Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto Modifies Backstory to Remove Negative Cultural Depictions

While we previously covered some removed props at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto during yesterday’s reopening, that wasn’t the only change to the popular bar.

As you can see on the newly printed menu, the backstory has been modified to remove the same negative cultural depictions that led to the removal of the Trader Sam animatronic from the Jungle Cruise attraction.

First, here’s a look at the old backstory, complete with references to Trader Sam as the head salesman of the jungle, headhunting, head-shrinking potions, and more.

Here’s a look at the new backstory, with references to negative cultural depictions removed.

So while Trader Sam still exists, he no longer is depicted as a headhunter. To that end, photos of both the Walt Disney World version of Trader Sam (left) and Disneyland version of Trader Sam (right) are still hanging on the wall.

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