The Story Behind Disneyland’s Enchanted Tiki Bar, Trader Sam’s

How did a kooky testament to the Tiki Bars of the 1950’s and 1960’s end up in two of Disney’s most revered resorts after being originally planned for Walt Disney’s Gleaming city of the Future — EPCOT?

Austin Carroll
7 min readJun 4, 2018

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Trader Sam would be a living legend in the cocktail world — that is if he were live and not merely an animatronic at the end of the World Famous Jungle Cruise. The bar that owes him a namesake is…

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Austin Carroll

Hello! My name is Austin & I am a product manager, career coach, and podcast host.