Earlier this week while visiting Disney World for the Princess Half I went to check out the newest Disney resort, the Riviera Resort, for a delicious and fun character breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace.
The hotel grounds have a very laid back European feel to them. It seems to be the perfect resort for families that don’t want the overly children oriented feel to it but still want the high Disney standards. As someone who loves hotels, it’s exciting to be able to walk around a hotel that has only been open for a couple of months.
The hotel includes two pool areas, a lively family pool and a quieter more relaxing pool area.
There is also a pool bar, a quick service restaurant, a Parisian style café and a beautiful restaurant on the top floor of the hotel, Topolino’s Terrace.
Topolino’s Terrace offers both breakfast and dinner.
Dinner is offered nightly from 5pm-9:30pm and the menu includes delicious food inspired by restaurants in the French and Italian Riviera. Enjoy beautiful views and stunning sunsets.
Breakfast is offered from 7:30am – 11am and is one of the few character breakfasts that is not a buffet. It’s called Breakfast a la Art with Mickey and Friends and it just may be the most fun character breakfast I’ve been to.
The meal starts with a bucket of shared pastries for the table, including chocolate chip muffins, croissants and bread. They also provide honey butter, house made jam and chocolate hazelnut spread to enjoy with the pastries. They were all delicious!
The menu includes items like eggs, quiche, hash, waffles, bagels and fruit. I went with the Sour Cream Waffles which came with roasted apples, raspberries, chantilly and a delicious Orange Maple Syrup. It included a choice of meat, either bacon, ham or sausage. I’m getting hungry just looking at the picture below.
The characters were so fun, they danced along to music throughout the restaurant a few times while I was there, it was definitely a fun atmosphere! They were dressed like artists straight out of Europe and were just so cute!
Before you leave, definitely go outside to the terrace to check out the view, it’s absolutely beautiful. The terrace features comfy couches and chairs to sit and take in the atmosphere and views. This would definitely be a great place to sit and have a drink while taking in the sunset. What a great way to relax after a busy day at the parks.
Another great thing about the Riviera Resort is that it’s located on the new Skyliner which you can take to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. This is a great way to get to the parks from the hotel. I will admit the thought of being stuck on it kind of freaks me out but it’s so convenient. I took it from Caribbean Beach Resort to Hollywood Studios and it literally took me 10 minutes from walking out the door of my hotel room to walking into the park, you can’t get to a park much quicker than that
I highly recommend going and checking out this resort and Topolino’s Terrace. I think I’m going to need to check it out for dinner during sunset sometime.