What’s on the Menu at New Disneyland Hotel Restaurants, Opening May 25

We’ve been sharing details here on the Disney Parks Blog about the new Disneyland Hotel restaurants, Tangaroa Terrace – Casual Island Dining and Trader Sam’s – Enchanted Tiki Bar, and today we’ve got even more to share with you. The biggest news is that both restaurants will open on May 25!

Tangaroa Terrace – Casual Island Dining will feature a tropical setting complete with tiki torches and island music setting the stage for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can start the day with signature breakfast items such as French toast with bacon and warm banana-caramel sauce and grilled cinnamon-spice oatmeal with island fruit.

For lunch and dinner, Tangaroa Terrace – Casual Island Dining will offer a 1/3-pound Angus Hawaiian cheeseburger with teriyaki sauce, bacon, grilled pineapple, Havarti, tomato and lettuce burger on a multi-grain bun. (Can you imagine taking the first messy bite?) For the health conscious, the Asian chicken salad has lots of greens (lettuce, cabbage, carrots, sweet peppers and cucumbers) with chicken breast, cashews and rice noodles in a sesame vinaigrette. The Kalua pork flatbread is topped with pulled pork, barbecue sauce, red onion and fresh cilantro.

The Miso-Crusted Salmon Dish at Tangaroa Terrace – Casual Island Dining

Every evening, a different “Island Plate Dinner” will be on the menu. Look for miso-crusted salmon, tamarind-glazed pork shanks or panko-crusted chicken, each served with jasmine rice, panko-crusted long beans and green papaya slaw.

If you’re in a hurry, a “Grab ‘n Go” selection includes yogurt parfait with tropical fruits and house-made granola, a tropical fruit plate, house-made pastries, sandwiches, veggie with dips, a sweet potato cake with guava cream cheese icing, pineapple-lilikoi pie, and “Trader Sam’s Dessert Flight” with pineapple upside-down cake, layered passion fruit with pineapple-coconut crème and chocolate coffee cake.

Trader Sam’s—Enchanted Tiki Bar is adjacent to Tangaroa Terrace – Casual Island Dining, with substantial “bar food” – sweet ‘n spicy Asian wings, chicken lettuce wraps, panko-crusted Chinese long beans with Sriracha mayo, tamarind-glazed pork shanks with green papaya slaw and ahi poke (sushi-grade tuna) with avocado, green onion and crispy wontons.

Trader Sam’s—Enchanted Tiki Bar

But it’s the vintage island cocktails in kitschy glassware that we can’t wait to try. How about Krakatoa Punch with reserve aged rum, light rum, tropical juices, almond syrup and hibiscus grenadine? Or Uh Oa!, with light rum, spiced rum, guava, orange, passion fruit, grapefruit, fresh lime juice and cinnamon? Serious rum lovers will want to try the HippopotoMai Tai with two shots of light and dark rums, orange curacao, almond syrup, organic agave nectar and fresh lime juice.

The non-alcoholic Schweitzer Falls is a refreshing blend of pineapple, guava, orange and passion fruit juices with all-spice syrup and a splash of Sprite.

Now we’re dreaming of vacation time!


  • I saw there is a photo of the Colonel from the Adventurers Club up in Trader Sams, when will the Colonel be back in Florida?

  • Is it Wednesday yet?

  • while the menus sounds alright, I really wish they would have gone with something more like this

    IMHO it feels like Disney is trying too hard with a lot of the new menu choices, and they seems more worried about providing “cuisine” rather than good food…most of the people I go to the park with these days end up going to Downtown Disney for meals rather than eating at what were our favorite in-park locations…makes me sad

  • Well, if this is a quick service restaurant, I am curious what is to replace Hook’s Pointe as an casual sit down restaurant at the Disneyland Hotel? Steakhouse 55 is a bit upscale and pricey (Hook’s Pointe was slightly cheaper) and Goofy’s Kitchen is a buffet.

