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    Make sure you see POTC. To me, it's a lot better than WDW. I also love IASW much better at DL.
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    I went to the blue bayou restaurant when I was very little and my parents said the food wasnt that great but of course i cant remember, what have you heard about it?
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    why is potc better at dL? i better leave this topic b/c i havent been to wdw yet and we are going this summer and you guys saying DL is better is kinda a downer.........so ttyl
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    I wouldn't say that the DL version of Pirates is better than WDW....it's a bit longer and has a different beginning. Also, I think there are 2 drops in the DL version compared to 1 in WDW. To me, though, the main difference is that the two POTCs look different on the outside.

    The Blue Bayou restaurant is built into the DL POTC...therefore the different beginning. If you are lucky, you can get a table by the riverside, where the POTC boats go floating by. It is essential to get an early reservation, it's usually full by 2 PM.

    I found the food in Blue Bayou to be very good, if you are into New Orleans/Cajun cuisine. Of course, being a Yankee, I don't have much to compare it to.....
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    oh Okay I understand. Thanks for clarifying...I don't remember 2 drops in POTC DL though. I will prolly go again for grad "day".
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    I personally think the DL version is significantly better. There are a lot more scenes in it and the story flows a little better. I too have been to the Blue Bayou. You have to go! The food is pretty good, not great but good. The atmosphere is fantastic. I love watching the boats go by. Plus its one of only a handful of sit down restaurants at DL. Try the Mint julep. It's really good.

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    I would have to agree, DL version edges out WDW. Not by huge amounts but I do think it is better. As far as the queue goes, WDW is much much better.

    The Blue Bayou is a mediocer restaurant with an exceptional setting. The atmosphere makes up for the medium food. It is not bad, it just isn't 5 star dining.

    Just a note for the original creator of this thread: PotC and Blue Bayou will be closed at the time of your visit.

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    It's always a laugh to sail by the patrons of the Blue Bayou and stage whisper to your fellow passengers; commenting on how "life-like" the diners are.

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    yeah I realized that and I am bummed out but oh well, c'est la vie.
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    You may consider eating at another place other than the Blue Bayou. At the time of your arrival it will be closed due to new features being added to the Pirates attraction which is scheduled to reopen in mid July. I'm from San Diego, and to see the zoo is quite an undertaking. It's pretty big, but in the short time that you'll be out here, I'd suggest spending it at the Disneyland resort. I've been to WDW and I often go to Disneyland just as you visit WDW often and I must say that, keep in mind, Disneyland is on a smaller scale than it's counterpart in Florida. So if you're looking for new things to discover, it's always best to pace yourself. Especially if you know what attractions or entertainment events you'll be interested in. But do keep in mind there will be all sorts of things going on. They are still celebrating Disneyland's 50th anniversary, so I'd check out "Disneyland, The First 50 Years" on Main Street. You'll see just how much has changed and what's to come. Also, since it has been awhile for you, I think it would be a way great to reminisce about the past by visiting some of the same attractions and see just how much they differ by comparison. You'll still love them, but you'll see which ones you'll like more too. Trust me, you'll notice all of the little details on each attraction. Don't forget the Hotels either. There are plenty of little nooks and crannies around there to explore. Especially at the Grand Californian. It's like the Wilderness Lodge, but on a smaller scale. It's fun to explore though.

    Well, I hope this helped. I hope you have a wonderful time out here in Southern California. Take Care :o)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fancythemouse
    why is potc better at dL? i better leave this topic b/c i havent been to wdw yet and we are going this summer and you guys saying DL is better is kinda a downer.........so ttyl

    It's better because it's longer and the mood of the attractions is set in a dark bayou with creeks and rivers. The counterpart in Florida starts you off in a cave and the ride itself is much shorter.

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    Thanks for all the suggestions! My trip is booked!

    However, PoTc is gonna be closed when we are there due to the remodel. I'll survive though. I'm not that worried about it.

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    Ru, excellent site, I'll check it out (after I'm done on this site, of course, Lou!!)
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    Evil person. There is no submarine ride at Disneyland currently... and the one "we" had had contemporary (1959) submarines, not the 20,000 leagues version they have (had?) at WDW.

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