Girls out of pool at Disney Riveria
  • On Sep 29, 2022
    Amy from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi Mandy! Excited to stay at Disney's Riviera Resort just before Christmas! Will they have a formal Christmas tree and decorations in the lobby as other Deluxe resorts do? Is the pool heated? Really looking forward to our first stay here on DVC points!

    Well, hi there, Amy! Welcome back to planDisney and Welcome Home! You know I'm always so excited to see you here with another great question!

    Amy, you are definitely speaking my language! The holiday season at Walt Disney World Resort is my absolute favorite time to visit. With the festive holiday décor and smell of gingerbread in the air, there just seems to be an extra buzz of magic around the parks and Resorts. Before you know it, you'll be arriving at Disney's Riviera Resort, ready to begin your jolly holiday adventure at The Most Magical Place on Earth during the most magical time of year! And it will be your first "Welcome Home" to Disney's Riviera Resort?! Pure magic! Let's chat about what you can expect!

    As soon as you arrive at Disney's Riviera Resort, it will be beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Last year, the halls (and lobby!) were decked with gorgeous wreaths, garlands and a Christmas tree. Now, the tree was not as grand as some of the other Disney Deluxe Resorts, but it was just as gorgeous. You will not be disappointed!

    Like you, Amy, I am always looking forward to some pool time at my DVC Resort, even in December! I think you will be happy to hear that the incredible Riviera Pool and the serene Beau Soleil Pool are both heated. In fact, a helpful Cast Member informed me that all the Walt Disney World Resort pools are heated year-round! Amy, I see some festive poolside cocktails in your future! 

    I hope this helps to build even more excitement for your magical vacation to celebrate the spirit of the season! I couldn't be more excited for you, my friend. Have the most magical and memorable time, and be sure to stop by any time with any questions you may have along your planning journey!

    Stay Merry and Bright,


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Meet the Panelist: Mandy, Louisiana

I'm Mandy - Louisiana girl, wife, Mommy and lover of all things Disney. Walt Disney World Resort is my family's happy place, and our vacations are equal parts rope-drop thrilling and poolside chilling. For us, the best things in life aren't things at all, and we believe in investing in experiences and making magical memories together. Our Disney Vacation Club Membership has been our investment into a lifetime of unforgettable family fun. It's our key to the magic, and I can't wait to help you unlock yours! Learn More About Mandy

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