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  • On Feb 10, 2022
    Bethany from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Any estimate on the amount of reservations that are normally dropped at blue bayou in the two weeks before arrival? We are trying to make our trip extra magical this year, but of course even 60 days out I was still unable to snag a spot! :(

    Howdy, Bethany! Welcome back to planDisney!

    I do see that your trip to Disneyland Resort is coming up in just a few short weeks! How exciting! I understand the idea of making your trip extra magical this year! In addition to your favorite dining reservations, I'd love to share some other ways to sprinkle some pixie dust throughout your stay. Your arrival times up with the Disney California Food & Wine Festival, a celebratory occasion of its own! Throughout Disney California Adventure, you'll find festival marketplaces offering up delicious bites and perfectly paired wines and cocktails, culinary demonstrations, family fun and activities and the beloved journey of Soarin' Over California! There is so much to do and see at this fantastic event that you're sure to find magic wherever you look!

    Blue Bayou Restaurant is certainly a favorite of Disneyland Resort Guests. Due to its popularity, reservations here often do fill up quickly. Though there are not a specified number of reservations that become available closer to your arrival date, there is still a chance that you'll be able to get a table. Guests' plans often change during the course of their stay or closer to their trip. When a Guest cancels a dining reservation, that time slot becomes immediately available for other Guests. Though we can't predict exactly when that will be, I recommend staying diligent in checking the Disneyland Mobile App for open reservations as your trip approaches. If I'm unable to secure a reservation I want at the 60-day advance dining reservation window, I try to check the app for open tables a few times a day leading up to my trip. I've often been able to find what I'm looking for if I stay flexible and persistent!

    If you still are unable to book that elusive reservation, know that Blue Bayou Restaurant does take a very limited number of same-day reservations. If you arrive and wait in line just a few minutes before the restaurant opens, they may be able to accommodate you! Bethany, this is not guaranteed, but it may take just a few minutes out of your day to try! Just make sure that your entire party is present, so you can take any table they may have available for you. 

    Bethany, I know this likely isn't the news you were hoping to hear, but I do hope you're able to use these tips to make all your dining dreams come true!

    Hakuna Matata,

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, New Jersey

Hey friends! I'm Ashley, a Disney-loving mom ready to help you plan your next adventure! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two young, energetic kids who have inherited our love of Disney! As Annual Passholders and Disney Vacation Club Members, we spend our time at Walt Disney World Resort in all different ways, from packed park days to relaxing by the pool, our family has developed a love for all Disney has to offer. I'm excited to share the magic with all of you! Learn More About Ashley

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