PHOTOS - First look inside Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Mar 27, 2015 in "Trader Sam's Grog Grotto"

Posted: Friday March 27, 2015 3:23pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today provided a first look inside the much anticipated Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto will soft open on Saturday March 28 2015, with an official opening coming later in April.

Also revealed today are some of the unique menu items that will be exclusive to the Walt Disney World Trader Sam's location. These include Polynesian Pearl, Nautilus, Castaway Crush, Tahitian Torch, Dark & Tropical Stormy.

Some favorites from Disneyland will also be available, including Krakatoa Punch, Uh-Oa!, HippopotoMai-Tai, and Shrunken Zombie Head.

On the food front, new dishes exclusive to the east coast location will 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. From Disneyland, the chicken lettuce cups with hoisin ginger sauce and the Hawaiian poke with Sriracha aioli and wonton chips will all be available.

Click the gallery for more photos, and check out our previous article for more information about trader Sam's Grog Grotto.

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KordovaJDMay 13, 2015

There was a line 50 people long to go in at 4:00 last Friday. I didn't go during my stay, but seems popular. I didn't have any problems with the lobby, but I hadn't been there for 15 years, so I don't really remember it.

asianwayApr 29, 2015

I know the ladies was called polynesian princess - can't remember the men's or jeweler

COProgressFanApr 29, 2015

Nice reference. Ah, memories.

kkockaApr 29, 2015

Would be too large. Service is managable now, although I feel the inside bar is still shorthanded a bit and that's including the fact that one is almost exclusively making drinks for the rest of the room. Even though Enchanted Tiki Bar is a success in CA, how this bar will play out in FL is still sorta experimental. There's definitely a big tiki culture in SoCal and around Disneyland. That bar could be open at 10am and it would still have a flood of people at opening. I've read a lot on how many lookyloos there are, those that sip on water or a single drink then just socialize, and people not tipping. Come on! If you're not willing to tip on a $52 drink you shouldn't have any business soaking up space.

Sage of TimeApr 29, 2015

Oh no. What happened?!

PhotoDave219Apr 29, 2015

Correct. I have the button. They had all the glasswear for sale. Then I went to the airport. Zombie heads are meant to be in checked luggage....

asianwayApr 29, 2015

More like the old men's wear store

Sage of TimeApr 29, 2015

I still think they should have knocked down the wall to Captain Cook's and just made it into one big facility... and moved the quick service to some other location, like Tangaroa Terrace.

Rose&CrownerApr 27, 2015

Inside capacity is 51, with no standing room, only seats. Though I stood the whole time.

englanddgApr 27, 2015

Ahhh, I know exactly where it is then. Thanks!

TuvaluApr 27, 2015

It is in the space formerly occupied by the game room. And it is TINY.

englanddgApr 27, 2015

I thought it was off to the right, around where the old South Seas room was... Derp!

englanddgApr 27, 2015

That makes sense. I was basing it on these:

TuvaluApr 27, 2015

It is on the left if you enter from the front doors. Just past the Trader Sam's entrance is another door to the outside, but you aren't on the terrace, you are just outside and need to turn right to get to the terrace.