• Monday, October 21, 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. The breakfast menu features fresh pastries and a choice of entrees including:

  • Quiche Gruyere with House-made Pancetta
  • Sour Cream Waffle
  • Wood-Fired Butchers Steak
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Spiced Sausage Hash
  • Two Eggs Any Style
  • Plant-based “Egg” Omelet

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.

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.

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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