Disney’s Riviera Resort Officially Open to Guests

Disney’s newest resort is now open to guests. The Riviera Resort celebrated its grand opening and dedication this morning.

Riviera Resort

On hand for the opening were Walt Disney World Ambassador Stephen Lim and Senior Vice President of DVC, Guided Adventures & Expeditions, and Golden Oak Terri Schultz. A few of their closest friends were there too — sporting brand new outfits!

During the opening ceremony Schultz celebrated that this is the 15th DVC resort, and first one since 2004’s opening of Saratoga Springs that is a dedicated DVC resort.

Riviera Resort Grand Opening

Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy were also there wearing their new outfits that GMA previewed last week. Together with Schultz and Lim the gang officially cut the ribbon declaring the Riviera Resort open.

Riviera Resort Grand Opening
Riviera Resort Grand Opening

You can watch the grand opening here:


Riviera Resort Grand Opening

During her statements Schultz stated the resort is a “Masterpiece of Style, Casual Elegance, and Disney Charm”. See photos of the resort here!

Riviera Resort Grand Opening

If you can’t get a reservation at the Riviera Resort but want to check it out all you have to do is hop on the Skyliner! The Riviera Resort has its own Skyliner Station connecting resort guests and visitors directly to Epcot or the Caribbean Beach Resort. With a transfer at the Caribbean Beach Resort you can get to Hollywood Studios.

Disney’s Riviera Resort from the Skyliner

Do you have a reservation at the Riviera Resort? Share your plans in the comments!

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Sarah has built a career in communications and marketing that started when she was the editor of her high school newspaper. She has written for AllEars.net since 2018, and enjoys sharing Disney news and updates with the AllEars community. She's been a Disney fan ever since her first visit to Walt Disney World when she was 5, and has been known to arrange trips around visiting a Disney park!

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  1. I was able to snag a reservation for mid June for a 2 bedroom preferred view and we are so excited! Surprised we were able to get a room as this isn’t one of our home resorts.