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Tiki Bars of the World: Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

Tiki Bars of the World: Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar

After our long exhausting day at Disneyland, there was only one thing we could do. Head to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar for some cocktails to quench our extreme thirst. And quenched it was! Even though we were exhausted, this was our first time at Trader Sam’s and we planned to fully live it up. There was a nice size tropical drink menu to make our way through, as well as plenty of pupus (Hawaiian for appetizers) to be eaten.

Trader Sam’s is named for the “head” salesman of the Amazon along the world-famous Jungle Cruise ride at Disneyland.  Inside the enchanted tiki bar, you will find a collection of his exotic wares he’s accumulated over the years and postcards sent to him from friends. If you’ve never been there, the best way we can describe Trader Sam’s is to say it’s the Enchanted Tiki Room and Jungle Cruise rolled together in a rum barrel.

And now for our tour of Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar!

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

Inside Trader Sam’s.

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

The exotic wares collected by Trader Sam.

The menu opens to greet you, “Aloha, ahoy, aha! And welcome to the mystery, romance, and adventure of Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar.” Inside there were illustrations of each of the tropical drinks. We wanted to try so many of them, but there was no way we could order them all in one night.

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

We tried all of the drinks on this page. Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum and Shipwreck On The Rocks were two of our favorites.

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

Shrunken Zombie Head and Trader Sam’s tiki mugs. You can get them with your drink for just a a few dollars more.

The drinks are what really shine at Trader Sam’s. Besides being very well crafted, they are a whole experience within themselves. Depending on what you order, different things will happen around the bar. When we ordered the Shipwreck on the Rocks, a storm started inside a large ship in a bottle and sunk the ship. Other drinks, like the Uh Oa brings on a storm outside the windows as well as patron participation inside the bar. We don’t want to give it all away though, so you will have to go to Trader Sam’s to find out all of the hidden secrets of the tiki drinks.

Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar

Head into Trader Sam’s to find out what happens when you order a Uh Oa.

Trader Sam's

Enjoying a Piranha Pool.

Trader Sam's

Order a Krakatoa Punch to see what happens with the Krakatoa volcano.

Trader Sam's

Mr. AfterGlobe enjoying a HippopotoMai-Tai at Trader Sam’s.


We had a great time at Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar and highly recommend for others to visit. We liked it so much, we even went back for a second time before we left for the airport. We plan on going, again, on our Great American Road Trip. Mr. AfterGlobe said that this was his favorite part of our time in Los Angeles.

Trader Sam's

Our favorite tiki lamp at Trader Sam’s.

Trader Sams

To find Trader Sam’s Enchaned Tiki Bar, just look for the rum barrel, coconuts with little umbrellas in them, and listen for the sound of chanting and volcanoes erupting.


Have you been to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar? What drink was your favorite? If you haven’t been, which one do you want to try the most based off the information we shared with you?

About Kimmy Hayes

Kimmy Hayes is the founder and editor-in-chief of AfterGlobe; a site on becoming debt free and traveling the world as a married couple. In 2012, she planned and coordinated her own do-it-yourself destination wedding on the beautiful island of Maui while serving as a moderator for the on-line community, The Knot. She is passionate about traveling to experience new cultures, snorkeling the waters of the world and reading with her toes in the sand.



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