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  • On Mar 21, 2024
    Annie from BC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I would like to make dinner reservations for Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar. But they are not accepting reservations at present. Any reason why? Thank You

    Aloha, Annie! Thanks for stopping by planDisney.

    Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar is an island oasis near the Disneyland Hotel, and I love that you want to visit. My favorite dishes are the Pork Gyoza and Panko-crusted Long Beans - give them a try! Annie, the restaurant is quite small and can only accommodate smaller parties inside with accommodations for larger parties in their outdoor dining area. All of the dining reservations may have already been reserved, as most Disneyland Resort dining locations start booking 60 days in advance. However, a Cast Member recently told me that reservations can be released anywhere between 1-60 days out, so you may want to check back regularly to see if any reservations have opened up. Hopefully, you will get lucky and grab one!

    If you can't snag an advanced dining reservation - hakuna matata, not all hope is lost. Trader Sam's also offers a select number of walk-ups per day. Once you are near the restaurant, you can check the Disneyland Mobile App for the estimated wait time and add your name to the walk-up list. If you are staying at one of the three Disneyland Resort Hotels, it would also be easy to walk over and check the walk-up list in person with a friendly Cast Member. You might want to go for a late lunch or early dinner if trying for a walk-up table, as there are likely going to be longer wait times at more traditional meal times. 

    Annie, I will be crossing my fingers that you get to experience Trader Sam's. I also wish you fair winds and bright sunrises are you plan your vacation. Please come back and visit us again soon!

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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, California

Hi, I'm Melissa - an archivist, wife, mom, and Disneyland Resort specialist from Southern California. I've been visiting Disneyland since I was a baby and, now that I've got three Mouseketeers of my own, I love experiencing everything Disney through their eyes. From watching the Straw Hatters on Main Street, U.S.A. to riding "it's a small world," making magical memories as a family is one of my favorite things. I can't wait to help you research your next Disney vacation. See ya real soon! Learn More About Melissa

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