Nothing earth shattering but I thought some might be interested in my experience trying to get dining reservations today. Typically we eat lunch at the Blue Bayou and we have a big crew of 6. I like to make reservations for 11:30 right when BB opens so we get the best shot at a waterside table. And typically I can get us an 11:30 reservation a month before our trip. I called today just to be cautious and the 11:30 reservations for 6 people were booked already for July 10. As today is May 12 I missed calling on the first possible day by 2 days. Don't get me wrong. I could have gotten an 11:40 reservation - so it is not like all the reservations were taken. I just know from experience last summer an 11:40 reservation means zero chance for a waterside table - if your group is larger like ours with 6 people. For the record, I understand the BB has two tables on the water that can handle 6. So I shifted and got a BB res for July 12 at 11:30 and that worked. It might be an anomaly that I had a little trouble getting BB on July 10 or it might mean that folks are making dining reservations more aggressively than it past years. The real reason I called today was a concern that reservations for the new Carthay Circle Theater restaurant might be going fast since it is new. But I had no problem getting a reservation for 6 on July 11 right when it opens for lunch at 11AM.