PHOTOS: Disney’s Riviera Resort 4/11/19 Construction Update (Skyliner Station, Pool Progress, and Topolino’s Terrace)

We last took a look at the location of the newest upcoming DVC addition, Disney’s Riviera Resort, about this time last month. Let’s see how the site is progressing!

The crew is hard at work on the outside of the resort. The European inspiration for the resort is really evident so far in the details on the roof.

The bottom floor will have a large doorway leading to the backside of the resort, where the pools and such will be. You can see the framing for it in the center of the photo. I don’t see any evidence in the released concept art of the brick walls along the water there, but I’m sure the whole thing will look great when it’s finished.

Topolino’s Terrace is the restaurant that will be on the top floor of the resort. You can expect there to be good views of the fireworks at Hollywood Studios from here.

Last time I was here, the spot in yellow was a construction elevator. The fact that they’ve dismantled it and started filling in the wall means they’re getting closer to finishing. Most of the heavy lifting is done.

The water slide tower for “The S’il Vous Play” kid’s pool is really taking shape. (You can see what the tower is supposed to look like in the concept art below.)

Just to the side of the main construction site is where the Riviera Skyliner station will be. It seems to be the furthest behind of all the stations, but it’s really starting to come together.

You can see a gondola in the station. They’re probably just a few weeks from testing on this line. Once operational, guests will be able to take this system from the connected resorts to either Epcot or Hollywood Studios.

That’s it for today. Reservations have been open for the new resort since January, and the resort is expected to open this Fall. We’ll keep you updated as the opening draws nearer!

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  1. Oh Joy! Another place for another billion people on property…….as if it weren’t difficult enough already to get around WDW.

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