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

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Having opened on December 16, 2019, Disney's Riviera Resort is the latest Disney Vacation Club resort at Walt Disney World. The Riviera, with 489 potential guest rooms, is adjacent to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort.

The Riviera is 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 has a rooftop restaurant that offers views of fireworks at Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Rivera Resort Entrance (Porte Cochere)

Riviera Resort's lobby entrance.


Riviera is a Disney Vacation Club (DVC) resort, with apartment-like accommodations rather than traditional hotel rooms. It features a mix of Tower Studio, Deluxe Studio, 1-Bedroom, 2-Bedroom, and 3-Bedroom "villas." Deluxe Studio villas look much like regular hotel rooms, but with one Queen bed and a fold-down Murphy bed and the addition of a small kitchenette featuring an extra sink, microwave oven, and toaster. The 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.

The Tower Studio rooms are a new type of accommodation, introduced at Riviera. These smaller rooms are designed for two, which is how many they sleep. They still include balconies but they are more compact and intimate (meaning smaller).

One-bedroom and 2-bedroom DVC units have a living-room area with pull-down sleeping surfaces and a bedroom or bedrooms with regular beds. There is at least full bathroom for every bedroom with a shower and a soaking tub. The 3-bedroom Grand Villa units 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. The Grand Villa can sleep up to 12.

Rivera Resort Tower Studio Room Rivera Resort Deluxe Studio Room

Top: Riviera Resort Tower Studio Room
Bottom: Riviera Resort [non-Tower] Studio Bed


Disney's Riviera Resort has easy access to Walt Disney World's Skyliner gondola transportation system, which takes guests to and from the Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios theme parks. With its own Skyliner station, the Riviera also has easy access to Caribbean Beach, Pop Century, and Art of Animation. Walt Disney World bus transportation to the remaining theme parks, two water parks, and Disney Springs is also available.

Art from Disney's Rivera Resort

Beautiful artwork can be found on the Riviera Resort's grounds.


The showpiece restaurant is Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera perched on the roof of the Riviera tower with amazing views of both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Other dining options include the Primo Piatto quick service, Le Petit Cafe coffee and wine bar, and Bar Riva at the pool.

Other Amenities

Riviera contains three pool areas. The feature pool sits between the building and the lagoon, with S'il Vous Play, the child play area, adjacent to it. Nearby is the quiet pool, called Beau Soleil. There is also a fitness center available for resort guests.

Blog Posts About Disney's Riviera Resort

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Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths Weaknesses
Skyliner connection to Hollywood Studios and Epcot Tower rooms are expensive for their diminutive size
Can easily walk through Caribbean Beach and enjoy those views
Good dining and bar options
Elaborate Child Play area near main pool

Disney's Riviera Resort Dining

Commuting Times to the Parks
Park Bus Skyliner Personal
Magic Kingdom 27 min 37 min
EPCOT 26 min 11 min 18 min
Hollywood Studios 24 min 17 min 15 min
Animal Kingdom 27 min 17 min
Disney Springs 26 min 7 min