Hello!! Today we’re getting a SNEAK PEEK at Disney’s Riviera Resort!
We cannot wait to try out some of the food from the location’s restaurants, take a peek into the rooms, and meet with some of the people that made this huge project possible.
Disney’s Riviera Resort First Look
The Resort will offer Deluxe Studios, One and Two-Bedroom Villas, Three-Bedroom Grand Villas, and a Tower Studio.
The tower studio is the first of its kind at Walt Disney World Resort. These rooms sleep up to two plus an infant and are located in the tower with the large RR logo on top. And get this! The rooms face directly towards the Italy Pavilion in Epcot.
The resort is rapidly nearing completion, with Cast Members still hard at work.
Here is what you can expect to see when this new resort opens in just a few months!
Outside you will find a more quiet pool known as the Beau Soleil Pool. There will also be a family pool, which includes the S’il Vous Play area which was inspired by Disney’s Fantasia!
Disney’s newest mode of transportation, the Disney Skyliner Gondolas, will also be a feature of the Riviera Resort.
The resort has it’s own walkway and entrance that is attached to the Caribbean Beach station.
Another cool thing about this resort is that depending on which side a guest’s room is facing, they may be able to see both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. But no matter the room, guests can head up to Topolino’s Terrace. Here, there will be views of Epcot and Hollywood Studios fireworks!
The One-Bedroom Villa has separate sleeping areas to offer more comfort. The room can sleep up to five people and include 1 King bed, 1 Queen-size pull-down bed, and 1 single pull-down bed.
One-Bedroom Villas also include a full kitchen with stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, a washer and dryer, a split bathroom with two sink areas, and a bubble jet bathtub.
Let’s take a closer look at each of the sleeping arrangements!
There is a single pull-down bed beneath the television, which we’ve seen this in many other resorts across property.
As you can see, Mickey and Pluto are snoozing on the balcony high above a Mediterranean beach.
This is just the beginning of the Riviera-inspired artwork you’ll see throughout the room and the resort. Now, the second bed in the living room area blew our minds a little bit since it literally comes down from the wall and rests on top of the living room’s sofa!
It seems like a normal wall covered in stunning Disney artwork, but it’s SO MUCH MORE.
Once you pull the bed down, you will have a nice Queen-size bed. Above it is even more stunning Disney artwork.
And get this! Disney really thought about comfort, ease, and storage when creating these rooms. So, next to the bed you will find cubbies AND outlets. The outlets even include USB’s!
Now, let’s check out the main bedroom, which includes a King-size bed.
Though the living area features its own balcony, you will ALSO find one outside the main bedroom. This will give parents the freedom to relax on the patio after the little ones have gone to sleep!
This room also has a chair and a small desk inside!
Here’s a look at the bedside desk area!
This room also has pieces of stunning Disney and Riviera-inspired artwork!
Now, let’s journey into the STUNNING bathroom area.
The restroom has that incredible jet soaking tub and a sink area.
Here’s a peek at the sink!
The colors and the marble make the area feel very relaxing and spa-like. And they, of course, have the H20+ products readily available for guests to enjoy.
Next to the shower, guests will find a toilet area and a separate sink.
Here’s a look at the sink area!
Above the toilet, there are towels and another piece of artwork.
Now, let’s head out of the separate bedroom and into the living room area to take a look at the full kitchen!
There is a seating area, a refrigerator, an oven, stove, sink, dishwasher, and a microwave!
Guests will also have access to smaller amenities like a coffee pot and ice bucket.
Guests will also have a full-sized Whirlpool refrigerator situated next to the seating area.
Now, the seating area is pretty cool! Disney has added storage beneath the booth so guests will have a place to store child’s toys, smaller luggage, clothing, etc.
And in the booth’s fabric, guests will find images of the Riviera. The detail really is everywhere inside of these rooms!
Let’s also take a look at the washer and dryer location INSIDE the room!
The two are stacked and attached!
And there are a few stunning pieces of decor, especially when it comes to lighting.
There are sconces in the living room…
…and unique lighting fixtures in the bedroom.
And y’all these new rooms are FILLED with intricate details that will take part in guests’ Riviera experience. From the details on the carpet, fabric, and artwork, a ton of work and thought went into creating this one-of-a-kind resort experience.
You’ll find Mickey’s and Minnie’s on the curtains, carpet, and balcony.
Here’s a look at what we can expect the views from the balconies to look like!
Now, let’s journey into a Deluxe Studio. Fun fact! These rooms can be combined as one unit if desired, thus turning it into a Two-Bedroom Villa!
The Deluxe Studio can also sleep up to five. It includes a Queen-size bed, a pull-down Queen-size bed, and a single pull-down bed.
The studio also has a kitchenette and a private patio or balcony!
Much like the One-Bedroom Villa, a pull-out bed will be found beneath the TV.
It also will have plugs so guests can charge their phone right from their bed.
The other Queen size pull-out will be positioned behind the couch and will come down from the wall.
Still blows my mind that the couch is able to fold, allowing the bed to rest on top of it.
The room also has a standard Queen-size bed.
The room also features a set of nightstands.
Disney wanted there to be a good amount of storage in the Deluxe Studio as well. Therefore, you’ll find a good bit of space beneath the bed.
The room also has a small seating area!
Let’s head into the restroom. Here, you will find a shower and tub combo, a single sink, and the toilet.
Now, let’s check out the kitchenette area! Here, guests will find a microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker, and sink!
It also has the fun blue backsplash seen in the One-Bedroom Villa.
Disney will also provide hand dish soap, towels, a sponge…
…and an ice bucket!
You can also find incredible Disney and Riviera-inspired artwork in this room. Here’s just a peek at some of the stunning pieces.
You may be able to spot Lightning McQueen on the one that is placed on the wall of the murphy bed!
And the details continue into the fabrics. In this room, there are more nods to the Riviera Resort. You can spot a double R in the curtains!
I’m also digging the lighting features in this room as well! I mean, I’m a sucker for gold, but would ya just look at ’em. So classy!
Disney’s Riviera Resort will also feature five new dining locations! We had the opportunity to try some of the menu items today!
Check out more of the changes happening around Disney World in our video below!
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