More Room Decor Details for Disney World’s Riviera Resort!

Projected to open in fall 2019, Disney’s Riviera Resort will “celebrate the grandeur of Europe” that Walt Disney famously fell in love with.  The resort itself will drawing heavily upon European and Mediterranean influences, with elegant modern and classic 20th-century furnishings.


Reservations for stays at Disney’s Riviera starting December 16 opened a few weeks ago. We now have some more details on the Riviera Resort’s room decor, as well as examples of resort rooms to give you an idea of what the layout will be.

Disney’s 15th Vacation Club property, the Riviera will offer a full range of homey options similar to other DVC locations, with one exception.

The new Tower Studios represent an accommodation type that’s unique to the Riviera. These rooms were made just for one or two occupants. The compact floorplan looks like a comfy living room space, but hidden in the walls are a kitchenette, drawers and a pull-down queen-size bed.

Disney’s Riviera Tower Studio for 1 or 2
Disney’s Riviera Tower Studio for 1 or 2 – bed shown

The traditional Deluxe Studios will sleep up to five.

Disney’s Riviera Deluxe Studio
Disney’s Riviera Deluxe Studio

These studios feature a queen-size bed as well as a pull-down queen-size bed.  There’s also a single pull-down bunk-size bed and a kitchenette. Each Deluxe Studio includes a private patio or balcony, too.

Disney’s Riviera Deluxe Studio Bathroom

Like other Disney Vacation Club resorts, the Riviera’s one- or two-bedroom villas will have a range of amenities that are perfect for families or larger parties.

Disney’s Riviera 1- or 2-Bedroom Kitchen/Dining area

The modern, fully equipped kitchen will boast stainless-steel appliances, light colors and wood tones, and furnishings with sleek lines. There will also be a washer and dryer in the villa, so you can pack lighter.

Disney’s Riviera 1- or 2-Bedroom Kitchen/Dining/Living area
Disney’s Riviera 1- or 2-Bedroom Villa

The one-bedroom villa features one King Bed and one Queen pull-down bed and one single pull-down bed, so that it can accommodate up to five adults. The two-bedroom villa can sleep up to nine, with an additional Queen bed and a Queen pull-down bed

As an added plus — the bright white master bathroom features a bubble-jet bathtub!

Disney’s Riviera 1- or 2-Bedroom Villa Bathroom

For very large groups, or special occasions, Disney’s Riviera also has a number of luxurious Three-Bedroom Grand Villas that will sleep up to 12 adults. These deluxe units  have one King bed, four Queen beds and one Queen-size sleeper sofa, but also spacious living and dining areas perfect for hanging out with the family and hosting special meals.

Most rooms (with the exception of the Tower Studios) are available with either a standard or preferred view. And the Riviera promises to have some stellar views!

Disney’s Riviera Resort Concept Art ©Disney

Although the official opening date has not yet been announced, reservations can be booked online for stays from December 16 to December 31, 2019. To book a stay in 2020, you’ll need to call (407) 939-7762 or consult with your travel agent. If you’re a Disney Vacation Club Member, you can make cash reservations by calling Member Services at (800) 800-9800.

To learn more about the new resort’s dining options, click here!

Are you ready to try out this new resort? Have you already booked a stay? Let us know in the comments below!

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Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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6 Replies to “More Room Decor Details for Disney World’s Riviera Resort!”

  1. Excluding, tickets, travel, food, etc, our DVC was paid off minus dues. So we didn’t have to pay for a room each time we went. we had a total of 200 points that would have been allotted to us each year until the year 2046. kind of a bargain knowing that we could go to Disney several times a year and not pay for the room at all. Our payments were roughly 250 a month for 10 years, that would total 30,000 for 10 years interest included. we sold our points for 13000, so for 10 years we booked all of our rooms for 17000. Not too shabby for a week to 10 days at a resort on property. AP’s at the time were roughly 600 each and we would get 2 to 3 visits a year per AP. I’m no math wiz but at 2 trips that would be 300 a visit.2 visits for a total of 14 days comes out to a little over 21 a day. again, not too shabby in my book. The dining plan is an animal all its own, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy again, it was a great ROI. To your point, I would rather spend my 10K a year and that’s a stretch on DVC versus, cigarettes, alcohol and lottery tickets. I’m certainly not suggesting that you do, Disney and DVC were my drug of choice. Best investment that I ever made.

    1. Alan, You say “I’d rather spend my $10,000 a year……..on DVC”. So, in the ten years you owned your DVC, you spent $100,000 on vacations exclusively at WDW. Is that correct?

  2. While we don’t intend to stay here, we will be vacationing at WDW the week before Riviera stays begin taking effect – our dates are Dec 9 – 15. I’m wondering if the restaurant will be open before the 16th, because we’d love to at least visit and experience one aspect of the resort.

    Have Disney resorts historically been available to visit prior to the official start of guest stays, as a kind of “soft opening” period? Have resort restaurants been known to open sooner than the rest of the resort?

  3. They should be elegant. DVC is getting over $100,000 from every DVC owner (renter) over the entire contract period. And they sell (rent) each room 52 times. So that means that each room is bringing in DVC well over 5.2 million dollars over 30 years. And if you include the interest they earn on those that buy theirs on credit, the extra points that people buy, the defaulted purchases (rentals) that are then sold (rented) again, etc., it is safe to say that they are really bringing in about 10 million dollars per rented room.

    Timesharing, still the worst ripoff in the history of real estate.

    1. you obviously have no clue what you are talking about. I was a DVC member and we bought points that we received on a yearly basis. we were owners for 12 years. We paid for 10 years like a mortage.Even with interest we were in it for less than 50,000 easy. We were able to take multiple trips a year and at times have 3 different rooms. We didn’t buy into just “one” week a year. It would be helpful if you did your homework first. It was by far the most affordable and easy way to do Disney especially if you played your cards right and got AP’s. We would go down sometimes 3 trips within a 365 day calendar year. I would highly suggest DVC to any buyer. By the way, when we bought in our points were good for 46 years at the time. We sold our points for 13,000. Please educate yourself on the value before you post.

      1. My math regarding the money WDW makes on a single DVC unit over a thirty year period is pretty accurate. If you think different, please show me your math.

        You say you had $50,000 in it after 12 years, so that means at 30 years you would have had over $150,000 easy, if you factor in the average 4% increase in annual maintenance fees. All paid to Disney. Most professionally done spread sheets show this cost averages closer to $200,000. Those are the facts.

        That $50,000 you say you were “in it for” is just the cost of the DVC. Now add up all of the tickets, transportation, dining, shopping, etc and let me know the real total you have spent exclusively with Disney.

        DVC owners will go to the ends of the earth defending the their poor financial decision even when the facts and the math say conclusively otherwise.