Have you always wanted to sip on a tall, cool drink during a sunny day in Disneyland? For those over the age of 21, you’re in luck. The Blue Bayou restaurant in Disneyland will be the newest place in the park where patrons can purchase adult beverages. Disneyland is breaking with a long-standing prohibition on alcohol by allowing the sale of beer, wine and cocktails at the New Orleans Square restaurant. While the park itself is slated to reopen to Californians on April 30 following a year-long coronavirus closure, the Blue Bayou won’t return as soon as Disneyland.
Aside from Blue Bayou, other Disneyland spots where parkgoers can purchase beer, wine or cocktails include the exclusive Club 33 private club above the Blue Bayou and Oga’s Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Since 2001, Disney California Adventure has sold alcohol at many locations and allows visitors to walk around the park with their drinks. However, when Blue Bayou reopens and begins offering drinks, diners will not be able to get their drinks to go, and beverages must be consumed inside the restaurant.
The alcohol menu at the Blue Bayou is intended to complement the New Orleans-inspired food and theme of the restaurant. There will be a sparkling wine package served with dessert as well as a Hurricane blended cocktail that’s popular in New Orleans. Non-alcoholic seasonal varieties of the New Orleans Square mint julep will also be introduced.