'Waiting for Riviera' Info Thread (Update including LONGER press event 10.25.19)

summerw

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Oct 23, 2011
Welcome Home, fellow Riviera owners! I thought I’d gather all the different things I’ve seen other people post showcasing the Riviera in one place. I'll keep the first post updated if people are interested.

We are now DVC owners, with a 100 point contact at Riviera. Anyone else get as excited as I do every time a new bit of info comes out?






RESORT

Media Tour

https://youtu.be/pz1L464V-f4

New Marketing Video

https://artofriviera.com


Resort Tour Rendering: UPDATE!: They removed it?!??

Disboards Resort Page
Resort Map, Floor Plans, Points Charts, Video Room Tours etc.
https://www.wdwinfo.com/disney-resorts/disney-riviera-resort/

Disboards Aerial Photo Thread
Latest Riviera Photos
https://www.disboards.com/threads/aerial-images-of-disney-theme-parks-new-aerials-6-17-19.3573399/post-60678311


Under Construction Photos
Marquee Installed



There are some great closeups of the resort on this blogger's video.

He drives through a construction only area and has some unique shots, plus he calls it the “Rivera” the whole time which is now the only way my husband will refer to it. Check out around 4:20 for some shots of the pool that are older but the zoom is great.

Recent Construction Pics


ROOMS
360º Model Room Tours
Deluxe Studio

https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=JH55SrvpHeg&brand=0&pageWidth=450&pageHeight=600

One Bedroom
https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=4j9KE4k643b&brand=0&pageWidth=450&pageHeight=600

see the Disboards thread for floorpans and other video room tours



DINING
Topolino’s Terrace

The character breakfast (Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck) will be offered daily from 7:30 - 11:00 am (one Table Service credit) and dinner will run from 5:00 PM - 9:30 pm (two Table Service credits).
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/riviera-resort/topolinos-terrace/
Menu
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/riviera-resort/topolinos-terrace/menus/


Primo Piatto
Counter Service, see 2:20

Bar Riva
Pool bar, see 4:00

Le Petit Cafe
Lobby coffee and wine bar, see 1:24


POOLS
Riviera Pool with S' il Vous Play splash area


Check out around 3:05 for up close of the slide area.

SKYLINER
Hours of Operation Released

https://mickeyblog.com/2019/09/18/37995/

Guests Riding Promo
https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2019/09/theres-magic-in-the-air-with-new-disney-skyliner/

Disboards Gondola Thread
https://www.disboards.com/threads/disney-skyliner-gondola-transportation-system-read-post-1-updated-6-15-19.3578988/

Riviera Station Closeups

In Rain & Wind
around 2:30 the wind picks up a little
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl-3PKXvvag

First Cast Members Riding the Gondola!

https://blogmickey.com/2019/07/disney-imagineers-ride-the-disney-skyliner-gondola-system-at-walt-disney-world/

CM is closing the windows from the inside in this one

At Night with Lights on Inside
https://youtu.be/j_Elm48yL94
 
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dansdad

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Joined
Sep 21, 2011
Welcome Home, fellow Riviera owners! I thought I’d gather all the different things I’ve seen other people post showcasing the Riviera in one place. I'll keep the first post updated if people are interested.

We are now DVC owners, with a 100 point contact at Riviera. Anyone else get as excited as I do every time a new bit of info comes out?



RESORT
Resort Tour Rendering

Disboards Resort Page
Resort Map, Floor Plans, Points Charts, Video Room Tours etc.
https://www.wdwinfo.com/disney-resorts/disney-riviera-resort/

Disboards Aerial Photo Thread
Latest Riviera Photos
https://www.disboards.com/threads/aerial-images-of-disney-theme-parks-new-aerials-6-17-19.3573399/post-60678311


Under Construction Photos
Check out around 3:05 for up close of the slide area.

He drives through a construction only area and has some unique shots, plus he calls it the “Rivera” the whole time which is now the only way my husband will refer to it. Check out around 4:20 for some shots of the pool that are older but the zoom is great.



ROOMS
360º Model Room Tours
Deluxe Studio

https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=JH55SrvpHeg&brand=0&pageWidth=450&pageHeight=600

One Bedroom
https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=4j9KE4k643b&brand=0&pageWidth=450&pageHeight=600

see the Disboards thread for floorpans and other video room tours



DINING
Topolino’s Terrace

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/riviera-resort/topolinos-terrace/
Menu
https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/riviera-resort/topolinos-terrace/menus/

There’s not much info on these yet, but I put the rendering video and where to find the images of each:
Primo Piatto
Counter Service, see 2:20

Bar Riva
Pool bar, see 4:00

Le Petit Cafe
Lobby coffee and wine bar, see 1:24





GONDOLAS
Disboards Gondola Thread

https://www.disboards.com/threads/disney-skyliner-gondola-transportation-system-read-post-1-updated-6-15-19.3578988/

Riviera Station Closeups
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zICwgGwoqUM

In Rain & Wind
around 2:30 the wind picks up a little
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jl-3PKXvvag

You should probably post this over on the DVC Board. https://www.disboards.com/forums/dvc-resorts.187/
 
  • Drewferin

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    Glad that Topolino’s Terrace has a published menu since it will take me 6 months to figure out all of the menu item ingredients. Maybe i need a fancy dining 101 class :)
     

    summerw

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    Oct 23, 2011
    Nice to see a Riviera posting with alot of info all in one place. Excited to stay there and experience my new home resort.
    We are so excited too, neighbor! I realized I had collected it all for my own reference so why not share!


