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BambooRadley
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Posted: 2017-08-24 10:13 pm   Permalink

Traveled here from Nashville for biz...Am I crazy ? or is this a fail on several levels- pretty disappointed.
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happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
Posts: 412
Posted: 2017-08-25 02:33 am   Permalink

Well it obviously got you drunk enough to make this post.

 
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tikijimmy
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Joined: Apr 22, 2012
Posts: 16
Posted: 2017-08-25 05:30 am   Permalink

Well....maybe if you elaborated ....we could agree or disagree on each "level".....there are things I loved about the place and things I really didn't like

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2017-08-25 05:40 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-08-25 02:33, happy buddha wrote:
Well it obviously got you drunk enough to make this post.



Ok THAT is funny!
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 2175
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2017-08-25 06:30 am   Permalink

Your thread title doesn't specify Sam's Orlando or Sam's Anaheim. And there is already a thread for this.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=44996&forum=1

Hope you had a decent enough time to have enjoyed SOMETHING there? It's great that the Disney folks who design and build stuff get to express their appreciation for tiki. Your other choice might have been a Polynesian sports bar or something like that....




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JasonMa
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Joined: Jun 05, 2017
Posts: 26
Posted: 2017-08-25 07:33 am   Permalink

If its Orlando I kind of get the complaints. Their 20,000 Leagues theme really trumps any tiki feel.

I liked Anaheim though.


 
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EnchantedTikiGoth
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Joined: Dec 31, 2003
Posts: 234
From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2017-08-25 07:40 am   Permalink

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On 2017-08-25 07:33, JasonMa wrote:
If its Orlando I kind of get the complaints. Their 20,000 Leagues theme really trumps any tiki feel.




Sorry, that's my fault. I love Tiki and I love Jules Verne. They custom built it for me.


 
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AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2017-08-25 07:53 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-08-25 07:33, JasonMa wrote:
If its Orlando I kind of get the complaints. Their 20,000 Leagues theme really trumps any tiki feel.

I liked Anaheim though.



Orlando gets quite noisy and in-your-face at times with the show. The 20,000 Leagues stuff is especially intrusive if you're trying to talk, or if you've already seen it 5 times in the last 10 minutes, heh...

I don't think it's geared towards repeat customers. The people who have the most fun seem to be the first time or infrequent guests. After that it gradually loses its novelty. I will guess that we should expect some "refresh" changes at some point, but not very soon because the show designers have their project lists very full with all the new lands and stuff.


 
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kkocka
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Posted: 2017-08-25 11:47 am   Permalink

Grog Grotto is definitely geared toward a tourist audience and those completely unfamiliar with tiki. Also a 2 minute Uh Oa show gets pretty old pretty quick. But I'd love to hear OP elaborate.
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EnchantedTikiGoth
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Joined: Dec 31, 2003
Posts: 234
From: Calgary, Canada
Posted: 2017-08-25 1:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-08-25 07:53, AceExplorer wrote:

Orlando gets quite noisy and in-your-face at times with the show. The 20,000 Leagues stuff is especially intrusive if you're trying to talk, or if you've already seen it 5 times in the last 10 minutes, heh...

I don't think it's geared towards repeat customers. The people who have the most fun seem to be the first time or infrequent guests. After that it gradually loses its novelty.



That happens in Anaheim too... The first few Krakatoas are funny, but eventually you're all "'scuse me, I'd like to hear my conversation thanks!"

Maybe they need to randomize the effects so that part of the thrill will be whether or not your particular order will set it off


 
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Iolani
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Joined: Sep 30, 2003
Posts: 96
Posted: 2017-08-25 2:44 pm   Permalink

I enjoy the atmosphere at the Orlando Trader Sam's, but the bartenders leave a lot to be desired, personality-wise, and cocktail knowledge-wise.

They should have brought one or two of the excellent bartenders from the Tambu downstairs to mentor the kids running Trader Sam's. Bartenders that know their drinks and that are more than happy (even excited) to pour classic, off-menu cocktails. Bartenders that know how to chat and engage with customers (even when busy) rather than treat them with disdain. YMMV.


 
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Loki-Tiki
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Joined: Nov 05, 2007
Posts: 463
From: Like...The Valley
Posted: 2017-08-26 09:06 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2017-08-24 22:13, BambooRadley wrote:
Traveled here from Nashville for biz...Am I crazy ? or is this a fail on several levels- pretty disappointed.


Or is he referring to 'Trad'r Sam' (https://critiki.com/location/tradr-sam-san-francisco-157/)?


 
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Thortiki
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Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 373
From: Maryland (Land of Pleasant Tiki Living)
Posted: 2017-08-26 2:37 pm   Permalink

Have been to both Disneyland & Disney World TS's twice each. For me the overall nod would go to TS @ Disneyland.

 
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cvcgolf
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Joined: Dec 29, 2010
Posts: 56
Posted: 5 days ago; 4:36 pm   Permalink

Trader Sam's at Disneyland is fantastic.. I go just about every Saturday night.. It's crowded now and I have to wait for seats these days, damn.. Anyway, they just added new drinks to the menu.. A new menu was printed up because of them.. 3 or 4 new drinks so get down there but not on a Saturday night.. Ha!

 
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