    But this sounds like a great quick service place, I have to say that the recent changes to the quick service menus at the various restaurants, such as Hungry bear are making them much more appealing than many of the sit down restaurants, but sometimes it is nice to be waited on. I would like to see a revamp of the sit down menus on pr with what is being done with the counter service menus.

    Also, while I am on the subject, the service at Blue Bayou needs some serious help (I will not go back there until I hear that entire staff have been replaced, it was seriously that bad. I did say something to the manager and he deducted about 50% from the bill, but still).

  • You’ll be seeing a lot of familiar faces working there. Many of the castmembers from Hook’s Pointe, Wine Cellar and Lost Bar will be there.

    Cheri [former Wine Cellar Castmember 1990-2008]

  • WOW – I think I am actually more excited about this than Star Tours 2 and Mermaid. Cannot wait for new Disney Tiki-ness!!!

  • Wow… looks like this can be my new fav place to hang out and eat at the resort! Can’t wait to try it out when I’m down for Expo in August!

  • This is SO exciting. I can’t wait to have different dining options at the Disneyland resort! Any word on what will be moving into the old Yamabuki spot at Paradise Pier hotel?

  • Any chance of a full menu being posted (I realize that it would be preliminary as things could still change). Prices not required – just curious to see what the dining options will be when this opens! Looks great!

  • Trader Sam’s sounds like lots of fun! Can’t wait to sample the food and beverages!!

  • Please tell me they will have a dole whip machine! Wonderful dole whips right outside your hotel room, I’m crossing my fingers.

  • Really? No Tonga Toast – there must be a mistake. I was really really really hoping to get this “Polynesian” favorite on the West Coast.

  • So Pam I was wondering if theres reservations?….. =P Just kidding. Will the outdoor seating be for the restaurant or the bar or both. We loved how we could just chill at Lost Bar with their open air lounge area. Will Traders Sam have sort of the same feel. Still free refills on sodas? And Beef and Chicken Nachos!!

  • Any word on drinks being served in actual coconuts or pineapples?

  • When can we get recipies

  • What? No Kunaloosh? But, wait…in the concept art for Trader Sam’s…that ship in the bottle…wasn’t it also in the back bar in the Library at WDW’s Adventurers Club? Talking Tiki’s…where’s Fletcher Hodges and the rest of the gang when you really need them? Come on – if you are going to do Adventurers Club light out west, let’s bring back the real deal to WDW…it’ll guarantee my return to night-time activities in DTD there….

    And for food, French toast wtih bacon, but, no Tonga Toast? Geepers, guys, brighten the morning by giving the west coast it’s daily Tonga!

  • Beyond excited about Trader Sam’s. I am a huge fan of Tiki culture and this is a wonderful addition! I’ll be there July 7th.

  • The Schweitzer Falls sounds so yummy. I NEED the recipe, will they share it?

  • sinking ship in the bottle, fake window with active volcano, a talking tiki or two. Trader Sam’s will be a blast.

  • Disneyland is slowing catching up with WDW for dining options. Keep it up!

  • I love Mai Tais, and cannot wait to try the HippopotoMai Tai!

    Will there be Dole Whips and/or adult beverages involving Dole Whips?

  • This would be so much more convenient if it was actually in Adventureland, but I’ll still migrate over to the hotel for it. I love the Tiki!

  • I can’t believe this, we will actually be at the Disneyland Hotel on the 25th. Probably won’t be able to get into the restaurant though, but will try like heck, lol. Been wanting a breakfast place that is open earlier than Rainforest Cafe, which doesn’t open until 9 AM, way too late!! My husband is diabetic, and has to eat earlier than that, and be choosy about what he can have.

    Glad to read this news on Facebook today.

  • I’ve never heard of almond syrup. I hope for those with nut allergies the drink menu is pretty clear. I would never think something like almond syrup would be in a cocktail. I just know I can’t drink Frangelico.

