Disney Riviera Resort (Disney World)
What We Know About Disney Riviera Resort:
This resort is the next planned development for Disney Vacation Club. This new resort experience is slated to be the 15th Disney Vacation Club property with approximately 300 units spread across a variety of accommodation types. A new skyway transportation system will connect the new resort to other areas on Walt Disney World property
According to Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts: “We’re thrilled to announce plans for a new Disney Vacation Club property called Disney Riviera Resort coming to Walt Disney World Resort. Our Vacation Club Members are among our most loyal fans, and we think that they will love what we have planned, especially the rooftop restaurant that will offer unbelievable views of nighttime spectaculars at both Epcot and Hollywood Studios.”
At Destination D in November 2018, Chapek gave us a bit of the Riviera Resort’s backstory. According to the report on the Disney Parks Blog:
“This proposed 15th Disney Vacation Club property, projected to open Fall 2019, is inspired by the European grandeur Walt Disney experienced in his travels along Europe’s Mediterranean coastline. As you can see from this newly released rendering, Disney Vacation Club Members and other guests will have a great view of fireworks spectaculars and easy access to the Disney Skyliner, which will have a station at the resort.
In 1935, not long after Mickey Mouse was born, Walt took a break from the production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Walt & Lillian and Roy & Edna Disney took an extended grand tour of Europe that would have an impact on Disney storytelling for decades to come. With its castles and colorful, fairy-tale villages, Walt fell in love with Europe – the art, the architecture, the food, and, of course, the stories. “
When will the Disney Riviera Resort open?
- Open is currently projected at Fall 2019
Where will Disney Riviera Resort be located?
- Adjacent to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
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