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Blue Bayou Restaurant at Disneyland

A restaurant in the New Orleans Square section of Disneyland

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Fine Dining in the Happiest Place on Earth

  • Dec 9, 2009
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When you ride "Pirates of the Caribbean" at Disneyland, the first part of the ride takes you through a dark Louisana bayou bordered by a restaurant patio with live diners. That restaurant is Blue Bayou in New Orleans Square.

Blue Bayou is a dining experience unlike any other in the world. First of all, no matter what time of day or what kind of weather, it is always evening at the Blue Bayou with perfect weather on their faux outdoor patio. The restaurant is strung with colorful lanterns and you can watch the boats of "Pirates" float by along the bayou. There is also sounds of dragonflies, frogs, and other bayou sounds.

The service is wonderful. Though there are pirate hat menus for the kids, the atmosphere is very romantic and elegant, except when a roudy boat goes by. =) The food, which has a Cajun flare, is exceptional as well. My husband's and my favorites are the Jambalaya, Beef Short Ribs, and Surf & Turf. You should also have a bowl of Disneyland's famous gumbo as well. You can expect to spend $35-45 per person for an entree and drink.

Since Blue Bayou is such a popular restaurant, the tables are a bit close to each other and if you have a large group (more than 4 people), you are unlikely to get a table on the waterfront. Advance reservations are essential, especially on weekends, and even with reservations, you are still likely to wait up to 20 minutes for your table. Even on a very rain day, we have seen countless people turned away at the door when they tried to get in without reservations or be told the wait is 3 hours. You can make a reservation by calling Disney Dining at 714-781-3463. Blue Bayou is located INSIDE of Disneyland Park so you must have admission to Disneyland to eat here.

I've eaten at Blue Bayou at least 5-6 times and never get tired of it. I'm looking forward to the next time I can go!

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December 09, 2009
I wanna go!
December 09, 2009
5-6 times?  You're not kidding when you say that you're a Disney fanatic! :)  This sounds wonderful.  I'll definitely have to make reservations the next time I go to Disneyland!
December 09, 2009
I thought that wasn't very much when I was trying to count. I used to go to Disneyland every month for 4 years!
December 09, 2009
Whooooa! I am so jealous. I've only ever been there twice in my life. You sure made your annual membership worth it :)
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The Blue Bayou offers a very unique fine-dining experience, namely because it is located inside of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland!  The attraction simulates a Louisiana bayou inside of a cavernous, darkened building.  The tables are at the waterfront of the ride and boats are constantly passing on their way to the basement portion of the ride.  So it is somewhat of a strange setting, having a nighttime, outdoors feel while indoors as a parade of boats passes by with …
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From the Official website:

Savor down-home, Louisiana-inspired cooking and full table service in moonlit ambience as Pirates of the Caribbean passenger boats drift past. This popular restaurant serves a range of delectable dishes for lunch and dinner (children's menu available):
  • Fish and beef entrees — including mahi mahi, roast New York strip and an exquisite dinner special featuring surf and turf
  • Cajun classics like Tesora Island chicken, jambalaya and a Monte Cristo sandwich
  • Cajun-inspired tossed salad and gumbo (with entrees)
  • Specialty desserts like crème brulee (includes pirate keepsake)

Cuisine:  Vegetarian, Cajun-Creole

Service Type:  Fine Dining

Price Range:   $$$ ($20-$30 per person) *

Meals Served:  Lunch, Dinner

Location:  New Orleans Square

Additional Information
  • Priority Seating is recommended and can be made in person for this location on a limited basis. Priority Seating can also be arranged in advance by calling Disney Dining at (714) 781-DINE, or (714) 781-3463†.
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Address: Disneyland
Phone: (714) 781-3463
Cuisine: Cajun
Attire: Casual
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