Disney’s Riviera Resort is the newest resort on Disney property and is designed to capture the magic of Europe that Walt Disney fell in love with once upon a time. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted home by a palm tree-lined boulevard at this Deluxe Resort. From the terraces and towers, to the grand archways and porticos, Disney’s Riviera Resort is a modern masterpiece of imagination, with each detail drawing upon the influences of Europe and the Mediterranean. Elegance awaits you inside. The main lobby is appointed with a mix of classic and modern 20th-Century furnishings. You’ll also discover a unique art collection celebrating beloved Disney Characters and icons, influenced by master artists who found inspiration along the European Riviera.
Even if it is still a bit higher to stay onsite, the benefits can far outweigh the added cost. I have laid out those benefits for you to see how staying at a Disney resort is a good value for you in my blog “Benefits to Staying at a Disney Resort.”
Access to skyliner
Great customer service
Bus to magic kingdom
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Tower Studio Unit- Sleeps 2 guests with a couch area that converts to the sleeping space with a pull-down queen-size bed.
Deluxe Studio Units- (Standard View or Preferred View) – Sleeps up to 5 guests with 1 queen-size bed, 1 pull-down queen bed, and a single pull-down bunk-size bed. Comes with a kitchenette and balcony or patio.
1-Bedroom Villa- (Standard View or Preferred View) Sleeps up to 5 guests with 1 king bed in the bedroom, 1 queen-size pull-down bed and 1 single pull-down bed in the living area. Has a kitchen with a dining space, split bathroom with bubble-jet bathtub and two sink areas, along with a washer and dryer.
2-Bedroom Villa- (Standard View or Preferred View) Sleeps up to 9 guests with 1 king bed in one bedroom, A second bedroom that has 2 queen-size beds, 1 queen-size pull-down bed, and 1 single pull-down bed in the living area. Includes a fully equipped kitchen with dining space, two full bathrooms including one with bubble-jet bathtub, and a washer and dryer.
3-Bedroom Villa- (Standard View or Preferred View) Sleeps up to 9 guests with 1 king bed in one bedroom, and 2 queen size beds in each the second and third bedrooms. There is also a queen-size pull-down bed and 1 single pull-down bed in the living area. These villas have fully equipped kitchens with dining spaces, three full bathrooms including one with bubble-jet bathtub, and a washer and dryer.
Topolino’s Terrace (Table Service)
Start your morning with breakfast at this beautiful rooftop restaurant offering an exclusive storybook dining experience with Mickey and friends. The prix fixe menu offers delicious choices to please everyone in the family. 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.
Le Petit Cafe (Quick Service)
Slip away to this stylish patisserie for a favorite morning beverage or a relaxing cocktail at the end of the day. Our exquisite, oven-fresh treats are the perfect accompaniments to our satisfying specialty coffee drinks. In the afternoon or evening, stop in for cocktails, beer or wine paired with a selection of savory bites.
Primo Piatto (Quick Service)
Gather your family and friends for a quick snack or casual meal of sandwiches, salads, beer, wine, and more!
Bar Riva (Pool Bar & Lounge)
Enjoy the view at this open-air pool bar while sipping on frozen cocktails, Provence rosé or a refreshing spritzer. When hunger strikes, chef-crafted sandwiches and fresh salads are available.
If you are staying in a one, two or three bedroom villa you will be equipped with a full kitchen. You can order groceries delivered to be able to prepare meals in your room.
Riviera Resort features two pools, the Beau Soleil quiet pool and Riviera Pool main pool with winding tower slide, and nearby S’il Vous Play interactive water play area for kids. The Activity Lawn is home to lawn games including lawn chess and bocce. The Voyageurs’ Lounge is a quiet study with a collection of book titles that Walt Disney gathered during his travels to Europe and other far-off places.
Nightly Disney movies under the stars at the Family Tree
Activities and programs are subject to change. Although the activities vary by day and by resort, here is an example of some of the trivia, arts and crafts, dance parties, games, and bingo you might find.
Check your tv for the schedule during your stay.
Self-service laundry facilities
Valet laundry service
Shop for goods and gifts inspired by Disney’s Riviera Resort—as well as assorted groceries, snacks and sundries.
Disney’s bus service is available to the Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom, as well as Disney Springs and the Disney water parks. Disney’s Riviera Resort is one of the stops on the new Disney Skyliner (Gondola) System, with easy access to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
These times are approximate, provided to give you an idea of average travel times. Please plan on up to a 20 minute wait for Disney transportation in addition to walking time to resort or theme park transportation stops.
Magic Kingdom – 20 minutes by bus, 37 minutes by car (with transfers)
Epcot – 18 minutes by bus, 18 by car, 6 minutes by skyliner
Disney’s Hollywood Studios – 15 minutes by bus, 15 by car, 11 minutes by skyliner
Animal Kingdom – 22 minutes, 17 by car
Disney Springs – 24 minutes by bus, 10 by car
Blizzard Beach Water Park – 18 minutes by bus, 12 minutes by car
Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – 19 minutes by bus, 8 minutes by car
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