In an effort to increase Disney Vacation Club inventory, back in 2017 Disney announced the new Disney Riviera Resort, which is being constructed next to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort. Because of its central location, guests staying at this resort will not only be able to enjoy unbelievable views of nighttime spectaculars at both Epcot and Hollywood Studios from this hotel's rooftop restaurant, but will also be able to use the currently under-construction Disney Skyway transportation system, which is currently in testing and expected to open in just a few months.
Once open this December, Disney's Riviera Resort will be the 15th Disney Vacation Club property, and will feature approximately 300 guest rooms, including deluxe studios, one- and two-bedroom villas, and grand villas that sleep up to 12 people each. And while this sounds pretty standard for a DVC hotel, a new room type will also be available at this property that's unlike anything we've seen at Walt Disney World before...
Introducing the new, ultra compact, Tower Studios
Disney's Riviera Resort will feature a new ultra-compact room category for Disney World called "Tower Studios". These rooms are designed for two people each and include a private balcony with seating for two and a mini kitchenette. However, perhaps the most striking feature of this room is that there is no full-size bed! Instead of having a traditional bed in the room, Disney is outfitting each Tower Studio with a queen size murphy bed that tucks away into the wall.
Guests who are interested in this compact room concept may wonder if its compact size and design might make it a good value for those wanting to stay near a gondola station, but unfortunately these rooms are going to still be quite expensive, with rack rates starting at $335 a night, plus tax.
Of course, that is still relatively inexpensive when compared with other rooms at this resort, with Deluxe Studios starting at $503 a night, and one-bedroom villas starting at $743. Two-bedroom villas start at $1,136 a night, while the three-bedroom grand villas with one King bed and four Queen beds and 1 Queen-Size sleeper sofa start at $2,277. So what can guests who pay these hefty prices expect to experience at this resort?