PHOTOS: Disney’s Riviera Resort Construction Update

It’s been a while since we’ve checked out Disney’s Riviera Resort construction. This resort is being constructed right near the current entrance to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. The Disney Vacation Club will call this resort home once completed sometime in the 2019 year. We stopped by to check out construction late last week.

She’s coming along nicely.

You can start seeing some of the roofing architecture taking shape.

Including some high points near the fire escapes, presumably for roof access.

The west side of the tower is pretty far along with roof accents.

Another portion of the west side.

There’s a themed retaining wall that’s nearly done on the waterfront.

From across the lagoon you have a better idea of how centered the building is, especially facing Caribbean Beach.

You can also see more of the retaining wall from here.

Similar to how the Coronado Springs tower will look, the lobby in Riviera will be multiple stories tall with gigantic pillars supporting the rooms above. They’re taking notes from Bay Lake Tower it seems.

In our Disney Skyliner update post you can see photos of the new Skyliner station near Riviera on the west side including a test building that will give you an idea of how the completed roof should look on the building.

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  1. Ugh. Current management has no imagination. Say what you want about the Eisner years but at least they showed imagination, took chances and made you recognize that your were somewhere special. These monsters look like any other girl in Central Florida or Atlanta or Nashville.

  2. … And another thing! Has anyone bothered to tell WDW the Riviera is TYPICALLY Used to reference the coasts of France and Italy in the Mediterranean, the western coast of Mexico on the Pacific or sometimes the lovingly the Alabama and Florida panhandle coast on the Gulf of Mexico (the redneck riviera)? None of which are in the Caribbean. For a company and design team that always pays incredible attention to detail, that seems to be a major oversight. I know Riviera means a subtropical coastline, but you never hear parts of the Caribbean referred to as the Riviera. If someone says they are going to the Riviera I think France, Western Mexico or Gulf Shores, AL.

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