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Ultra Compact Tower Studios Coming Soon to Disney's Riviera Resort

A European- inspired experience

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As announced previously, Disney’s Riviera Resort is designed to capture the magic of Europe, with grand archways and porticos, towers and terraces, which all draw upon the influences of Europe and the Mediterranean.

In the lobby, guests will find a mix of modern and classic 20th-Century furnishings as well as a unique art collection celebrating beloved Disney Characters and icons, influenced by master artists who found inspiration along the European Riviera.

Here's how the resort is described in a recent press release:

“Disney’s Riviera Resort is inspired by Walt and Lillian Disney’s travels throughout Europe and the Mediterranean coastline —from France to Italy,” said Terri Schultz, senior vice president and general manager of Disney Vacation Club. “Walt fell in love with European art, architecture, food and stories, and his extended tours of the region continue to influence Disney storytelling and theming. We look forward to welcoming our members and guests later this year to this new resort inspired by Europe and imagined by Disney.”

Rooftop dining will be available at new signature restaurant

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Though Disney's Riviera Resort will have several restaurants for guests to choose from, this resort's signature restaurant will be Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, which is located on the top floor of this new hotel (and is named for the Italian moniker of Mickey Mouse!). The restaurant will feature authentic dishes infused with French and Italian flavors and will offer picturesque vistas of the nighttime spectaculars at nearby Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests who visit in the morning can also enjoy an exclusive character dining experience that is only possible at this special location. 

A fun feature pool

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It wouldn't be a Disney hotel without a fun feature pool, and Disney's Riviera Resort continues this trend, with the Riviera Pool, which features a pool slide that winds around a stately column tower. A special water play area just for kids (cheekily named S’il Vous Play) is inspired by the grand public fountains of Europe and will feature a ballet of friendly Fantasia characters.

Though we still have 10 months before this new hotel open in December, Disney is actually taking reservations right now, so if you are visiting the resort this holiday season (or early next year), you can secure your room now at what's sure to be a popular new hotel destination at Walt Disney World. 

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