Disney World's Riviera Resort opens reservations

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A rendering of the Riviera Resort in Orlando, which will become the 15th property in the Disney Vacation Club portfolio when it opens in December.
A rendering of the Riviera Resort in Orlando, which will become the 15th property in the Disney Vacation Club portfolio when it opens in December.

Disney's new Riviera Resort in Orlando has begun accepting guest reservations for stays starting in December. The resort is the 15th property to join the Disney Vacation Club timeshare program.

The European-inspired Riviera Resort will comprise 300 vacation homes, including deluxe studios; one-bedroom and two-bedroom villas; and grand villas that can accommodate up to 12 guests. Deluxe studios will be outfitted with kitchenettes, while each villa accommodation will have large, fully equipped kitchens, a private porch or balcony and a laundry area with washer and dryer, among other amenities.

The property will also showcase tower studios, an all-new Disney Vacation Club room category. Able to sleep two guests, each tower studio will include a private balcony with seating and scenic views.

On-site dining options will include Topolino's Terrace Flavors of the Riviera, a rooftop table-service restaurant serving French and Italian cuisine, and Primo Piatto, a quick-service eatery located poolside. Also set to open are Le Petit Caf, a lobby-level coffeeshop that transforms into a wine bar at night, and Bar Riva, an open-air pool bar.

Additionally, Riviera Resort guests will have access to the new Disney Skyliner gondola, which is expected to begin operating this fall. The transportation system 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. 

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