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News Disney Riviera Resort announced

WDWtraveler

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Photo update as of Thursday, March 21, 2019. For some time now, the base structure for new entrance signage for the Riviera Resort can be seen above the construction fence on both sides of the road entrance. The blue in the background behind the trees is the Riviera Skyliner station.

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Sir_Cliff

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Here is Disney's version...

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Universal uses more of the Tromp L'oeil style where a lot of the detail is painted on. Disney has this as well but there seems to be a mixture of actual depth as well. Personally I think the painted on detail doesn't look good up close.
That's Tokyo Disney's version. Walt Disney World's is more like

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Granted, still less tromp l'oeil.
 

peter11435

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Here is Disney's version...

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Universal uses more of the Tromp L'oeil style where a lot of the detail is painted on. Disney has this as well but there seems to be a mixture of actual depth as well. Personally I think the painted on detail doesn't look good up close.
Having seen both Universals version falls flat. It’s still a great effort.

Although I wouldn’t compare either to Riviera as their themes and settings are very different.
 

The Empress Lilly

Well-Known Member
I must say that even this new concept art makes it look like a generic - if large - hotel. It has a pool and palm trees, which is nice, though not notably "European". I still don't really see anything that distinguishes this from any other chain hotels of a similar size.
It distinguishes itself by being more Disney! That is, your favourite characters on stickers on the gondolas and on prints on your bedroom wall!
 

flyerjab

Well-Known Member
And here is Universal's version of a Riviera theme....
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We stayed there once and I remember driving up and thinking how great it looked, only to be shocked at how most of the theming was painted on. That was disappointing. I will be honest and say that the rooms were clean and very comfortable (loved the beds in this resort) and the staff was excellent. For those reasons alone I would stay here again. I found the theming to be cheap in appearance and the resort itself seemed hollow and cold. I would take any Disney deluxe over this resort.
 

nickys

Premium Member
Has anyone posted about the model room tours yet? Anyone got one set up?

Some DVC members got emails / calls inviting them to tour the model rooms at Saratoga Springs next week (might be the week after). And the DVC Member website is down tomorrow, leading to speculation that they will be loading points charts for Riviera overnight.
 

Rteetz

Well-Known Member
Has anyone posted about the model room tours yet? Anyone got one set up?

Some DVC members got emails / calls inviting them to tour the model rooms at Saratoga Springs next week (might be the week after). And the DVC Member website is down tomorrow, leading to speculation that they will be loading points charts for Riviera overnight.
I saw a tweet showing the model rooms. They looked fine. Not my favorite of the DVC rooms.
 

creathir

Monorail and PeopleMover Fanatic
Premium Member
My thoughts exactly. In terms of point price, Rivieria's standard studio is the third most expensive out of all the DVC resorts. I'm not sure this resort is worth the price bump in comparison to Copper Creek, Beach Club, Bay Lake etc.
As they say...
Location location location

5 minute gondola ride to 2 parks is faster than any other resort’s transportation time to 2 separate parks. Plus it’s new. I’m sure this is what the executives are telling themselves at least.
 

Ripken10

Well-Known Member
As they say...
Location location location

5 minute gondola ride to 2 parks is faster than any other resort’s transportation time to 2 separate parks. Plus it’s new. I’m sure this is what the executives are telling themselves at least.
I think there is little doubt how popular this will be, which has driven the price point (obviously). Being close to two parks, and two parks who have the most work going on now, and one of which is very popular with DVC members... As much as I wish the point chart was less, I think they nailed this one just because of location.
 

plkkak

Member
I think there is little doubt how popular this will be, which has driven the price point (obviously). Being close to two parks, and two parks who have the most work going on now, and one of which is very popular with DVC members... As much as I wish the point chart was less, I think they nailed this one just because of location.
IMO People are underestimating how great of a location this is going to be when coupled with the Skyliner. I’m at BLT and am considering taking the tour tomorrow.
 

Sirwalterraleigh

Well-Known Member
My thoughts exactly. In terms of point price, Rivieria's standard studio is the third most expensive out of all the DVC resorts. I'm not sure this resort is worth the price bump in comparison to Copper Creek, Beach Club, Bay Lake etc.
It really depends on what’s in the tower itself...it will be hard to judge the points and cost upfront until it’s completed and seen
 

durangojim

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I don't own DVC but am considering this location as it looks pretty darn nice. Am I correct that you can only buy in person and not over the phone?
 
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