Disney's Riviera Resort

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Disney's Riviera Resort
LocationEpcot Resort Area
Resort typeDisney Vacation Club resort
OpenedDecember 16, 2019; 2 months' time (2019-12-16)
ThemeEuropean Riviera
StatusUnder construction
WebsiteOfficial website

Disney's Riviera Resort is an upcoming Disney Vacation Club resort at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida. It is being built by Disney Parks, Experiences and Products between Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. It will be the first newly-constructed resort to be served by the new Disney Skyliner gondola system and the 15th Disney Vacation Club property to be built.[1][2][1] It is scheduled to open December 16, 2019.[2][3]

Plans for the 300-room resort were released during the D23 Expo in 2017.[1] It is also one of two hotels announced during the 2017 D23 Expo, the other being Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser.[2] The Riviera Resort is one of the 23 improvements to Disney Parks announced during D23.[4]

Bob Chapek, chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, stated that the hotel would include a restaurant on its roof, providing views of Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.[1] It will be the first entirely new Disney Vacation Club Resort built since Aulani.


On October 5, 2019, a gondola of the Disney Skyliner jammed while exiting the not-yet-opened Skyliner station at this resort. A subsequent backlog of gondolas collided with the jammed gondola, causing minor damage and no known major injuries.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "DVC Disney Riviera Resort and Skyliner gondola transportation announced for Walt Disney World". Attractions Magazine. July 15, 2017. Archived from the original on July 16, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c Bevil, Dewayne. "Coming to Disney World: Tron, Guardians of the Galaxy ride, 'Star Wars' hotel". OrlandoSentinel.com. Archived from the original on July 16, 2017. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  3. ^ Brigante, Ricky (July 15, 2017). "D23 EXPO 2017: New Disney Riviera Resort hotel announced for Walt Disney World to connect to Disney Skyliner". Inside the Magic. Retrieved July 16, 2017.
  4. ^ Levine, Arthur (July 18, 2017). "Disney announces23 wild new developments for its theme parks". USA TODAY. Archived from the original on July 19, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  5. ^ https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10075675/disney-world-skyliner-gondola-breakdown-orlando/

Coordinates: 28°21′59″N 81°32′25″W / 28.366389°N 81.540278°W / 28.366389; -81.540278