Disney’s Riviera Resort Disney Vacation Club Epcot Resort Area Fact Sheet
Riviera Resort opened December 16, 2019!
Disney’s Riviera Resort is Walt Disney World’s newest Disney Vacation Club (DVC) Resort. Riviera Resort is the 15th DVC and the first stand-alone DVC to be built in over eight years.
Riviera Resort offers five room types: Tower Studios, Deluxe Studios, 1-Bedroom villas, 2-Bedroom villas, and 3-Bedroom grand villas.
Tower Studios are a first-of-their-kind room design for Walt Disney World and suit parties of two or fewer with a Murphy-style bed.
Riviera Resort also has the distinction of having a dedicated Skyliner station with direct access to Epcot.
Styling at the Resort is inspired by the Riviera and features rich colors, elegant metallics and metals, and playful artwork and decor.
What are the advantages to staying at Riviera Resort?
Location, location, location! As one of the Skyliner Resorts, Riviera is just a 9-10 minute flight to Epcot and is connected to Disney’s Hollywood Studios via the Caribbean Beach Resort Skyliner station.
Riviera Resort also features rooftop dining at Topolino’s Terrace: Flavors of the Riviera.
What room options are there at Riviera Resort?
Riviera Resort’s Deluxe Studios and 1-, 2-, and 3-Bedroom Villas have kitchenettes (Deluxe Studios) or full kitchens (Villas). All rooms include a fold-down Murphy bed that serves as a couch when not in use. Grand Villas can sleep up to 12.
Tower Studios suit 1-2 guests and include the Murphy bed and a small balcony. Tower Studios are arranged in the Resort’s tower and face Epcot. Tower Studios do not have kitchenettes.
Are there balconies on Riviera Resort rooms?
All rooms at Riviera Resort have balconies.
The view off your balcony will vary depending on which category of room you select. Some balconies have parking lot views.
Can we get adjoining rooms?
Riviera Resort does offer adjoining rooms. Availability will vary, so be sure to put in your request prior to arriving and inquire again upon arrival.
Are there smoking and nonsmoking rooms?
All Disney resorts and guest rooms are now smoke free. There are designated outdoor smoking areas. Check the resort map or with a Cast Member for locations.
What are the room prices?
Riviera Resort rooms cost between $400 and over $4500. The initial per-point cost at Riviera Resort was $188. Tower Studios can be had from 12 points per night, Deluxe Studios for 16 or 20 points per night (standard or preferred rooms), 1-Bedroom villas for 33 or 41 points, 2-Bedroom villas for 43 or 52 points, and 3-Bedroom grand villas for 108 points per night.
Deluxe Studios include a small kitchenette with sink, microwave oven, and toaster.
1- and 2-Bedroom Villas and 3-Bedroom Grand Villas include a full-size kitchen with a larger refrigerator, microwave oven, standard oven, cooktop, washing machine and dryer, dishwasher, and cookware and dishware.
All rooms include an ironing board, iron, hair dryer, and other standard amenities like a coffee maker.
Walt Disney World Resort made complimentary Wi-Fi service available in all of its hotels as of March 2012. See our Internet Access page for details.
Is there a fee to park at Riviera Resort?
There is a fee for overnight self-parking at Walt Disney World Resort hotels. Click HERE for current pricing and other parking-related information.
I hear that there are no more room key cards at Disney resort hotels. How do I get into my room?
Walt Disney World has converted their room keys and admission tickets from plastic cards to MagicBands, flexible plastic wristbands, resembling a watch or bracelet, that use Radio Frequency (RF) technology. Your MagicBand is linked to your My Disney Experience (MDE) account and acts as your Disney resort room key. Simply touch the Mickey symbol on your MagicBand to the RFID reader near your room door to gain entry. Read about using MagicBands for park admission, FastPass+ and more HERE.
How do Check-in and Check-Out work?
Check-out is expected to be 11AM, and check-in is expected to be 3PM.
Upon arrival head to the front desk for check-in. Rooms are generally not available until 3PM. Early check-in allows you to leave luggage with bell services, get your Magic Bands (if you don’t already have them) and head off to the parks or relax around the resort. Text alerts are available to let you know when your room is ready and where it is; just provide a cell phone number to the front desk cast member.
Are laundry services available?
All Villas at Riviera Resort have their own washer and dryer. All guest rooms can request dry cleaning (paperwork and instructions in the closet of each room), and there’s a communal Laundry Room as well.
How do I get to the parks?
Riviera Resort has its own dedicated bus stop. According to Cast Members, the only time Riviera Resort guests may share a bus with Caribbean Beach Resort is for rides to the Water Parks.
Magic Kingdom: Riviera Resort will have a bus stop with Disney buses to Magic Kingdom.
Epcot: Take the Skyliner to Epcot. For those who do not wish to take Skyliner, we expect there will be a Disney bus to the Park as well.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Take Skyliner to Caribbean Beach Resort station, and transfer to the Hollywood Studios Skyliner line. Or take a bus to the Park from Riviera Resort.
Animal Kingdom: Catch a bus to Animal Kingdom.
