With reservations now available at the 15th Disney Vacation Club resort, the European-Inspired Disney’s Riviera Resort, we’re getting our first look at the amenities that you’ll find during your stay.
The new resorts feature pool will be the Riviera Pool and will include an interactive water play area, S’il Vous Play. The feature pool will offer the relaxing feel of lounging around the Southern European coast, soaking up the sun in lounge chairs or beneath a sun umbrella. Riviera Pool also features a winding ride down a stone turret slide. For the younger kids, S’il Vous Play is the perfect place to splash and have fun in a fountain featuring several characters from Disney “Fantasia.” This area draws inspiration from the grand public fountains seen throughout Europe with its patina and limestone-inspired design making it feel like a place where visitors might have gathered to share a memory or a wish along the European Riviera. As the night draws to a close, a nearby movie lawn will offer the perfect place for friends and family to take in their favorite Disney film as they lounge poolside.
Riviera Pool isn’t the only pool, for a more relaxed pace you can visit Beau Soleil leisure pool. You’ll feel like you’ve escaped to the tranquil European coast as you are surrounded by a natural, lush-green wall, creating a semi-private pool experience. The Beau Soleil will be the perfect place to enjoy a bit of quiet time beneath shaded seating areas, all nestled amidst a grove of tropical palm trees where you can enjoy a calm breeze.
If you’re feeling like a poolside beverage, you can wander into Bar Riva, an open-air pool bar with a seaside vibe to keep you in the European coast frame of mind. Bar Riva will be themed with white tiles and cool blue accents and provide a place to relax and enjoy a cold beverage on a warm day with poolside views, or enjoy your drink at the pool, as Bar Riva’s hospitality extends poolside, offering a menu of refreshments you can enjoy as you relax on the nearby pool decks.
The waterfront promenade will invite you to take a relaxing stroll around the resort. All along the promenade, you will be able to enjoy grand views of the resort’s lush European-inspired landscapes.
Disney’s Riviera Resort will also feature a Disney Skyliner gondola station. As you pass through a tunnel archway with sparkling water features, you’ll be connected to the station where you can hop aboard a Disney Skyliner gondola for a bird’s eye view of Walt Disney World Resort. Once aboard, you can take a European-inspired ride through the sky to Epcot International Gateway or Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and on to Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Pop Century Resort, or Disney’s Hollywood Studios.