The Official ‘Waiting for Riviera' Owners Info Thread

polynor

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I check in next month and the Room request options available during check-in are:
Upper Floor
Near Lobby
Lower Floor
Near Elevator
Near Transportation
So...Near Transportation means what? Near the exit to get the buses? Near the walkway to the gondolas?
Not quite understanding the layout -- wouldn't near the lobby or near elevator do the same thing?
 

KAT4DISNEY

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So...Near Transportation means what? Near the exit to get the buses? Near the walkway to the gondolas?
Not quite understanding the layout -- wouldn't near the lobby or near elevator do the same thing?
Those are the standard room requests they have for most every Disney resort. Difficult to really know what it means and probably gives a lot of leeway in assignments the they say meet the request.
 
  • MJB62676

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    When we were at WDW over Thanksgiving, we got a nice view of Riviera from the Skyliner and it looks awesome. I love the location, and would consider adding it as our third home (Poly, Aulani), but have been looking for information about the number of different Tower Studios, Deluxe Studios, 1Br, 2Br, GV, etc. Does anyone have that info? Looking at the points charts, I'd want to know what availability is like. I'd love to have a contract here and one day at AKL.
     

    jamesweikamp

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    When we were at WDW over Thanksgiving, we got a nice view of Riviera from the Skyliner and it looks awesome. I love the location, and would consider adding it as our third home (Poly, Aulani), but have been looking for information about the number of different Tower Studios, Deluxe Studios, 1Br, 2Br, GV, etc. Does anyone have that info? Looking at the points charts, I'd want to know what availability is like. I'd love to have a contract here and one day at AKL.
    pulled this from another thread. "According to people who have read the filings, looks 341 villas: 12 GVs, 148 2BR lock-offs, 90 dedicated 2BRs, 29 dedicated 1BRs, 38 dedicated studios, and 24 Tower Studios. View breakdown is not known as yet."

     

    disneyworldsk

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    another tower 2 person room question: do you guys think the pull down bed will be comfortable for 4-5 nights? vs. a regular bed?
    And do you think the bus will be one stop or internal many stops?
     

    DVC_HK

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    another tower 2 person room question: do you guys think the pull down bed will be comfortable for 4-5 nights? vs. a regular bed?
    And do you think the bus will be one stop or internal many stops?
    Defiantly one stop on the bus situation. For the tower beds we will use them for one to three nights max. Rather be in a real bed in a studio for those week long trips
     

    jamesweikamp

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    Defiantly one stop on the bus situation. For the tower beds we will use them for one to three nights max. Rather be in a real bed in a studio for those week long trips
    My understanding is that they used the murphy beds instead of the fold-out couch so the mattress could be the same (or at least a real bed). I wouldn't dismiss the murphy bed as "uncomfortable" out of hand.
     

    DVC_HK

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    My understanding is that they used the murphy beds instead of the fold-out couch so the mattress could be the same (or at least a real bed). I wouldn't dismiss the murphy bed as "uncomfortable" out of hand.
    They did use the murphy bed but another reason why we don't want the tower on long trips is due to use collecting a lot of gifts and even in a 1BR in Kidani we were starting to run out of space
     

    CarolynFH

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    do you guys think the pull down bed will be comfortable for 4-5 nights? vs. a regular bed?
    The pull-down beds are essentially platform beds, the same as they're installing at SSR now, and people have found them very comfortable. Pop Century also has the same type of fold-down beds, with one regular bed and one fold-down in the room; the mattresses are identical as proven by photographs of the mattress tags, and people like them very much. It's possible the mattresses are different between Pop and the DVC resorts, but the point is that the mattress on the regular bed in a regular studio and the mattress on the fold-down bed in the studio (Tower or regular) will be the same mattress.

    So I expect that the fold-down beds in the Tower studios (as well as the other RIV studios and larger villas) will be very comfortable.
     

    DVC_HK

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    I'm looking forward to seeing photos/videos of dedicated two bedrooms. That's what I hope to score next trip.
    I don't think you'll have an issue with those as preferred view ones really open up at the end of April on the DVC site
     

    Jiminy76

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    Mar 28, 2019
    The pool looks to be of decent size but the peninsula that basically splits the pool in half is odd and takes up a lot of space that could have easily been pool space. It’s nice to see they are using the new TV system that is used in Grand Destino where it is able to be customized with your family name and you can view your Memory Maker photos. I noticed the Tower studios and the 3 bedroom grand villas have Kuerigs while the studios and 1 & 2 bedrooms villas have the normal coffee pot. I wonder why they did not go with one type of coffee maker for all rooms through out the resort.
     

    disneyworldsk

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    I actually booked two of the tower small rooms. i don't want a kitchen and when i stayed at destino last summer i didn't like sharing a bathroom with the older teens in my family so i figure i will do two rooms which gives me privacy and two bathrooms and no kitchen and new hotel. the only thing is we have never done this without connecting rooms. do you think they would be next to each other at least? or same floor?
     

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