Booking for New Year’s Eve at Disney’s New Riviera Resort Opens Next Week

Disney’s Riviera Resort, scheduled to open this December 16, will host a new New Year’s Eve event at its rooftop restaurant Topolino’s: Flavors of the Riviera.

Topolino’s Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort Concept Art ©Disney

Called “Mezzanotte at Topolino’s: An Italian Masquerade,” this special event will begin taking reservations from Disney Vacation Club members on July 16, followed by general public reservations starting July 18.

The night will feature European-inspired buffets, food stations, a la carte tapas and more. Menu options will include artisanal cheeses, imported French and Italian charcuterie, house-made breads, chilled seafood, hand-crafted pastas, European desserts, and other French and Italian specialties.

From the rooftop terrace, event guest will be able to see the fireworks spectaculars from nearby Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios  as they usher in the New Year at midnight.

Disney’s Riviera Resort Concept Art ©Disney

This exclusive event’s dress code calls for dress pants or slacks with a collared shirt for men. For women, dresses, skirts, pants and blouses are all acceptable options. In addition, the event’s planners suggest wearing red to ring in the New Year — it’s an Italian tradition!

Check-in for the evening begins at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 31, with the event running from 8 p.m. to 12:15 a.m. The cost of $550 (inclusive of tax and gratuity) per person includes food, beverages (with alcoholic and non-alcoholic options) and musical entertainment – from a DJ to traditional Italian musicians and vocalists.

For reservations, Disney Vacation Club members should call Member Services at (800) 800-9800 starting July 16. The general public should call 407-WDW-DINE for reservations on July 18.

Will you be attending this special new event? Let us know in the comments!


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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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One Reply to “Booking for New Year’s Eve at Disney’s New Riviera Resort Opens Next Week”

  1. Just booked this event. Despite the hefty price per person, our past experience with these special events at Disney has always been positive. We were fortunate enough to do a similar event at California Grill for the Fourth of July a number of years ago, and it was extremely memorable – something we still talk about today. The food, entertainment and experience should be fantastic!