Trader Sam's is a tiki bar franchise with locations at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World. The first location, Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar, opened at the Disneyland Hotel as part of their 2011 refurbishment. The second location, Trader Sam's Grog Grotto, opened at the Polynesian Village Resort in 2015.

Based around Head Salesman Trader Sam from the Jungle Cruise, the atmosphere of the bar draws on the atmosphere of Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room, the sense of humor of the Jungle Cruise and the Adventurers Club, and through the memorabilia on the wall, references numerous Disney adventure films and other attractions. The specialty drinks featured in the bars come in souvenir mugs and when ordered, activate special effects within the bar.

Special Effects

Ordering certain drinks activates special effects and events in the bar. Examples include

  • HippopotoMai-Tai - The room goes dark as a skipper pulls out a revolver and takes two gunshots into the air as the room flashes red. The mug is modelled after Maui from the Polynesian Village Resort.
  • Krakatoa Punch - Causes the volcano in faux-windows to start erupting.
  • Mosquito Mojito: The noise of mosquitos play throughout the bar as the skipper runs around with a fly-swatter.
  • Nautilus - Exclusive to Grog Grotto, the bar begins "diving underwater" through the use of blue lighting and sound effects from the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Submarine Voyage attraction. Additionally, the squid arm begins stirring from its rest and bartenders don snorkeling gear.
  • Polynesian Pearl - Skippers take a pearl shaped mug out of an animatronic clam which opens.
  • Shipwreck on the Rocks - Causes a miniature Wicked Wench in a bottle to sink. This was saved from the Library of the Adventurers Club.
  • Shrunken Zombie Head: The room goes dark as shrunken heads begin to glow and ghostly ambience plays. Skippers use tissue ghosts on rods to imitate spirits.
  • Uh-Oa: At the Enchanted Tiki Bar when the thunderstorm erupts, the cast members and the customers begin chanting Uh-Oa's name after the water spray as if to start to rain. At Grog Grotto, this culminates in the Uh-Oa animatronic waking up and speaking her "If you mess with Polynesia, the Tiki Gods will squeeze ya!" line.

Easter Eggs and Trivia

Both versions of the bar are filled with references to different films, historic figures and theme-park attractions.

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

  • Car keys with the name, "J. Thaddeus Toad" are hung over the counter, referencing Mr. Toad from the Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad who was featured in the defunct attraction Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.
  • There is a hung up menu for the South Seas Club, a location from the film The Rocketeer.
  • Hung on a wall is a life-preserver labelled, "Vesta Gruppen" which is a recycled prop from Maelstrom.
  • The squid arm hung over the counter is inferred to belong to the Giant Squid from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
  • There is a portrait of the Nautilus in the Submarine Lagoon of Vulcania, made to resemble the Fantasyland version of Submarine Voyage.
  • In the display case is a figurine of the Orange Bird and a wooden sculpture of Lampie from Pete's Dragon.
  • There is a photograph of Walt Disney holding the giant squid tentacle from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
  • Uh-Oa is a character from the Enchanted Tiki Room: Under New Management.
  • Ned Land's turtle-shell guitar from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is on a shelf.
  • Tiki Gods from the Enchanted Tiki Room are littered throughout the bar.
  • There is a post-card addressed to Sam from Hathaway Browne, a character from the Adventurers Club.
  • The sign for the defunct Samoa shop is hung in the rafters.
  • One of Sam's books is, "Lava; Songs of Hawaii", referencing the short-film Lava.
  • There is a mobile with Rosita's name written on it.
  • One of the house-rules is to not "Throw Annette into the sea" again referencing Annette Funicello.



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