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  • On Jan 22, 2024
    Whitney 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.

    Do the Plaza Inn and Blue Bayou have new restrictions on party size? We had reservations in Sept 2023 for 8 people but I cannot seem to reserve for larger than 5 at Plaza Inn or 6 at BB, when trying to reserve for our trip in March. What do you recommend?

    Hey there, Whitney!

    Welcome back to planDisney. You've made two great choices for dining locations on your upcoming visit. My family loved the twinkling ambiance of Blue Bayou Restaurant when we dined there a few years back, and the menu options at Plaza Inn are definitely Disneyland Park staples. I'm happy to dish out all the details as you prepare for your visit.

    Dining reservations can be made 60 days in advance and are always recommended, particularly during busy travel periods like Spring Break. “Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park” is the only Character Dining option currently available in the parks and reservations tend to fill up quickly as you can imagine. Blue Bayou Restaurant is another very popular spot. While table sizes vary from venue to venue, I was able to find availability for a party of 10 when searching for Plaza Inn Dining Packages. You won't have Characters at this experience, but it appears that larger tables are still available to reserve though not necessarily open on all dates or during all meal periods.

    I'm not sure of your party size but I found availability for brunch at River Belle Terrace and breakfast, lunch and dinner at Carnation Cafe for parties of 10 around your travel dates. If you still have your heart set on Blue Bayou Restaurant and Plaza Inn, I'd recommend securing a few reservations for smaller parties around the same time and requesting to be seated together when you arrive for your meal. You may need to wait a bit longer and I can't guarantee that Cast Members will be able to seat your groups nearby, but it never hurts to ask. 

    Remember, dining reservations can be canceled at most locations up until 2 hours prior so it's always possible you'll find last-minute availability. I just found a few openings at Carthay Circle Restaurant and Lamplight Lounge later today, which are both usually hard to come by. It's worth it to keep checking even once you've arrived.

    I hope this helps Whitney! Please come back and see us again with more questions. 

    Magic and memories,
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