||Trader Sam's - Orlando
Grand Member (6 years)
Joined: Jun 07, 2008
From: 16 miles from The Mai-Kai
|Posted: 2013-08-21 11:50 pm  Permalink|
I hate to interrupt the East Coast vs. West Coast feud :>) .... but I've got lots of news and info on Trader Sam's coming to the Polynesian. I spoke with Steve "Tikiman" Seifert last week and he gave me lots of info from what he considers very reliable sources ...
Update: Trader Sam’s could be key part of Disney World’s Polynesian Resort refurbishment
New reports have surfaced about renovations at Disney World’s Polynesian Resort that indicate the precise location of Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, plus a subtle re-theming in the spirit of the Disney parks’ iconic Adventureland. The massive construction project that may eventually bring the popular Disneyland lounge to the East Coast now appears certain to begin in September.
A few highlights:
* Work should begin on the Great Ceremonial House (photo above) next year, paired with the work on the pool.
* The view of the lagoon is crucial to the redesign, Seifert said. This means removing or significantly scaling back the huge volcano slide at the pool and greatly expanding the patio area between the pool and the quick-service restaurant Captain Cook’s Snack Company. This is also the likely home of Trader Sam’s (see photo below).
* The layout would be similar to the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, where the Tangaroa Terrace adjoins and provides food for Trader Sam’s. Those establishments also share a large outdoor patio.
* The refurbishment will evoke the look and feel of Adventureland and the Adventurer’s Club. Seifert said he doesn’t think it will be too kitschy, but more like Disney going back to its roots with "more details and special touches."
* The Tambu Lounge will likely remain as a service bar for the second floor restaurants ('Ohana and Kona Cafe). But those restaurants, as well as the bar, could see a total re-theming as well.
Click below for my full report, including a recipe for the Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Tiki Rum at Trader Sam's ...
Coming soon to the Polynesian Resort at Disney World?
Featuring The Mai-Kai Cocktail Guide
Joined: Jul 29, 2006
From: Maryland (Land of Pleasant Tiki Living)
|Posted: 2013-08-22 04:10 am  Permalink|
THANK YOU, for returning this thread to the TC related topic with this info update! Thortiki
Joined: Jul 23, 2013
|Posted: 2013-08-23 11:05 am  Permalink|
Saw the Atomic Grog update on the Trader Sam's fb page. Well done.