Mickey and Minnie's fancy new costumes for their visits to Topolino's Terrace

PHOTOS: New Artist-Inspired Costumes Revealed for Topolino’s Terrace Character Breakfast and First Look Inside Lobby at Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney’s Riviera Resort opens in just over a week and besides some design renderings, art samples, and DVC room mock-ups, (and of course, our very own construction updates), we actually haven’t seen much from inside the resort itself. Luckily, Good Morning America has shared an exclusive look inside the resort, with views of the resort’s mosaic-inlaid porte-cochère and lavish, modern lounge spaces and sitting areas. Plus, we got a special sneak peek at the costumes the Fab Four will be wearing at Topolino’s Terrace Character Breakfast! Let’s dive into the warm, Mediterranean waters of the Riviera and see what’s in store.

The tour of Disney’s Riviera Resort comes as part of a special feature on all the new additions at Walt Disney World, such as the Disney Skyliner and the newly-opened Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction at Galaxy’s Edge.

Upon entering what we believe will be the porte-cochère, you see the resort’s logo––a pair of two intertwined R’s for Riviera Resort––inlaid in mosaic tile on the floor. Benches line the cobblestone floors leading up to the lobby entrance.

Once inside, there’s plenty of warm lighting, quartz tile flooring, and intricate designs lining the walls.

We’re getting a bit of Gran Destino Tower deja-vu with the designs here, but they’re both vaguely European-inspired resorts, so it makes some sense that there’d be some creative overlap.

Right away, you see some of the intricate lighting fixtures with some modernist art of the Riviera countryside in the background.

Of course, hidden Mickeys are worked into the design, as seen here by a light fixture comprised of multiple concentric circles that “happen” to make a Mickey head.

Large floor-to-ceiling windows here frame views of the exterior courtyard.

We get a small taste of the breakfast spread at Topolino’s Terrace, which includes pastries, quiche, and waffles. You can view the full menu here. There isn’t much to write home about the restaurant decor and interior from what we can see here, but we’ll get to see it up close when we head over to review it.

Of course, the big reveal has to be the exclusive new outfits that Mickey, Minnie, Daisy, and Donald will be wearing at the character breakfast:

Minnie is dressed as a poet, with pages from her published work comprising her sassy A-line dress. The black and white dress is accentuated by a red belt, striped red undershirt, and a white and red beret.

Mickey also sports a beret, but he’s wearing some fun paint-splattered overalls as a painter.

I love how their pockets each contain items like a pen and notebook for Minnie and (stained) paintbrushes for Mickey. They’re prepared for when inspiration strikes!

In a similar fashion, Donald wears a clay-dusted apron as a sculptor! He still sticks to his usual blue and red color palette with a striped blue undershirt and red neckscarf. Daisy, feminine as always, is a classically trained dancer and wears an aqua bodysuit with a pink headscarf and tutu.

All together, you could say the gang make for a very colorful addition to the restaurant, which will feature authentic dishes infused with French and Italian flavors at dinnertime, while offering picturesque vistas of the nighttime spectaculars of nearby EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Do note that there will be a minimum dress code for evening dining.

Are you looking forward to experiencing Disney’s Riviera Resort when it opens on December 16th, 2019?

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1 year ago

Man, the Riviera is an ugly resort. Soviet concrete blockhouse inspired styling.

1 year ago

I suspect the actual character breakfast won’t feature talking and blinking characters. But I’d be very impressed if it did.

1 year ago
Reply to  Bob

Me too. Disney needs to get right on that! I think they should get rid of all the mute sign language meet and greet characters in Disney World and Universal, plus other places, and replace them with the articulated “talking” characters! I think it would make the experiencing meeting the characters so much more interactive!