I'm not sure how busy it will be on Sept. 5th but i was just there on the 3rd and i went to make reservations at around 10am for that night and all they had was 4:20 or anything after 8:30 which interfered with shows i wanted to watch so it'd be a good idea to call ahead.
714-781-3463 is the Disney Dining number. I think you pick option 4 from the menu unless it has changed.
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I don't mean to sound like I'm bragging, but I guess I am the luckiest guy in the world if you guys are calling THAT far in advance for the Blue Bayou.
Honestly, we just pass by the day before and put our names down for a certain time. 9:00 PM seems to be the best, and we always get our reservations. We also always get water-side seating for, what, a 5-10 minute more wait time?
I too have had great luck getting next-day reservations at the Desk (window actually) for the time or very close to the time I wanted. Same day is more dicey as there are usually only the off times remaining - unless you are there within seconds of the rope drop.
sorta wrong but funny story about blue bayou reservations...my sister and her boyfriend were staying at the resort a while ago...her boyfriends first time to disneyland and they didnt have a reservation...well he just went up to the person and said he had a reservation and used his own last name which obviously wasnt reserved...the person said there was no reservation under that name but still proceeded to find them a table anyway...they lucked out i guess.