    Thank you for creating this! We are new DVC members with 250 pts at Riviera and our welcome home trip planned for 12/31-1/8. We are so excited!!!
    Oooh, New Year’s trip with 2 fireworks shows from your resort! Jealous of your 250 points. :-) we only have 100 but are only planning every other year. What kind of room did you book?


    Glad that Topolino’s Terrace has a published menu since it will take me 6 months to figure out all of the menu item ingredients. Maybe i need a fancy dining 101 class :)
    I’ve been looking forward to the menu too. I feel like breakfast sounds delicious. I’m not as excited about dinner. Almost half the menu is seafood which I tend to avoid at Disney. Can’t wait to try it though.

    Yes to the fancy dining class if it involves going somewhere fancy and trying a bunch of different things!
     

    Lori Fuhrmann

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    We are so excited too, neighbor! I realized I had collected it all for my own reference so why not share!




    Oooh, New Year’s trip with 2 fireworks shows from your resort! Jealous of your 250 points. :-) we only have 100 but are only planning every other year. What kind of room did you book?

    I know I cannot wait!!!! We planned every year and we are a family of 5. We started with 200 but changed to 250 before the contracts were signed. We booked a 1 bdm preferred view for this trip being our 1st dvc stay--most likely will be doing 1 bdm std after that one.



    I’ve been looking forward to the menu too. I feel like breakfast sounds delicious. I’m not as excited about dinner. Almost half the menu is seafood which I tend to avoid at Disney. Can’t wait to try it though.

    Yes to the fancy dining class if it involves going somewhere fancy and trying a bunch of different things!
    We are so excited too, neighbor! I realized I had collected it all for my own reference so why not share!




    Oooh, New Year’s trip with 2 fireworks shows from your resort! Jealous of your 250 points. :-) we only have 100 but are only planning every other year. What kind of room did you book?




    I’ve been looking forward to the menu too. I feel like breakfast sounds delicious. I’m not as excited about dinner. Almost half the menu is seafood which I tend to avoid at Disney. Can’t wait to try it though.

    Yes to the fancy dining class if it involves going somewhere fancy and trying a bunch of different things!
    We booked a 1 bdrm preferred view for this trip. I am so hoping for fireworks views from our room! Even without I am so ridiculously excited to stay there! I am hoping to get an ADR for character breakfast on New years Day!!!
     

    summerw

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    Oct 23, 2011
    We booked a 1 bdrm preferred view for this trip. I am so hoping for fireworks views from our room! Even without I am so ridiculously excited to stay there! I am hoping to get an ADR for character breakfast on New years Day!!!
    A fireworks view is my top priority too! Hope you get it!



    Is it just me or does it seem like the tower suites will have the best firework view??
     

    summerw

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    New videos of Cast Members in the stations!! One is closing the windows manually from the inside in the second one! Nice to know guests will have control of that! I'm ridiculously excited about this!



     

    CookieandOatmeal

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    Apr 12, 2014
    Does anyone know how hard/easy it is to get a deluxe studio at the 7 month window? Is it booking up quickly at the 7 month window? Is there one view that is more easy to get?
     

    summerw

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    Oct 23, 2011
    Does anyone know how hard/easy it is to get a deluxe studio at the 7 month window? Is it booking up quickly at the 7 month window? Is there one view that is more easy to get?

    The standard views are only a small percentage so they will always be gone quickly. Most of the resort is preferred view and the studios have been gone at the 7 month mark every time I’ve checked. However as more of the resort sells and more rooms are declared, maybe it might get easier? Doubtful at least while it’s the newest though.
     

    Newcastle

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    Thanks so much for starting this thread!! We just purchased 100 points yesterday and I am so excited to stay here next summer. I am also looking forward to seeing new info about the resort, especially once it opens in December :).
     

    summerw

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    Thanks so much for starting this thread!! We just purchased 100 points yesterday and I am so excited to stay here next summer. I am also looking forward to seeing new info about the resort, especially once it opens in December :).

    Yay!!! Me too! We are going in May. One of the reasons I visit the disboards is that I can find a photo of literally every square inch of a resort and the rooms. I can’t wait until it opens and people go crazy with the pics! Hopefully that will tide me over until May!
     

    Pirate Granny

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    Sep 5, 2007
    A fireworks view is my top priority too! Hope you get it!



    Is it just me or does it seem like the tower suites will have the best firework view??
    I doubt it as these are parking lots views...definitely not preferred views. I could be wrong.
     

    crvetter

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    Nov 26, 2018
    I doubt it as these are parking lots views...definitely not preferred views. I could be wrong.
    The tower studios, specifically those high up, will be directly facing Epcot and likely have some of the better views. While they are on the parking lot side of the resort so will some of the preferred views too.
     

    summerw

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    The tower studios, specifically those high up, will be directly facing Epcot and likely have some of the better views. While they are on the parking lot side of the resort so will some of the preferred views too.

    This is what I was thinking too. In this image, it looks like they are directly facing them, whereas the two wings coming off the tower seem like they are angled slightly away... still fireworks view but not as direct as the tower.

     

    summerw

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    Riviera at Night from tourist blog.




    Lights in the Gondolas


    Some good closeups
     
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