Disney’s Riviera Resort is Walt Disney World’s newest Deluxe Villa Resort.  The resort opened in December 2019 offering approximately 300 vacation homes and units, including studios, one and two-bedroom villas, and grand villas that sleep up to 12 guests each. There’s also a brand new Tower Studios room category that sleep two guests.

Disney's Riviera Resort

This Walt Disney World Resort is a luxurious retreat that celebrates the elegance and artistic flare from the French Riviera. Walt Disney and his wife Lillian fell in love with the region during their travels over the years.  Disney Imagineers took that into consideration when designing the new resort.

Resort Overview

The European-inspired architecture isn’t overwhelmingly “Disney-themed.” Instead, it is the small touches of hidden magic, or pixie dust if you will of Disney: black and white photos of Walt and Lily on holiday in Italy, Disney and Pixar movie posters in French, a Disney art collection but in the style of Van Gogh and Degas, glittering mosaics of Tangled and Peter Pan, and jazzy renditions of Disney favorites.

Reasons We Love This Resort:

  • Skyliner Route Resort
  • Spacious Rooms allowing you to bring the whole family
  • Rooftop Dining at one of the best-rated dining spots on property for both breakfast and dinner.
  • Subtle Disney theming
  • Brand New Resort

Amenities:

  • Wi-Fi Service (complimentary wi-fi access in guest rooms, main lobbies and main pools)
  • Dining Options (table service, quick service and poolside service)
  • Business Center (computer services, print services, shipping services, office supplies)
  • Designated Smoking Areas
  • Locker Rentals (near pools)
  • Luggage Service (luggage assistance, valet parking assistance, dry cleaning)
  • Laundry Services (24-hour self-service laundry room is available)
  • Housekeeping Services (daily housekeeping service is not provided for DVC Members, but is available at an additional cost)
  • Valet and Self-Parking
  • 24-Hour ATM (near the front desk)
  • Front Desk Service (banking and mail)
  • Merchandise Delivery and Pickup
  • Grocery Orders
  • Ice and Vending Machines
  • Concierge Service (purchase tickets, upgrade tickets, special requests)
  • Athlétique Fitness Center
  • La Boutique store for sundries, snacks, apparel and souvenirs
  • Safekeeping (in-room safes with safe-keeping boxes available at Front Desk)
  • Rapid Fill (refillable mugs)
  • Wake-up Call Service
  • Disability Service (mobility, hearing, visual and service animal accommodations; call (407) 939-7807

 

A Full Range of Accommodations

Stylish accommodations invite you to channel the relaxation of life along the Riviera. This Resort hotel offers an array of room options, including:

  • NEW! Tower Studios – unique to Disney’s Riviera Resort, these accommodate up to 2 Guests
  • Deluxe Studios
  • 1-Bedroom Villas
  • 2-Bedroom Villas
  • 3-Bedroom Grand Villas

NEW! Tower Studios (photos below)

Specially designed for 2 Guests, these one-of-a-kind Tower Studios are a marvel of efficiency and luxury—and are unique to Disney’s Riviera Resort. Built into the wall, you’ll find a microwave, small refrigerator, drawers and a cleverly hidden pull-down queen-size bed that just as easily tucks away to reveal a comfortable lounge-worthy space.

Tower Studio:

  • Can accommodate a party of 2
  • 1 queen-size pull-down bed
  • Kitchenette with small refrigerator, wet bar, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker
  • Full bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Flat panel TV
  • Private porch or balcony with seating for two

 

Deluxe Studios(photos below)

Each stylish Deluxe Studio sleeps up to 5, with a queen-size bed, a pull-down queen-size bed, and a single pull-down bunk-size bed. Enjoy the convenience of your own kitchenette—and unwind on your private patio or balcony.

Deluxe Studio:

  • Can accommodate a party of 5
  • 1 queen-size bed, 1 queen-size pull-down bed, 1 single pull-down bed
  • Kitchenette with small refrigerator, wet bar, microwave, toaster, and coffee maker
  • Split bathroom with shower/tub combination on one side and walk-in shower on the other
  • Flat panel TV
  • Private porch or balcony

Villa Difference(photos below)

You’ll truly feel at home in 1-Bedroom Villas or larger, where you’ll discover a variety of comforts and conveniences, including:

  • Separate bedrooms that offer privacy
  • A sleek, fully equipped kitchen with stainless-steel appliances—perfect for whipping up a French toast breakfast
  • Your own washer and dryer—so you can pack lightly and avoid airline baggage fees
  • A soothing bubble-jet bathtub—where you can to relax after an excitement-packed day

 

1-Bedroom Villa:

  • Can accommodate a party of 5
  • 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size pull down bed, 1 single pull-down bed
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with full-size appliances, toaster, and coffee maker
  • Stacked washer and dryer
  • Full bathroom with bubble-jet tub
  • Flat panel TV
  • Private porch or balcony

2-Bedroom Villa:

  • Can accommodate a party of 9
  • 1 king-size bed, 2 queen-size beds, 1 queen-size pull-down bed, 1 single pull down bed
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with full-size appliances, toaster, and coffee maker
  • Stacked washer and dryer
  • Full bathroom with bubble-jet tub
  • Flat panel TV
  • Private porch or balcony

