The Official Riviera Owners & Info Thread

summerw

DIS Veteran
Joined
Oct 23, 2011
Welcome Home, fellow Riviera owners! Find reviews, info and other fans here!

Note: Times and offerings have not been updated post-Covid. The restaurants, pool and Skyliner are all opening with modified experiences and times.

I am an owner of a 100-point contract with reservations to stay May 2020. In the meantime, I'll be gathering all the info I and all the other helpful people who visit this thread can find.






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Front of Resort
Porte Cochére
Hallway 1
Hallway 2
Lobby
Front Fountain
Kid Section of the Lobby

GENERAL INFO
Map


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DISboards Info Page
Floor Plans, Points Charts, Video Room Tours etc.

DISboards Aerial Photo Thread
Last Aerial Photos Before Opening

Mosaics on Path to Skyliner



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Pic of Peter Pan Mosaic
Mosaic Vlog


ROOMS
The Riviera has a total of 341 villas. All except the Grand Villas and Tower Studios offer Standard or Preferred Views.


VIEWS
A helpful Dis'er created a view map from reports of views. You can find more info
here.

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• 12 Grand Villas (3-bedroom)
DIS Video Tour
360° Video Tour

• 148 2-Bedroom Lock Offs
(1 Bedroom + Studio with connecting door)

360° Video Tour

• 90 Dedicated 2-Bedrooms

29 Dedicated 1-Bedrooms
DIS Video Tour
360º Video Tour

Photo Tour

38 Dedicated Deluxe Studios
360º Video Tour

24 Tower Studios
(2-person, lower-point-cost studios with only a pull-down bed )
DIS Video Tour
360° Video Tour



DINING
Topolino’s Terrace




Breakfast: 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Breakfast a la Art with Mickey & Friends
Painter Mickey Mouse, Writer Minnie Mouse, Sculptor Donald Duck, Ballerina Daisy Duck and sometimes Goofy on the patio, in their artist outfits.
1 Table Service Credit / Pre-Fixed Menu $41 Adults & $24 Children
Menu


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REVIEWS & MORE PICS
DIS Opening Day Breakfast Review with Vlog
disneyfoodblog.com Review & Food Pics
allears.net Vlog (including Breakfast)

Dinner: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
2 Table Service credits
See the reviews to hear about the cheese cart and the fresh napkin experience.
Menu




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REVIEWS & MORE PICS
DIS Opening Night Dinner Vlog
DIS Opening Night Dinner Review & Food Pics
disneyfoodblog.com Review & Food Pics
allears.net Vlog (including Dinner)


Lounge
No reservations required for the lounge. Full menu available.


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REVIEWS & MORE PICS
disneyfoodblog.com Review & Drink Pics
allears.net Vlog (including the lounge area)



Primo Piatto
7:00 am - Midnight
Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner / Indoor & Outdoor Seating
Mobile Ordering
Menu

There are also many chairs and tables along the lawn and water to enjoy meals. The food is served from an open kitchen on real plates and there are Freestyle Coke machines and a pre-packaged gelato case. Primo Piatto has multiple entrances, accessible from both outside on the main lawn and from inside after taking the stairs from the lobby.




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REVIEWS & MORE PICS

Outdoor Seating
Cashier
DIS Opening Day Lunch Vlog
disneyfoodblog.com Review & Food Pics
allears.net Vlog (includes Primo Piatto)



Bar Riva
11 am - 9 pm
Open air, poolside bar with sandwiches, salads, burgers and drinks
Disney Dining Plan not accepted.

Menu







REVIEWS & MORE PICS

DIS Vlog (including wings & drinks)
disneyfoodblog.com Review & Food Pics
allears.net Vlog (including cocktails, monte cristo, etc)



Le Petit Cafe
6 am - 10 pm
This nod to the cafe in Aristocats offers coffees and pastries in the morning, desserts after noon and cocktails, wine, beer, charcuterie & desserts after 4 pm.
Disney Dining Plan Snack Credits for some coffees & pastries
Menu





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REVIEWS & MORE PICS
disneyfoodblog.com Review & Food/Drink Pics
all ears.net Vlog (including Almond Cold Brew with house-made honey almond cream)


AMENITIES & RECREATION
Voyageurs’ Lounge

Located next to Le Petit Café, this lounge resembles a library and features books and memorabilia related to Walt's European travels.