Disney Springs: Bus transportation begins 30 minutes prior to opening (usually 9AM), and the last bus returning to Riviera Resort leaves at midnight.
How do I get everywhere else?
Caribbean Beach Resort, Art of Animation Resort, and Pop Century Resort: Skyliner can carry you to these Resorts. Caribbean Beach is a direct 2-3 minute ride from Riviera Resort. Art of Animation and Pop Century require a transfer for a total flight time of about 8-9 minutes.
BoardWalk Inn & Villas, Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, and Swan and Dolphin Resorts: These Resorts are accessible via the Epcot Skyliner line, which deposits riders at the International Gateway.
Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach: The water parks can all be reached by bus, which leaves the resort approximately 30 minutes prior to Water Park opening and run until the Water Park clears. Riviera guests may share water parks buses with Caribbean Beach Resort guests.
Other Disney Resorts: Other resorts can be reached by taking a bus to Disney Springs or Skyliner to Epcot or Hollywood Studios and then transferring to the bus for the Resort you wish to visit.
Where can I get early morning coffee or a late night snack?
Le Petit Cafe in the Resort’s lobby will serve coffee and pastries in the morning.
- Bar Riva is open from 11AM to 9PM.
- Primo Piatto operates from 7AM to midnight. Lunch service begins at 11AM, and at 4PM three additional entrees are added for dinner service.
- Le Petit Cafe brings out additional pastries at noon, and at 4PM it transforms into a wine bar with charcuterie and other savory bites.
What are the restaurants at Riviera like?
Riviera Resort offers one table service restaurant. Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera is a rooftop restaurant with an attached terrace.
The menu is inspired by the Mediterranean and the Riviera and features pasta, fish and seafood, and fresh preparations.
Topolino’s Terrace will feature Breakfast a la Art, a character breakfast Mickey the artist, Minnie the poet, Donald the sculptor, and Daisy the dancer. Breakfast is a prix fixe meal that starts with pastries and includes an entree.
Dinner at Topolino’s Terrace is a la carte and celebrates the cuisines of the Riviera, including fresh house-made pasta.
Riviera Resort also offers two quick service restaurants and a cafe. Primo Piatto is the Resort’s main quick service restaurant.
Dishes highlighted by Disney include Lemon and Blueberry Pancakes, Tuna Nicoise Salad, and yogurt with acai, fresh fruit, and granola.
Bar Riva is the Resort’s poolside dining option. Bar Riva is expected to serve many (or all) of the same dishes offered at Primo Piatto.
Le Petit Cafe is a coffee bar serving pastries by day and a wine bar serving charcuterie and savory bites by night.
The Resort also has a Vivoli il Gelato cart near its pools. This cart is not a permanent structure and so could leave at any time. But for now we expect it will serve up gelato (including seasonal flavors) year-round.
Is there a pool at the Riviera Resort?
There are two pools and one splash area at Riviera Resort. The Riviera Pool is open 10AM to 8PM and is gated for use by Resort guests only.
Riviera Pool is the Resort’s main pool and features a winding pool slide around a stately column.
Beau Soleil Pool is the Resort’s quiet leisure pool. This pool has an adjacent spa/hot tub.
The S’Il Vous Plait aquatic play area is for kids 48″ and under. There’s adjacent seating for adults and older siblings, too.
The pool area at Riviera Resort offers complimentary life jackets and towels for use at the pool.
What else is there to do at the Riviera?
This quiet, study-like space is designed as a relaxing space.
It is located off the lobby and will be packed with decor inspired by Walt Disney’s travels in the Riviera.
Outdoor activities include lawn chess, Connect 4, Foot Snooker, and a Bocce Court.
The Resort also has a fire pit for nighttime relaxation and lots of outdoor seating for relaxation.
Athlétique Fitness Center
Riviera Resort offers a state-of-the-art fitness center with weights, cardio equipment, and space to stretch.
Riviera Resort has a walking, jogging, or running path that winds around the Resort and Barefoot Bay.
Are there any shops at the Riviera?
Riviera Resort has one gift shop: La Boutique. It is located on the lobby level of the Resort.
La Boutique sells Riviera Resort-branded merchandise and a limited array of grab-and-go food and drinks. Guests can also find basic necessities like toothbrushes, bandages, and baby items.
Can you see fireworks from Riviera Resort?
Riviera Resort has views of nighttime spectaculars at Epcot, Magic Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios. Epcot views are visible from the Tower Studios which face Epcot and from the rooftop restaurant, Topolino’s Terrace.
Topolino’s Terrace has views of Epcot over the Tower and views of Magic Kingdom (over the Resort) and Hollywood Studios (off the Terrace).
Other rooms in the Resort will have views as well, depending on their directionality.
Is there a children’s program at Riviera Resort?
At this time, Riviera Resort is not expected to have a children’s program.
Okay, so how do I get to Riviera Resort?
From I-4, take Exit 67 toward Epcot Center Drive. Follow signs for Epcot and merge onto Chelonia Parkway. Follow signs for Riviera Resort.
Disney’s Riviera Resort opened on December 16, 2019.
Riviera Resort has Mail Drop Off near the lobby.