I was excited to be able to bring the Mayne Mafia along on the live stream of the grand opening of Disney’s Riviera Resort. As you know, we have been waiting with anticipation for this new resort to open and have ‘through the lens of this livestreamer’, have been able to see different stages of its construction and completion. Now, you will be able to take part in the grand opening not only on this channel but also on the DisneyParksLIVE livestream.
The resort is beautiful and the touches of the European Riviera really make you feel like you are vacationing in a far away land. We were able to enjoy the opening ceremonies, from setting the scene with a vocalist and classical guitarist performing elegant songs heard throughout the region, to talking with the imagineers that brought this resort to life and even got to see Mickey and Minnie along with Donald and Daisy Duck in their new attire and even got a surprise visit from a very fancy feline.
It was exciting to be able to toast the opening of the newest Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club property. Terri Schultz, senior vice president and general manager, Disney Vacation Club, and Thomas Mazloum, senior vice president of resorts at Walt Disney World, opened the ceremony with welcome and dedication remarks.
“Blending the flavors and flair of the Italian and French Riviera with the creativity and imagination that only Disney can deliver, this new resort pays tribute to Walt and Lillian Disney’s amazing European travels while connecting Disney artistry and storytelling to this region’s renowned art heritage and inspiration,” said Schultz. “Not only will Disney’s Riviera Resort delight families with its gorgeous architectural details and wide range of accommodations, but members and guests will simply fall in love with the sights, sounds and flavors of Europe around every corner.”
Besides being able to sample some of the food that will be offered here through the amazing restaurants such as Topolinos Terrace, we were able to wander through the resort and really overwhelmed with the incredible mosaic walls that are located in the walkway tunnel leading to the Skyliner. These two massive mosaics, one highlighting Rapunzel (of course my favorite) and the other of Peter Pan, make a huge statement and are truly beautiful. We also were able to tour the rooms and I can tell you, I would be very happy being a guest at this resort! The balcony itself is worth the stay.
I want to thank Disney for inviting us to see this beautiful and unique resort, the 15th Disney vacation club property to date. It is an enchanting resort and one that we will be visiting again and hopefully will be able to stay here in the future.
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