• On May 6, 2019
    Laurie from AR Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are the drinks at Trader Sam's snack credit eligible?

    Aloha, Laurie, and welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    There is so much to love about Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, which is probably why I find myself spending time there almost every time I'm on vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. I think that the decor and the atmosphere are incredible, and I'm always counting down the days until I can smell the divine smell of the main building, the Great Ceremonial House, again. Of course, it's no surprise that my favorite thing about a visit here is the food! Every restaurant is great here, from the family-style dinner at 'Ohana, to the Thai Coconut Meatballs at one of my favorite Quick-Service Restaurants, Capt. Cook's.

    If you are looking for a really fun night out and a unique lounge experience that you won't forget, I also recommend a visit to Trader Sam's Grog Grotto! While this location doesn't participate in the Disney Dining Plan, I still like to visit for a cocktail in a collectible cup and some delicious food. My family loves the Hawaiian Poke, the Banh Mi, and the Chicken Lettuce Cups! When the bill comes, you can just use your MagicBand to charge the total to your Resort Hotel room.

    Trader Sam's Grog Grotto is extremely popular among guests and does not take reservations, so make sure to head there as close to opening time as possible to get a seat inside. If you don't want to wait for a table or you'd prefer to enjoy some drinks and snacks outside, I always have good luck finding a seat on the Tiki Terrace.

    Have a HippopotoMai-Tai for me, Laurie!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our two rescue animals. We are Disney-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted-out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World instead! I'm thrilled to be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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