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Walt Disney World Resort
Disney’s Riviera Resort Review
June 27, 2023

UPDATED JUNE 2023. Here at Get Away Today we love exploring all Walt Disney World has to offer. From four headlining theme parks, two incredible water parks, an entertainment district and more than 25 Walt Disney World Resort hotels, we have done it all!

Today, we’re taking a closer look at Disney’s Riviera Resort.

Walt Disney World groups their onsite hotels into four categories:
  1. Deluxe Villa
  2. Deluxe Resort
  3. Moderate Resort
  4. Value Resort

This is one of Walt Disney World’s Deluxe Villa properties, which means you can expect unique theming and experiences that separate themselves from other onsite properties. While Deluxe Villas have a higher price tag, they also come with amenities that warrant the higher number.

Other Deluxe Villa at Walt Disney World include:

Keep reading our Disney’s Riviera Resort review to find out more about the rooms, dining, location and more.

Disney’s Riviera Resort Snapshot

Enchantment awaits you at a Resort hotel that’s inspired by Europe and imagined by Disney, during your stay at Disney's Riviera Resort.

  • Category: Deluxe Villa Resort
  • Theme: Influences of Europe and the Mediterranean
  • Sleeps up To: Twelve guests in the larger villas
  • Closest To: EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Transportation: Enjoy a ride on the Skyliner or shuttle
  • Check In/Out Time: 4:00 pm / 11:00 am
  • Early Entry: Yes, with valid theme park tickets
  • Extended Evening Hours: Yes, with valid theme park tickets
  • Price Monitoring: Yes, when you book a Get Away Today package

Disney’s Riviera Resort Studios and Villas

Disney’s Riviera Resort is designed to capture the magic of Europe that Walt Disney fell in love with once upon a time. Elegance awaits along with well appointed amenities, location and dining in this complete review.

At Riviera Resort there are a variety of room types for solo travelers, couples and groups. Choose from studios to 1, 2 or 3 bedroom villas.

View options include parking area, courtyard, lake, landscaping, pool or Disney Skyliner. Rooms and suites at Riviera Resort have so much to offer including many amenities to help you feel all the magic!

Riviera Studios

Tower Studios at the Riviera are specifically designed for two guests, built with both luxury and efficiency in mind. Studios feature a flexible living space with one Queen-Size pull down bed and a private balcony.

Deluxe Studios at the Riviera sleep up to five adults with one Queen bed, one Queen-Size pull down bed and one Single pull down bed. You’ll also have access to a kitchenette, wet bar and a private patio or balcony.

Inside your room you’ll discover a mix of modern and classic 20th-Century furnishings and decor. Each room also provides guests with:
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Soap and Body Wash
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet - Free WiFi Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Telephone with voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Iron or Steamer
  • Small table and chairs
  • Dresser
  • Closet
  • Patio or Balcony

Riviera Riviera Resort Villas

Vacation with all the magic of Disney and perks of home by booking a stay at one of the stunning house style villas on property. Villas include a full kitchen, laundry facilities ensuite, private bedroom space and subtle hints of Disney in the decor. Villas offer views of parking, Courtyard, Lake, Landscaping, Pool or Disney Skyliner.

  • One bedroom villas sleep up to five with one King bed and one Queen pull-down bed and one Single pull-down bed.
  • Two bedroom villas sleep up to nine with one King bed and two Queen beds and one Queen sleeper sofa and one Single pull down bed. This villa also has two full bathrooms.
  • Three bedroom Grand Villa sleeps up to twelve with one King bed, four Queens and one Queen sleeper sofa.

Inside your room you’ll discover a mix of modern and classic 20th-Century furnishings and decor. Each room also provides guests with:
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Soap and Body Wash
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet - Free WiFi Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Telephone with voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Full Kitchen
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Small table and chairs
  • Dresser
  • Closet
  • Patio or Balcony

Disney’s Riviera Resort Pools & Amenities

Disney’s Riviera really knows how to spoil guests with pure vacation bliss poolside.

Riviera Pool: Sun umbrellas dot the grounds as the inviting waters cast a warm, golden glow upon the surrounding stucco façades. This family-friendly pool features a water slide that winds around a stately column tower.

S’il Vous Play: Perfect for little mademoiselles and messieurs to make a splash at this interactive water play area inspired by the grand public fountains of Europe—featuring a ballet of friendly Fantasia characters.

Beau Soleil Pool: Offers a quiet, leisure area alongside shimmering waters in a soothing setting.

On top of these amazing pool and water features, here is the complete list of pools and activities available at Disney’s Riviera Resort:
  • Riviera Pool
  • S’il Vous Play
  • Beau Soleil Pool
  • Campfire Activities
  • Movies Under the Stars
  • Athlétique Fitness Center

Disney’s Riviera Resort Dining

Now it’s time for one of our favorite parts about staying at Disney’s Riviera Resort—the dining! You can enjoy every mealtime at Riviera Resort with award-winning food and even add a Disney Dining Plan to your vacation.

Quick Service Meals at Disney’s Riviera Resort

Need a quick bite to eat with a fun vacation menu to match? There are plenty of places to choose from right on site.

  • Primo Piatto. For breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining, head to the Primo Piatto. From platters with Mickey-shaped waffles to clam chowder or ribs, this place nearly has it all. The late-night menu includes snacks and beverages.

Casual Dining at Disney’s Riviera Resort

Casual dining allows you to sit and enjoy a meal with the whole family.

  • Le Petit Café. From morning coffee and pastry to late-night drinks and small plates, treat yourself to a sophisticated taste of Paris.
  • Primo Piatto. Gather your family and friends for a quick snack or casual meal of sandwiches, salads, beer, wine and more!

Fine Dining at Disney’s Riviera Resort

Enjoy a special evening out with the best Walt Disney World dining has to offer.

  • Topolino's Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera Savor exquisite French and Italian cuisine at dinner or begin your day with a scrumptious Character breakfast. No characters appear at dinner. During dinner, this restaurant is a Disney Signature Dining experience offering fine dining with a distinctly magical flair. Guests are expected to dress accordingly in attire that respects the restaurant's sophisticated and upscale aesthetic. Clothing should be clean, neat and in good condition. Please no swimwear.

Character Dining at Disney’s Riviera Resort

  • Topolino's Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera offers Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends.

Bars and Lounges at Disney’s Riviera Resort

  • Bar Riva. Unwind and relax on property at Disney’s Riviera Resort.

We Recommend…

Experience the European Riviera with touches of Disney magic. Book your next Orlando vacation today! Remember that all 2-Night and longer Walt Disney World vacation packages include complimentary concierge services from a Get Away Today travel expert.

For a stay full of fun we recommend staying at least 5 nights, with 4-day 1 Park per Day tickets. This will give you time to not only enjoy your resort amenities but also allows you to experience one day at each of the main theme parks. If you have less time, we recommend considering a Park Hopper ticket so you can still experience all four parks. A specialist can help you book available experiences, dining and the perfect Disney resort hotel room for your vacation, including a stay at Riviera Resort. Check out our Walt Disney World vacation packages online or call an agent at 855-GET-AWAY.

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