by Peyton Spear
This week, in honor of Disneyland’s anniversary, I thought I would share one of my favorite tips/experiences to encounter while at Disneyland in California.
Onto the tip!
If you are like me and like to immerse yourself into a scene or environment that really makes you feel like you are there, make reservations to eat at the Blue Bayou Restaurant in New Orleans Square.
Not only do they have amazing food inspired by New Orleans and the tradition Cajun cuisine (Royal Street Seafood Jambalaya is my high recommendation), but as you enter the restaurant, the nighttime atmosphere and lanterns hanging above your head make you feel like you are right on the bayou during sundown in New Orleans.
With the sound of crickets chirping and the occasional live jazz band musician playing on the balcony above, the Blue Bayou is the best restaurant atmosphere in my opinion at Disneyland.
The great part about the restaurant is that it is under the same roof as Pirates of the Caribbean so make sure to ask for a table close to the water as you wave at boats going by filled with brave pirates as they embark on their journey through the ride.
If the ride is not very long, I like to go on it after we finish dinner to take a look at the restaurant from the boats perspective.
What is your favorite restaurant at Disneyland? Bonus question: What is the secret club Walt created that only members are allowed to enter? (be on the lookout for it near the entrance of the Blue Bayou Restaurant)
Peyton is currently a student at the University of Mississippi majoring in Journalism with an emphasis in print. Growing up in Los Angeles and most recently moving to Atlanta, he has seen and experienced the best of both Disneyland and Disney World. Making his first visit to Disney World at the age of 5, he has never looked back as he entered the world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.