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  • Saturday, December 7, 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney’s Riviera Resort is the latest addition to the lineup of hotels to choose from at Walt Disney World Resort. The deluxe resort, which will also be a Disney Vacation Club location, was designed to “celebrate the grandeur of Europe”. It is scheduled to officially open on December 16, 2019.

Studio Rooms
  • Tower Studio Rooms: Start at $335 per night
  • Deluxe Standard View Studios: Start at $503 per night
  • Deluxe Preferred View Studios: Start at $566 per night

Tower studio rooms can sleep up to two guests at a time on a queen-sized pull-down bed. The unique accommodations have a flexible living space, private balcony, bathroom with a walk-in shower, built-in desk, small refrigerator, microwave, flat-panel TV, and wireless internet access.

Deluxe studio rooms are a little more spacious and can sleep five guests comfortably with a queen bed, a queen-sized pull-down bed, and a single pull-down bed. The deluxe rooms have a wet bar, a split bathroom with a shower/tub combination on one side and a walk-in shower on the other, and a kitchenette in addition to the same amenities that are available in the tower studio rooms.

1-Bedroom Villas
  • 1-Bedroom Standard View Villas: Start at $743 per night
  • 1-Bedroom Preferred View Villas: Start at $821 per night  

Families or groups of up to five people can sleep comfortably in a one-bedroom villa with one king bed, one queen-sized pull-down bed, and one single pull-down bed. These villas also feature a full kitchen, a split bathroom with two sink areas, a private porch or balcony, stacked washer and dryer, two flat-panel TVs, and wireless internet access.  

2-Bedroom Villas
  • 2-Bedroom Standard View Villas: Start at $1155 per night
  • 2-Bedroom Preferred View Villas: Start at $1263 per night

Two-bedroom villas are great for larger families and can sleep up to nine people with one king bed, two queen beds, a queen-sized pull-down bed, and a single pull-down bed. The villas are equipped with a full kitchen (complete with an oven, microwave, dishwasher, and coffee maker), two full bathrooms, and a stacked washer and dryer. Other amenities include a bubble-jet tub and walk-in shower in the master bathroom, a private porch or balcony, three flat-panel TVs, and wireless internet access.

3-Bedroom Villas
  • 3-Bedroom Grand Villas: Start at $2277 per night

The most spacious accommodations are the three-bedroom villas. These grand villas can sleep up to 12 people with a king bed, four queen beds, and a queen-sized sleeper sofa. They also include a full kitchen with an island, a formal dining area, and three full bathrooms. Other amenities include a private porch or balcony, wireless internet access, a bubble-jet tub in the master bathroom, four flat-panel TVs, and a stacked washer and dryer.

Dining

The primary dining location at the resort is Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera. The indoor rooftop terrace will be open for breakfast and dinner each day.  The signature dining location hosts a character breakfast with appearances from Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy Duck. The special guests will be all dressed up in stylish costumes that are exclusive to Topolino.

Breakfast
  • Shared Pastries: Apple Danish, Croissants, Chocolate Chip Muffins, and Epi Bread with Honey Butter, Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse, and House-made Jam
  • Quiche Gruyere: Made with House-made Pancetta, Roasted Potatoes, and Field Greens with Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Sour Cream Waffles: Served with Roasted Apples, Chantilly, Orange-Maple Syrup, and a choice of Smoked Bacon, Ham, Sausage, or Plant-based Sausage
  • Croissant au Jambon: Ham, Brie, Bechamel, Field Greens, and Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Smoked Salmon: Everything Bagel with Smoked Salmon, Tomato, Red Onion, Cream Cheese, and Capers
  • Fruit Plate: Seasonal Gruits with Honey Yogurt, Seed Granola, and Toasted Sunflower Butter
  • Spiced Sausage Hash: With Poached Hen Egg, English Muffin, Pearl Onions, Choron Sauce, and Fines Herbes
  • Two Eggs Any Style: Served with Roasted Potatoes and choice of Smoked Bacon, Ham, Sausage, or Plant-based Sausage
  • Plant-based Omelet: Wild Mushrooms, Spinach, Garden Tomato, and Plant-based Sausage
  • Wood-fired Butchers Steak: Served with Polenta, Pomodoraccio Tomatoes, Roasted Onions, Wild Mushroom Conserva, and Watercress
  • Artisanal Roasted Joffrey’s Coffee
  • Peru Alto Mayo Organic Dark Roast French Press
  • Sumatra Cafe Femenino Organic Full Roast French Press
  • Bloody Mary: Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka and Bloody Mary Mix with Mediterranean Soul
  • Mimosa: Saint Hilare Blanquette de Limoux Brut and Orange Juice
  • Bellini: Nino Franco Prosecco Superiore, Peach Juice, and Raspberry Puree

