As I was chatting with a new client this morning, I realized I hadn’t ever written up my review of Disney’s Riveria resort…my new favorite Deluxe resort (Disney’s Boardwalk will always have a special place in my heart though)! Without further ado…and well overdue…the seven reasons I fell in love with Disney’s Riviera Resort!

I will admit it…I’ve never been to Europe (bucket list trip for sure)! When Disney shared that their newest resort would be inspired by Walt’s trips to Europe with Lilian I was sold! The Riviera resort feels like a small boutique hotel on the Riviera, complete with a waterfront lined with palm trees. I’ve always been a HUGE proponent of staying at a moderate level or higher due to the inviting and often calming ambiance of the resort grounds…and Riviera is no exception! This resort is elegant without being stuffy!

Location, Location, Location!!

This resort is in such a great location! Conveniently located near EPCOT and Hollywood Studios, this resort is in the perfect location for guests who want to see and do it all!


Disney’s Riviera Resort is located right on the Skyliner, making travel to and from the parks a breeze! You can head directly to EPCOT or head to the transfer station at Caribbean Beach and switch to the Hollywood Studios line.

#4 Le Petit Cafe!

I keep starting sentences with I love….but seriously I LOVE the little coffee shop located just in the lobby. I’m a Starbucks girl but the coffee here was really good and there were quite a few options. Plus they offer sweet pastries in the morning and then dessert in the afternoon. It was a great spot to sit and relax for a bit. Plus located right off the coffee shop is a great little library that, during non-Covid times, has board games to enjoy!

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Room Size

I’ve previously stayed in both a Studio and 1-Bedroom and the room sizes are not only generous but they offer some special amenities for families! Let’s start with the Studio!

While at first glance it appears to be just a bed and living area, there is so much more to this room!!

First there is a murphy bed where the couch is located, and it’s a QUEEN!

There is also a bonus bed for the kiddo’s that comes in the form of a twin murphy bed under the television.

Besides bedding, there is also a great kitchenette area.
Another HUGE bonus is the studios have TWO showers! One is a shower only and one is with a tub.

Moving over the 1-Bedroom you’ll now have a full kitchen and dining area!

You’ll also still have the queen murphy bed and the twin murphy, but your bedroom will have a king-size bed! You’ll enjoy a split bath with a shower, toilet, and sink on one side, and a sink and standalone soaker tub on the other! Overall you can’t go wrong with either option…and they both sleep, five people!



Disney’s Riviera resort offers two amazing pools! One is a quiet pool while the other is a feature pool complete with a water slide AND splash pad!

The feature pool also has zero-entry! P.S. Don’t miss out on the Gelato cart!! Vivoli il Gelato is also located in Disney Springs and they make their Gelato locally!

And finally #7…the food!
You didn’t think I’d forget about the food, did you? Disney’s Riviera Resort has some of the tastiest food! From Toppolino’s, high above the resort which offers an amazing character breakfast and delicious dinner, to the quick service location Primo Piatto…there is so much to taste here!

I would hands down choose this resort over and over!! Feel free to reach out to me with questions, pricing or to share your own experience at Disney’s newest Deluxe Villa Resort!

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