We talk about Wild Bill’s, the last remaining juke joint, in Episode 2 (16:14)
Probably the nicest restaurant in the park open to the public, you’ll need a reservation, and the entrance is just off New Orleans Square. It sits below Club 33, and is incorporated into the initial Bayou part of Pirates. This means it’s got a slightly chlorine-y smell and you can hear the faintest shrieks as boatloads hit the first drop on the ride. (Which we love) The dining room is French colonial motif, darkened and lit with Chinese lanterns. The food is pretty good and it’d be a nice topper to a special day at Disney. As with all things Disney, its family friendly so fine dining this is not.
Would you bring your mom here? This place is mom central.
Walt’s personal VIP club located in New Orleans Square is a membership deal, with a several-year wait list, and several thousand-dollar fee to join. The Down and Dirty Travelers ain’t that fancy, but we have fancy friends! Members get free admission to both parks no blackouts, free valet parking, and the ability to put friends on a list for free admission to the park. Those pesky hangers-on have to eat at The Club, which consists of a secret door, glass elevator and fancy dining room full of folks in shorts and sneakers. The food is delicious, it’s the only place in Disneyland you can order a drink and A-list Disney characters breeze through, sit at your table and eat your shrimp cocktail.
Would you bring your mom here? We did and she lifted everything that wasn’t nailed down.
Price to ride this ride: You end up spending about twice as much on your meal as you would if you’d just paid the park admission, Fancy Pants. But its a rare and unique experience and it’s fun eating Chateaubriand while watching the rabble down below.