Upcoming Disney’s Riviera Resort opens up reservations
Disney’s Riviera Resort has recently begun accepting reservations to stay at the resort beginning in December 2019, and with what Disney has recently released details wise, it looks like the resort will be one of the more exciting places to stay at the Walt Disney World Resort. With rooms starting at $335 a night, the resort is to be the 15th Disney Vacation Club property and the inspiration for the hotel were Walt and Lillian Disney’s travels throughout Europe, France, and Italy. The resort will feature a 20th-century design with grand archways, porticos, cascading water features, towers, and terraces.
“The grand opening date of the resort will be announced at a later date, as will the start of Disney Vacation Club sales and the date when Disney Vacation Club members can begin booking the resort with vacation points using an exclusive, protected member inventory. Current Disney Vacation Club members will also have an exclusive window to purchase Disney’s Riviera Resort.” per Disney.
The new resort will feature approximately 300 family-friendly vacation homes, including deluxe studios that can fit five guests and include a kitchenette, tower studios for two, including a private balcony, one or two bedroom villas, and grand villas that can fit up to 12 guests.
“One-bedroom, two-bedroom, and grand villas will feature large, fully equipped kitchens with dining space open to a living area. Villas will also feature an en-suite luxury bathroom, including a freestanding soaking tub and walk-in shower, as well as a private porch or balcony and a laundry area with a washer and dryer,” says Disney.
Something that I’m very excited to try, is Topolino’s Terrace- Flavors of the Riviera. It will be the resort’s signature table-service rooftop restaurant. Mickey Mouse, in Italy, is known as Topolino, so think of it as Mickey’s Terrace! The restaurant will serve Italian and French-infused cuisine, where guests can watch their meals being prepared in the open kitchen and wood-burning grill. There will also be an extensive wine list, and character dining (for breakfast only.) All of this, and a chance to enjoy views of the nighttime entertainment at both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Another dining option is Le Petit Café which will be located in the lobby. It will serve coffee in the morning, and turn into a wine bar at night. Located near the pool, Primo Piatto is a quick service location open for business as well.
A perk of this resort is that it is a dedicated Disney Skyliner station and can connect to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Epcot.
For more information and to check on availability, visit the Walt Disney World website.