Just putting this out there in case you need a nudge…. if you are thinking of buying, I believe the current promotion for members ends August 3rd.Can anybody “guess” when DVC will release more points for this resort?
Those pictures of your recent stay…I thought I was OK with not buying… but … Love Riviera
I don't think that sounds too bad, since it was open like 3-4 months, then closed for a while, and then has been open again for around a year!! We bought in Feb 2020 and have only had one trip do Disney since then, which we just came home from.I have been a DRR owner since it launched and have only managed two visits which makes me sad. My next visit won’t be until next summer.
Now that you mention it I've seen them all. I think I like RIV best, but also think I've been using RR when I abbreviate it for some reason. Only when the context is obvious, though. If it were somewhere where that resort hadn't been the main topic of the thread I think I would actually write it out the first time, or use RIV maybe.Curious what people's thoughts are on the "proper" abbreviation of the Riviera Resort is/should be, since I've seen it a few different ways on this thread.
Personally, I like RIV (which seems to be the most popular?), but the others seem more consistent with most other resorts.
We are looking at adding on in the next year or so. Does everyone think the current promotion/price per point will be the cheapest option we will have in that time frame? We are looking at 200-250 points.Just putting this out there in case you need a nudge…. if you are thinking of buying, I believe the current promotion for members ends August 3rd.
So as an official namer of the Riviera Promenade (that is the walkway along the lake) I would like to throw in my thinking.RR
I agree with the pp that RR and DRR fit more with the general way of abbreviating Disney resorts. However, I sometimes use Cont instead of CR, Poly instead of, well anything (I never know what they mean when someone uses PVR I always have to stop and think about what they are referring to), PopSo as an official namer of the Riviera Promenade (that is the walkway along the lake) I would like to throw in my thinking.
I think it comes down to how you describe it. I think Disney's Riviera Resort is overkill and Riviera Resort doesn't need to be fully said as there is no Riviera Theme Park or Riviera Food Emporium.
I vote for just RIV.
The reason places like VGF or BWV have extra V is simply because there is a hotel side so you need to specify it is the villas. You can see with OKW or BLT it doesn't have anything but the name in it. Another example of a single name resort is Aulani which is then abbreviated at AUL.
How about this for a new abbreviations?
DSSRS = Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
BLTDCR = Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
TVDGFRS = The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
My favorite though is:
CCVCDWL = Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge and is pronounced (s-vuh-s-d-wall) just rolls off the tongue haha
Based on the history of incentives offered for RIV, it seems like the best incentives are always the current ones. I only wish we bought ours sooner! We just bought 200 at RIV before 8/4 because of that.We are looking at adding on in the next year or so. Does everyone think the current promotion/price per point will be the cheapest option we will have in that time frame? We are looking at 200-250 points.
Certainly, there may never be one accepted abbreviation, as it is with several other resorts (I still see VGF and GFV as well as VGC and GCV). I'll keep using RIV until/unless I sense another version taking over.I’ll wait and see what becomes most common over time before committing to one abbreviation!
Please update our stay in January 2022.RIVIERA'S BE OUR GUEST LIST
Will you be joining us at the Riviera? Comment on this thread with your dates to be added below!
Jimmy Mouse: January 2-8
Transferteck: Jan 13-17, Tower Studio
IceSkatingPrincess: January 14-19, 1-Bedroom SV
MamaJessie: January 17-22, Studio
January 19-23, Tower Studio & January 23-28, Deluxe Studio SV
January 17-21, Deluxe Studio
Evita_W: February 10-16
Transferteck: February 13-15, Tower Studio
havoc315: February 18-22, 2-Bedroom LO SV
Lorana: February 18-22, 2-Bedroom LO SV
jamesweikamp: February 28 - March 6, Tower Studio
We did the same week switch because of the Skyliner, but I could only find a preferred view.Please update our stay in January 2022.
Our original plan was to change resorts for the tower stay (January 19-23), to either BLT or AK-Kidani at 7 months and stay in a RIV deluxe studio January 23-28. Due to the skyliner being down for maintenance that week, we decided to flip our dates. Of course, a standard deluxe studio was unavailable that week, so the stalking began. In the end with many changes, we’re now locked in (booked our airfare), to a standard studio from January 17-21, with 4-day stay at AK-Kidani following.