Walt Disney World’s newest Disney Vacation Club property, Disney’s Riviera Resort, is now accepting guest reservations for stays starting December 2019.
“Disney’s Riviera Resort is inspired by Walt and Lilian Disney’s travels throughout Europe and the Mediterranean coastline – from France to Italy,” said Terri Schultz, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Vacation Club. “Walt fell in love with European art, architecture, food, and stories, and his extended tours of the region continue to influence Disney storytelling and theming.”
Disney’s Riviera Resort will bring the style of a modern European retreat and blend it with old-world glamour and Disney magic when it opens later this year. Guests will be welcomed to the resort with a palm tree-lined boulevard and façade that features grand archways, porticos, water features, towers, and terraces.
The oval lobby will offer views of the resort lawn and lakefront and feature a mix of modern and classic furnishings. The resort will also feature a unique art collection that celebrates Disney characters throughout the resort and inside rooms, all created by master artists who found inspiration along the European Riviera.
This deluxe Disney Vacation Club resort will offer approximately 300 family-friendly vacation homes, including deluxe studios, one- and two-bedroom villas, and grand villas that sleep up to 12 guests each.
An all-new room category will debut with the resort: tower studios, which will sleep two guests each. Every tower studio will include a private balcony with views and seating for two.
Deluxe studios will sleep five guests, and feature kitchenettes. One-bedroom, two-bedroom, and grand villas will offer large, fully equipped kitchens with a dining space that’s open to the living area.
Villas will also offer an en-suite luxury bathroom that includes a freestanding soaking tub and walk-in shower, along with a private porch or balcony and a laundry area with a washer and dryer.
The resort will have its own signature table-service restaurant called Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera. “Topolino” is the Italian name for Mickey Mouse. The restaurant will offer authentic dishes include with Italian and French flavors and picturesque views of the nighttime spectaculars at Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Guests’ meals will be prepared at the expo kitchen or wood-burning grill. Guests can pair their meal with a wine from the restaurant’s list sourced from the Mediterranean coast. Families wanting to start their morning in a magical way can visit Topolino’s Terrace for an exclusive Disney character dining experience inspired by the Riviera.
Other dining options at Disney’s Riviera Resort include Le Petit Café, which will offer freshly-brewed coffee during the day and transform into a wine bar at night; Primo Piatto, a quick-service location near the feature pool; and Bar Riva, an open-air pool bar.
Guests staying at Disney’s Riviera Resort will even have their own way to travel to Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios during their stay with the Disney Skyliner gondola system. The transportation system will also connect Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.
The grand opening of Disney’s Riviera Resort will be announced at a later date, as well as the start of Disney Vacation Club sales and the date when DVC members can book a stay at the resort using points. Current DVC members will also receive an exclusive window to book a stay at the resort.
To make reservations for Disney’s Riviera Resort, call (407) W-Disney. To learn more about the newest DVC accommodation, visit DisneysRivieraResort.com.