Disneyland Hotel's Trader Sam's and Tangaroa Terrace

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The new bar Trader Sam's and the casual-dining restaurant Tangaroa Terrace just opened at the Disneyland Hotel, and I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised by both.

Sure, both of these Polynesian-themed hangouts would be more appropriate located in Adventureland than where they are (kiddie poolside, just outside the hotel), but then they wouldn't be able to serve alcohol! (Note: Disneyland's exclusive dining spot, Club 33, is the only location in the park that sells alcohol.) I say keep it off-property, and let the booze flow freely!

I managed to grab a drink (or two) at Trader Sam's this past Saturday and shoot a few photos in the process. Look for them after the jump.

The entire bar is decked out in Polynesian "artifacts"--trinkets and baubles collected over the years during numerous adventures and journeys. And by "collected over the years," I mean, "made in China in 2010." Still, there's a ton stored in every nook and cranny to keep the eye busy . . .

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. . . including a few familiar faces (and moving eyes) from the Enchanted Tiki Room.


Like your drinks dressed-up? You're in luck. They've got everything from paper umbrellas to straws that are so tall you have to hold your drink near your waist to get a sip.


We got a Ginger's Pear-adise . . .


. . . and a Shrunken Zombie Head. And sure, we paid $20 for two drinks, but they were pretty strong. And we had just paid $5 for a bag of popcorn, so getting bent over kind of comes with the territory when buying anything at Disneyland.


Decorative lighting hung from the ceiling . . .

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