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Old 02-13-2012, 10:04 AM   #1
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Blue Bayou Reservations?

I'm planning a trip to DLR and I'm trying to get all my ducks in a row.
I've read that Blue Bayou is a hard restaurant to get into and that reservations are a must. On the Blue Bayou page I see a phone number to call for reservations. Is there no online system? Also, how far out are you allowed to book?

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Old 02-13-2012, 10:12 AM   #2
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All depends on when you are going dictates how busy the BB may be. We usually do 1130 for lunch so we usually will get a water side table. There is no on line booking system so you do have to call 714-781-3463
option 4 and I still think it is 60days out.

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Old 02-13-2012, 10:24 AM   #3
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All depends on when you are going dictates how busy the BB may be. We usually do 1130 for lunch so we usually will get a water side table. There is no on line booking system so you do have to call 714-781-3463
option 4 and I still think it is 60days out.

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Old 02-13-2012, 10:28 AM   #4
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All depends on when you are going dictates how busy the BB may be. We usually do 1130 for lunch so we usually will get a water side table. There is no on line booking system so you do have to call 714-781-3463
option 4 and I still think it is 60days out.

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This is exactly right. Thank you Jessica for reminding me to call. I am used to doing reservations online for WDW so I have been putting it off. It was super quick and easy. I was able to get 11:30 during a spring break week.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:39 AM   #5
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blackjack, I see that you said 11:30, I assume because it's before a normal lunch rush and you were more likely to get waterside because of that. What do you think about 2:30? I figured that was a little after the lunch rush and we might have a shot at getting a waterside for 3 people. Any thoughts from anyone?

Our reservation is Friday, 2/23 at 2:30. We've never been there before, so I have no way to tell when is a good time.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:51 AM   #6
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blackjack, I see that you said 11:30, I assume because it's before a normal lunch rush and you were more likely to get waterside because of that. What do you think about 2:30? I figured that was a little after the lunch rush and we might have a shot at getting a waterside for 3 people. Any thoughts from anyone?

Our reservation is Friday, 2/23 at 2:30. We've never been there before, so I have no way to tell when is a good time.
Good question! I will also like to know. I was planning an 11:30, but 2:30 sounds nice too.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:56 AM   #7
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blackjack, I see that you said 11:30, I assume because it's before a normal lunch rush and you were more likely to get waterside because of that. What do you think about 2:30? I figured that was a little after the lunch rush and we might have a shot at getting a waterside for 3 people. Any thoughts from anyone?

Our reservation is Friday, 2/23 at 2:30. We've never been there before, so I have no way to tell when is a good time.
My brother tried a 1400 time last year for the 4 of them and did not get waterside even though he asked and said he would wait..mid summer July.
Really not a problem with a 1130 reservation and check in at 1115. Dinner was 1630 at another time, still summer, and we got water side.

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:03 AM   #8
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Thanks!! I think I may consider changing it! We had it set for 2:30 since we were supposed to drive in from Sac Friday AM, but now we're driving in Thursday evening instead, so we could go at 11:30.

One more question. Is there a good amount of waterside seating? I assume not that much, but you never know...
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:07 AM   #9
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Great information here thank you!

What do they have for kids at the Blue Bayou?
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:20 AM   #10
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If you use the search there are a number of threads on this subject, here is just one...http://www.disboards.com/showthread....ght=blue+bayou

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:48 AM   #11
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Thanks again Jack!
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:08 PM   #12
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blackjack, I see that you said 11:30, I assume because it's before a normal lunch rush and you were more likely to get waterside because of that. What do you think about 2:30? I figured that was a little after the lunch rush and we might have a shot at getting a waterside for 3 people. Any thoughts from anyone?

Our reservation is Friday, 2/23 at 2:30. We've never been there before, so I have no way to tell when is a good time.
Hi! The Blue Bayou opens at 11:30 a.m., which is why the 11:30 slot is recommended for first seating. After that, you'll either have wait a long time or hope that "luck of the draw" will get you near the waterside.

It is recommended that you arrive at the check-in station by 11:15 and get in a holding pattern with the other first seating guests. Anywhere between 11:20 and 11:25 they will start the check-in process for PS and walk up guests. From there, you sit in the foyer and wait your turn to be seated.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:15 PM   #13
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Thanks! I did call and switch my reservation to 11:30 per Jack's suggestion! We decided that 11:30 was not to early for heavier food afterall! We'll definitely check in at 11:15 too. I also guess it's a good sign that we're going next week and 11:30 was still available!
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Are reservations at DL an actual reservation or just priority seating like WDW?
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:36 PM   #15
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The earliest reservation time available at Blue Bayou is 11:30. There are 11 reservation slots for 11:30, and there are 12 waterside tables, so if you have an 11:30 reservation AND SHOW UP BY 11:30, you will get waterside seating. On busy days (currently Fri-Sat-Sun, but maybe Presidents Day week all week) the doors open at 11:00 and seating begins at 11:15. Otherwise, doors open at 11:25 and seating begins at 11:30. Reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance, and the popular dinner hours are usually booked at least a week in advance.
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