Disney Restaurant Left In “Awful” State Before Closure, Guests Cancel Reservations

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Blue Bayou

Credit: @disneywjoseph

As one of the most iconic Disneyland rides is closed for refurbishment, Guests have noticed that one restaurant has been left in quite a disappointing state.

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As you may already know, Pirates of the Caribbean is closed at the moment for an extended refurbishment. We have covered everything going on inside and out, with lots of work being done to the entire attraction. However, this closure means that another aspect of the Park is severely lacking, with the Blue Bayou restaurant left in a sad state.

The beloved Disneyland restaurant is actually connected to Pirates of the Caribbean, with seated Guests able to watch other Guests pass them by toward the beginning of the ride. However, since Pirate of the Caribbean is closed, a huge wall has been put up where Guests would float by, meaning the view from this restaurant is less than stellar.

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This hasn’t gone unnoticed, with passionate Disney Guests and fans alike criticizing Disney for leaving the restaurant in the state it currently is in. On Reddit, one user posted a picture, making fun of how “great” the view was that accompanied their “$50” meal. See the picture below from u/MR_COOL_ICE:

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In the comments, several users said this is why they canceled their reservations. Another user said they couldn’t believe they are still taking reservations, calling the state of the restaurant “awful”.

Another Guest shared photos from inside the restaurant on Twitter, with joseph (@disneywjoseph) also talking about how “depressing” the restaurant currently looks:

Soon Guests won’t even be able to eat inside the restaurant as we reported that the Blue Bayou would be closing next month indefinitely. However, Pirates of the Caribbean is supposed to reopen this summer, so we can only hope the same is true for the restaurant.

More on Blue Bayou

As noted by Disney, the dining location is described as:

Dining located in New Orleans Square at Disneyland Park
Embark on a culinary adventure with Louisiana-inspired cuisine as you watch Pirates of the Caribbean boats glide past.

Dine Down on the Bayou

Step into perpetual twilight as the nighttime ambiance of the watery setting surrounds you. Spot Guests embarking on a Pirates of the Caribbean adventure, as you enjoy an authentic New Orleans-inspired lunch or dinner. It’s a truly unique setting where the bayou is, literally, by you!

A New Orleans Square Classic

Blue Bayou has been a must-visit destination for many Disneyland Resort Guests since its opening in 1967. Its mystical setting takes you into the heart of the South—overhead strings of colorful balloon lanterns cast an enchanting glow, dotting the darkness while crickets chirp, frogs croak and fireflies wink in the dark.

Big Tastes from the Big Easy

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At Disneyland, there is so much for Guests to enjoy! Now that the mask mandate has dropped for fully vaccinated Guests, Guests can enter buildings without a face covering if they so choose. Walking up to Sleeping Beauty Castle is always a dream, especially when you get to go inside and relive the story of Aurora and Maleficent. Riding classics like “it’s a small world”, Pirates of the Caribbean, Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride, The Haunted Mansion, Matterhorn Bobsleds, Splash Mountain, and more will have you feeling the magic, and craving a churro! Toontown is currently gearing up for a massive change which will be revealed in 2023 with the reopening of the land, and the debut of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Plus, now at Disneyland, Guests can enjoy Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge for some blue milk, or green milk, and ride Rise of the Resistance and Smuggler’s Run.

Have you visited the Blue Bayou recently? Let us know what you thought of it in the comments below. 

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