3 thoughts on “DVC Show: Why I Just Fell In Love With Riviera

  • May 10, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    We are also in the camp who love the Riviera Resort! The decor, artwork, food, and references to Walt and Lilian Disney’s trip to Europe are so enjoyable. However, your discussion did not include some things that are an important part of our Disney vacations – the pools and the resort music. While the pools here do not compare to Stormalong Bay at Beach Club, the two pools at Riviera are quite relaxing. We enjoyed getting our lunch from Primo Piatto and eating by the pool. There was a gelato cart at the pool as well – the gelato was delicious! In regard to music – Riviera has some of the best music befitting the theme of the resort. It immediately gives a European vibe. There are also Disney tunes sung in French (I noticed two songs from The Aristocats as well as one from Beauty and the Beast). We’ve stayed at every DVC resort on the east coast, and Riviera ranks high on our list.

    I enjoy the DVC show each week; however, when you review a resort, I feel that you are remiss in not mentioning the pools, resort activities (Riviera has bocce ball, which no one else has), children’s play area, etc. I would also suggest that you pay closer attention to the music at all the resorts – they certainly add to the ambiance. Wilderness Lodge has great music that transports you to the American west while Old Key West’s music evokes a laid back vacation vibe. A great way to really take in the music is to just sit and relax at the pools or in the lobbies…don’t miss it! Perhaps this would make a good discussion on the show!😊

    • May 11, 2021 at 7:42 pm

      Great points!

      I’d love to watch a series where they review the ambiance of each DCV resort. The music is big! Along with all those small things that make a resort unique.

  • May 12, 2021 at 2:35 pm

    My opinion may be biased by the DVC resale restrictions.

    I do like the art and artifacts found at the Riviera. We have enjoyed every meal we had at Topolino’s. The Skyliner, when operational and during off hours, is great.

    At a distance, the resort resembles a Soviet apartment block. The Skyliner station at Riviera will have to be updated; I do not see a good way to manage loading/unloading scooters. (The end stations have a separate loading area for scooters.) The Skyliner is not a good choice for rope drop at DHS. While I don’t consider Riviera to be the GF of Epcot, the points per night are certainly priced that way.

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