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  • On Nov 13, 2023
    Candace from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My daughter and I are doing a trip for my birthday on Jan. 10. We are trying to make reservations at Blue Bayou and the site says no times are available? Does that mean the restaurant will be closed when we are there? The the ride too?

    Hey there, Candace! Welcome back to planDisney and thanks for stopping by with such a great planning question! 

    I simply can't imagine a more magical way to celebrate your birthday than with a magical adventure at The Happiest Place on Earth. I know you and your daughter must be getting so excited, Candace! My birthday is three days after yours, and if you're anything like me, the most important part of a Disney vacation or a birthday celebration is the food. So, let's get this planning party started!

    From what I can see, at this time, it looks like Blue Bayou Restaurant is not operating from January 7, 2024, through January 12, 2024, reopening for lunch at 11:00 a.m. on January 13, 2024. I am not sure why it seems to be closed during your birthday week, but I recommend keeping an eye on the restaurant's webpage on the Disneyland Resort website or app to see if this may change as your vacation approaches. 

    If your visit doesn't extend to January 13th and you don't get a chance to dine at Blue Bayou, Hakuna Matata! It means "no worries." I suggest making a dining reservation at Cafe Orleans for a delicious meal with the same Cajun and Creole flair that is served up at Blue Bayou. Cafe Orleans even offers the famous Monte Cristo Sandwich and pomme frites ... and for a lower price than at Blue Bayou. This New Orleans girl gives it two Mickey Mouse thumbs up!

    At this time, it looks like the operating hours for Pirates of the Caribbean (the attraction that sails through Blue Bayou Restaurant) have been released through the end of this year. But I suggest checking the attraction's operating hours for your visit as your vacation approaches on the Disneyland website or app. I'll be wishing upon a star that you can set sail on this swashbuckling adventure during your birthday celebration, matey!

    While this probably wasn't the answer you were hoping for, Candace, I hope it was at least helpful, and I hope you have the most magical and memorable birthday celebration with your daughter! Please feel free to stop by any time with any questions you may have. You've got a friend in me!

    See ya real soon,


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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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