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  • On Feb 14, 2022
    Deanna from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am unable to make a reservation at Blue Bayou, do they take walk up reservations.

    Hi there, Deanna! Welcome to planDisney!

    I see I have a fellow fan of the Bayou in you! Blue Bayou Restaurant is my absolute favorite dining experience at the Disneyland Resort. Everything seems a bit more magical at night, and I just love the eternally twinkling evening sky, watching my fellow Guests sail away on their Pirates of the Caribbean adventure and, of course, the Monte Cristo Sandwich! That being said, there are quite a few of us fans of the Bayou, and while dining reservations open up 60 days in advance, these are usually scooped up quickly! To answer your question, the restaurant does occasionally have same-day reservations available for walk-ups. My fellow panelist Marc had success with this just a few months ago and was able to enjoy a delicious meal with his family! He recommends heading to the restaurant about 30-60 minutes before it opens for the day (around 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.) and speaking with the host to add your name to the list. My other tip would be to gather a little faith, trust, and pixie dust and continue to check the website and app for availability. Guests are always changing and modifying their plans, and I usually keep checking until I am walking into the gates just in case there are any cancellations. Guests have until the day before to cancel, so that's always a good day for a little reservation refreshing!

    If for some reason the Bayou is full for the day, you can still experience the magic of New Orleans and order up that Monte Cristo Sandwich! Cafe Orleans right around the corner is one of the table service restaurants to offer the new Mobile Dine Walk-Up List. Once you have scanned into the park for the day, open up your app and head to "Check Dining Availability". Here you will see table service restaurants that have same-day tables open! You can easily add your name to the list from your phone and be notified when your table is ready! I can't wait to try this new feature when I am in the parks next week. 

    Deanna, you're almost there! Don't forget to Mobile Order some Mickey beignets from the Mint Julep Bar to cap off your New Orleans experience! If you have any other questions, we are always here for you at planDisney.

    Never stop dreaming,
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