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“Fun and Funky”

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar
Ranked #28 of 861 Restaurants in Anaheim
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $14
Cuisines: Bar, Polynesian, Hawaiian, American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Welcome, Brave Adventurers! Dock your tramp steamer at the cement shores of the Disneyland Hotel pool area and enter this mystical, interactive experience. Bold and unforgettable cruise-ine awaits at this tiki bar inspired by the world-famous Jungle Cruise. Trader Sam's - named for the "head" salesman of the Amazon — features some of the exotic wares he has collected over the years. But beware...he's always looking for a good trade.
Madera, California
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24 reviews
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“Fun and Funky”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Come on off-peak hours if you want a hope of getting a seat. This bar is always hopping. Yes, the drink prices are high, but not in comparison to the rest of the venues on the resort property. What you get with the drinks is fun. Based off of the popular Jungle Cruise ride, this little place is kitschy to the max. Expect over the top antics from the bartenders when certain drinks are ordered and funky décor.

Some evenings there is music on the outdoor patio. We lucked out and found a trio playing Island Music and Disney theme music the one time we went at night. Mahalo, guys, you were great! We were even treated to an impromptu hula when a friend of one of the musicians stopped by who had been in that fellow's Hula Halau. They did a very nice Modern Hula Kane.

There are some food offerings at Trader Sam's, and they're fine, but go for the experience.

Visited February 2014
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San Francisco, California
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“What A Fun Place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

We brought our two kids ages 10 and 12 to Trader Sam's and it was great! Kids are allowed to be in the bar/restaurant until 8pm. There was a nice selection of non-alcoholic drinks for them to choose from. We ordered several items off of the menu, our favorite being the panko crusted long beans and the Asian chicken salad.
But you don't come here for the food! The drinks are great, the bartenders are crazy, and our waiter looked like he was having a great time. There's all kinds of cool decorations and when certain drinks are ordered lightening strikes and the bartenders spray water on everyone for the "rain". It's so fun!
Great place to unwind after a grueling day of standing in lines at Disneyland!

  • Visited February 2014
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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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“Nice place to get some adult time after long days at Disneyland”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

Wow what a place! We stayed five nights at the Disneyland Hotel and this was the perfect place to unwind after being at the park all day. The prices are high but if your worried about that Disneyland is not the place for you. The bartenders were fantastic and made sure my glass was never empty and made sure to get to know everyone sitting at the bar. This will be my new hangout for future trips to Disneyland.

  • Visited January 2014
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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
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“Always a great time at Trader Sam's”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Simply put, this place is awesome. Deliciously strong drinks, amazing atmosphere, and very enthusiastic cast members behind the bar. Everyone gets into the fun and the place always seems to be busy so if you're coming later in the evening prepare to wait for a seat. Food options are limited but every item we've ordered has been pretty delicious. Make sure to get a signature drink and really get into the tiki bar atmosphere, this is not the place for a glass of wine.

  • Visited February 2014
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Long Beach, California, United States
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“Awesome hidden location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Wow! We had a great time here...food is delicious, atmosphere feels like you are on a tropical vacation, drinks are heavy handed (but professional pours), location is perfect even if you aren't staying in the Disneyland Hotel. Jill our server didn't miss a beat she was on it. We will be returning here and bringing friends.

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