Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

Orlando, FL
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Walt Disney World
Orlando, FL
Opened in 2015
Daily 4pm-midnight
(407) WDW-MAGIC

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Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

9

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by 91 people

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Decor 9.8
Drink Quality 8.8
Drink Selection 8.7
Food Quality 8.3
Food Selection 7.4
Mood 9.4
Music 9.5
Service 9.1
Tikiness 9.6
Tilt 9.2
Vibe 9.1

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Humuhumu’s description

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto opened at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
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Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Orlando, FL
Bar, Hotel/Motel, Restaurant, Themed Attraction & Floor Show
8.5
in 2015. It is the sister of Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar
Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar
Anaheim, CA
Bar
9.1
, found at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California. Like the bar in Anaheim, the Grog Grotto is a twin tribute to both the Enchanted Tiki Room
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The Enchanted Tiki Room
Orlando, FL
Themed Attraction
9.4
and Jungle Cruise attractions. It is densely decorated and intensely themed, just as you would hope to find in a Disney tiki bar.
Like the Jungle Cruise, the crew members at the Grog Grotto are trained to give you a theatrical, goofy, fun experience. Some drink orders trigger special effects around the room (order a Polynesian Pearl and watch your bartender retrieve your pearl from a large clamshell), and several drinks are served in souvenir mugs. The decor is a mix of tiki and nautical, with some nods to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, and also includes pieces left over from the old Adventurer's Club that used to be part of Downtown Disney in Orlando. The menu is limited, with several small plates. There is also outdoor seating at the adjacent, relatively lightly-themed Tiki Terrace.
The Grog Grotto was added as part of a big refresh of the Polynesian Village Resort in 2015.
Children are welcome at the Grog Grotto during the day, but after 8pm it is only open to those 21 and older.

How to find it

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto is part of the Great Ceremonial House at the Polynesian Village Resort at Walt Disney World, at the ground level, near the pool.

Parking

There is a parking lot for the resort.

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TikiTravis
TikiTravis has visited Trader Sam's Grog Grotto.
May 25, 2017, 5:43 AM
I was there 5/25/17, and it was as fun and friendly as ever!
JimNeumayer
JimNeumayer is a semi-regular at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto.
May 24, 2017, 2:23 PM
As Trader Sam's Grog Grotto is the closest Tiki Bar to
our home, it is our "regular" tiki bar. While it can be
difficult to get in, it is well worth it. Last year Trader
Sam's was on Epcot's Food & Wine Festival as a seminar.
Well worth it as you got a behind the scenes explanation
of how they make food and drinks.
Corbin
Corbin has visited Trader Sam's Grog Grotto.
May 18, 2017, 5:48 AM
It's Disney, so emphasis is on decor, animatronics, lights and sound. Many drinks come with a "show" where the bar comes alive in one way or another. The staff really seem to enjoy working there and have fun. Place is always busy, so arrive very early to get in, or you'll be sitting outside on the patio and miss the experience. Drinks are a bit pricey and average tasting.
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