Disneyland Hotel – If you arrive at the Disneyland Hotel from Downtown Disney, turn left when the path opens up in front of the pools. Head down the left-hand path until you reach the large patio and fireplace, and you’ll see Trader Sam’s on your right.
- Service Type – table service
- Seating – outdoor patios, indoor dining room
- Entertainment – bar area has periodic “storms” and chanting
Located within the Disneyland Hotel’s campus, Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar gives guests a taste of island living. With its signature “Gorilla Grog” and a variety of collectible mugs, Trader Sam’s is a fan favorite within the Disneyland Resort. And if you’re hungry, this Tiki Bar also has a selection of tropical snacks, sandwiches, and sides.
MY RATING – ★★★★★
Trader Sam’s is a really fun place to grab a drink and appetizers. If you are lucky enough to score a table inside, you’ll get to experience the Tiki Hut, and the periodic storms when people order certain drinks from the bar. And if you sit outside, you get to enjoy scenic views of the pools and Disneyland Hotel grounds. The first time I visited Trader Sam’s, I sat by the fire on the lower patio, and it’s an experience I highly recommend. Whether you’re stopping by for a midday break or ending your night with a round of drinks, Trader Sam’s is an exciting and unique dining experience.
- Passionate Python
- Rosita’s Margarita
- Schweitzer Falls
- Kalua-Style Pork Flatbread
The backstory of Trader Sam’s can be found through a series of letters on the walls of the bar. Trader Sam, the infamous collector from the Jungle Cruise, decided to open a Tiki Bar to show off his treasures. Inside the bar, he developed an interest in mixology, creating his own specialty drinks for adventurers to try. Sam’s “Gorilla Grog”, made from secret ingredients collected all over the world, has mystical powers, summoning occasional chanting and storms within the tiki bar.