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



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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 9.3
Service 9.2
Tikiness 9.5
Tilt 9.1
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.


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
KevinCrossman has visited Trader Sam's Grog Grotto.
November 16, 2019, 2:48 PM
Tiki Bar number 50 in 2019

I’m now on vacation mode and after a nice visit to the Magic Kingdom we made it over to the Polynesian Village Resort and into Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto.

I celebrated by having a Mai Tai (subbing the dark rum instead of the Bacardi). I like this bone glazed mug.

We had a great time at the bar, with some light and tasty bites. Fun to see the skippers working.

Mrs Mai Tai had her usual Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum, then had the Pearl Diver. For my second round I had a delightful glass of @appletonestateusa Reserve rum.
Robotolz is a semi-regular at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto.
July 17, 2019, 12:47 PM
The staff and intimate nature give this coast the slight edge over the other out west. Love them both and always look forward to another trip.
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