You have prepared your Disneyland “To-Do” list, but there are no reservations available! Since I don’t have magical connections in the park, I have learned through experience good alternatives to three things that are most often on those lists.
Blue Bayou Plan B:
Blue Bayou is arguably the most popular table service restaurant inside Disneyland. Because of its popularity, it often requires a reservation weeks, if not months, in advance. Unfortunately, there is no other restaurant with a view inside Pirates of the Caribbean, but there is one restaurant that is still very comparable: Café Orleans. Café Orleans offers many of the same memorable dishes that are served inside Blue Bayou, but with even tastier options. You can still order a Monte Cristo, but at Café Orleans you can order it with an order of pommes frites. If you have not tried the Café Orleans pommes frites, that is worth a visit to Café Orleans in itself.
Bibbity Bobbity Boutique Plan B:
For some young princesses, a trip to Disneyland isn’t complete without a stop at Bibbity Bobbity Boutique. However, you either weren’t able to get a reservation or your budget can’t manage a $60+ princess outfit. A great alternative is Studio Disney 365 in Downtown Disney. You can pick from an assortment of packages that only include hair all the way to a full makeover with a choice of outfit. My 9-year-old daughter now even prefers Studio Disney 365 to Bibbity Bobbity Boutique because she has much more opportunity to wear the outfit she chooses. This is also a great option for tweens and teenagers who have grown too old for the princess costumes.
Napa Rose/Carthay Circle Plan B:
You want fine dining, but the two most popular fancy restaurants on the resort are booked. What now? Answer: Steakhouse 55 at the Disneyland Hotel. Why this isn’t a more popular restaurant is totally beyond me. The food is absolutely fantastic. After you have eaten here, you will wonder why you hadn’t gone there sooner.
Having a travel agent is a great option since they can often assist you in making your reservations. Be sure to contact Destinations in Florida for your next Disneyland Resort Vacation.