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

9.1

Overall

by 402 people

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10

Detail
Everyone You
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

Upcoming Visits

  • Kedex
    visiting on
    Friday, December 13, 2019
    Planning to stop in the evening of December 13th, will be flying solo and would love some company!
    November 8, 2019, 7:42 AM
    Hey Kedex, I’m not quite sure I can get there too late, but, I’ll let you know if I can tweak my schedule. Have a good one!!
    November 8, 2019, 7:58 AM
    Don’t have times yet, it will probably be a game day decision. If you’re around, let me know!

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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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Anaheim, CA
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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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Orlando, FL
Bar & Restaurant
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Menehune
Menehune has visited Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.
November 13, 2019, 2:54 PM
Trader Sam's feels like exactly what it is...a Disney Tiki Bar. So there is a family friendly feel to it. Not that that is a bad thing but personally I like things a little more adult. On the flip side Trader Sam's allows the little ones to be exposed to the magic of Tiki and hopefully make them dream in the world of Tiki to keep things going....and that is a good thing. Music is on point and the service is good as expected.
The Beachcomber
The Beachcomber has visited Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar.
November 2, 2019, 12:01 PM
Great!
Charity Valentiki
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.
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Upcoming Visits
Kedex
visiting on
Friday, December 13, 2019
Planning to stop in the evening of December 13th, will be flying solo and would love some company!
November 8, 2019, 7:42 AM
Hey Kedex, I’m not quite sure I can get there too late, but, I’ll let you know if I can tweak my schedule. Have a good one!!
November 8, 2019, 7:58 AM
Don’t have times yet, it will probably be a game day decision. If you’re around, let me know!
Regulars & Visitors
  • Cybergosh
  • Joe Banks
  • Stingray
  • loki-tiki
  • Spookilau
  • Tiki Jones
  • TikiWife
  • TikiSwag
  • Peniamina
  • capt. catnip
  • Fuzzy
  • tikinooch
  • BrianRex
  • kkocka
  • Oh NOa
  • Kungaloosh
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