Disney's Riviera Resort

Walt Disney World, Orlando

The hotel

Just like Disney’s classic fairy tales, this Disney Deluxe Villa Resort is inspired by the enchanting villages and romantic castles of Europe, with grand fountains, elegant socialising spaces, waterfront gardens, and rooftop dining that has the feel of a cliffside restaurant in Italy or the French Riviera. The self-catering studios and villas at Disney’s Riviera Resort let you mix days of park-hopping (with the new Disney Skyliner Transportation giving you a bird’s eye view as it whisks you to Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios) with days at the hotel’s relaxed Beau Soleil Pool or its fun family Riviera Pool, which features an interactive splash zone with a unique Fantasia spin.

Amenities

  • Babysitting service
  • Bar
  • Games Room
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Epcot resort area. Driving time from Orlando International airport: approx 30 minutes.

Hotel information

All feature a balcony or porch, air-conditioning, cable TV with Disney Channel, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, hairdryer, iron and board. Tower Studios feature 1 queen-size pull down bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults, plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Deluxe Studios offer a standard or preferred view and feature 1 queen-size bed, 1 queen-size pull down bed and 1 single pull down bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults, one child (aged 3-9), plus one child under 3 in a cot.

Use of the Walt Disney World Resort Transportation System included. Disney Skyliner Transportation. Self-parking $25, valet parking $33, including tax per night (payable locally, subject to change).

Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera (European), Le Petit Café, Bar Riva (poolside drinks and bites), and Primo Piatto (quick serve, grab and go).

Main pool, quiet pool and water play area. Fitness centre.

Complimentary WiFi. Disney Skyliner Transportation to Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, coming Autumn 2019. Disney bus transportation. Minnie Van service*.

At the present time, Walt Disney World are conducting a phased reopening of their resort hotels. You can find out more information about which hotels are currently open at Disney’s Know Before You Go website www.disneytraveltradeinfo.com/wdwws

*Denotes local charge.

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Please note ​from January 23 through January 28, 2022, Disney Skyliner service between Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney's Riviera Resort and Epcot will be out of operation for refurbishment. Complimentary bus service will be available.​

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Riviera Resort Disney - very nice!

Jan 28, 2022 DrivingMan Orlando, FL

Stayed at the Riviera Resort in January 2022. Very large facility, very close to all things Disney. The Skyliner picks up and drops off here. Free parking and very courteous staff. It’s a Disney Property. Rooms are large. Compete kitchen and baths. Cannot go wrong staying here. Check out the top floor Restaurant, Topolinos for… Read more
Stayed at the Riviera Resort in January 2022. Very large facility, very close to all things Disney. The Skyliner picks up and drops off here. Free parking and very courteous staff. It’s a Disney Property. Rooms are large. Compete kitchen and baths. Cannot go wrong staying here. Check out the top floor Restaurant, Topolinos for excellent French cousine. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely...too stuffy...

Jan 19, 2022 tymetraveler222 Bay City, Michigan

We did not stay at this resort. We visited for a few hours. We took the bus from Movies to Epcot, then the Skyliner to the Riviera. The skyliner is very smooth and easily accommodated my scooter. It's a beautiful resort no doubt. A bit too stuffy for my taste. But very glad we visited. I love resort hopping. The grounds are meticulous, with… Read more
We did not stay at this resort. We visited for a few hours. We took the bus from Movies to Epcot, then the Skyliner to the Riviera. The skyliner is very smooth and easily accommodated my scooter. It's a beautiful resort no doubt. A bit too stuffy for my taste. But very glad we visited. I love resort hopping. The grounds are meticulous, with bocce court, putting green, swings, patio furniture thru out, firepit overlooking the lake, and a very nice pool. There are outdoor games such as a chess game, and workout spots. Water fountains greet you upon arrival to the entrance. The lobby is not grand as other deluxe resorts. Quite small, but has very nice seating. We were there mid December and though the tree was pretty, not meant for a deluxe resort at Disney. Not grand at all. A disappointment. We did enjoy sitting on the balcony off the main lobby. We ate lunch out there, ordering from the restaurant at ground level. The little coffee shop/bakery in the lobby is very nice. Enjoyed visiting. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great New Disney Hotel

Jan 8, 2022 A9569VNjessical

As a yearly traveler to Disney with my 3 (now) Teenagers, this property hit all the marks. We have stayed at the Beach/Yacht Club, Contemporary and the Polynesian for convenience to the parks we were most likely to visit. With teenagers, we agreed to be close to Epcot, but also near enough to Hollywood Studios, when we wanted to separate for a… Read more
As a yearly traveler to Disney with my 3 (now) Teenagers, this property hit all the marks. We have stayed at the Beach/Yacht Club, Contemporary and the Polynesian for convenience to the parks we were most likely to visit. With teenagers, we agreed to be close to Epcot, but also near enough to Hollywood Studios, when we wanted to separate for a day/evening. The Riveria is the place to stay for that!! With the Skyliner on property, we were able to visit both parks any time of day (except during rain storms!) and the bus to MK was fine (although did not come often.) The pool, gym, grounds and restaurant/bar were perfect for the amount of time we use them and the gelato bar was excellent!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent!

Dec 28, 2021 elimaries1 Buffalo, New York

Not a bad thing to say. We visited this resort when it first opened for lunch, and we weren't overly excited to stay here at the time. But being DVC members and liking to try different resorts every time we visit, we decided to give it a go. And we are so happy we did. The service and food options were great. The people who worked there went… Read more
Not a bad thing to say. We visited this resort when it first opened for lunch, and we weren't overly excited to stay here at the time. But being DVC members and liking to try different resorts every time we visit, we decided to give it a go. And we are so happy we did. The service and food options were great. The people who worked there went above and beyond. Our room was gorgeous, and we cannot say enough about the view. Epcot was right outside our balcony and off in the distance we could see Everest and the Tower or Terror. On our last night we watched Harmonious from the balcony and we could even see some of fountain. My family definitely has their DVC favorites, but I think this one may have made it to the top of the list for everyone. Read less
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Dec 22, 2021 646brentl Morro Bay, California

Great property and location. Having the skyliner on sight was fantastic. The hotel is not overly disney so if looking for that not the best. We loved the feel and design as it was well done in a French theam with just the right amount of disney. We were luck to get a room facing Epcot and got to see the fireworks show every night. We at at the… Read more
Great property and location. Having the skyliner on sight was fantastic. The hotel is not overly disney so if looking for that not the best. We loved the feel and design as it was well done in a French theam with just the right amount of disney. We were luck to get a room facing Epcot and got to see the fireworks show every night. We at at the Cafe and was very good. The pool with slide was great four our 8 year old. We went the first week of December and was not busy witch made it very nice. We would stay again. Read less