The dinner menu is made up of French and Italian-inspired offerings including fresh seafood, meat dishes, handmade pasta, and desserts. While dining on the rooftop terrace in the evenings, you may even catch a glimpse of the fireworks spectaculars at Disney’s Hollywood Studios or Epcot.

Antipasto
  • Carne Cruda: Aged Tenderloin, Parmesano, Watercress, Cracked Pepper, and Cured Egg Yolk
  • Marine Olives: With Lemon, Garlic, Marjoram, and Bay Leaf
  • Ricotta: Served with Tomato, Aged Balsamic, Cracked Pepper, Basil, and Epi Bread
  • Heritage Hog Terrine: Brioche, Heirloom Apple, Celery, and Endive
  • Gnocchi: Duck Confit, Pesto Bianco, Garden Kale, and Pinole
  • Burrata con Panna: Black Winter Truffle, Olio d’Oliva, Seed Lavosh, and Sea Salt
Starters
  • Root Bisque: Parsnip, Celery Root, Heirloom Apple, Cocoa Nibs, and Sorrel
  • Kale and Forelle Pear Salad: Wood-fired Figs, Quinoa, Almonds, and Balsamic Bianco Vinaigrette
  • Winter Pumpkin Ravioli: Wild Mushroom Conserva, Brodo, and Pumpkin Seed Oil
  • Beets Barigoule: White Beans, Watercress, Garden Radish, and Lemon Meringue
  • Romaine Insalata: Ricotta, Watercress, Acciuga, Lemon, and Olio d’Olivo
  • Escargot en Coquille: Served in Butter, Garlic, Lemon, and Parsley
Hand Crafted Pastas
  • Herb Fettucine: Cockles, Mussels, Squid, Vino Blanco, and Lemon Pesto Genovese
  • Linguine Scampi: Shrimp, San Marzano Tomatoes, Shaved Garlic, Lemon, Olio d’Oliva, Torn Verbena, and Bottarga
  • Rigatoni: Braised Chicken Sugo, Dandelion Greens, and Parmesano Reggiano
  • Bucatini: Pomodoraccio Tomatoes, Calabrian Chilies, and Pecorino Toscano
Seafood & Meats
  • Classic Sole Meuniere: Served with Sea Beans, Capers, Lemon, and Confit Petit Potatoes
  • Bouillabaisse: Seared Black Cod, Turbot, Cockles, Mussels, Fennel, and Saffron Rouille
  • Tomahawk Veal Chop: With Potato Gratin, Torpedo Onion, and Lemon-Veal Jus
  • King Salmon Mi-Cuit: Artichoke Risotto, Sauce Vierge, Uppland Cress, and Huile d’Olive
  • Braised Lamb Shank: Polenta, Charred Carrots, Pickled Dehydrated Pear, and Jus
  • AAA Filet: Truffled Mashed Potatoes, Charred Torpedo, Onion, Fungi Puree, and Vinaigrette
Endings
  • Warm Valrhona Chocolate Cake: Caramel Center, Chantilly, and Raspberries
  • Pistachio Mousse: Pistachio Cake, Lemon Curd, and Morello Cherry
  • Fruits of the Forest: Black Currant Mousse, Blueberry Sorbet, Macerated Berries, and Hibiscus Cake
  • Apple Tarte Tartin: Vanilla Gelato, Chantilly, and Blackberries
  • Profiteroles: Vanilla, Caramel Sea Salt, Gelato, and Dark Chocolate Sauce
  • Painter’s Palette: Milk Chocolate Mickey Mouse, Strawberries, and a Cookie
Beverages
  • Strawberry-Cucumber Spritzer (non-alcoholic): Strawberry, Cucumber, Lime, Agave, and Soda
  • Fig and Melon Mocktail (non-alcoholic): Fig, Melon, Honey, Sweet-and-Sour, and Soda
  • Pomegrantate Dip Cooler (non-alcoholic): Odwalla Lemonade, Pomegranate, and Mint
  • Euro Manhattan: Jack Daniel’s Old NO. 7 Tennessee Whiskey, Pamazzotti Amaro, Coca-Cola, Aromatic, and Orange Bitters
  • Midi Spritz: Malfy Gin, Aperol, Grapefruit, and Saint~Hilarie Blanquette de Limoux Brut
  • Pomegranate Paradiso: Figenza Vodka, Pomegranate, Lemon, and Pineapple
  • Frizzante Anise Brezza: Ricard Pastis de Marseille, Cointreau, Lillet Blanc, Honey, Lemon, and Prosecco
  • La Petite Fleur: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Lillet Blanc, Camomile Tea, and Lime Soda
  • Featured Wine and Beers

