trader Sam’s

Headhunter Sushi Roll at Disney World Trader Sam’s

Pork Pâté Bánh Mì Sliders at Disney World Trader Sam's

Pork Pâté Bánh Mì Sliders at Disney World Trader Sam’s

Kalua Pork Tacos at Disney World Trader Sam’s

Kalua Pork Tacos at Disney World Trader Sam’s

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.

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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!

Trader Sam's menu

Trader Sam's outside area

Trader Sam's

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.

DVC bungalows Polynesian Village

And go by the lobby, because remodeling in the last several years gives it a completely new atmosphere.

Polynesian Village Resort lobby

Thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you headed over to the Polynesian for a snack and a drink…

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FREE Activities at Disney World’s Polynesian Resort: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

Polynesian Resort Free Things

Updated July 2015!

Opening on October 1, 1971, Disney World’s Polynesian Village Resort was one of the original WDW resorts built at the same time as the Magic Kingdom. The Grand Opening ceremony was held on the beach, with celebrities in attendance like Bob Hope, Lucille Ball, and Fred MacMurray. The “Village” portion of the name was dropped during the 1980s, leaving the name as simply “Disney’s Polynesian Resort.” These deluxe accommodations are located on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon, occupying 39 acres and replicating a South Pacific paradise, adorned with beaches, tropical landscaping, tiki torches, and waterfalls. The Great Ceremonial House is the center of the resort as well as the lobby. [Read more…]