  • Yum! I’m aloha bound in the Disneyland Resort! Cannot wait to give it a try!

  • Will the Enchanted Tiki Bar allow minors in, as the Lost Bar did?

  • Can’t wait!!! I am going 6/20 for 3 days and just might have to meander over to the bar for lunch instead of the usual Rainforest Cafe or ESPN!

  • Always excited when Disney opens new themed dining. Disney hotel ambiance once used to be much more exciting.. looks like the good times are returning! Still, if you could have kept the colored waterfalls and koi ponds.. I will always miss those forever.

  • Do not call Disney Dining, they have no idea if they will be taking reservations or not. The blog released the info before Dining knew what was going on. Dining said to keep calling back, maybe they will take them and maybe not.

    • This is a quick-service restaurant, with no reservations.

  • Here’s hoping they have Lava Flows!

  • Will this location accept reservations?

  • I just called reservations and they said they can’t take them yet. Any idea when?!? I really would love to eat there on our visit in June! Thanks.

  • “sweet ‘n spicy Asian wings”
    are these the same wings they serve at the Kona Cafe in WDW?!!!

  • I am sooo excited about the new restaurant and bar! 😀 My husband and I are huge fans of tiki bars, so we will be hitting Trader Sam’s for sure. I’m very much looking forward to seeing all the themed decor at both locations as only Disney Imagineering can accomplish. Can’t wait to sample the tiki drinks! Will you please make the tiki mugs that will for sure be used at the bar available for sale as well? They will be fabulous additions to our home tiki collection. We will be there Memorial Day weekend so just a few days after the Grand Opening! 😀

  • Will reservations be taken for the Tangaroa Terrace?

    • No reservations.

  • Sounds super yummy and lotsa funnamus. Although I do miss the Neverland theme this should be a great change! Will the birds sing and flowers croon??

  • When can I make reservations??!! We are planning on going that day for a birthday celebration! This makes me soooo happy 🙂

    • No reservations!

  • …By the way, in this post from the Disney Parks blog;

    It was stated that “Trader Sam’s unique lounge experience will include interactive experiences with a bit of Disney magic you won’t want to miss.”

    Any updates on what these “interactive experiences” might be? 🙂

  • Enjoy the ship in the bottle effect (behind the bar) from the Adventurers Club (library) lucky Disneylanders….

    Also, reopen the Adventurers Club Disney!

  • Sounds delicious! I’m so glad that the Disneyland Hotel is getting a makeover complete with new restaurants.

  • Really surprised you have not brought the very popular WDW Tonga Toast to the Disneyland Resort. Seems like a natural breakfast option for Tangaroa Terrace. In any case, looking forward to a trip or six to Trader Sam’s.

  • Are there plans for vegetarian options on the menu? Or will my wife be stuck ordering a chicken salad without the chicken?

    • See above 🙂

  • Ooooooh!! Any word on what the vegetarian options at Tangaroa Terrace will be? Can’t wait to go!

    • Terrific vegetarian options:
      For breakfast:
      • Egg white, vegetable and tofu bake-filled with silken tofu, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and cheese, topped with a sautéed mushroom tomato vinaigrette and served with fresh fruit.
      • French toast topped with warm banana-caramel sauce, dusted with powdered sugar and served with fresh fruit

      All-Day Menu:
      • Crispy tofu salad-ginger-soy marinated tofu fried crispy in a coconut panko breading served atop a blend of fresh lettuces, cabbage, carrots, red and yellow bell peppers, grape tomatoes and enoki mushrooms in a citrus vinaigrette
      • Cheese flatbread

  • That is so cool, Look forward to seeing in August during D23 Expo

  • I so cannot wait to try out these two new places! I’m fairly confident that they will be regular spots that I visit for Disneyland Resort trips 🙂 Soooo happy that it is going to be a real Tiki Bar, too!

  • As a fan of all things Tiki, I’m am literally counting the minutes (hours, days) until this opens.

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