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Disney Riviera Resort Information: Rooms, Pools, Dining, and More

Overview

Opening in fall of 2019, Disney Riviera Resort is the next Disney Vacation Club resort at Walt Disney World. The Riviera, with a reported 300 guest rooms, is currently under construction adjacent to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.

While details are sparse, we're expecting the Riviera to be configured somewhat like Bay Lake Tower, with a similar high rise feel. While Bay Lake has a top floor bar with Magic Kingdom fireworks views, Riviera will have a rooftop restaurant that will offer views of fireworks at Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

As for the theme of the new Riviera hotel, it's hard to tell due to only a few pieces of concept art being released as of this time. We expect guest rooms to be similar in appearance to recently renovated rooms at Disney's Pop Century Resort and Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.

Riviera Resort construction, February 2018

Rooms

Again like Bay Lake Tower, Riviera will be a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resort, with apartment-like accommodations rather than traditional hotel rooms.

The 14 other DVC resorts feature a mix of studio, 1-Bedroom, 2-Bedroom, and 3-Bedroom "villas." Studio villas look much like regular hotel rooms, but with the addition of a small kitchenette featuring an extra sink, microwave oven, and toaster. The DCV 1, 2, and 3 bedroom villas all include a full size kitchen with a larger refrigerator, microwave oven, standard oven, cooktop, a laundry washer and dryer, dishwasher, and a supply of cookware and dishware. Making real meals is certainly possible in a DVC full kitchen.

One-bedroom and 2-bedroom DVC units typically have a living-room area with pull-out or pull-down sleeping surfaces and a bedroom or bedrooms with regular beds. There is at least full bathroom for every bedroom. DVC 3-bedroom units typically include all of the above, plus an additional bedroom and bathroom, as well as other amenities like an expanded living room or a dining room. Some have fun elements like a pool table or private jacuzzi.

We don't yet know exactly how many of each type of room will be available at Riviera. Stay tuned.

Transportation

Disney Riviera Resort will have easy access to Walt Disney World's upcoming Skyliner gondola transportation system, which will take guests to and from the Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios theme parks. Walt Disney World bus transportation to all four theme parks, two water parks, and Disney Springs will also be available.

Skyliner Gondola

Dining

In additional to the announced rooftop restaurant, we expect that the Riviera Resort will also include poolside light fare and shop that sells grab-and-go prepared food items. Riviera will also be within easy walking distance to all the dining opportunities at Caribbean Beach Resort. The public areas of Caribbean Beach, including its restaurants, have been undergoing extensive refurbishment throughout 2017 and 2018. These should have expanded capacity to accommodate an influx of Riviera guests.

Other Amenities

Like the other DVC properties that are adjacent to traditional Walt Disney World hotels (such as the Beach Club Villas, BoardWalk Villas, Boulder Brook Villas at the Wilderness Lodge, and others), the Riviera Resort will likely have its own pool facilities, plus access to the pools, recreation, and other amenities at the main hotel.

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