By now, you know I love to stroll late at night or early in the morning, away from the crowds and hustle and bustle, to get to know where I am. Staying at The Riviera was no different, and during this stroll is probably where I just fell absolutely in love with this resort.
The lobby was so much more peaceful than earlier in the day. The holiday lights just twinkled perfectly…
Le Petite Café is adorable- great spot to grab something quick as you are headed out in the morning or to take a break as you are coming “home”. You will find so many pieces of memorabilia… Lots of pictures of Walt Disney, visiting the Riviera, line the hallways as well as come gorgeous original art work as well.
Back inside the lobby, so beautifully decorated that is just gorgeous and welcoming at the same time.
Heading up to the top of the resort, you will find, Topolino’s Terrance which is open for both breakfast and dinner. The menus here are heavily influenced by French and Italian Cuisine, Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera takes its name from the Italian name for Mickey Mouse. If you time your dinner right, you can watch the fireworks from both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Epcot theme parks.
The Riviera Resort, to me, felt like it was just simply elegant. It’s the perfect refuge from the theme parks- yet not too far away from them either. It’s a smaller resort, which isn’t a negative in my opinion- keeps the crowd levels at the pools and restaurants low and quality of your stay is heightened with better customer service, food, and activities.