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 9.9
Drink Quality 8.7
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 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
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In 2015, a sister location opened at Walt Disney World in Orlando: Trader Sam's Grog Grotto
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MeleIpo
MeleIpo has visited Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.
March 14, 2020, 11:12 AM
Trader Sam's did not disappoint! What a wonderful experience! The decor is classic and top notch. The drinks were amazing. A Zombie mug & a Krakatoa mug has now been added to my collection. The bartenders were outstanding by keeping everything fun delicious and entertaining. Thank you Israel & Nate! We dined on the poke bowl and the pot stickers which were delicious and perfect portions. The interactive events when the bartenders served special cocktails made my experience so fun. I won't forget my first experience and will visit on a regular basis to this special one of a kind tiki bar.
Slowhandtikiman
Slowhandtikiman has visited Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.
March 9, 2020, 7:40 AM
After hearing all the raves from fellow tiki-philes, and knowing the scale of entertainment produced by Disney I thought it was going to be bigger inside
TikiTroy2
TikiTroy2 is a semi-regular at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.
January 26, 2020, 2:46 PM
This is a fun hideaway at the pool area of the Disneyland hotel. As a resident of Anaheim I love this place when I need a one day vacation. It takes me away to another place with the great cocktails and entertaining bartenders. It is a small venue, so acquiring a seat may be difficult, patience is a virtue and will be rewarded with fantastic memories.
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