We stopped at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort yesterday to check out the construction on Disney’s Riviera Resort, which will be the 15th Disney Vacation Club (DVC) property. This is unlike the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, an addition (almost complete) that is an extension of that resort. Disney’s Riviera Resort utlizes what used to be part of Disney’s Caribbean Beach but is its own resort. Disney’s Riviera Resort is projected to open on December 16th, 2019 and reservations are already open for Topolino’s Terrace (which will include a character breakfast experience with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck dressed in unique costumes) as well as dinner, which will be a non-character experience. Here are photos from yesterday!
Here are a couple of photos from the front of the resort, I took them while driving past. This area is not open for guests.
The Disney Skyliner was out and running on and off, you can see it as it makes its way over to Disney’s Riviera Resort.
This is one of my favorite photos from yesterday in that it gives a good sense of scale. I’m near the Old Port Royale area, and Disney’s Riviera Resort can be seen beyond the lighthouse. The resort is expansive and will include about 300 accommodations from deluxe studios to grand villas.
Here is a look at the lighthouse with the Disney Skyliner gondolas in view. There is a station being readied next to Disney’s Riviera Resort, that is behind the lighthouse.
Here is another look at the full building. The upcoming resort is said to “celebrate the grandeur of Europe”.
There are blue and orange awnings over windows.
Disney says that outside, there will be “beautiful gardens, bubbling fountains, lush landscaping and a serene waterfront”.
The pools will be Mediterranean-themed. The feature pool will be called the Riviera Pool, and will include a “stone turret slide”. Here are some slide photos from different angles.
In addition to this feature pool and slide, there will be a children’s water play area called “S’il Vous Play” with a fountain featuring characters from Disney’s Fantasia.
Topolino’s Terrace was being worked on as well and you can see those arched windows that are in the concept art for it.
Here are more photos of the building. We are less than 6 months until it opens!
The Disney Skyliner station is nearby, we will head closer to there next month for photos.
And one last look at the front of the resort.
The Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort will be opening in just a couple of weeks (June 9th, 2019) and from then, it will be about 5 months for Disney’s Riviera Resort. We plan to check back here in about a month.