Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto | Polynesian Village Resort | Disney World

Last Updated on: May 26th, 2024

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Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is a lively and immersive tiki bar located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, one of Disney’s deluxe resorts at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. The Grog Grotto is an extension of the popular Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at Disneyland Resort in California, bringing the same fun and whimsical atmosphere to the East Coast.

Upon entering Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, guests are transported to a tropical paradise filled with tiki-themed decor, exotic artifacts, and animated scenes. The dimly lit interior creates an intimate and cozy ambiance, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the company of friends and family.

The highlight of Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is the elaborate drink menu, featuring a variety of unique and creatively named cocktails. These concoctions come with entertaining special effects and surprises, such as erupting volcanoes, changing lighting, and animated displays, adding an element of interactive fun to the dining experience.

The Grog Grotto’s menu also includes a selection of delicious appetizers and small plates, inspired by Polynesian flavors and cuisine. Guests can enjoy dishes like pu pu platter, Hawaiian poke, and Asian-inspired noodle bowls, all complementing the tiki bar’s tropical theme.

In addition to the indoor seating, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto features an outdoor patio known as Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace. The terrace offers a relaxing and open-air environment, allowing guests to enjoy their drinks and food in the beautiful Florida weather.

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is not just a bar; it’s an immersive experience filled with storytelling, humor, and nods to classic Disney attractions and characters. The bartenders and servers play an integral part in creating the atmosphere, engaging guests with their entertaining antics and lively interactions.

Fun Facts

  • Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is a tiki-themed bar and lounge inspired by the famous Jungle Cruise character, Trader Sam, known for his witty jokes and adventures.
  • It’s located inside Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and offers an immersive experience with tiki decor, dim lighting, and a lively atmosphere that transports guests to a tropical paradise.
  • The bar is known for its exotic cocktails, including the famous “Uh-Oa!” and “Nautilus,” both of which are served in souvenir mugs and come with special effects that enhance the fun of the experience.
  • Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto also has a charming outdoor seating area called Trader Sam’s Tiki Terrace, where guests can enjoy their drinks and appetizers while overlooking the resort’s lush gardens.
  • The bar is known for its interactive storytelling and special effects. Certain drinks trigger humorous and surprising reactions from the bartenders and decor, adding an extra layer of entertainment to the visit.

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