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Seating
Display Cases

La Boutique
La Boutique offers the usual sundries plus Riviera-specific merchandise and a print on demand kiosk that will allow you to order the art commissioned for Riviera and on display around the resort.




MORE PICS
Riviera-Branded Suitcase
Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy Plushes
Morgan & Pete Shop Riviera Merchandise Vlog


Riviera Pool & S'il Vous Play
7 am - 8 pm
The Riviera Pool features zero entry, a hot tub, towel service, a tower slide, a gelato cart, a giant Connect 4, cornhole, and the S'il Vous Play splash area. S'il Vous Play is for children under 48 inches.




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MORE PICS & VIDEO
Resort Review Vlog with Slide POV at 10:20
The Gelato Cart
The Gelato Cart Menu
Zero Entry Area
Towel Service
Seating Area
Connect 4 and Cornhole
More S'il Vous Play

Beau Soleil Pool
7 am - 11 pm
The smaller pool features a hot tub (same as at the Riviera Pool), 2-person covered lounges and other types of seating.



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MORE BEAU SOLEIL PICS
Hot Tub
Entry Gate
Lounge Area
Jumbo Covered Lounger

Athlétique Fitness Center
Open 24 Hours
PHOTOS
thepointsguy.com 1
thepointsguy.com 2

allears.net


Eventi Room & Other Activities
The Eventi Room will offer painting and other types of paid classes as well as activities such as the Skyliner Scavanger Hunt (see the Recreation Guide).


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The Art Collection Search is available from the DVC desk in the lobby. The art itself is available for print on demand from a kiosk inside La Boutique.



Activity / Movie Lawn
During the day giant inflatable games such as foot snooker will be available and will switch over to movies in the evening.
Movie Screen on Lawn

Foot Snooker

Main Lawn
Bocce Ball Court
Giant Chess & Chair Swing


Fire Pit
Located near the lake walking path, it offers marshmallow roasting.

Laundry Room
All 1- and 2-bedroom and grand villas have their own washer and dryer, but there is a laundry room on the 4th floor of the East Wing.





TRANSPORTATION
Disney's Skyliner
Generally 8 am - 10 pm or 15 minutes before an early park opening to an hour after park closing, but hours will vary based on park openings and closings.
Riviera Skyliner Station

There is a covered walkway between the station and the resort on the side that exits coming from Epcot and going to Hollywood Studios. There is an uncovered portion (heading into the front of the station pictured below) on the side that exits from Hollywood Studios and going to Epcot. The Riviera Station does not have a separate line for accessible boarding, and the line will be slowed or stopped to accommodate guests who need it.

Epcot
9-10 Minutes
The uncovered part of the path to the front of the station leads to boarding for Epcot which is a direct trip (by way of the Boardwalk Turn Station) to Epcot International Gateway with no transfers required.

Hollywood Studios

The covered path on the back side of the station leads to boarding for the Caribbean Beach Station (2-3 minutes) where all passengers must exit the gondolas to transfer to the Hollywood Studios line (7-8 minutes).




MORE SKYLINER INFO
Detailed Pics of the Station
Pic of Pathway to Station from Above
Disney's Guests Riding Promo
DISboards Gondola Thread

Bus
Riviera has a covered walkway to a covered bus stop with dedicated bus service. Cast members told allears.net the only time Riviera Resort might share a bus would be a shared ride to the water parks and/or Disney Springs with guests of Caribbean Beach Resort.




PRE-OPENING / OPENING INFO
Marketing Video

The Art of Inspiration

Disney Parks Blog Stories
Cast Member Costumes Reveal
Meaning behind RR Monogram Sign
Creating the mural in Bar Riva
Opening Day Ceremony (Minnie Speaks!)

