Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

Orlando, FL
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Walt Disney World
Orlando, FL
Opened in 2015
Daily 3pm-midnight

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Trader Sam's Grog Grotto



by 249 people



Everyone You
Decor 9.8
Drink Quality 8.8
Drink Selection 8.6
Food Quality 8.2
Food Selection 7.4
Mood 9.5
Music 9.2
Service 9.3
Tikiness 9.5
Tilt 9
Vibe 8.9

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Humuhumu’s description

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto opened at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Disney's Polynesian Village Resort
Orlando, FL
Bar, Hotel/Motel, Restaurant, Themed Attraction & Floor Show
in 2015. It is the sister of Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar
Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar
Anaheim, CA
, 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
The Enchanted Tiki Room
Orlando, FL
Themed Attraction
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.


MaxwellHouse has visited Trader Sam's Grog Grotto.
March 9, 2022, 7:21 AM
I have been to Trader Sam's Grog Grotto twice now, most recently in February 2022.

Every Tikiphile should experience Trader Sam's and the Enchanted Tiki Room at some point. It really is worth it in every way.

However, you have to know that you are getting a Disney-fied version of Tiki. The drinks are sweet and aimed at the average joe more than the Tiki veteran.

The staff are amazing and put on a show for their guests that never stops. Every drink has a corresponding routine and the cast members pull it off enthusiastically every single time.

The decor is amazing. From the mugs, to the diorama scenes, to the hidden gems scattered around the bar, there is always something new to see.

I will visit the Grog Grotto every time I am in Central Florida, but more for the cartoon Tiki experience than an authentic and immersive one.
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wahinimama has visited Trader Sam's Grog Grotto.
July 11, 2021, 7:41 PM
After falling in love with Trader Sams in California, this was a MUST VISIT for us during our first stay at the Polynesian Resort. While I like the coziness and layout of the California tiki bar more, the castmembers and the patrons here seemed far more engaging and friendly and interactive. Overall, aching to come back to this one! <3
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