Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

Anaheim, CA
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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



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Decor 9.9
Drink Quality 8.7
Drink Selection 8.3
Food Quality 7.9
Mood 9.5
Music 9.7
Service 9.1
Tikiness 9.7
Tilt 9.5
Vibe 8.9

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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
The Enchanted Tiki Room
Anaheim, CA
Themed Attraction
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 light—keep 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
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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Charity Valentiki has visited Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.
July 20, 2019, 1:53 PM
I always wanted to be able to have a scrumptious boozy drink inside the Enchanted Tiki Room and now, just outside of the park, there is a really similar experience available! It is all of the whimsy of Disney while offering superb tiki fare. It is a teeny little space inside and a bit loud but you can easily sit outside in the patio area.
Robotolz is a semi-regular at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.
July 17, 2019, 12:45 PM
There’s a reason it sets the standard it does. If it weren’t for the quite common crowd it may be the perfect stop.
Stacy is a semi-regular at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.
March 11, 2019, 11:00 PM
It’s not surprising that Disney makes for some fun atmosphere and very collectible mugs, but they also make some decent tiki tipples. Drinks can cause themed “
Events” to happen, so you get some entertainment built in with your order.
I recommend sharing the UH OA ; it’s made with all things tiki and delicious and comes flaming to your table where everyone gives a collective “ oooh! Ahhhhh!”. The bar is small and fills up fast, but if there’s no space, don’t worry, just grab a seat at the newly expanded Tangaroa Terrace our front. You get the same menu but may get treated to live music, and service is fast. PS walk up dole.whip.float + rum= yes please
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