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

9

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by 269 people

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Everyone You
Decor 9.8
Drink Quality 8.5
Drink Selection 8.1
Food Quality 7.9
Mood 9.4
Music 9.7
Service 9.1
Tikiness 9.6
Tilt 9.4
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
9.7
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
6.6
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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
8.9
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Thomvet
Thomvet is a semi-regular at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.
November 13, 2017, 12:46 PM
As of 11/11/17 they only had Hitchiking Ghosts and Krakatoa mugs in stock.
Kona Keoki
Kona Keoki is a semi-regular at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.
October 30, 2017, 4:46 PM
Trader Sam’s hasn’t validated parking in years, but there is no longer free parking of any kind. From the O.C. Weekly- “It’s already bad enough people have to go through security checkpoints just to get into Anaheim’s Downtown Disney District. But now, the House Of the Mouse raised parking fees that offer an Orwellian two hours ‘free’ with a validated $20 purchase at it’s retail shops or up to four hours if folks take in a movie or dine at the plaza’s overpriced restaurants. They also kicked up the maximum daily rate up from $36 to $48.”
Tiki Kiki
Tiki Kiki is a semi-regular at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.
October 19, 2017, 8:47 AM
Was just at Trader Sam’s October 16th. For those looking for the new Halloween mug, they didn’t have it yet, which was a bummer. The bartenders said they didn’t know when they would be in. They were out of the Zombie mugs too.
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