Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

Anaheim, CA
Articles in Critiki News
I want to go!
Plan your visit:
Get there
I have been!
Report back to Critiki:
Add Pics
1150 Magic Way
Anaheim, CA
Opened in 2011
Daily 11:30am-1:30am

Critiki ratings

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar



by 302 people



Everyone You
Decor 9.8
Drink Quality 8.6
Drink Selection 8.2
Food Quality 7.9
Mood 9.4
Music 9.7
Service 9.1
Tikiness 9.6
Tilt 9.5
Vibe 8.9

Upcoming Visits

Regulars & Visitors

View all 581 Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar regulars & visitors

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
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


Stephanie has visited Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.
February 26, 2018, 7:14 PM
This was my first ever tiki bar and it is the spark that ignited my tiki passion! I absolutely love this place. It is basically a Disney tiki bar. The decor is amazing, each piece has a story and is all curated so well. The bartenders are fun and I LOVE the special effects that go along with some drinks! Super delicious drinks as well. In my opinion, these guys have some of the best mugs out there. Tons of choices (when in stock) and super fun to collect. I think about this place all the time and wish I could visit more often. I absolutely recommend Trader Sam’s!
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.”
View all 35 comments

Articles in Critiki News

All 4 Critiki News articles
Upcoming Visits
Regulars & Visitors
  • Cybergosh
  • Joe Banks
  • Stingray
  • loki-tiki
  • Spookilau
  • Tiki Jones
  • TikiWife
  • TikiSwag
  • Peniamina
  • capt. catnip
  • Fuzzy
  • tikinooch
  • BrianRex
  • kkocka
  • Oh NOa
  • Kungaloosh
View all 581 Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar regulars & visitors