3-Bedroom Villa:

  • Can accommodate a party of 12
  • 1 king-size bed, 4 queen-size beds, 1 queen-size sleeper sofa
  • Fully-equipped kitchen with full-size appliances, toaster, and coffee maker
  • Stacked washer and dryer
  • Full bathroom with bubble-jet tub
  • Flat panel TV
  • Private porch or balcony

 

Dining Information

Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera –

Topolino is the Italian name for Mickey Mouse. The restaurant features authentic dishes infused with French and Italian flavors at dinner and offers views of the nighttime fireworks spectaculars of Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Additionally, guests wanting to begin their day with character can visit Topolino’s Terrace for a Disney character breakfast inspired by the Riviera.

 

Topolino- Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends

Start your morning with breakfast at this beautiful rooftop restaurant offering an exclusive storybook dining experience. The prix fixe menu offers delicious choices to please everyone in the family.

While enjoying breakfast and the bird’s eye views, Mickey and his friends are excited to celebrate with you! As part of our new Character Dining experience, all Guests will be able to see Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck as they parade through the restaurant in their stylish outfits unique to Topolino’s Terrace!

Topolino- Dinner with a View

For dinner, get ready to indulge in fresh, delicious seafood and meat dishes, handmade pasta and decadent desserts infused with French and Italian flavors at this signature rooftop dining experience straight from the Riviera. Inspired by the cliffside restaurants of France and Italy, Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera takes its name from the Italian name for Mickey Mouse.

Dining is a true experience, prepared at the exclusive expo kitchen or wood-burning grill. Pair your meal with a glass of wine from the impressive collection sourced from the Mediterranean coast. Feast your eyes on the stunning visual aesthetic, a modern interpretation of the textures, colors, carved details and stonework found in ancient villages along the Riviera.

All Dining & Lounges

  • Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera – as Topolino is the Italian name for Mickey Mouse. The restaurant features authentic dishes infused with French and Italian flavors at dinner and offers views of the nighttime fireworks spectaculars of Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Additionally, guests wanting to begin their day with character can visit Topolino’s Terrace for a Disney character breakfast inspired by the Riviera.
  • Le Petit Cafe – a lobby locale with coffee by day and a wine bar by night.
  • The Voyageur’s Lounge – located next to Le Petit Café and features décor that was inspired by a collection of book titles that Walt Disney gathered, including Walt’s 1935 European “Grand Tour.” The lounge showcases some of the unique Disney connections to Europe.
  • Primo Piatto – the Resort’s quick-service location, is reminiscent of chic dining venues found along Riviera promenades. This restaurant is located near the feature pool.
  • Bar Riva – the resort’s open-air pool bar.

 

Pools, Grounds, & Recreation

The feature pool is relaxing with lounge chairs, colorful umbrellas, and, for the more adventurous, a stone turret slide.

Nearby, S’il Vous Play, an interactive water play area, keeps younger guests cool. The area is inspired by the grand fountains of Europe and features several characters from Fantasia.

While the splashing will please the kids, the patina and limestone-inspired design will have grown-ups feeling like they’re in a “place where visitors might have gathered to share a memory or a wish along the European Riviera.”

There is also a smaller pool with lounge chairs and umbrellas that offers a nice place to relax in the sun.

Close by the pool is a seasonal gelato cart and on the lawn every night they play movies under the sky and yard games like bocce and cornhole. On the walk to the Skyliner station, you walk through a beautiful tunnel adorned with 2 incredible Disney mosaics.

Photo Courtesy WDW MAGIC

Riviera Resort Transportation

Get around Walt Disney World Resort with ease using these convenient, complimentary transportation options.

How to get to each park:

While staying at Disney’s Riviera Resort you may be wondering how you can get to each park using the free transportation systems offered at Walt Disney World. We have it broken down for you:

  • Magic Kingdom: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to Magic Kingdom nearly every 20 minutes from the resort. Buses typically run for an hour after park close.
  • EPCOT: Since Disney’s Riviera Resort is on the Skyliner route you have access to hop the Skyliner to EPCOT at least one hour before park opening and for one hour after park close. If the Skyliner is closed for any reason Disney will provide buses to and from the resort.
  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Just like EPCOT, this park is on the Skyliner route. You will have access to hop the Skyliner to EPCOT at least one hour before park opening and for one hour after park close. If the Skyliner is closed for any reason Disney will provide buses to and from the resort.
  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to Disney’s Animal Kingdom nearly every 20 minutes from the resort. Buses typically run for an hour after park close.
  • Disney Springs and Water Parks: There are free resort buses that offer transportation to Disney Springs and the water parks nearly every 20 minutes from the resort. Buses typically run for an hour after Disney Springs or the water park close.

Parking

*Guests who drive either their own vehicle or a rental car to Walt Disney World should know that a standard overnight self-parking fee of $25 per night will be applied to the guest hotel folio upon check-out. Disney Vacation Club Members using vacation points for their stay are not required to pay parking fees.

 

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