Le Petit Café is a lounge located in the resort lobby. During the day, it serves as a café and turns into a wine bar in the evenings. You can enjoy lattes, sparkling wine, and other sweet treats in the lounge or alfresco. For a quick meal on the go, stop by Primo Piatto. The quick-service trattoria serves tasty treats and grab and go meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Breakfast
  • Ham and Egg Artisanal Pizza ($10.29): Fresh Artisan Hearth-baked Pizza topped with Provolone, Ham, Scrambled Eggs, and Chives
  • Spinach and Egg Artisanal Pizza ($10.29): Fresh Artisan Hearth-baked Pizza topped with Ricotta, Feta, Spinach, and a Soft-cooked Egg
  • Soft Cooked Egg and Italian Sausage Artisanal Pizza ($10.29): Fresh Artisan Hearth-baked Pizza topped with Provolone, Italian Sausage, Roasted Tomato, and a Soft-cooked Egg
  • Ciabatta Breakfast Sandwich with Egg ($11.29): Scrambled Eggs, Mortadella, Provolone, and Vegetable Giardiniera
  • Croque Madame ($10.79): Classic French Ham with a Fried Egg and choice of side
  • Blueberry Lemon Pancakes ($11.29): Fluffy House-made Pancakes filled with fresh Blueberries and topped with Mascarpone Cream and Lemon Zest
  • Cinnamon Crumble “French Toast” Bread Pudding ($10.29): Complete with a warm Vanilla Bean Custard
  • Mickey-shaped Waffle ($10.29)
  • Acai and Honey Yogurt Parfait ($5.79): Topped with Fresh Seasonal Fruit and Chocolate Granola
  • Primo Piatto Breakfast ($10.79): Fried Eggs served over Mascarpone Polenta with a Sweet Brioche Roll, served with Bacon and Italian Sausage
  • Smoked Salmon and Everything Bagel ($9.49): Toasted Everything Bagel with Caper Cream Cheese Spread, Raw Red Onions, Tomato, and a Lemon Wedge
  • Continental Breakfast ($7.99): Served with a Croissant, Fresh Fruit, and a choice of Yogurt or Overnight Oats
  • Plant-based Scramble Bowl ($10.79): Plant-based Eggs served with Grilled Vegetables and Plant-based Italian Sausage
  • Plant-based Farm Fresh Breakfast Artisanal Pizza ($10.29): Fresh Plant-based Artisan Hearth-baked Pizza topped with Carrot-top Pesto, Plant-based Mozzarella, Eggplant, Red Onion, Roasted Tomato, and a Plant-based Egg Scramble
  • Bakery Items: Warmy Sticky Bun, Banana Bread, Assorted Bagels, Croissants, Cinnamon Twists, Chocolate Croissants, and Blueberry Muffins
Lunch & Dinner
  • Margherita Pizza ($11.99): Fresh Artisan Hearth-baked Pizza topped with Tomato Sauce, Heirloom Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, and Grated Romao finished with a drizzle of Olive Oil and Fresh-cut Basil
  • Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza ($11.99): Fresh Artisan Hearth-baked Pizza topped with Tomato Sauce, Italian Sausage, Pepperoni, Provolone, and Grated Romano
  • Bacon Cheddar Burger ($14.49): 1/3 lb Grilled Signature-blend Brisket and Chuck Burger topped with Bacon, Aged Cheddar, Shredded Lettuce, Tomato, and Garlic-Mayonnaise on a toasted Brioche Bun
