Disney’s Riviera Resort, which is expected to open later this year, draws inspiration from Walt and Lillian Disney’s travels through Europe and the beautiful scenery captured in their vacation photos. The resort’s signature dining restaurant, Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera, will bring that Mediterranean style to Walt Disney World.
In Italy, Mickey Mouse is known as Topolino, so the restaurant’s name is a nod to our favorite mouse. Situated on the rooftop of Disney’s Rivera Resort, Topolino’s Terrace is filled with “modern interpretations of Italian and French textures, colors, and carvings mingled with stonework that harkens to what can be found in ancient European villages along the coastline,” says Disney.
The menu features regional dishes from the Italian and French Riviera, and the food is prepared in an onstage kitchen with a wood-burning grill. Guests can dine on meats and seafood, handcrafted artisanal pastas tossed with fresh pressed olive oil, and a gourmet selection of cheese from France and Italy. A selection of decadent desserts also reflects the restaurant’s Mediterranean influence.
Since France and Italy are well-known for their amazing wines, the restaurant will, of course, have an impressive wine list. The wine collection is sourced throughout the south of France and the coast of Italy. In addition, the restaurant will serve cocktails featuring figs, citrus, and vanilla tones.
Similar to the dining experience at California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, guests can dine indoors and then step onto the terrace to enjoy the surrounding vistas or catch the nighttime spectaculars taking place nearby at Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
And that’s not all! Before heading off to the parks in the morning, guests can enjoy a Disney character dining breakfast experience inspired by the Riviera. More information about breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace will be revealed at a later date.
Disney’s Riviera Resort is expected to open in Fall 2019. To book your stay at the resort, head over to the Walt Disney World website.