Normally they are pretty booked in advance. But you can call the disney dining number(714) 781-3463 the morning of your visit to see if there are any openings. Or go to BB as soon as you get to the park to be put on a wait list. Disney dining will let you book a reservation 60 days in advance.
1. Is it possible to eat at the Blue Bayou without a prior reservation?
2. Or is that place booked solid all year?
3. How far in advance should you make reservations?
1. Yes. More possible on light days, but near impossible on busy days. Better at an unusual time than, say Noon. 3PM might be easier. As soon as they open would be even better. In short, do not count on being seated just walking up when you're hungry. Also, it's quite overpriced and not really worth all the effort. Storytellers had nice food at a reasonably overpriced rate, and we walked right in (weekday offseason).
2. Yes. Enough that successful walk-ups are rare. In order to secure a revenue and cost stream, planning in advance is the best way for it to go.
3. The first day you're allowed to. 90 days in advance, I think. That is, if your heart is really set on it.
4. You're welcome!
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I think we've lucked out once or twice without a reservation, but I remember there being an extremely long wait. And I don't think they put aside tables for walk-ins, it's basically if someone who has a reservation doesn't show up, they shuffle in a walk-in.
I made my reservations exactly 60 days in advance, for the BB in order to get my optimum time. I had no problem at all . I will be there 5/11/09 @ 12:40 pm. DisneyDine phone# has always helped.... sometimes even within the same day. Call them !
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We made our reservations 30 days in advance for next week. There wasn't a problem, I gave her two days both with an 11:30 time slot and she told me they were wide open both days; which one did I want. That's when I decided I'd book both. What I'm really hoping is that my husband (who usually would rather spend more money and get a halfway decent meal) likes eating at the BB so much that we end up using both reservations. If not, I'll offer one to my sister. This way too if we are just too busy having fun the first day, we have a second reservation to fall back on.