Disney’s Riviera Resort Review

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Today we take a look at the newest Disney Vacation Club, Disney’s Riviera Resort. The 300-room resort is themed to reflect the beauty of the French and Italian Riviera.

Riviera Resort introduces tower studios, a new room category just for couples. Other room configurations are deluxe studios, one-bedroom villas (both accommodating up to 5 guests), two-bedroom villas for up to 9 guests, and three-bedroom grand villas for a party of up to 12. The stylish European decor with subtle Disney accents is pleasing and provides the right atmosphere for relaxing after a busy day in the parks. 

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Walt Disney’s love for European art, architecture, and food is felt throughout the resorts. There are 40 unique pieces of European-inspired artwork displayed in the resort’s public space and rooms, as well as beautiful black and white photographs of Walt Disney and his family during their European travels. 

The Disney Skyliner has a dedicated station at Disney’s Riviera Resort, linking guests directly to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot. The gondola system also connects the resort to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. 

GOOD TO KNOW

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If you scored a Disney Resort hotel reservation, remember it does not guarantee theme park access, which you will have to request separately. When it comes to the parks, openings are scheduled as follows: July 11 for Magic Kingdom Park and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, followed by EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios on July 15. 

If you landed both a resort reservation and park admission, note that there will be no FastPass+ service, no Extra Magic Hours, and no park hopping for now. Private dining and in-room delivery will not be offered during the initial reopening window. Be aware that face coverings will be required for each guest age 2 and up; they must be worn in all public areas, except while swimming or seated for dining. There won’t be any fireworks, parades, or character meet-and-greets for the foreseeable future. 

For all COVID-19 related information, read our updates.

For all there is to see and do at Walt Disney World, check out The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World, or to plan your family’s trip to Orlando, check out The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2020. If you enjoyed this post, please subscribe to our YouTube channeland sign up for our newsletter here. Be sure to follow us on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and YouTube.

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