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Disney’s Riviera Resort now open at Walt Disney World

by Brittani Tuttle

The newest Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Riviera Resort, is now open to guests at Walt Disney World Resort.

disney's riviera resort

Inspired by Europe with a bit of Disney magic, this property immerses guests in the splendor and grandeur of the European Riviera. Being the 15th Disney Vacation Club resort, it is also the first dedicated Disney Vacation Club resort since the opening of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort in 2004.

resort lobby

“Blending the flavors and flair of the Italian and French Riviera with the creativity and imagination that only Disney can deliver, this new resort pays tribute to Walt and Lilian Disney’s amazing European travels while connecting Disney artistry and storytelling to this region’s renowned art heritage and inspiration,” said Terri Schultz, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Vacation Club. “Not only will Disney’s Riviera Resort delight families with its gorgeous architectural details and wide range of accommodations, but members and guests will simply fall in love with the sights, sounds, and flavors of Europe around every corner.

disney's riviera resort

Guests staying at the resort can take advantage of utilizing the Disney Skyliner to travel to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. At Disney’s Riviera Resort, guests are connected to a dedicated Skyliner station offering a unique ride through the sky.

The resort hosts a variety of vacation accommodations, including deluxe studios, one- and two-bedroom villas, grand villas that sleep up to 12 guests each, and the new Tower Studios.

tower studio

Tower Studios are designed to offer an intimate studio experience for two guests that maximizes efficiency. A queen-sized bed can be found in a built-in wall unit that is pulled down for sleeping and tucked away when not in use. The studios also include a sofa, writing nook, a beverage center and microwave, storage, and a modern-inspired bathroom.

disney's riviera resort

The resort’s feature pool, Riviera Pool, offers a place where guests can unwind as though they’re relaxing on the Mediterranean coast. Lounge chairs and sun umbrellas are plentiful, and a winding stone turret slide is perfect for that extra bit of fun. For the kids, there’s an interactive water play area called S’il Vous Play, inspired by Disney’s “Fantasia.” For guests looking for a more leisurely pool experience, the Beau Soleil leisure pool has a natural green wall surrounding the area, creating a sort of semi-private swim experience.

topolino's terrace

As for dining, one offering not to be missed is Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, located at the resort’s rooftop. Here, guests can indulge in authentic dishes with French and Italian flavors, and watch as their meals are prepared at an onstage kitchen with wood-burning grill. Alongside artisanal pastas with fresh-pressed olive oil, a gourmet selection of cheeses from France and Italy are available, as well as a collection of wines sourced throughout the South of France and Coastal Italy.

disney's riviera resort

For families looking to kick off their morning with some Disney fun, visit Topolino’s Terrace for Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends – a prix-fixe Disney character dining experience inspired by the artistic side we all have.

Like other Disney resort hotels, guests staying at Disney’s Riviera Resort can enjoy special perks like FastPass+ selections up to 60 days prior to arrival, Extra Magic Hours, complimentary transportation around Walt Disney World, complimentary theme park parking, complimentary airport transportation via Disney’s Magical Express, MagicBands, and the option to purchase Disney Dining Plan packages.

To learn more about the new Disney Vacation Club resort, visit DisneysRivieraResort.com or call (407) W-DISNEY to make your reservations. If you’re looking for help to plan your next Disney vacation, we recommend Mouse Fan Travel.


Sneak Preview of Disney’s Riviera Resort, a Disney Vacation Club Resort
Tower Studio Room Tour at Disney’s Riviera Resort, a Disney Vacation Club Resort

Stay tuned for more coverage from Disney’s Riviera Resort, including videos, photos and more.

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