Thank you to the DIS, disneyfoodblog.com, mouseplanet.com, micechat.com, wdwmagic.com, disneytouristblog.com, disneygeek.com, thepointsguy.com, worldofwalt.com and allears.net for all the great images and info!
 
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dansdad

DIS Veteran
Joined
Sep 21, 2011
Welcome Home, fellow Riviera owners! I thought I’d gather all the different things I’ve seen other people post showcasing the Riviera in one place. I'll keep the first post updated if people are interested.

We are now DVC owners, with a 100 point contact at Riviera. Anyone else get as excited as I do every time a new bit of info comes out?



RESORT
Resort Tour Rendering

Disboards Resort Page
Resort Map, Floor Plans, Points Charts, Video Room Tours etc.
https://www.wdwinfo.com/disney-resorts/disney-riviera-resort/

Disboards Aerial Photo Thread
Latest Riviera Photos
https://www.disboards.com/threads/aerial-images-of-disney-theme-parks-new-aerials-6-17-19.3573399/post-60678311


Under Construction Photos
Check out around 3:05 for up close of the slide area.

He drives through a construction only area and has some unique shots, plus he calls it the “Rivera” the whole time which is now the only way my husband will refer to it. Check out around 4:20 for some shots of the pool that are older but the zoom is great.



ROOMS
360º Model Room Tours
Deluxe Studio

https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=JH55SrvpHeg&brand=0&pageWidth=450&pageHeight=600

One Bedroom
https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=4j9KE4k643b&brand=0&pageWidth=450&pageHeight=600

see the Disboards thread for floorpans and other video room tours



DINING
Topolino’s Terrace

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/riviera-resort/topolinos-terrace/
Menu
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/riviera-resort/topolinos-terrace/menus/

There’s not much info on these yet, but I put the rendering video and where to find the images of each:
Primo Piatto
Counter Service, see 2:20

Bar Riva
Pool bar, see 4:00

Le Petit Cafe
Lobby coffee and wine bar, see 1:24





GONDOLAS
Disboards Gondola Thread

https://www.disboards.com/threads/disney-skyliner-gondola-transportation-system-read-post-1-updated-6-15-19.3578988/

Riviera Station Closeups
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zICwgGwoqUM

In Rain & Wind
around 2:30 the wind picks up a little
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl-3PKXvvag

You should probably post this over on the DVC Board. https://www.disboards.com/forums/dvc-resorts.187/
 
  • Drewferin

    DIS Veteran
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    Apr 14, 2018
    Glad that Topolino’s Terrace has a published menu since it will take me 6 months to figure out all of the menu item ingredients. Maybe i need a fancy dining 101 class :)
     

    summerw

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 23, 2011
    Nice to see a Riviera posting with alot of info all in one place. Excited to stay there and experience my new home resort.
    We are so excited too, neighbor! I realized I had collected it all for my own reference so why not share!


    Thank you for creating this! We are new DVC members with 250 pts at Riviera and our welcome home trip planned for 12/31-1/8. We are so excited!!!
    Oooh, New Year’s trip with 2 fireworks shows from your resort! Jealous of your 250 points. :-) we only have 100 but are only planning every other year. What kind of room did you book?


    Glad that Topolino’s Terrace has a published menu since it will take me 6 months to figure out all of the menu item ingredients. Maybe i need a fancy dining 101 class :)
    I’ve been looking forward to the menu too. I feel like breakfast sounds delicious. I’m not as excited about dinner. Almost half the menu is seafood which I tend to avoid at Disney. Can’t wait to try it though.

    Yes to the fancy dining class if it involves going somewhere fancy and trying a bunch of different things!
     

    Lori Fuhrmann

    Earning My Ears
    Joined
    Mar 4, 2016
    We are so excited too, neighbor! I realized I had collected it all for my own reference so why not share!




    Oooh, New Year’s trip with 2 fireworks shows from your resort! Jealous of your 250 points. :-) we only have 100 but are only planning every other year. What kind of room did you book?

    I know I cannot wait!!!! We planned every year and we are a family of 5. We started with 200 but changed to 250 before the contracts were signed. We booked a 1 bdm preferred view for this trip being our 1st dvc stay--most likely will be doing 1 bdm std after that one.



