Bob Chapek, Chairman of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, made the official announcement of the next DVC, Disney Riviera Resort. Disney Riviera Resort will be the 15th Disney Vacation Club Resort.
Only a few details were shared including the art concept.
Disney Riviera Resort will have about 300 units that will vary in accommodations. It will be built adjacent to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. In addition, the Disney Skyliner system will be available for Disney Riviera Resort and Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. The major detail that was shared is that Disney Riviera Resort will have a rooftop restaurant with views of both Epcot’s and Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ nighttime spectaculars. Disney Riviera Resort is expected to open in fall 2019.
The art concept for the Disney Riviera Resort is very generic. It does not blend in well with the buildings of the Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. It just doesn’t look like it belongs near each other. I wonder if they will make a connection between the two or if they are going to treat it completely different. Maybe Disney did this on purpose. They probably wanted to make it completely different. I wonder if the inside of the resort will be generic too in order to appeal to everyone. I do hope that they add some Disney flare to it. I’m also not too happy with the name. Does Disney Riviera Resort really go with Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort?
Disney Riviera Resort is being built on a moderate resort property. The interesting thing to see will be if Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will remain a moderate resort. Will Disney Riviera Resort be a moderate Disney Vacation Club (DVC)? Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort went through major room renovations which made the rooms look a little bit like the Polynesian Village Resort rooms. Now they are going through extensive renovation of the town center.
If Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort remains a moderate resort, the price will be on the high end close to deluxe prices. The details of the whole project will be very interesting. Keep on checking back for updates. What are your thoughts? Please share in the comment below.