Best Restaurant Décor - 2012
Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar & Tangaroa Terrace
1150 Magic Way
Anaheim, CA 92802
It costs a heck of a lot to get into Disneyland these days. And unless you're a member of that secret society of 1 percenters called Club 33, you're not allowed to have any booze there. For us commoners, there's Trader Sam's, a tiki bar that comes alive with the same audio-animatronic magic as in the theme park. But since it's hidden inside the grounds of the Disneyland Hotel, there's no admission—and most tourists don't even know about it. Sit at the bar and order a particular drink, and things start, um, happening. The correct fruity libation will cause a volcano to erupt, a pirate ship to sink with a glug-glug-glug, or your bar stool to lower unexpectedly as though you've sat in quicksand. There's a food menu, but it's beside the point. Come for an attraction funner than the Tiki Room and become happier than you've probably ever been visiting the Happiest Place on Earth . . . the potent mai tais will have a lot do with that last part.