    I’ve been looking forward to the menu too. I feel like breakfast sounds delicious. I’m not as excited about dinner. Almost half the menu is seafood which I tend to avoid at Disney. Can’t wait to try it though.

    Yes to the fancy dining class if it involves going somewhere fancy and trying a bunch of different things!
    We are so excited too, neighbor! I realized I had collected it all for my own reference so why not share!




    Oooh, New Year’s trip with 2 fireworks shows from your resort! Jealous of your 250 points. :-) we only have 100 but are only planning every other year. What kind of room did you book?




    I’ve been looking forward to the menu too. I feel like breakfast sounds delicious. I’m not as excited about dinner. Almost half the menu is seafood which I tend to avoid at Disney. Can’t wait to try it though.

    Yes to the fancy dining class if it involves going somewhere fancy and trying a bunch of different things!
    We booked a 1 bdrm preferred view for this trip. I am so hoping for fireworks views from our room! Even without I am so ridiculously excited to stay there! I am hoping to get an ADR for character breakfast on New years Day!!!
     

    summerw

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    Joined
    Oct 23, 2011
    We booked a 1 bdrm preferred view for this trip. I am so hoping for fireworks views from our room! Even without I am so ridiculously excited to stay there! I am hoping to get an ADR for character breakfast on New years Day!!!
    A fireworks view is my top priority too! Hope you get it!



    Is it just me or does it seem like the tower suites will have the best firework view??
     

    summerw

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 23, 2011
    New videos of Cast Members in the stations!! One is closing the windows manually from the inside in the second one! Nice to know guests will have control of that! I'm ridiculously excited about this!



     

    CookieandOatmeal

    DIS Veteran
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    Apr 12, 2014
    Does anyone know how hard/easy it is to get a deluxe studio at the 7 month window? Is it booking up quickly at the 7 month window? Is there one view that is more easy to get?
     

    summerw

    DIS Veteran
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    Oct 23, 2011
    Does anyone know how hard/easy it is to get a deluxe studio at the 7 month window? Is it booking up quickly at the 7 month window? Is there one view that is more easy to get?

    The standard views are only a small percentage so they will always be gone quickly. Most of the resort is preferred view and the studios have been gone at the 7 month mark every time I’ve checked. However as more of the resort sells and more rooms are declared, maybe it might get easier? Doubtful at least while it’s the newest though.
     

    Newcastle

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 30, 2005
    Thanks so much for starting this thread!! We just purchased 100 points yesterday and I am so excited to stay here next summer. I am also looking forward to seeing new info about the resort, especially once it opens in December :).
     

    summerw

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 23, 2011
    Thanks so much for starting this thread!! We just purchased 100 points yesterday and I am so excited to stay here next summer. I am also looking forward to seeing new info about the resort, especially once it opens in December :).

    Yay!!! Me too! We are going in May. One of the reasons I visit the disboards is that I can find a photo of literally every square inch of a resort and the rooms. I can’t wait until it opens and people go crazy with the pics! Hopefully that will tide me over until May!
     

    Pirate Granny

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Sep 5, 2007
    A fireworks view is my top priority too! Hope you get it!



    Is it just me or does it seem like the tower suites will have the best firework view??
    I doubt it as these are parking lots views...definitely not preferred views. I could be wrong.
     

    crvetter

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Nov 26, 2018
    I doubt it as these are parking lots views...definitely not preferred views. I could be wrong.
    The tower studios, specifically those high up, will be directly facing Epcot and likely have some of the better views. While they are on the parking lot side of the resort so will some of the preferred views too.
     

    summerw

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    Oct 23, 2011
    The tower studios, specifically those high up, will be directly facing Epcot and likely have some of the better views. While they are on the parking lot side of the resort so will some of the preferred views too.

    This is what I was thinking too. In this image, it looks like they are directly facing them, whereas the two wings coming off the tower seem like they are angled slightly away... still fireworks view but not as direct as the tower.

     

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