Sunday Showcase: Disney’s Riviera Resort


Good morning and Happy Sunday! Welcome back to the ninth week of Sunday Showcase. Each week we take a look at one of Walt Disney World’s resorts. This week we will be taking a look at Disney’s Riviera Resort . If you haven’t checked out last’s week’s article, you can do so here. As of writing last week’s article, it slipped my mind that the Boardwalk Inn was the last Deluxe Resort to cover. Beginning this week we begin to take a look at the Disney Deluxe Villas, that are not part of the standard Deluxe Resorts previously covered.

Sunday Showcase: Disney’s Riviera Resort

“Enchantment awaits you at a Resort hotel that’s inspired by Europe and imagined by Disney. Here, you can delight in exhilarating activities, delectable dining and stylish accommodations—from cozy Tower Studios to spacious villas with up to 3 bedrooms.”

Brief History

The history here at Disney’s Riveria Resort is just like the headline says, its Brief. Disney’s Riviera Resort was opened on December 16, 2019. The resort is themed after Walt Disney’s trips and experiences in Europe, and a love of the French and Italian Riviera. The resort’s decor features a collection of his personal travel photos as well as a tasteful incorporation of popular Disney characters throughout the resort. Disney’s Riviera Resort is the first newly-constructed resort to be served by the Disney Skyliner. Ultimately, after just 4 months of being opened, Disney’s Riviera Resort has to shut its doors due to the Pandemic and reopened in July of 2020 after 4 months of being closed.

Rooms and Facilities

Disney’s Riviera Resort is currently configured with 300 villas, ranging from a new 2 Person Tower Studio all the way up to a 3 Bedroom Grand Villa.

Dining at Disney’s Riviera Resort

Signature Table-Service Dining

  • Topolino’s Terrace-Flavors of the Riviera – Signature dining location inspired by the cliffside restaurants of the Riviera and located on the top floor, featuring stunning views of the nighttime spectaculars.

Quick-Service Dining

  • Primo Piatto – Grab & Go Bakery with a variety of delectable foods and beverages.

Other Dining Options

  • Le Petit Café – Lobby locale providing an array of coffees, lattes, and desserts. The café transforms into a wine bar in the evening.
  • Bar Riva – Pool bar & Grill with Poolside Service with burgers, sandwiches, salads, and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.


  • Bus Service to Walt Disney World® Resort Theme Parks, Water Parks and Disney Springs®
  • Disney Skyliner to Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, and select Disney Resort Hotels.


  • Riviera Pool – Picturesque pool, complete with its own pool slide that winds around a stately column tower
  • S’il Vous Play – A public fountain themed kids interactive water feature featuring characters from Fantasia.
  • Beau Soleil Pool – Leisure Pool
  • Activity lawn, Chess lawn, and Fire Pit Bocce ball court
  • Athlétique Fitness Center


Standard overnight self-parking is available to registered Guests for a fee that will be applied to their hotel folio upon check-out. All parking fees include applicable tax.

  • Parking for Disney Deluxe Villa Resorts is $25 per night.
  • Valet parking is also available for $33 per night.

Complimentary standard self-parking is available while you enjoy select dining, shopping, entertainment, and recreation experiences at this Resort.

In conclusion, Disney’s Riviera Resort offers its guest beautiful and elegant experience while transporting guests into the French and Italian Riviera. Being Walt Disney World’s newest resort, this is one you will want to experience for yourself. This resort is also adjacent to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, just a short walk away.

Thank you for checking out this week’s iteration of Sunday Showcase. Have you stayed at this resort? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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