• On Apr 17, 2021
    Melissa from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are staying in the Riviera villas. Can you please tell me what type of laundry detergent the machines use... pods, liquid etc? We are trying to pack light (with four kiddos) and plan to wash clothes. Thanks!

    Hi Melissa!

    Welcome back to planDisney! Disney’s Riviera Resort is the newest edition to the Disney Vacation Club family of resorts. You’ll find elegantly appointed rooms with a touch of Disney magic throughout. We also have four children and the 2 Bedroom Villas definitely make vacationing easier with space for everyone to spread out, and a full kitchen to keep everyone fed and happy.

    We try to pack light and do laundry several times during our stay. It’s easy with the washer and dryer right in the room for 1 Bedroom and larger villas. The washers and dryers in the villas at Disney’s Riviera Resort are being supplied with a small container of liquid detergent, which is different since villas at other resorts have always been given powdered detergent. You are welcome to use the detergent provided, and you can now receive additional bottles of complimentary detergent by calling Mousekeeping. While there was a fee in the past, the fee for extra detergent, towels, and coffee service was removed last year.

    I usually pack my own detergent as I like having the pods that include both detergent and fabric softener. Both liquid and powdered pods are simply thrown in with the clothing and can be used in the villas if you choose not to use the liquid type provided. Since we fly, I usually pack the pods in a hard-sided rubber container in my checked luggage so they don’t burst during travel, and so I don’t have to worry about the liquids in my carry-on. I hope this helps with your planning, Melissa! Let me know if you have any additional questions before your visit, we love talking about Disney and are here to help!

    - Kate
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"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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