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A Taste of the New Drinks Coming to Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

Aloha, ahoy, aha adventurers! Here on the shores of paradise at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, our friend Trader Sam is establishing Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, a happy hideaway for all to enjoy when it opens this spring.

Here is adventure. Here is romance. Here is mystery. Here is a sneak peek of some of the new beverages coming to Trader Sam‘s Grog Grotto.


Trader Sam has a few new tricks up his sleeve—and no, it’s not two of his heads for one of yours—his “head” beverage crafter is concocting new handcrafted cocktails made with authentic premium ingredients in souvenir drink vessels.

You’ll feel like beach-combin’ royalty sipping on a Castaway Crush—the tastiest drink this side of wicky-wacky Waikiki. Indulge in the hidden treasures of the Polynesian Pearl or, for a whale-of-a-tale, be sure to try the Nautilus. Other new libations include the Dark & Tropical Stormy (no need to batten down the hatches) and the Tahitian Torch.

Be sure to keep a seafaring eye out for favorites imported from Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at Disneyland Resort such as the Shrunken Zombie Head, Uh-Oa!, Krakatoa Punch, and many more.

Sam’s No-Booze Brews will also be available, including the Skipper Sipper, Schweitzer Falls, and Polynesian Punch served in a souvenir sipper.

A hui hou—until we meet again!


  • Do we know the opening date yet?

  • Rachel, aside from the great news you bring us about a great Disney institution– Trader Sam’s– I like how you wrote this piece, really captures the spirit of TS, Adventurers Club, and all things Kungaloosh. Question– will these new drinks at the Grog Grotto be available at the Trader Sam’s in Disneyland? We will be there in June, and would love to try out some of these new offerings. Kungaloosh!

  • Any news on an opening date??

  • I’m looking forward to this opening. With the craft cocktail movement firmly established across the US, I’m hoping to see at least a few craft-influenced drinks for repeat visitors. Cheers!

  • I’m so glad I’m staying all summer long in Orlando! #humblebrag

  • Cannot wait! Visited Trader Sam’s at the Disneyland Hotel last month, hoping that Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is open at the Polynesian Village Resort for our late April/early May trip!

  • Will there be the Kungaloosh?

  • I’m keeping my fingers crossed: We’ll be there March 21 to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We’d love to end the night at Trader Sam’s!

  • Hoping it’s open for our trip in May! Can’t wait to try one those cocktails!!

    • 🙂

  • Eyeing the calendar for an opening date announcement, then booking flight.

    • Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog, we will be sharing more details about the opening of Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto soon!

  • Having visited the original Trader Sam’s for the first time last month, this is what I am most excited for my WDW trip in May. I hope it’s open!

  • not going to lie, I saw the headline and assumed it was bout Trader Sam’s at Disneyland Hotel lol

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