A Few Days In and The Lines for Trader Sam’s are Still Long
Five days ago, we here at MickeyBlog shared the momentous news that Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, one of our favorite watering holes in all of Walt Disney World has finally reopening to the public.
For those unfamiliar, Trader Sam’s is a tiki bar located in the Great Ceremonial House of Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The lounge for its rum cocktails in souvenir tiki mugs and awesome ambiance inspired by the beloved Adventureland attraction, the Jungle Cruise.
The environment is also incredibly entertainment with volcanos that erupt, tiki gods that are angered and thunder and lighting based on the drinks you order!
When we visited Trader Sam’s on the 19th, it was the first day that it had been open since the COVID-19 shutdown. The minute word got out that Grotto was reopening, the crowds came and there was quickly a very long line to get into what is a rather small lounge area.
At that time a virtual queue was set up to minimize the time guests were spending in line. Our MickeyBloggers Greg and Elyssa were told as they were leaving that the wait to get in was at the 5 hour mark!
Our MickeyBloggers dropped by the Poly earlier today and hours ahead of Trader Sam’s opening, guests were waiting in line!
Just as we were walking past, a virtual queue was once again being set up to stop long lines from forming on the property!
We are so excited to see so many people coming out to support Trader Sam’s but I guess the moral of the story is that if you want to get inside Trader Sam’s, so forward planning will go far. Arrive ahead of opening and be prepared to wait.
We’ll continue to track how the crowds are at Sam’s so keep following along with us for further news and updates. Trader Sam’s will be open from 3pm – 12 am over the weekend!
You can take a look at the cocktail menu along with some light bites here.
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