• On Apr 3, 2020
    Brian from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Considering a stay at Riviera Resort - not booking on points - do you receive daily housekeeping? Also wondering about arriving at Hollywood Studios before park opening to get boarding pass for Rise of Resistance - which is better Skyliner or bus from RR?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Brian! I get excited at just the thought of a stay at Disney’s Riviera Resort, the newest resort in Walt Disney World. It is an absolutely beautiful resort, with fabulous restaurants serving delicious European inspired menu items, gorgeous outdoor activity areas, and a promenade to stroll along and take in the spectacular views. Even the walkway taking you from the resort to the Disney Skyliner is designed with a stunning tile mosaic depicting scenes from the Disney movies Tangled and Peter Pan. There are so many beautiful details and artistic touches throughout; you will not regret a stay at this resort. Since you are planning to book your stay as a cash reservation rather than using points, you will enjoy daily housekeeping for your villa or studio at Disney’s Riviera Resort. 

    I was able to make use of the Disney Skyliner several times during my last vacation and in my opinion; it is the best mode of complimentary transportation found in Walt Disney World. You get to experience a nice breeze and gorgeous views from the aerial gondola while traveling to your destination.  You can expect all complimentary resort transportation to begin operation 45 minutes prior to a theme parks opening time. This includes bus transportation and the Disney Skyliner; providing you time to arrive, get any bags searched and tap in through the park entry point. If you want to ensure an even earlier arrival to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in order to secure a boarding pass for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, I highly recommend you check out the Minnie Van Service Connected by Lyft

    I hope that this helps you to plan and book your next vacation in The Most Magical Place on Earth! If you have any more vacation questions, please do not hesitate to stop back by, we would love to help. 

    -Angie C. 
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Hi! I'm Angie, an Air Force wife from The Sunshine State! I am so happy to share my love and passion for travel, Disney vacation planning, and the magic of a Disney Vacation Club Membership. My family and I have been enjoying our Vacation Club Membership since 2012 and have discovered a whole new world by taking incredible Walt Disney World vacations, cruises on Disney Cruise Line, and have even made a trip to Disneyland Paris. I would love to help you experience the most magical vacation possible!  Learn More About Angie

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