Eat Inside the Pirates Ride at Blue Bayou Disneyland

Dine inside Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Blue Bayou Restaurant, inside Disneyland Park. Here’s everything you need to know about the most popular restaurant at Disneyland.How to Dine at Blue Bayou Disneyland

As a kid I rode by and  wondered, “how do I get over there?”As a teenager going on dates to Disneyland, Blue Bayou just wasn’t on the menu for our small budgets. Now it’s time to picture yourself dining waterside over a romantic meal at blue Bayou with overhead strings of colorful balloon lanterns, ambient sound effects and good food.

Blue Bayou Quick Details

Here are the quick details you need to know about Blue Bayou and other Disneyland  fine dining options.

  • Lunch and dinner are offered daily at Blue Bayou inside Disneyland Park.
  • Blue Bayou serves lunch from 11:00 am to 3:55 pm.
  • Blue Bayou serves dinner from 4:00 pm to about 2 hours before park closing.
  • Lunch and Dinner menus are the same and change seasonally.
  • Cajun-Creole menu and American favorites with a bit of a kick.
  • Entrees start at about $30 for  for adults (ages 10 and up). Expect higher prices on federal holidays.
  • Plate splitting fee will apply for any shared meals.
  • Children under 3 are free with a paying adult, but must be included in the reservation.
  • You can pay with Disney Gift Cards, credit cards, cash and Magic Key discounts apply.
  • Dine alongside the water of Pirates of the Caribbean attraction in a dimly lit dining room.
  • Make your Disneyland dining reservations here

There are currently 3 dining experiences available at Disneyland Resort that I consider to be fine dining:

  1. Blue Bayou in Disneyland Park (that’s the one we’re reviewing here)
  2. Carthay Circle in California Adventure Park
  3. Napa Rose in Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa
  4. Coming soon to Downtown Disney District – Paseo


Blue Bayou Sign


I’ve dined at each of these  restaurants several times over, with the exception of Paseo since it’s currently under construction. Having a special sit down meal with friends and family is often a highlight of my visits to Disneyland Resort. Keep reading for further details on what to expect at your meal inside Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland’s Blue Bayou.

Note: If you’ve been to Walt Disney World, most people compare Blue Bayou to The San Angel Inn at EPCOT where a similar style boat ride goes right through the restaurant. 

Blue Bayou Reservations

The best way to guarantee you’ll get to eat at Blue Bayou is to secure dining reservations. You can set dining alerts and make your Blue Bayou dining reservation here


Blue Bayou location Disneyland


Usually they do not accept walk up reservations, but you can check the Disneyland App on the day of your visit to see if you can be added to the walk-up list. The best way to get added to the waitlist is by searching “Blue Bayou” on the app and being close to the physical location. If there’s space, you’ll be able to put your information down right on the app.

Blue Bayou Disneyland Location

You’ll find your dining spot along the Bayou in New Orleans Square inside Disneyland Park. Since this fine dining experience is inside the theme parks you will need:

  1. Discount Disneyland Tickets
  2. Theme Park Reservation
  3. Blue Bayou Dining Reservation
  4. Theme park attire is permitted, no need to dress up


Blue Bayou entry

Where is Blue Bayou at Disneyland located? 

Blue Bayou is located inside Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disneyland theme park, but you’ll enter from the restaurants entrance in New Orleans Square. Walk past the Pirates ride entrance and head to your left, you’ll find the restaurant off to your left with a small “Blue Bayou” sign.


Blue Bayou seating


All tables are indoors but you get the feeling of being on an outside patio dining under the night sky. Tables by the water are the most popular and can be requested with a Cast Member during check in, but it’s not always possible.


Inside Blue Bayou


Tables are 3-4 rows deep and each one has a view of the water while only a few have the coveted waterside table. Larger parties are almost always seated toward the back.

Blue Bayou Disneyland Menu 

The menu at Blue Bayou changes seasonally but there are several go-to options that many people love and look forward to for every visit. Here are a few quick facts about the Blue Bayou menu as we get started exploring the food:

  • Lunch and Dinner menu items are the same offering and same prices.
  • Cajun-Creole menu and American favorites with a bit of a kick.
  • Entrees start at about $30 for  for adults (ages 10 and up).
  • Plate splitting fee will apply for any shared meals.
  • Kid meals are available for children 3-9 years old.

Popular menu items include Chicken Gumbo starter (Tasso Ham, Andouille Sausage and Peppers with Steamed Rice), Corn Fritters & Poblano Fritters starter (our group really enjoyed this!) or Strawberry & Pistachio Spinach Salad (Toasted Quinoa, Blue Cheese and Purple Radish & Balsamic Reduction).


Blue Bayou ambiance


 For entrees, Blue Bayou is known for its Monte Cristo sandwich (also served at Cafe Orleans). I prefer ordering the Filet Mignon or Sustainable Market Fish. The fish type changes—I’ve had salmon and ahi tuna. 

There might be some off-menu items or variations like Lemon Basil Pasta with added meat options.

Kids meals offer entrees like roasted chicken, petite filet and more. Be sure to check the menu before arrival so you know everyone in your party can find something they’ll enjoy. You can see the full menu here.

Blue Bayou Drinks & Desserts

But let’s not forget drinks and desserts! One of the most notable desserts is the Celebration Package Treasure Chest with Le Grand Courtage. It comes with Dark Chocolate Treasure Chest filled with Assorted Mignardise And Sparkling Wine, you can also order this with Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider.

Speaking of alcohol, it used to be the only place to purchase alcohol in Disneyland Park was the exclusive Club 33. But in 2019, when Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge arrived on the scene, so did Oga’s Cantina—and with it came plenty of drinks. Now, we also have drink options at Blue Bayou including the signature Hurricane Cocktail.

The Hurricane Cocktail is made of Bacardi Reserva Ocho Rum, Myer’s Original Dark Rum, Simply Orange Juice, Passion Fruit Puree, Grenadine and Lime Juice, Luxardo Maraschino Cherry and Orange garnish. You can also order various wines by the glass or a wine tasting selection. But in order to walk around with a beer or drink in hand, you’ll need to head to California Adventure Park.


Blue Bayou drink with glow cube


If you’re like me and prefer the mocktail-type of selections, I suggest the Royal Street Signature Julep which is the usual mint flavor. Sometimes they’ll have seasonal Juleps as well. Add a souvenir glow cube to spice up the ambiance and you’re golden!

Blue Bayou Dining Package

In addition to hosting fabulous meals, Blue Bayou is also the host to premium dining packages. Most notably, Fantasmic. Fantasmic dining packages allows you dine by the Bayou’s enchanting glow and secure a reserved viewing space for Fantasmic later that same evening. The dining area and viewing area are separate locations. You can read more about Fantasmic here.


Fantasmic front row


Before you make your way to Blue Bayou, make sure to to grab discount Disneyland tickets with my partners at Get Away Today. You’ll always pay less than Disneyland prices from this authorized ticket seller.

What else would you like to know about this Disneyland dining experience? Leave your questions or comments below. Blue Bayou dining is such a magical experience, perfect for a special occasion or even your first time at Disneyland! I hope you get to enjoy dining at this popular Disney Parks restaurant—Blue Bayou during your vacation.

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By Jessica Sanders

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2 thoughts on “Eat Inside the Pirates Ride at Blue Bayou Disneyland

    • Hi Cheryl, it is my understanding that you cannot order alcoholic drinks without a meal at this location. It is also discouraged from ordering dessert alone. They typically prefer you to have a meal there. If you’re looking for drink options, you can order drinks alone at many California Adventure quick service locations.

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