I knew the property was going to be beautiful, it's Disney, they never disappoint. I was not expecting for this resort to instantly become my new favorite hotel from the moment I walked in. For those who know me well, they know my love for Cinderella and many of the other classic princesses. This property embodies all of them and more. Many of you Walt fans also know that he was truly obsessed with Europe and being on property here actually makes you feel connected to him through their use of European architecture. Many of the hallways are covered in vintage photos of Walt, and the hallways that are not, are covered with vintage classic photos of those favorite princesses of mine. This hotel was going to win me over one way or another.
Walt's saying of "it's kinda fun to do the impossible" continues on with his legacy when you visit properties such as this. Walking into the Deluxe Studio I was instantly reminded of the beauty of my childhood. The studio is so very tasteful with hints of class and sophistication a princess would expect. It is a large room with a queen bed, a queen pull down and a single murphy. The ease of having two of these beds up at night make the room extra spacious during the day for the family! This room comfortably sleeps up to 5 adults. I also really loved having the split bathroom where one person can use the shower while the other guest utilizes the bathtub with being able to maintain each others privacy with the doors in between.
Primo Piatto, the food court area, is different than most other Disney properties with the open air kitchen that they offer. I found it to really go with the European flow they were striving for!
The Riviera Resort also offers an ala carte character breakfast at Topolino's Terrace which Starstuff Travel will be featuring in two more weeks when we come back to enjoy a meal with Mickey and friends. For dinner you can enjoy delicious seafood and meat dishes, handmade pasta and delicious desserts inspired with French flare and Italian flavors all while enjoying a beautiful rooftop dining experience that I am dying to come back to check out.
The resort offers two pools, the main pool with a neat water park type area for younger kids and a large pool area with a water slide for adults and kids to enjoy together. There is a bar area outside the main pool area with a more serene pool a few steps away if your looking for a little bit more relaxation.
The ease of getting to the property is the icing on the cake. I am so excited to talk about it in further detail when I come back but for now I am so thankful to have been able to be a part of the grand opening!
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