The Rum Is Never Gone At Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

As a huge fan of Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar at the Disneyland Hotel, I was more than thrilled when Trader Sam's Grog Grotto opened earlier this summer at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort in Walt Disney World. This Magical bar is a Tiki lover's dream with a fun South Pacific feel and just the right touch of imagination bringing fantasy to life.

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Not only has the fun concept gone bi-coastal, but some of Trader Sam's famous drinks made the trip across country as well. While most rum loving Walt Disney World fans know that the rum is never gone when you order Tambu Lounge's Lapu Lapu - Trader Sam's has its own kickin' rum cocktails for you to try.

The Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum (I love that name!) is one of these delicious drinks that keeps the drum beats going with south seas flare. This mix of Pyrat XO Reserve Rum with Cream of Coconut, OJ and pineapple juice, gets shaken together, then poured over a small mountain of crushed ice making it the perfect boozy snow cone. Never lacking in flair the Skippers then finish this icy masterpiece with a dusting of cinnamon and nutmeg. The sweetness of the milky cream of coconut, with the tangy citrus juices is a gorgeous combination, but it's the spices that bring the flavors together while the rum finishes it all off in bliss.

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Though the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum has a sweet spot in my heart, it's far from the only rockin' rum concoction that's being served up at Trader Sam's. In fact " at least 11 of the signature cocktails have a good dose of this tropical cane sugar spirit. Rum purists can even order up a rum flight to sample an array of flavors. Want More information on Trader Sam's? Head on over to read a full review of Trader Sam's Grog Grotto from our friends at the Disney Food Blog where you'll find spectacular pictures and reviews of the specialty sips all in one place.

A special thanks to the DFB for giving us exclusive use of their pictures. Have you been to Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at Disney's Polynesian Village yet? Leave a comment below and let us know what your favorite drink was!

Steve wrote on Sun, 07/26/2015 - 18:25:

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We still have yet to experience this, not going to ask what's the best because I would love to experience it ALL. However, what is the best way to get here? Drive the car up to the resort? Take the tram from the TTC to the resort?

Kristen K. wrote on Mon, 07/27/2015 - 17:11:

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Hi Steve!

I'm usually staying on property, so I would take a bus to the Magic Kingdom and then the monorail or a boat over to the Polynesian Villiage.

Rach wrote on Thu, 07/30/2015 - 19:29:

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If you are not already on property and are driving to partake of TSGG go directly to the Poly. You'd have to pay for parking at the TTC. (Which BTW is walking distance to the Poly, no need to get on the monorail.) When you get to the booths for MK & the monorail resorts, make sure you are all the way to the right & tell the Cast Member that you are going to the Poly. When you get to the Poly Guard Shack you'll need to show picture ID & tell them you are going to Trader Sam's. You can park at the Poly while you are visiting the restaurants & bars there.

Also know that the queue to get in when it opens at 4pm usually starts forming around 3-3:30. Just before opening they will do a head count & stamp the hands of how many people the room can hold. Once they reach the limit you get a buzzer & are pointed to the outside terrace bar to wait. I find grabbing a Dole Whip from the Pineapple Lanai is a great way to wait outside to get in. (& to get some food on your stomach before all the rum.)

BTW think about having a designated driver, especially if you get a Nautilus, those rum drinks can be quite strong. 8-)

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