Photos of Disney’s Riviera Resort (2021)

Since Resorts Gal has spent a lot of time at Disney’s Riviera Resort this last year, I’ve accumulated numerous amounts of photos. Therefore, I felt it was time to put together a few photos of Disney’s Riviera.

Like our other resort photo posts, you can scroll through, and I’ll provide a little commentary in the mix. I’ll also add links to articles where applicable for specific information relating to a topic.

The Riviera is an absolutely beautiful resort that is a mix of both French and Italian. It is modeled after the French Riviera that borders Italy, gleaming influences from both countries.

These Riviera photos were taken around sunset in early March. I liked the way the sun was casting light on the hotel.

The Riviera has a Disney Skyliner station nearby. You can see it in the distance from most places on the property. The gondolas are a pleasant way to travel to Epcot and Hollywood Studios when the lines aren’t too long.

Here are a few more photos of Disney’s Riviera at sunset.

These photos kind of show how charming the entire area really is!

Back to the front of the hotel, we have a photo of the entrance with Riviera’s logo.

Both sides of the hotel’s entryway are flanked with beautiful water features.

There are several seating areas on the outdoor patios at the front.

The seating areas provide a nice place to enjoy a little moment of zen.

If you read any reviews of Disney’s Riviera, you’ll find that most complain about the resort’s tiny lobby. It is true. The lobby doesn’t provide much of a gathering space for guests.

But what the Riviera does have is artwork. Below are a few photos of the artwork you’ll find on the main level.

In fact, the resort boasts over 40 pieces of unique artwork that were exclusively created for the hotel.

Eventually, I’m going to get back over that way and do an art tour. In the meantime, Disney does have a little information here about the different pieces.

These black and white photos of Walt Disney and family are a nice touch.

On the ground floor, there is a long hallway with Disney movie posters. The posters are in French, and if you close your eyes, you might imagine you have spent the day at the Cannes film festival.

Or vice-versa. I think that’s supposed to be Inside Out.

While the lobby doesn’t have much of a seating area, Voyageur’s Lounge, right around the corner, provides additional space.

There are plenty of conversation piece’s on displays.

And one can’t walk through the lobby without noticing this window display of desserts from Le Petit Cafe. This photo of Riviera’s treats probably doesn’t do them justice.

I had the fruit tart on my last visit and it was delicious.

One of the things that make the Riviera so desirable is its dining options. Below is a picture of Mickey Mouse at Topolino’s Terrace.

This is from the Breakfast a la Art with characters at Topolino’s Terrace.

These photos of Disney’s Riviera are from the rooftop deck at Topolino’s Terrace.

If you want breakfast at the Riviera with a reasonable price tag, might I suggest enjoying a quick service meal from Primo Piatto?

I had those lemon pancakes out at the pool one morning. I can’t imagine a more enjoyable way to start your day at Disney.

Disney’s Riviera has two pools and an aquatic water play area called S’il Vous Play.

You can still see those Skyliner views from the pool.

The pool area is so lovely that it’s even included on our list of best pools at Disney World.

I wanted to add in a few photos of Disney’s Riviera’s backyard. This is really where the resort tends to shine. There are so many outdoor lounges and seating areas.

I can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed being able to order meals to go and enjoy them outside at the resort.

A large pathway loops around the Riviera and adjoins Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort on both sides.

You can enjoy a leisurely walk or maybe even a jog.

Below is a photo of Caribbean Beach from Disney’s Riviera Resort.

There is a nice white sand beach out on the far east side.

Here are a few photos of Disney’s Riviera in the distance.

There is plenty of recreation in the area.

You can kind of tell in this photo how the resort is easier to get around than some hotels that are more spread out.

There are different tables with chairs for outdoor dining on the left-hand side of this picture.

These seating areas aren’t far at all from Primo Piatto and Bar Riva.

The landscaping at Riviera is extremely pleasant. Make sure to enjoy a meal or two outside while you’re staying here. All of the options are in the Riviera Resort restaurant guide.

You will feel like you stepped into an oasis of green with all the different shades planted of the vibrant color.

The Tangled and Peter Pan murals are located inside the breezeway to the Skyliner.

It’s fairly shady, so it’s not the easiest place to get a good photo.

Here are a few more photos of Disney’s Riviera Resort before we wrap things up.

Barefoot Bay was really reflecting the sky they day I took this one.

We’ve made it back to the sunset hour. If you are enjoying a Disney vacation at Disney’s Riviera, I recommend taking a leisurely walk one evening around sunset. It’s fun to take the Skyliner this time of day as well! The views are simply stunning.

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Riviera is considered a deluxe category Disney resort, but it’s also part of the Disney Vacation Club villas resorts. You can check out these other villas resort reviews for comparison:

Thanks for coming along today on this photo tour of Disney’s Riviera Resort. Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts on staying here.

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