Disney had their grand opening of the Riviera Resort in December 2019 (Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

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Disney's Riviera Resort brings a whole new vibe to Walt Disney World. With a French and Italian theme, guests can experience classic European architecture, waterside spaces reminiscent of the Riviera and regional cuisines from both France and Italy.

Disney Riviera Resort Atmosphere
From palm tree-lined avenues to grand archways, this new resort is all about classic European elegance. This resort houses a unique art collection inspired by the European Riviera and celebrating our favorite Disney characters. But the experience doesn't just take place indoors. Guests can take advantage of lush outdoor spaces featuring fountains, walking paths, and a waterfront view.   

Disney Riviera Resort Rooms
As the newest Disney Vacation Club resort at Walt Disney World, the Riviera offers Deluxe Studios, Tower Studios and 1, 2, and 3 Bedroom Villas. The Tower Studios can accommodate 2 people comfortably in a small apartment-like experience complete with refrigerator and microwave. A Deluxe Studio can accommodate up to 5, and the Villas up to 12. With a slew of varied accommodations at Disney's Riviera there is sure to be a room or villa perfect for your next Disney Vacation.

Disney Riviera Resort Restaurants
Part of the Riviera experience is all about food. With four restaurants at the resort, there is no shortage of regional flavors to satisfy every palate. 

Topolino's Terrace is the Disney Riviera's signature restaurant, offering breakfast and dinner. This rooftop restaurant allows guests the chance for a character breakfast with Mickey and Minnie in European style. Guests dining in the evenings will be able to view firework shows off in the distance at Epcot and Hollywood Studios on select evenings. 

Le Petit Cafe is the all-day house Lounge offering coffees, pastries, cocktails and small plates. Drinks and foods bring flavors of the Rivera to the table in the classic French fashion; offering fig, hazelnut and other regional flavors. 

Bar Riva gives everyone an excuse to get outside! This open-air bar is poolside with snacks and beverages in a casual atmosphere. Guests will even find Croque Monsieur alongside a full range of beers, wines, cocktails and spirits.

Primo Piatto is the Riviera's quick-service restaurant featuring pizzas, sandwiches, salads and grab and go snack options.

Disney Riviera Resort Amenities
Of course, the most exciting element of the Riviera experience is that it's one of the resorts on the Disney Skyliner line. With access to the Skyliner, guests at the Riviera Resort have direct access to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. But that's not all, guests at the Riviera also have access to the walking paths and restaurants at the adjacent Caribbean Beach Resort. Offering even more opportunities to unwind on your vacation.

If you're looking for something a little more luxurious, Disney's Riviera Resort should be on your Disney Bucket List. With easy access to the parks, fine dining and a little touch of Europe, guests can count on even the whirlwind experience of a Disney Vacation to feel relaxing.