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  • On Mar 31, 2022
    Kelly from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello, I am staying at Coronado Springs. I would love to go to Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at the Polynesian Resort. They do not take reservations. Can I drive to the Poly to go to Trader Sam's? Or will I need to take Disney transportation to get in?

    Hello Kelly!

    I bet you are getting excited about your upcoming Walt Disney World vacation and your stay at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort! I have had the opportunity to enjoy Trader Sam's Grog Grotto at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort a few times, and I love this unique experience.

    Yes, you can drive your vehicle to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort to get to Trader Sam's Grog Grotto. You will have to tell the Security Cast Member at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort entrance that you wish to enjoy Trader Sam's Grog Grotto. Typically the Security Cast Member will ask to see your ID, such as a driver's license. Another option would be to park your vehicle at the Ticket and Transportation Center (the Magic Kingdom parking lot) and take the Resort Monorail or walk to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. My tip for you is to try to arrive at Trader Sam's Grog Grotto before it opens or early in the afternoon to have a better opportunity to get on the waiting list and secure a spot inside. So while you are awaiting your place inside Trader Sam's Grog Grotto, you can explore the shops in Disney's Polynesian Village Resort and the incredible lobby!

    You can also choose to use the Walt Disney World Transportation System by going by Disney Bus from Disney's Coronado Springs Resort to the closest theme park that is open. Once you get to the theme park, take a Disney bus to Disney's Polynesian Village Resort. This route will take a longer time than using your vehicle.

    I hope that your upcoming Walt Disney World is magical!

    Marc L.
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