Family Dining; Mother; father; daughters
  • On Sep 21, 2023
    Michael from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What time should I plan on making dinner reservations at Blue Bayou.

    Hey there, Michael. A very warm welcome from all of us at planDisney to you. Thanks for sharing another question with us. One of my absolute favorite things to do at the Disneyland Resort is to eat all of the tasty food and delicious treats. It's definitely a priority for me, so I love all of the planning that you're doing around this.

    It looks like you're lining up some pretty fantastic dining experiences and I'm here for it. The Blue Bayou Restaurant is iconic and set inside Pirates of the Caribbean. The food is fantastic and the ambiance isn't too shabby either. This is an incredibly popular dining spot and space often fills up quickly, so let's make sure you're ready. 

    Advance dining reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance for select restaurants. While there is no official time that dining reservations are made available, I've found that most (if not all) reservations become available at 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time. At least this was the case when I last made dining reservations for myself a couple of months ago. Quick tip, make sure you're logged into your Disney account a few minutes before "go time" to help speed up the reservation process. I also noticed from your previous question that you may have a large party. I think my pal Amanda shared some fantastic strategies for booking dining reservations for larger parties. 

    If you're not able to secure this reservation, don't fret. You may have a second chance on the day of your visit. You may be able to use the Mobile Dine Walk-up Availability in the Disneyland app to join the walk-up list. You will need to be near the restaurant to join the list and you may have better odds during lunch hours - make sure to arrive a few minutes before opening time.

    You will be visiting during the Holidays at the Disneyland Resort and it will be extra magical. There's nothing quite like experiencing snow on Main Street, U.S.A. However, since we're on the topic of food, I have to mention that there will be plenty of seasonal eats and treats to enjoy. Keep an eye on the Disney Parks Blog for the holiday Foodie Guide as we get closer. And please add a Mickey gingerbread cookie to your must-eat treat list. You won't regret it. 

    It looks like we're just a little over a couple of weeks away from your big day, Michael. I hope this information has been helpful as you prepare. I'll be sending pixie dust your way in the hopes that you have lightning-fast fingers and are able to book every dining reservation your heart desires. If we can help with any other questions, please come back to share them with us. 

    Happy planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Michelle, Oregon

Hey everyone! I'm Michelle, a Disney loving adult from the Pacific Northwest. I'm a wife and dog mom who loves to travel. Whether I'm adventuring solo, teaming up with my pals and family or making sure my husband is getting the most of his visit with accessibility; I'm here to answer your questions and share that magical feeling you'll get when visiting the Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Michelle

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