Anaheim Restaurant Tips by CruisingGoddess
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Blue Bayou is a restaurant located in New Orleans Square inside Disneyland. It is the restaurant that you float by at the beginning of the "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride. The wonderful thing about the Blue Bayou is that you feel like you are eating outdoors on the waterfront of a Louisana bayou at night...no matter what time of the day it is! The sky is dark, the stars are shining, crickets are chirping, and fireflies fly by. You also hear the peaceful swish of the water as the boats go by. My husband and I have eaten here 6 times and every dish has been delicious. The service is also excellent. It's the best restaurant at Disneyland and especially great for a romantic dinner. Though keep in mind that Disneyland is for families so even Blue Bayou has many kids and the riders on "Pirates of the Caribbean" occassionally yell when floating by the restaurant. The paper pirate hats that my sister and I are wearing in the photo is the kids' menu. If you want one, just ask. =) The restaurant is pricer than other dining options at Disneyland but it's worth it for a one-of-a-kind experience! This restaurant is ALWAYS booked so don't expect to walk up on a weekend and get a table. Make reservations in advance by calling Disney Dining at (714) 781-3463.
Address: 700 W Ball Rd, Anaheim, CA 92802-1843
Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: New Orleans Square
Phone: (714) 781-3463
Ariel's Grotto is located at the entrance to Paradise Pier inside Disney's California Adventure theme park and home to "Ariel's Disney Princess Celebration", one of the Disneyland Resort’s Character Dining options. They serve lunch and dinner. For a set price, you get your choice of soup or salad, entrée, and dessert. Kids get an entrée and dessert. Drinks are extra. Adult entrees include fish & chips, cheeseburger, pasta, B.L.T. sandwich, pot pie, meatloaf, and 2 salads. Kids’ entrees include all the favorites, like mac and cheese, corn dogs, and chicken nuggets. Honestly, the food is mediocre and I’ve had much better food at other Disneyland Resort restaurants but no one is there for the food. During the course of the meal, your table is visited by Ariel, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella, and Aurora individually. When they visit, you have a chance to take a photo with them and get their autograph. Each meal ends with a pile of cotton candy and you get to take home an Ariel’s Grotto button as a keepsake. Since the restaurant is located on Paradise Pier, you get a great waterfront view too. Character Dining is definitely a must for any Disneyland Resort trip and this is the only Princess dining experience. It’s an extremely magically experience for kids who love Disney Princesses! I’ve seen a 2-hour wait for Ariel’s Grotto and sometimes it can be booked up for the rest of the day. Make reservations in advance by calling Disney Dining at (714) 781-3463.
Address: 1600 S Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, CA
Comparison: about average
Directions: Inside Disney's California Adventure theme park at the entrance to Paradise Pier.
Phone: (714) 781-3463
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