Riviera Resort Construction Update - December 2017

With a planned opening less than two years from now for Disney's Riviera Resort, construction is already moving along at a brisk pace.  

Disney's Rivera Resort - December 2017

Disney's Rivera Resort - December 2017

Full view of Riviera development adjacent to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort 

Disney's Rivera Resort - December 2017

Left side of Riviera; Skyliner gondola station will eventually be on extreme far left of resort 

Disney's Rivera Resort - December 2017

 Right side of Riviera with former CBR marina in foreground

Disney's Rivera Resort - December 2017

Closer view to the left 

Disney's Rivera Resort - December 2017

 Any guesses as to what those extra tall bays might be?  Second floor lobby?  Grand Villas?

Disney's Rivera Resort - December 2017

Right of center with some of the standard Studio / 1B / 2B villa bays visible 

Disney's Rivera Resort - December 2017

 Likely location of the new "Shutters" restaurant perched on the water's edge

Disney's Rivera Resort - December 2017

 A closer look at Centertown renovations

Disney's Rivera Resort - December 2017

More updates to Centerown just outside of the main pool

Disney's Riviera Resort is slated to become the fifteenth Disney Vacation Club timeshare property.  Located adjacent to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Riviera is expected to have its own self-contained front desk, dining and recreation options.  However, close proximity to Caribbean Beach will make it easy for guests to utilize that resort's facilities as well.

Caribbean Resort Concept Artwork

Old Port Royale exterior concept (copyright Disney)

Via the Disney Parks Blog, Disney recently disclosed how the Caribbean Beach Old Port Royale check-in facility would be relocated to the Centertown area (see photos above). Two dining options--Centertown Market for casual dining and Shutters restaurant--will be joined by the Banana Cabana pool bar and Calypso Trading Post retail location.  

Caribbean Resort Concept Artwork

Old Port Royale interior concept (copyright Disney)

No timeframe has been published for the completion of work at Caribbean Beach.  Disney's Riviera Resort is expected to open in the fall of 2019.

Caribbean Resort Concept Artwork

Shutters restaurant concept (copyright Disney)

At the recent Disney Vacation Club Condominium Assocation Meeting, Senior VP Ken Potrock confirmed that Riviera will feature a rooftop restaurant offering views of nighttime shows at both Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios.  Riviera will also serve as a stop on Disney's new Skyliner transportation system, offering fast access to the two theme parks.  

Refer to prior coverage of Disney's Riviera Resort here on DVCNews.com for additional details.  


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