Blue Bayou is a full-service New Orleans/Cajun restaurant known for its unique ambiance. Guests who desire to dine at the restaurant need make reservations at least one day in advance. Reservations for the 4-8 p.m. dinner session at Disneyland should be made at least one week in advance; reservations are accepted up to two months in advance.
The restaurant is housed within the same show structure that contains a portion of the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction, with some of the ride taking place beneath the restaurant. Diners have the sensation of being in an outdoor restaurant at night, yet being sitting in a big, enclosed facility. A dark and distant ceiling, air conditioning, and precisely coordinated lighting create the effect. The sounds of crickets and frogs, the wandering glimmer of fireflies, and projection effects that mimic the night sky add to the theming. The restaurant is also well-known for providing a view of the beginning of Pirates of the Caribbean. Riders may see the restaurant’s festive nighttime lighting as they pass by while floating by in their boats.
On March 18, 1967, the Disneyland restaurant debuted in response to frequent criticism of the park’s lack of excellent dining alternatives. It was initially to feature live entertainment, but Disney historian Jim Korkis said that following a dress rehearsal and trial supper in 1966, Walt Disney declared “In this restaurant, the food is going to be the show, along with the ambience”.
Dine Down on the Bayou
As the nocturnal aura of the watery setting surrounds you, step into continuous twilight. As you enjoy a delicious New Orleans-inspired lunch or dinner, keep an eye out for guests going on a Pirates of the Caribbean adventure. It’s a wonderfully unique situation where the bayou literally surrounds you!
A New Orleans Square Classic
Since its inception in 1967, Blue Bayou has been a must-see attraction for many Disneyland Resort guests. Its mysterious environment transports you to the heart of the South, with above strings of colorful balloon lanterns casting an enticing glow and dotting the night, while crickets chirp, frogs croak, and fireflies wink.
Big Tastes from the Big Easy
Start your memorable meal with Southern-inspired appetizers. Following that, select from a menu of authentic entrées, featuring classic dishes like Jambalaya and Plant-based Fava Bean & Pistachio Pesto Pasta.
Favorites include the Monte Cristo and the Seasonal Salad… Not to mention the nonalcoholic mint juleps.
A New Orleans-inspired signature Hurricane cocktail, as well as select wines and beers, have been added to the restaurant’s menu. Kids may also get into the Bayou mood by preparing their own meals, which include delectable entrées and sides to suit every palate.
Make space for dessert, and don’t miss the greatest crème brûlée in New Orleans Square!
Next Point of Interest: St. Isidore Historical Plaza