  • Grilled Chicken ($12.49): Balsamic-marinated Grilled Chicken with a Sun-dried Tomato Relish, Spinach-Artichoke Spread, and Mozzarella on Toasted Foccacia
  • Croque Monsieur ($12.99): Classic French Ham and Swiss
  • Spicy Italian Sandwich ($10.49): Sliced Capicola, Salami, Ham, Provolone, and Vegetable Giardiniera with Garlic-Mayonnaise
  • Tomato Mozzarella Whole Wheat Wrap ($8.49): Filled with Sliced Tomatoes, Mozzarella, Fresh Greens, Pesto, and a Balsamic Glaze
  • Harissa-spiced Chicken Salad on Pita ($9.49): Diced Chicken mixed with Apples and Almonds topped with Yogurt and Harissa on Pita finished with Fresh-sliced Cucumber and Tomato
  • Shrimp Pasta ($15.99): Linguini tossed with sauteed Shrimp, Fennel, Capers, and Roasted Garlic in a White Wine Lemon Sauce finished with fresh Parsley
  • Grilled Vegetable Skewer ($12.99): Eggplant, Zucchini, Red Onion, and Portobello Mushroom Skewer with a Cucumber and Tomato Bulgur Salad served with Warm Pita and Cucumber Yogurt
  • Plant-based Farm-Fresh Artisanal Pizza ($11.99): Fresh Plant-based Artisan Hearth-baked Pizza topped with Carrot-top Peston, Plant-based Mozzarella, Eggplant, Red Onion, Roasted Tomato, and Arugula
  • Tuna Nicoise Salad ($13.99): Seared Rare Tuna on Crispy Greens tossed with Potatoes, Hard-boiled Egg, and a Dijon Vinaigrette
  • Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad ($9.49): Mixed Greens topped with Fresh Mozzarella Slices and Wedge Tomatoes topped with a drizzle of Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
  • Greek Salad ($9.99): Crispy Greens tossed with Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onion, and Feta finished with a Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Grilled Hangar Steak ($17.99): Medium Grilled Steak with a Red Wine Sauce and Balsamic Syrup served with Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes and buttered Carrots (DINNER ONLY)
  • Crispy Chicken Breast Cutlet ($14.99): Fried hand-breaded Chicken over Saffron Risotto topped with Olive Oil, Arugula, and shaved Parmesan (DINNER ONLY)
  • Roasted Half Chicken ($15.99): Served with Gruyere Macaroni and Cheese and Grilled Asparagus (DINNER ONLY)

Poolside, you can enjoy lunch and refreshing cocktails at Bar Riva. The hotspot offers scenic views and a menu made up of European and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine.

Recreation

Like many of Disney’s deluxe resorts, there will be two different swimming pools at Riviera Resort. Riviera pool is a family-friendly pool area complete with a pool slide and an interactive water play area called S’il Vous Play. For a more relaxing, serene poolside experience you’ll want to make your way to the Beau Soleil pool. Guests can also access the Athletique Fitness Center to jog, stretch, or lift weights.  

For more information on Disney World’s current accommodations, check out these guides to the resort’s value, moderate, and deluxe hotels.

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