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  • On May 18, 2023
    Julia from UT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I'd like a reservation for Blue Bayou,lunch Tues 7/18, for 20. I haven't been able to see any availability for a group that size. How do I make a reservation for a group that large, and does that day open at midnight tonight?

    Welcome, Julia! We are so excited to have you, here at planDisney!

    How exciting that you're planning a visit with your entire club of Mouseketeers! It sounds like a party to me! I understand how securing dining reservations for a large group might feel daunting, so let me share some recommendations as you make your plans. 

    Dining reservation availability for a group of 20 can be difficult to find in the dining search tool, but I have been successful in the past by making reservations for two groups (say, 10 guests each) within 15 minutes of each other. You'll need to ask a friend in your group to hold one of these reservations, as the system will view it as a time conflict, otherwise. Then, once you arrive at the restaurant, I suggest checking in with the Cast Member at the host desk and kindly asking if they can combine the reservations and seat you together, or at least at tables very near each other. Sometimes I like to do this as soon as my preferred dining location opens for the day, for the best chance that the Cast Members can accommodate my request. It's not guaranteed, but you never know when you might get a little pixie dust for your day!

    Alternatively, you may wish to call Guest Services or use the chat function in the official Disneyland mobile app to see if a Cast Member can help you secure dining reservation options for your large group. Don't forget that advanced dining reservations may be made up to 60 days prior, and they typically open at 6:00 A.M. PST. However, in my experience, I've noticed that reservations can be released in batches throughout the day, so it is helpful to check more than once on the date your dining reservation window opens.

    Blue Bayou Restaurant is an excellent choice, with a dining atmosphere that is so unique and memorable! For a group of your size, I also recommend Goofy's Kitchen which is located in the Disneyland Hotel and offers character dining experiences. I recently experienced breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen with a group of nearly 30 Guests and it was so fun to see Mickey, Minnie, and their pals parade around our tables! I've also found that River Belle Terrace in Disneyland Park and Wine Country Trattoria in Disney California Adventure Park tend to have large seating areas that may accommodate sizeable groups.  

    I hope these tips are helpful, Julia, and that your entire cast of characters has a spectacular time in Disneyland Resort! If you have any other questions in the meanwhile, we welcome you to 'Be Our Guest' again here at planDisney

    Wishing you Wondrous Journeys,
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Meet the Panelist: Tishra, Washington

From my casita to yours, welcome to planDisney! I'm Tishra, a Spanish-speaking Colombian American living in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a college professor, a happy wife, and a mom to two little girls who hold magic in their hearts as much as their parents do! Our family believes in celebrating every milestone, from life's biggest moments to all the details in between. If you want to commemorate something special with a Disneyland Resort vacation, I'm here to help you out in English or Spanish. Learn More About Tishra

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