PHOTOS: Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto to Soft Open March 28th, No Mugs Until Late-April

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Are you ready for Grogmageddon? I hope Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is ready for tomorrow…


Disney officially announced today that Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto will soft open on March 28th, but no souvenir mugs will be available until the official opening in late-April. With the amount of anticipation there is for the opening of this bar and restaurant, one would assume tomorrow is bound to be interesting for the rather small location that seats under 50 guests inside and 82 on the patio.



The drink list will include some favorites from the original location in the Disneyland Hotel, but also 5 new signiature drinks that will eventually have a souvenir mug you can take home:

Only at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto:

  • Polynesian Pearl
  • Nautilus
  • Castaway Crush
  • Tahitian Torch
  • Dark & Tropical Stormy

Favorites imported from Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar:

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

And there are Sam’s No-Booze Brews:

  • Schweitzer Fal
  • Skipper Sipper
  • Polynesian Punch




There will also be a selection of small plates for guests to enjoy.

So, will you brave the Grogmageddon tomorrow?

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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Matt F
Matt F

Is that zombie mug one of the souvenir mugs?

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Brian Bauer
Brian Bauer

Guests are reporting that all the mugs are available now except the Nautilus.