The rooftop patio at Disney's Riviera Resort is absolutely lovely. We were absolutely blown away by the relaxing setting, the peacefulness and the gorgeous views from this patio, located just outside of Topolino's Terrace, the table service restaurant that is located on the tenth floor of the resort.
There is quite a bit of seating out here for relaxing and lounging, with a bar in the corner. This patio reminded us a lot of the rooftop patio we experienced during a trip to Athens a few years ago. Somehow, Disney has managed to capture the feel of a European outdoor space, right in the middle of the magic.
The views from the patio are just...breathtaking. In this photo alone, you can see one of the outer buildings at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney Skyliner, Gran Destino Tower at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, Expedition Everest and the Tree of Life at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park and Lake Buena Vista Boulevard!
I mean, just look at those colourful gondolas marching off into the distance. So cool.
If you look a little further toward the south, some of the buildings from the Aruba section of Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort can be seen. This section of the resort is very close to the Riviera Skyliner station. Look off into the distance and you can see Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, the tippy top of Grauman's Chinese Theater replica and a very prominent Hollywood Tower Hotel.
Folks are raving about the nighttime views of fireworks from Disney's Riviera Resort, but I think the daytime views from the rooftop terrace are incredible. I think this is one of the best views on Walt Disney World property!
Have you been up to the rooftop patio outside Topolino's Terrace? What did you think?
Exciting news for guests who plan to visit Disney's Hollywood Studios beginning February 19, 2020. Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run is now available in the FastPass+ system! There have also been some re-arrangements made to the tiers in Disney's Hollywood Studios.
When making FastPasses for Disney's Hollywood Studios, you'll be able to choose from the following new top tier selections (always depending upon availability):
Every resort at Walt Disney World offers a variety of daily activities for guests to enjoy, and Disney's Riviera Resort is no exception! Whether you enjoy sporty activities or prefer to take it easy with something more relaxing, there are so many different activities for guests to participate in. Guests will receive one of these guides upon check-in at the resort.
Below, you'll see the front of Disney's Riviera Resort Recreation Guide from January of 2020.
Wellness Activities include:
On the back of the guide, you'll find Daily, Evening and Artistry activities.
Artistry activities include:
Riviera Grand Prix--12:00 pm to 1:00 pm--Disney's Riviera Resort will host the Riviera Grand Prix where Guests of all ages can assemble their own race cars and race them down the Monaco-inspired track at the Activity Lawn.
Lawn Games--10:00 am to 11:00 am--Stop by the Activity Lawn between the pools to play with our giant-sized lawn games! Have fun with jumbo games of Checkers, Connect 4 and Foot Snooker. Chess and Bocce Ball will be available throughout the day.
Opening Regatta--All hands on deck for our morning Regatta race. Thirty minutes prior to the pool opening, crews will assemble at the feature pool to see who has the fastest ship in the Mediterranean. At the culmination of this great race, the pool will open for the day!
Movie Under the Stars, nightly, 7:00 pm--Enjoy a featured Disney film under the stars at the Movie Lawn
Campfire, nightly, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm--Join us for a marshmallow roast around our lakeside fire pit with the option to enhance your experience with a Resort signature treat. ($)
Story Time, nightly, 7:00 pm
Children are invited to gather in the Eventi Room to hear Disney stories from the films that were inspired by European folklore.
($) There is a fee with this activity.
Activities and programs are subject to change. In the event of inclement weather, ask a Recreation Cast Member for the new location.
Amy is a former Disney Cruise Line cast member, Certified Cruise Counsellor and Vacation Specialist at Pure Magic Vacations.
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