Disneyland will officially reopen starting April 30 and there will be some changes to the iconic theme park. However, they are not all COVID restrictions and safety rules. Legendary Blue Bayou Restaurant is adding alcoholic beverages to its menu for the first time. This makes it the third place to consume adult beverages in the park. And its drink menu promises a couple of surprises.
Before Disneyland closed last March due to the spread of the coronavirus, there were only two places where those of a certain age could have a mixed cocktail or a frozen tankard of beer. And one of those places is by invitation only. Those lucky enough to attend the private restaurant known as Club 33 have long been able to enjoy an alcoholic beverage on the premises. But it wasn’t until Oga’s Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened in 2019 that less reserved guests were able to buy cocktails and beer inside the park.
Now, the Blue Bayou restaurant located next to the iconic Pirates of the Caribbean ride will expand its drink menu to include quite a few drinks. Many believed that the famous restaurant already served beer and rum punch, and guests were often disappointed to find that was not the case once they sat down to eat.
All that changes this year, with the reopening of the Blue Bayou restaurant within Disneyland. However, when that happens is anyone’s guess at this point. While Disneyland will reopen in late April for California residents only, any indoor attractions are still banned, and that includes the Blue Bayou. But Disney Parks Blogs promises that the famous establishment will open its doors soon enough. And they are making fun of customers with these exciting words.
“The Blue Bayou Restaurant at Disneyland Park will soon offer new beverage options that will elevate the dining experience. This guest favorite will open after the theme parks reopen, and we will share that date as soon as we can. The enhanced offers they fit well with the history and spirit of the Blue Bayou and reflect what many of our guests have requested. “
“The new additions will complement the restaurant’s menu and theme, with beverages such as wine, beer, and a special Hurricane cocktail, a New Orleans staple! Or you may want to try the new celebratory sparkling wine package. Soon, you will be able to pair them. with delicious restaurant menu items like the popular Surf and Turf. Also, keep an eye out for new seasonal versions of our non-alcoholic Mint Julep. Look out for more information on Blue Bayou. “
It certainly sounds refreshing. In other parts of Disneyland, there’s a new food mix that seems pretty provocative in its own right. The Blue Ribbon Corn Dog Cart in the Downtown Disney District will soon be serving up a Pickled Corn Dog, which is a Panko crusted dill pickled corn dog served with a side of peanut butter. You can take a look Disney Parks Blog for more information on new foods, treats and cocktails heading to Disneyland and Disney World in Florida.
Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park will reopen on April 30. There is limited capacity, so you will want to make reservations before you show up. There will be no indoor attractions, and only those who live in California will be able to attend the park. There are many new Covid restrictions in place, so be aware if you plan to take a trip to the happiest place on Earth this spring or summer.