Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

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1150 Magic Way
Anaheim, CA
Opened in 2011
Daily 11:30am-1:30am

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Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

9.1

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Decor 9.8
Drink Quality 8.6
Drink Selection 8.3
Food Quality 7.9
Mood 9.5
Music 9.7
Service 9.1
Tikiness 9.6
Tilt 9.5
Vibe 8.9

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Humuhumu’s description

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar finally answers the question we've all been asking ourselves: what would it be like if the Enchanted Tiki Room
classic
The Enchanted Tiki Room
Anaheim, CA
Themed Attraction
9.8
actually served alcohol?
Trader Sam's is named for the "head" salesman from the Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland, and the decor is a mix of influence from that ride and the Enchanted Tiki Room, with a little of Walt Disney World's Adventurer's Club thrown in for good measure. Top-notch Disney designers Kevin Kidney and Jody Daily were able to work on some of the decor. The bar is utterly packed with entertaining bric-a-brac and artifacts from "Sam's" archives. The music is a pitch-perfect mix of Exotica, hapa haole and traditional Hawaiian tunes.
The servers have been given the same training as the skippers on the Jungle Cruise, and keep the atmosphere lively, silly, and very friendly. The bar has lots of surprises and interactive elements, some triggered by ordering particular drinks.
The quality of drink ingredients is higher than one might expect, with fresh-squeezed citrus and syrups from Portland's B. G. Reynolds in use. The alcohol content of the drinks tends to be a little lightókeep in mind, they want their guests to continue to enjoy their vacation the next day. Let your server know you're looking for something more in the vein of classic tiki, and they'll steer you in the right direction. If you like the punny performance given by the Jungle Cruise skippers, you'll love the drink names: "HippopotoMaiTai", "Schweitzer Falls" and "Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum" are some of the cleverly-named cocktails.
Kids are welcome at Trader Sam's, as long as they don't sit at the actual bar; there are several tables around the room where kids can sit. There is also an outdoor patio, where Hawaiian musicians perform nightly.
There is a small menu of pupus available. The bar is near a casual dining tropical restaurant that opened at the same time, called Tangaroa Terrace
Tangaroa Terrace
Anaheim, CA
Bar & Restaurant
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In 2015, a sister location opened at Walt Disney World in Orlando: Trader Sam's Grog Grotto
Trader Sam's Grog Grotto
Orlando, FL
Bar & Restaurant
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December 4, 2018, 5:40 PM
Love everything Disney! However have to say the Trader SamS Grog Grotto in Florida was better... but they do validate 3 hours parking if you park at the Disney Hotel so park there if only coming for Trader Samís! Still loved it :)
Boxertwin
Boxertwin has visited Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.
November 5, 2018, 7:17 PM
We were there this weekend (11/3/18). It was a fun place. Much smaller than I expected. The food is limited and was not bad but nothing special. They were out of all the special mugs except for the big multi-person bowl....It is $40 if you want to take that bowl home which is to be expected at Disney. The server was really nice and they have a local cat that hangs out on the deck.
testtrack321
testtrack321 has visited Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.
September 17, 2018, 7:46 PM
I don't think there's much more to say about Enchanted Tiki Bar that hasn't been said before. Great drinks, great mugs, great atmosphere, cool effects, Disney staff, and good food. It's the Tiki Room with booze.
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