Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto to open soon!

Disney World fans of Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar at Disneyland Hotel have been eagerly awaiting the opening of its sister location. The wait is almost over. Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto will open soon in Polynesian Village Resort!

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto official opens in April

Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto official opens in April

As of yesterday, the lounge is in its soft opening. However, in late April, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto will official open. The lounge, located off the main lobby, will have collectible mugs once its official open.

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto souvenir mugs

Cocktail served in a souvenir mug

This location will have some of the same drinks and small plates, but a new menu has been created for the Grog Grotto.

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto shot glasses

Tiki souvenir shot glasses

The cocktails will be available tin collectible Tiki mugs, but they all won’t be the same as out in California. There will be new mugs available only at Disney World.

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto souvenir glass

You’ll want to collect all the Tiki glasses

New drink cocktails available only at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto:

Polynesian Pearl
Nautilus
Castaway Crush
Tahitian Torch
Dark & Tropical Stormy

Cocktails from Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar:

Krakatoa Punch
Uh-Oa!
HippopotoMai-Tai
Shrunken Zombie Head

Non-alcoholic beverages:

Schweitzer Fall
Skipper Sipper
Polynesian Punch

We must say, we are disappointed to not see two of our favorites listed – Shipwreck on the Rocks (Bourbon with freshly Muddled Lemon and Mint with Organic Agave Nectar) and Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum (Reserve Rum, Cream of Coconut and Pineapple and Orange Juices dusted with Cinnamon and Nutmeg). Yep! The name really has that many Tikis in it.

Pork Pâté Bánh Mì Sliders at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

Pork Pâté Bánh Mì Sliders

Headhunter Sushi Roll at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

Headhunter Sushi Roll

Kalua Pork Tacos at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

Kalua Pork Tacos

What’s on the menu? Two of our favorites from Enchanted Tiki Bar – chicken lettuce cups with hoisin ginger sauce and Hawaiian poke with Sriracha aioli and wonton chips, will be. New menu items include kalua pork tacos with shredded cabbage and pickled vegetables; pan-fried dumplings with soy-sesame dipping sauce; roasted chicken and pork pâté bánh mì sliders with pickled vegetables; salmon oshizushi (press sushi); corn-battered Portuguese sausages with curry ketchup and a Headhunter Sushi Roll.

If you’ve ever been to the lounge in the Disneyland Hotel, you know it’s small and that there is always a wait to get inside. So will this one be larger? Slightly! It has 50 seats inside and 82 on the patio. So, it’s still small. It will be first-come, first-serve so you may have to wait awhile to get inside.

The official opening date hasn’t been set, but once it is, we’ll let you know.

Are you as excited as we are about the opening of Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto? Tell us what you’re most excited about!

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