426.5 #517 (DL Qual #1369

Jul 27, 2011 10:44 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
(Not live). I love the Blue Bayou. Not just because of their fabulous Monte Cristos, but because of the memories. I remember coming here as a boy coloring pirate pictures while listening to the soft POTC music in the background. I remember being so nervous as a young man because I ate here with my girlfriend & then walked hand in hand to the wishing well & asked her to make a wish & then I proposed to her (over 2 decades ago now) It is the memory of my daughters 3rd birthday and the joy on her face. it is when my boys got pirates pistols handed to them as honorary pirates for the day. It is just recently when my girls marched down Main Street with their marching band and then cooled off in the cool of the ambiance of the Blue Bayou. To me, it is not just a place for dinner or lunch. To me it is a place with a lifetime of memories. Someday, I hope to bring my future grandkids here and watch them begin their lifetime of memories at this - the Happiest Place on Earth.

WORD agree with you a 100% - DLR_Fan  275.0 #1115 10:46PM
Thanks for sharing I love learning about people and thier experience at DL - Minniex3  200.9 #1983 10:55PM
Thats a beautiful story :) - bippityboppityboo  391.3 #574 10:58PM
Lovely memories, thanks for sharing. - PrincessKristin  780.8 #240 11:01PM
Mcarthy6- you totally just made me cry  that was so beautiful... Quite the Hallmark moment  - 2BeignetOrNot2Beignet  1421.2 #121 11:04PM
What a wonderful post :-) - Jewelz  557.9 #363 11:08PM
Thanks for sharing :o) - MomWithAJuiceBoxBuzz  1190.7 #145 11:09PM
Such amazing family memories! Thanks for sharing! - ZipadeeMickey  284.0 #1025 11:14PM
Wow great post! - PrincessLunn  14.2 #8879 11:15PM
That is such a wonderful story! So touching! - ashypashy  7.0 #14089 11:16PM
I love hearing everyone's DL memories too! - mcarthy6  426.5 #517 11:48PM
Omg this is awesome! Blue Bayou is a keeper of a lot of memories for my and my family, too. Thanks for sharing, and so beautifully written! - ladylikesdisney  945.0 #197 11:51PM
That was wonderful. I love that you have one place that connects so many memories and that it is in the Happiest Place on Earth!  - Boundin  710.7 #272 11:56PM
Love it! That made me tear up  - iDreamAboutDumbo  331.6 #739 11:58PM
Very nice! We love it there, but haven't taken our kids (3 and 6)...you've inspired me to make sure we do on our next trip! Thanks! - MandJloveMickey  212.6 #1842 12:05AM
@M&J - you should! Make sure they are ready to rest (good behavior that way). It is so fun to be at Blue Bayou with young kids. Where else can they see anything like it?! Nothing like DL magical family memories! - mcarthy6  426.5 #517 12:22AM
We are going sat...gonna try to call for reservations tomorrow. My 3 year old son is obsessed with pirates (and superheros)...so excited! I would have truly not thought to bring them without your post, I always thought of it as a place we go when we can escape to DL w/o kids. New family tradition! - MandJloveMickey  212.6 #1842 12:26AM
The first time i went was for my 30th birthday it was awesome i even got them to give me a pirate hat to wear : ) - cheryl2324  248.4 #1375 12:28AM
@M&J - I hope you have an awesome time! @cheryl - lol! That's awesome! - mcarthy6  426.5 #517 12:33AM
Omg that was so sweet I'm all in tears. - maxinerenton  422.7 #523 2:12AM
Best words. Love that place - bren12  38.1 #5322 2:17AM
Thanks so much for sharing! That was beautiful. =) - FindMeAtTheCove  237.4 #1505 2:19AM
That was lovely! Thank u for sharing!!  - aussiekate  165.8 #2482 2:58AM
I like the balls of butter. - supertracy  471.9 #453 3:17AM
My wife have a 5:30 reservation on August 9th there. - Chumash28  1207.7 #143 3:21AM
Awesome - Cath  26.3 #6370 3:27AM
That's a beautiful story! Thank you for sharing your memories with us.  :) I'm so sad BB will be closed when we're there in Nov. :(  - DisneyFanZoe  1249.3 #135 3:27AM
Do you have any Blue Bayou memories? - mcarthy6  426.5 #517 9:41AM
I always think of the time we ate there on Christmas Day, and our waitress told us she was asked to come in extra that day. Her little boy was waiting at home for her to celebrate Christmas later in the day. She touched our hearts and we gave her a really big tip. Felt good to do that for her and her boy on Christmas. - Bo22  394.2 #570 9:53AM
Kind of a funny one. When I was little I refused to eat there. Never occurred to my grandma to ask about a kid's menu for me to look at. She went once & I went someplace else & she hated it. A few years later we tried it again & that became one lunch we'd do every trip! We laugh about it now. :-) - ythdudette  1511.8 #112 10:22AM
Had my anniversary dinner here two weeks ago. Very special - Disneymba  39.3 #5256 11:38AM
Thank you @mcarthy6 for sharing your precious memories. I spent Grad Nite there and no meal ever tasted to good. - DisneyDawn  419.2 #531 11:43AM
I totally agree!!! An add to that the extra magic MW has brought by giving love from POTC while we dined. Just awesome!! - JenAnneWho  300.7 #910 11:45AM
Perfectly said! :) - Darla  22.2 #6966 11:47AM
You absolutely took the words out of my mouth! It is my fav place at Disney. That is why I am so bummed that it is closed during my visit in september. :( - rickandyvonne  11.3 #10184 11:51AM
I totally agree with you and your such a romantic man!! Keep your family traditions going and pass them along to the next generation!! - 1lvdsny  65.4 #4283 11:58AM
Your story brought tears to my eyes... Love it - DisneyDancer  152.4 #2678 11:59AM
 Beautiful story. Thanks for sharing! - TheGirlWhoHasEverything  205.5 #1922 12:53PM

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