Family in Deluxe Villa Resort
  • On Nov 27, 2023
    Jyl from KS 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 wanting to book a future date at the Riviera as we have stayed here before and loved it. We stayed in the one bedroom villa and would love to stay in one again. Are these no longer available to non-DVC members?

    Bonjour, Jyl and bienvenu (or welcome) to planDisney!

    While choosing a favorite resort is an arduous task as there are so many I love, ultimately when forced to pick, Disney's Riviera Resort always ends up victorious. From the quick access to EPCOT aboard the Disney Skyliner to the onsite dining options like Le Petit Café and Topolino's Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera, I could stay here time and time again. 

    Now, since Disney's Riviera Resort is a Disney Vacation Club property, securing a 1-Bedroom Villa can be tricky. DVC Members who hold this as their home resort have the ability to solely book these rooms 11 months in advance (booking then opens up at 7 months) which means that there could be a very limited inventory of non-DVC villas for any given date. Flexibility in your travel dates will give you the greatest chance of successfully booking a 1-bedroom Villa. Beyond that, I would encourage you to keep checking back as guests' plans do change and it's possible that availability will open up. If your dates are firm and you're interested in trying out another resort in a 1-bedroom Villa, my family loves the rustic vibes at Copper Creek Villas & Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge and Disney's BoardWalk Villas for the option to walk to EPCOT and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Finally, while more "off the beaten path," Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is a great option if you love visiting Disney Springs (they have a walking path) and the 1-Bedroom Villas are beautiful. Because of the size of this property, you'll often find availability here when other resorts are fully occupied. 

    Jyl, while this likely isn't the news you were wishing to hear, I do hope that it's helpful as you continue to plan. If you have any additional questions, please come on back to planDisney!

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Meet the Panelist: Lauren, Pennsylvania

Greetings from central Pennsylvania! Hi, I’m Lauren and I can’t wait to answer all of your Walt Disney World Resort and Disney Vacation Club questions. My husband and I became Disney Vacation Club Members because we love visiting the Disney Parks and with hectic day-to-day schedules, wanted to prioritize time away for our family. The options at the Walt Disney World Resort make each trip unique and I am excited to help other families build vacations with those unforgettable moments.

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