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Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto

A couple laughs over the sparkling Shrunken Zombie Head cocktail that has been placed in front of them at their table by their waitress

Feast in paradise while learning to recreate popular Polynesian-style potables—at this year’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival!

Two couples enjoy cocktails at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

Lure of the South Pacific

Prepare for Zombie encounters of the delicious kind during this idyllic tropical lunch!

Escape to a Shangri-La filled with carved totems, shrunken heads, exotic cocktails and food fit for King Kamehameha himself. This entertaining dining event teaches attendees how to mix dark and light spirits into the specialty beverages made famous at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, an iconic Tiki-themed eatery that brings island fantasies to life!

Each mouthwatering morsel promises to whisk Guests off to the balmy shores of Bali H’ai, where swaying palms and native cultures sing “come to me, come to me.” Hear all about the restaurant’s mystical history, sample tasty dishes that reflect the kitschy, colorful environment and receive a souvenir mug to commemorate the experience!

Event Details
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort: Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto
  • Select Wednesdays
  • 12:00PM to 2:00 PM
  • $99 per Guest—plus tax, gratuity included
  • Limited availability
2016 Dates
  • September 21, 28
  • October 5, 12

This event has one seating option. Alcohol will only be served to Guests 21 and older. Events are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

The interior of Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto featuring Tiki themed decor

Make a Reservation Today!

Call (407) 939-3378 to reserve your spot at Behind the Scenes at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto—held select Wednesdays during the 2016 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Advanced reservations are highly recommended as this event fills up quickly. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

A smiling couple hold cups of craft beer near a kiosk as a Cast Member looks on

ID Requirements to Purchase Alcoholic Beverages

Learn which type of identification you should bring to the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.

Guests must be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcoholic beverages at any establishment in the state of Florida—including Walt Disney World Resort and Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. Alcohol will not be served to anyone who does not present valid identification upon request. The following forms of ID will be accepted as proof of age:

  • U.S. state driver’s license (includes U.S. territories*)
  • U.S. state ID (includes U.S. territories*)
  • U.S. military ID
  • Original passport
  • Copy of passport (either on paper or captured on a mobile device), along with a government-issued photo ID** that verifies the person and birth date shown on the copy
  • NEXUS card issued by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (Canadian Guests only)

Please note: Visitors from outside the United States are required to present both a valid passport and another form of government-issued photo identification from their country of origin.

For all questions concerning our identification requirements, please call (407) 939-6244. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.

*U.S. territories include Puerto Rico, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands and American Samoa.

**Foreign driver’s licenses or ID cards are not acceptable by themselves.

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  • For assistance with your Walt Disney World visit, please call (407) 939-5277.
  • 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM Eastern Time. Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call.
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