dlr dining 05; Women drinking wine; girls night out; lounge; resort; laughing
  • On Nov 22, 2023
    Philip 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.

    I am unable to make reservations for the blue Bayou for January 19. I know it’s supposed to close but it’s supposed to be open by that I was not able to find the reservation 60 days out.

    Yo ho, yo ho, Philip!!

    Welcome to planDisney! Arrrr, the Blue Bayou Restaurant is a treasure, isn't it? This Creole girl has been loving that place since she was a wee Mouseketeer. I can almost catch a whiff of the barge water now, the firefly lights twinkling, and the Pirates of the Caribbean boats drifting by. And, of course, the mouthwatering flavors of the Crescent City gracing every plate – it's a true feast for the senses!

    Now, Philip, Blue Bayou reservations are like a coveted chest of doubloons. It's such a popular location that getting a dining reservation here has always been hard. I was able to confirm that the area is undergoing renovations during the week of January 7th and is not accepting reservations for dining that week. However, I also tried checking for your January 19th visit, but alas, no tables are available. 

    But fear not, me matey! My pal, Panelist Amanda D, a seasoned sailor in the art of reservation plunderin', shared a valuable secret. Sometimes, the Blue Bayou might open its gates for reservations closer to the date, even though the resort usually opens them up 60 days in advance.

    I would encourage you to keep a weather eye on the dining website as your visit draws near. And here's a scurvy trick that I usually resort to the walk-up list. If it's all booked online, swing by the restaurant in person as soon as they open to check if they have any tables available for the day.

    I know it's not the news you were hoping for, Philip. But please feel free to send me another question, and I'll get you a quick answer. I'd love to share more of my favorite tips to help make your Disney dreams come true!

    Fair winds and following seas,
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Meet the Panelist: Danielle, California

I'm Danielle, happy wife and mom of two of tiny tots. Raised just around the riverbend from the Disneyland Resort, I love finding ways to experience all the magic that The Happiest Place On Earth has to offer! From finding the yummiest snacks, to taking practically perfect photos and adding magic to a romantic night out, let me share A Whole New World of tips to keep your Mouseketeers happy and cozy in the parks and hotels. If you're feeling overwhelmed planning your dream trip, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Danielle

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