• On Aug 17, 2021
    Michele from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Disney why is it so hard to try and get into the Blue Bayou, I have called and spoke to cast members and was told I should call at midnight they release the next day after that, I was on hold two different times one for 45 minutes the other for 35 minutes

    Ahoy, Michele!

    Welcome to planDisney and thank you for bringing your question to us. As a self-proclaimed Disney foodie myself, I’ll be more than happy to help answer any questions you may have.

    I understand that securing a dining reservation can be a little difficult depending on the day, time, and party size. Dining reservations can be made 60 days in advance at select restaurants. It does sound like you attempted to secure your reservations then, Hakuna Matata…it means no worries. Michele, I’ve been in the same situation as you, and let me tell you, don’t give up! I have a few suggestions that may help. 

    The first is to always check for dining reservations, even up to the day of your visit. The easiest and quickest way to do so is by using the Disneyland mobile app. It’s the perfect way to check while you are on the go with a little bit of downtime. You may also want to consider splitting your party into two different groups. My family traveled as a group of 8 and we ended up scheduling 2 reservations for groups of 4 instead of the full 8. Once we arrived for our reservations, we let the Cast Members know that we were all together so they did our best to sit us next to each other. 

    You do have time to secure a reservation, so don’t give up yet, Michele. Sending you all the Pixie Dust!

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Meet the Panelist: Shantel, Arizona

Hi ya Pals! I'm Shantel from Arizona. I am a mom of two and a military wife. I grew up going to the parks, and now we're sharing that tradition with our kids. When I am not visiting the Walt Disney World Resort, I'm at home researching and planning for our next trip! One of my favorite things to do is search for new snacks to try, especially if they are Mickey shaped. I'm definitely living the dream my heart wished for! I cannot wait to answer your questions and help make your vacation even more magical! Learn More About Shantel

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