Well here it is photographic proof that Trader Sam is on vacation.
Rumor has it that he will be back from vacation on Weds. They removed him so that they could cast a new mold of him.
Yep yep, noticed that last night myself. When I asked the CM helping me out of the boat what happened to him, she got the innocent look on her face and said "I don't know who you're talking about." That had me laughing all night. ^_^
"Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere." - Anton Ego (Ratatouille)
"I suppose you have no choice but to revolutionize the world." -Mikage Souji (Revolutionary Girl Utena)
No, he has just been busy redoing his website The Disney Experience and making more paper models. Not missing at all, posts just about every day on the Paper Model thread right here in the Disneyland Resort thread.