The Disney Riviera Resort in Orlando is slated to open in
fall 2019 as part of the growing Disney Vacation Club portfolio, and guests
staying there will have a new skyway transportation option.
The Disney Skyliner, featuring rides in gondolas similar to
what you might find at a ski resort, will connect the Riviera and three other
resorts (Disney's Art of Animation, Pop Century and Caribbean Beach) with
Disney's Hollywood Studios and the International Gateway at Epcot.
Disney said the Skyliner will give guests a "never-before-seen
bird's-eye view of Walt Disney World."
Disney's Minnie Van service is expected to launch this month.
Disney World guests will have a new transportation option on
the ground, too -- Minnie Vans. According to a photo provided, the vehicles will
have a paint job made to resemble Minnie Mouse's red dress with white polka
dots. The vans will take guests wherever they want to go at Disney World.
WDWMagic.com reports that a Minnie Van trip will be priced
at $20 per vehicle, and that the service is planned to begin late July
at Disney's BoardWalk and Yacht Club resorts. The service will then expand to
The Riviera will have approximately 300 units divided across
a variety of room categories. It will be the 15th property in the Disney
Vacation Club portfolio.
The Disney Riviera Resort is scheduled to open in fall 2019.
Disney Parks and Resorts chairman Bob Chapek said a rooftop restaurant "will offer unbelievable views of nighttime spectaculars at both Epcot and Hollywood Studios."
On July 17, Disney Vacation Club is opening its 14th
property, Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge in
Disney World, featuring 184 vacation accommodations. The property has deluxe
studios, one- and two-bedroom villas, three-bedroom grand villas and waterfront
Disney Vacation Club launched in 1991 as a points-based
vacation membership club. To date, Disney Vacation Club has amassed more than