Disney’s Riviera Resort captures the Magic of Europe.
Disney’s Riviera Resort location is in the Epcot Resort area. Guests have access to a dedicated station where they can hop aboard a Disney Skyliner gondola and fly the skies of Walt Disney World Resort. Just relax and enjoy the view, it’s also the opportune time, for amazing photo ops. Travel in style to Epcot International Gateway or Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Designed in early 20th-century elegance found throughout Europe and the Mediterranean. You’ll be welcomed by a palm tree-lined boulevard and a striking facade featuring grand archways, porticos, and towers and terraces.
Elegance awaits you inside and out. The main lobby is appointed with a mix of modern and classic 20th-Century furnishings. Inside you’ll discover a unique art collection celebrating the beloved Disney characters. Outdoors you will find beautiful gardens, bubbling fountains, lush landscaping, and a serene waterfront that’s perfect for an evening stroll.
Deluxe Villa Resort Accommodations
This resort offers a full range of accommodations with sleeping for up to twelve people. Accommodations include deluxe studios, one-bedroom villas, two-bedroom villas, 3-bedroom grand villas, and a new, unique accommodation to Disney’s Rivera Resort the Tower Studios.
The new Tower Studios (a first for Disney) is a chic space for two, located in its separate tower of the resort. It provides an intimate studio experience with a hidden pull-down queen-size bed that tucks away to reveal a comfortable lounge-worthy space. There’s also a quaint writing nook, microwave, small refrigerator, and plenty of storage space.
Deluxe Studios sleeps up to 5, with a queen-size bed, a pull-down queen-size bed, and a single pull-down bunk bed. They offer a kitchenette along with a private patio or balcony perfect place to start your morning or unwind after a long day at the parks.
The Villas offer a variety of comforts and conveniences. They are accommodated with a sleek fully-equipped kitchen, separate bedrooms that offer privacy, washer and dryer so you can pack lightly, and a soothing bubble-jet bathtub the perfect end to an action-packed day. The 3-Bedroom Grand Villa sleeps up to 12 guests and offers spacious living and dining areas, too, making it the choice for larger families or those wanting more room to stretch out.
The Pools Of Disney’s Riviera Resort
The pools of Disney’s Riviera Resort continue this theming with a focus on showcasing a Southern European coast inspiration.
The Riviera Pool (the feature pool), has lounge chairs along with colorful sun umbrellas, and a winding stone turret slide, giving the feel of swimming and playing along the Mediterranean coast.
Looking for a quieter poolside experience? The Beau Soleil leisure pool is your choice. It features a natural, lush-green wall surrounding a tranquil area, perfect for enjoying the sun or relaxing with a book beneath the shaded seating area in a grove of tropical palm trees.
There is an interactive water play area, S’il Vous Play, the perfect place to splash and have fun in a whimsical fountain featuring beloved characters from Disney’s Fantasia, drawing inspiration from the grand public fountains seen throughout Europe.
Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera
Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera is inspired by Europe’s cliffside restaurants. Perched on a rooftop, it offers French and Italian cuisine along with sweeping rooftop views. Open for breakfast and dinner.
Breakfast a la Art With Mickey & Friends
While enjoying breakfast and the view, you’ll have the chance to meet some of your favorite Disney friends for a photo and autograph opportunity. You may meet with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck, dressed from head to toe in unique outfits to Topolino’s Terrace. Disney character dining is an enchanting way to start your day.
Character appearances and entertainment are subject to change.
Reservations are highly recommended.
Dinner With A View
When you arrive at Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera, you will find yourself surrounded by stunning visual aesthetics of modern interpretations of Italian and French textures, colors, and stonework that can be found in ancient European villages along the Riviera.
Dinner features authentic dishes infused with French and Italian flavors, with an onstage kitchen featuring a wood-burning grill showcasing finely prepared meats, delicious seafood, and handmade pasta.
Take delight in the gourmet selection of cheeses from France and Italy. Pair your meal with a glass of wine from their impressive collection of wines sourced throughout the South of France and Coastal Italy.
And while dining, guests may step out onto the terrace for a grand view of the resort’s stunning vistas where they may even glimpse the nearby nighttime spectaculars at Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Amazing food, wine and dining with a view! What more can one want in a dining experience?
Reservations are highly recommended.
Quick Service Dining Options
Other dining includes quick service options within the resort and poolside.
Bar Riva is an open-air pool bar serving up cold drinks and frozen concoctions along with burgers, sandwiches and salads.
Primo Piatto is perfect when searching for a quick snack or casual meal for the family. I do mean quick, they offer mobile orders, so there is no need to wait in line just place your order through the My Disney Experience app.
Le Petit Cafe is your choice for a quick specialty coffee and pastry or a leisurely late-night drink along with savory small plates. You’ll feel as if you stepped into a cafe in Paris.
Disney trivia – Le Petit Cafe was also the name of the charming venue featured in the Disney classic The Aristocats.
Benefit Of Staying On-Site
You want to be completely immersed night and day in all things Disney. A Walt Disney World resort hotel is the only way to go. Here’s some of the added benefits.
- Complimentary airport transportation service from Orlando International airport. AKA Disney’s Magical Express Service.
- Extended Disney theme park hours at one of the theme parks each day. AKA Extra Magic Hours.
- Complimentary transportation within Walt Disney World Resort.
- Option to purchase a pre-paid Disney dining plan option.
- Have your purchases delivered to your hotel room.
- Early access to FastPass+ if this was the only benefit, it alone is well worth staying at a Disney World Resort hotel.
- And complimentary MagicBands to access the theme parks, hotel room, check-in at FastPass attractions, and more.
Disney’s Riviera Resort offers flexibility, value, and world-class service that Disney guests have come to know and expect. Disney’s Riviera Resort location offers the newest in complementary Disney World transportation, the Disney Skyliner, along with bus transportation, making it convenient and the ideal choice for your next Disney World Vacation.
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